AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY DEPT OF FLORIDA HOTLINE
Karen Powers, President
409 Andrew Drive
Valparaiso, Fl 32580
Happy Holidays to all my Auxiliary sisters. Hard to believe we are almost at the end of 2014. Where has the time gone? At this time of year especially we need to remember those less fortunate than ourselves and we need to make sure no veteran is left home alone. Many of our veterans and their families will spend this holiday season apart; let’s make sure we make the time to include them in our holiday plans. If you know of any veteran alone invite them to your holiday festivities or serve holiday dinner at your Post home. This is the time for family and they are our family! Reach out and make a difference in their lives, let them know they are important to us. Without our veterans we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have.
February SEC will be here before we know it and our National President Sylvia Rowland will be attending our SEC. We will have a reception for her immediately following our Friday evenings business session. Please stop by and make an appearance at her reception.
I would like to thank my Auxiliary sisters for all their prayers and cards of encouragement I have received from you the last several weeks. Your prayers & cards have helped so much. I am so blessed to be a part of our Auxiliary sisterhood.
As we know our membership year end is rapidly approaching, let’s get those renewals sent to Executive Secretary in a timely manner, please do not hold them all until the last minute. Remember if a member does not renew by December 31, 2014 they shall come in as a new member and will need to prove eligibility all over again.
For this holiday I wish you and yours
The gift of love,
The gift of peace,
The gift of joy…
May these be yours this Christmas.
AMVETS Ladies Department of Florida
1st Vice President, Sheila Haywood
5512 Palm Dr Ft. Pierce, Fl 34982
Phone: 772-216-2940/ EMAIL: Sheila0234@aol.com
Can’t wait to see you all in February. It’s amazing how fast time passes by when you’re having so much fun. My theme this year is (Let’s Jingle for Membership).
I’m asking all first vice to make up a short jingle and mail it to me ASAP with your phone number. I will choose 2 Jingles to be sung by members from the chosen auxiliary’s at each S.E.C. when I give my report. Please put your phone # on your jingle and I will call you so you can be prepared to sing your Jingle. We can have some fun with this. Example Holly Burbach’s Jingle was a hit at our October SEC. Her jingle went to the tune of: America the Beautiful
Our ladies auxiliary, is women strong and kind.
We help our vets and families, in any way we find.
We donate to charity and this I say to thee.
Camaraderie and unity we do it all with glee.
Mark your calendars; February 12-15 will be upon us before we know it. Can’t wait to see you all there.
Sherry Marecek, 2nd Vice President
102 Diogenes Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
Holiday Greetings Ladies:
I would like to start by wishing everyone a joyous, safe and prosperous New Year!
My theme this year is “Step up and reach out for our future”. As we all know, our future is our children!!!
I’m sure with the holidays upon us you all have been working really hard on Children’s Christmas parties, making plans for your John Tracy Clinic and Make A Wish functions, making sure our needier children have enough school supplies for the remainder of the year, etc. Am I not correct?
Well, our February SEC is quickly approaching and I want to see all the reports of everything wonderful thing you’ve done for our children. In order for your Child Welfare evaluations to appear in the SEC book, reports must be IN MY HANDS by January 10, 2015. Please don’t wait until the last minute to mail and remember, faxed copies and emails are not accepted. Also, mark the “waive signature” box if you are sending via priority mail.
When completing your reports, please be sure to use the NEW service report, fill them out completely and include the Chairman’s name, address and phone number. REMEMBER, Child Welfare is only for children. If you have a question, (i.e. Child Welfare vs Community Service) please don’t hesitate to call me.
I’m surprised at how few Auxiliaries have sent reports thus far, but I have faith that we will have 100% reporting by the end of the year.
Happy Holidays and looking forward to seeing everyone in February!
1517 Riley Ave.
Orlando, Florida 32805
Well here it is, we are half way through the year and we are doing well in reporting. I want to remind you about the challenge for the million dollar total evaluation. We are doing well and I am confident we will be on top. I would like to thank all auxiliaries that have sent in reports thus far. Continue with working in your community and don’t forget to send in your reports. Deadline for Service Reports to be in the SEC book is January 10, 2015. My challenge this year is the auxiliary with the highest total evaluation for Ronald McDonald House (which is also a PDP Charlene Kee Award). I will be collecting pull tabs at the February SEC to pass on to the JUNIORS. Please, Please, Please, do your reports for the pull tabs before sending them in. Let’s continue working towards our Honors and Awards programs and helping in our communities. Happy Holidays and I am looking forward to seeing everyone in February.
