AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY
DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
409 Andrew Drive Valparaiso, Fl 32580
(850) 678-3140 wk (850) 729-7760 hm KAREN@VALP.NET
I would like to thank everyone for your support & confidence in electing me to serve as your President. We have a great group of Officers this year and are here to assist you with any questions you may have. We have been working on updating our website; please check it out at your leisure. AMVETSauxfl.org. get familiar with our website, we will be putting out information there for you as we receive it. My theme is “United We Stand”. I truly believe that when the AMVETS Family works together we can accomplish anything we set our minds to. My project this year is the Carillon Bells at Lake Worth. Please send all donations to Linda Hoon, Executive Secretary, 2826 Tamiami Trail, Crestview, FL 32539.
I hope you are making plans to attend our Fall SEC which is scheduled for October 25-27, 2013 at the Rosen Centre. On Saturday October 26 the PDP’s will be holding a School of Instruction that will benefit all locals. Please plan on attending. This is too important TO not attend.
As many of you know your Department Officers have recently come back from National, I am proud to announce that our very own PDP Evelyn McElvin was elected as our National Third Vice President. CONGRATULATIONS EVELYN WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!
Lastly I would also like to remind the Auxiliary members that the Canteen is run by the AMVETS, please do not interfere with AMVETS business. Please show your respect to the AMVETS and remember we are there to assist them when we can. Also remember if you are a member of an Auxiliary and visit another Post home you are there as a guest, do not interfere in their business, you are a guest only and have no say in another Auxiliary or Post home. Let’s all work together as a family and we will have a productive year.
Barbara Branch, 1st Vice
2051 High Ridge Dr. Clearwater, FL 33763
727 239-0268 firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to a new and exciting year. Thank You for electing me your 1st Vice for this coming year. We all know how important membership is and we are going to do everything we can to try to increase it this year.
My theme this year is “The BEAR essentials’ of membership”. In my letter for Oct. SEC, I will have all the information that we will need for our membership drives. I am hoping that everyone gets on board and will do all they can to bring in new members and help retain the ones we have. Now is the time to push for you early bird renewals. The dealine for early bird is October 31st. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
2nd Vice President, Sheila Haywood
5512 Palm Dr. Ft. Pierce, Fl 34982
Phone: 772-216-2940 Email: Sheila0234@aol.com
I am very honored to serve as your new 2nd Vice President for this 2013-2014 year. I want to thank you all for your support. As you know we must report projects that benefits children only. You can find information about our child welfare programs in our manuals on pages 103-107. Please read this it’s all about reporting.
My theme this year is (Courage to Care)
I am asking all auxiliaries to support Nationals John Tracy Clinic and AADAA programs.(AMVETS Against Drug Alcohol Abuse). Lets not forget Departments Make a Wish Foundation. I would like to see each auxiliary to get children involved in your projects. It is up to us to instill AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary programs into our children. Lets get to work ladies and report and get our youths involved.
All reports must be in my hands by September 22, 2013 in order to be included in the October SEC book. October 31 is the end of Mid Year reporting . All reports are due in my hands by November 5, 2013
Sherry Marecek, 3rd Vice President
102 Diogenes Street Dunedin, FL 34698
I would like to start out by saying THANK YOU for having the confidence in me to elect me as your Department 3rd Vice President. I have some big shoes to fill, but I promise I’ll do my very best to achieve this.
October SEC is quickly approaching. In order for your Community Service evaluations to appear in the SEC book, reports must be IN MY HANDS by September 22, 2013.
However, October 31st is the end of Mid-Year reporting to National, therefore, all reports are due in my hands by November 5th. Remember, if you apply for National awards, some of the awards require that Auxiliaries must report at Mid-Year and Year-End. Just food for thought!
Congratulations to PDP Evelyn McElvin for being elected National 3rd Vice