Catherine E. Carroll, Americanism Officer
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Florida
131 Crossways Dr.
Leesburg, FL. 34788
catcarroll @ yahoo.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year… to all!
Americanism Poster and Essay Contest entries must be submitted by January 15th. Please mail to: Luther Davidson 912 Gingertree Place, Port Orange, Fl. 32127 prior to Deadline. Please be sure you have checked your entry to the criteria of the contest ex: Word Count.
I am sure that you all have been very busy getting packages and cards out to our brave men and women overseas, placing wreaths and all the other events that the holidays bring. KEEP UP the GREAT WORK!
B.H.A.G. at Mid-Year: Americanism is slightly ahead of
Community Service in total evaluations on our way to the
MILLION DOLLAR GOAL and Community Service is ahead
In number of Auxiliaries Reported and is closer to reaching the
100 % REPORTED GOAL. We are all well on our way to an
“EXTRA – ORDINARY YEAR “
!!! KEEP THOSE REPORTS COMING !!!
DEADLINE for REPORTS to be included in SEC Book
JANUARY 10th, 2015
****Thank you to those of you that send your reports in as the events happen. *****
Barbara Branch, Hospital Officer
2051 High Ridge Dr.
Clearwater, FL 33763
I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. I know you worked hard so others could enjoy it also.
I want to remind you that the SEC in Feb. is our last for the year and then we have our convention. Awards will be issued and I want everyone that has worked so hard all year to report their work and apply for the awards. You must report all of your work.
Remember that Jan. 10, 2015 is the deadline for all service reports to the service officers so they will appear in the S.E.C. book.
My theme “How can I help You”, lets our veterans and community know what we are about. Keep up the good work and please keep those reports coming and pay strict attention to the deadlines. Looking forward to seeing you in Feb.
Charlene D. Kee, Dept. Parliamentarian
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
P.O. Box 457 Eustis, FL 32727
Just a reminder, our bylaws are to be reviewed every three (3) years in order to be revalidated. After they have been reviewed and read twice to your membership and voted on during the second reading, submit three (3) copies and one (1) copy of the minutes from where the membership approved the bylaws to the Department Parliamentarian for approval. Be sure they are signed and dated by the local Parliamentarian and President. Your bylaws are not approved until they have been signed by the Department Parliamentarian and President and returned to your local auxiliary.
I have created a cover sheet to be used when submitting bylaws. Every SEC Woman was given a copy. Please complete the form to insure that all items on the checklist are included when submitting your bylaws. Please do not request a signature when mailing bylaws.
The following auxiliaries listed below bylaws are due before the 2015 Department Convention:
|District IV||Auxiliary #2||Auxiliary #7||Auxiliary #32||Auxiliary #44|
|Auxiliary #50||*Auxiliary #59||Auxiliary #60||Auxiliary #67||Auxiliary #100|
|Auxiliary #292||Auxiliary #301||Auxiliary #312||*Auxiliary #447||Auxiliary #550|
|Auxiliary #911||Auxiliary #1208||Auxiliary #1292||Auxiliary #2001||Auxiliary #2006|
|Auxiliary #2298||*Not Revalidated|
PDP Donnajeanne Hakler, Treasurer
5756 Calais Blvd. N. #3
St. Petersburg FL 33709
727-463-1757 (cell) 727-545-3534 (evenings & fax)
The holidays were busy for everyone but we are now off and running for 2015. I hope everyone had a peaceful and joyous holiday season. It is now time for our Winter SEC in Orlando. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again soon.
I am hopeful that all of our local Treasurers have made sure that their local IRS 990 post card has been filed and you have provided a copy of it to our Executive Secretary.
I must say that “watching” your money is really important to me. If any of you ever have any questions regarding the Department Budget or anything related to it, please do not hesitate to ask me. The handling your local Auxiliary’s money is very important and accurate records are really important.
Remember that two signatures are required on your Auxiliary checks and no checks will be accepted at Department without the two signatures. In addition your local treasurer should be giving monthly reports at each meeting, and providing copies to the local President, Secretary and your members.
See you all soon and keep warm!
16601 NW 85th Ter
Fanning Springs FL 32693
Thank You Ladies,
We had a great October SEC and looking forward to the February SEC.
With our great sells I feel this SEC will be even better. Pat Orr and I are
looking forward to serving you and getting you what you need. If you
would like to help just be there Friday morning and all help is appreciated.
We have Hats, Pins Shirts, Jackets all kinds of new stuff. So let’s get “R” done.
Yours in Service
Jill Holstein , P.R.O.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Florida
360 Okaloosa Avenue
Valparaiso, Fl 32580
Merry Christmas everyone!! I am in need of photos of all the Home Post of the Auxiliaries throughout the State of Florida of your Christmas Parties and or Dinners with your Auxiliary Officers and members in them. If you are taking your pictures with a smart phone you can upload on your Face book personal page or your local Auxiliary Face book page !!! (Really Easy). My face book page is Jill Holstein, please add me as a friend and send me the pictures!!! Call me if you need assistance.
For those of you who take pictures using a camera I will gladly take them by mail.
Remember Lights….Camera…Action then send them to me also identify members in the pictures.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
Department of Florida
PDP Evelyn McElvin, Awards Chairman
Good Evening Ladies:
That’s right Time and Mardi Gras. Still plenty of time to gather your reports and send them in.
Be a part of our big celebration at our annual Convention in June.
It’s a Mardi Gras Awards on parade. Don’t forget come in your Red, White & Blue mask and or parade outfits; don’t be left out of all the fun.
Please look for our Forecast coming at our February SEC. Remember this is not yours to keep, but to share all the important information with your auxiliary sisters.
Awards Deadline- May 23, 2015
*Watch the deadlines
*Follow the criteria
*Ask for help if you don’t understand
To those auxiliaries who purchase Past Department President’s memorial awards, you can make your checks out to the: Department Gaveliers. The fee will be $20.00 for the award and you can start turning them in at the February SEC conference or Deadline is May 23, 2015.
GET READY , SET , GO the run is on APPLY for Department awards this year !
Dee Norman, Ways & Means Chairman
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Florida
109 20th Street
Niceville, Florida 32578
Holiday Greetings to one and all!
Can you believe it’s almost Christmas and SEC will be here before we know it.
At our Mid Winter SEC we will be having a “Basket of Cheer” drawing. Please stop by our table conveniently located at the back of our meeting room and purchase your chances to win the “Basket of Cheer”. As always the tickets will be at the convenient and affordable price of $1.00 a piece or 10 for $5.00.
Wishing you and yours a Beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year of Peace, Happiness and Harmony.
PDP Dolores (Dee) Baggett
13238 Rose Hollow Way
Astatula, FL 34705
352-742-8215 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I want to thank all the auxiliary members who signed out tickets for our daily 50/50 for the February drawings. These tickets can be mailed to me or turned in at the SEC. If your auxiliary did not get any tickets and you would like some please call me. Please keep in mind you do not have to be present to win. I DO THANK EVERYONE WHO TOOK THESE HOME TO SELL!!
The joint Convention Committee will be hosting the Horse Races Saturday Night! So come out and support us and place your bets! I AM SURE YOU WILL HAVE A GOOD TIME! SEE YOU THERE!
The banquet will be a Steak Dinner, Side Dishes,Dessert, Ice Tea (upon request) and water with a drink ticket! Tickets can be purchased at the SEC. Each table will be of groups of 8 if you would like a whole table. We will have a table at the SEC selling tickets. We want to show our Commanders and President our support. SO MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND NOW!!
Doe Seals, Recording Secretary
4211-2nd Ave. No.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Please remember to go to the microphone when addressing the assembly, also for the recorder to pick up what you are saying. Please state your name and which auxiliary you belong to. Also, there will be motion sheets placed on each table. If you make a motion, please write it down, indicate who 2nd the motion and bring it to the head table so it can be reviewed by Madam President and the Parliamentarian.
Thank you, Ladies. Looking forward to seeing many of you in February.
217 Ladue Ave
Crestview, FL 32539
May God Bless and keep you safe over the Christmas season. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday, spending time with friends and family.
I am so sad L, no one had sent me a prayer, poem or verse for the Presidents’ Prayer Book. I really hope that you all have them tucked away and will shower me with them as soon as you read this. J
Please send 3 copies to me, and use the current Deceased Member Notification Updated 9/2013. Please send the notices in a timely manner so that cards may be sent to the families.
Keep our Auxiliary sisters in your prayers, we do not always know what trials and tribulations many of them are going through and they need us to keep them close.
Our condolences go out to the families of our Auxiliary members that have passed.
Linda Hoon, Exec. Sec’y.
2826 Tamiami Trail
Crestview, FL 32539
Membership renewals have been coming in steadily so keep up the good work. Below are just a few pointers on sending in membership and donations.
- Only donations for Department/National projects are sent to Department.
- New membership sent in after June 1 is processed for the following year
- You should send 2 (two) copies of all forms that you send to me
- Checks are made payable to AMVETS Ladies Aux Dept of Fla
- All checks should have TWO signatures
- Name and/or address changes must be sent on a change form not the D&R
- Please put your name and Auxiliary number on all e-mails.
- You must remit $22.00 for each Annual member and $300.00 for each Life member
- You must remit $10.00 for an Honorary member one time only
- Replacement cards are $20 for a Life card and $10 for an annual.
- Honorary members should be re-approved each year but dues are only one time
- D&R should be typed or printed legibly to avoid errors
- Use the member’s legal, name not nicknames
- Do not abbreviate town names. Even if I know, National may not.
The deadline for having all renewals to me is January 7th so be sure to mail them the first week of January. Anything received after the 7th will be entered as new members. See you soon.
Claudia Thompson, Sgt. at Arms
1409 Pembrook Dr.
Leesburg, Fl. 34748
Thank you to all who served as pages at the October S.E.C. If you are willing to serve again at the February S.E.C. or anyone else who is willing to serve as a page, please contact me when you arrive at the S.E.C. or call me at the number above.
DEPARTMENT COMMANDERS AND DEPARTMENT PRESIDENT
ANNUAL JUNE BANQUET
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Name: ___________________________________ Date: __________________
AMVETS Post Location: _______________________________ Post # __________
Please check appropriate box below
( ) AMVETS ( ) AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary ( ) Sons Of AMVETS ( ) Other
Reservations and Table Assignments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be processed without total receipt of payment.
Ticket Purchases are Non-Refundable
DEADLINE TO ORDER TICKETS: MAY 23, 2015
Number of Tickets Requested: ____________
Price of Each Ticket: _$20.00__________Table of 8 = $ 160.00
Total Amount Owed: ______________
Please let us know if you require any special requests!
Make checks out to: Dept. of Florida AMVETS (Do not mail cash)
Mail to: PDP Dolores (Dee) Baggett- 13238 Rose Hollow Way, Astatula, FL 34705
Email- email@example.com phone: (352) 742- 8215
All tickets will be together and held for one person to pick-up at the June Convention. Please indicate who will be claiming your tickets: ________________________________
TICKETS SHOULD BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE AS TICKETS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON-SITE
Dates & Amounts may be subject to change.
October SEC, Oct. 24-27, 2013
9840 International DriveRosen Centre
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-996-9840 or 1-800-800-9840
CUT-OFF DATE FOR ROOM RESERVATIONS – 10-9-13
DEADLINES FOR OCTOBER 2013 S.E.C. BOOK –
HOT LINE & PRE-REGISTRATION
Credentials deadline to be SEC/CONV.
Function Hot Line Pre-Registration included in the book Book______
Oct. 2013 SEC 8-21-13 10-5-13 9-22-12 ** 10-5-13
** Report status guaranteed to appear in service officers’ reports for the book
Articles for the Hot Line are sent to Dept. President (Dept. Officers only)
Please note that the February S.E.C. book & the June Convention book contain
Dept. Officers, VAVS Representatives, Local & District Presidents
UPCOMING SEC’s & LOCATION (subject to change)
October 2013 SEC Oct. 24-27, 2013 Rosen Center, Orlando $105.00
February 2014 SEC Feb. 13-16, 2014 Rosen Center, Orlando $107.00
June 2014 Convention Jun. 05-08, 2014 Rosen Center, Orlando $107.00
October 2014 SEC Oct. 30-02, 2014 Rosen Center, Orlando $107.00
REVALIDATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MAY 19, 2014
DONATIONS TO EXECUTIVE SECRETARY NO LATER THAN MAY 7, 2014
AMVETS NEWSLETTER INFORMATION TO:
509 Hickory Lake Drive
Brandon, Fl 33511
AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
February SEC – February 12-15, 2015
Pre-Registration: $10.00 Deadline: 1-24-15
IF PAYING AT DOOR OR PAYING AFTER DEADLINE – COST WILL BE $15.00
!! DON’T FORGET YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS !!
Mail to: Sandy Polite, Credentials Chairman
2816-5 Sterling Crest Ln. Orlando, FL 32818
Telephone #: 407-222-2109 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Auxiliary #: _______________ Location: _________________________________________________
Person Reporting: ______________________________________Phone #:_______________________
E-mail: ______________________________________________ Amount Enclosed:________________
Direction: (1) Please print (2) Only list officers and members attending the SEC (3)Only the President and SEC vote at SEC meetings. All other members attending are listed under members.
(4) Check the box if this is the member’s first state meeting
Only Elected/Appointed Department Officers and PDP’s paid for by Department
President: _________________________________ SEC: _______________________________
Alt. SEC: _________________________________
Honorary Member/Guest – (NO VOTE):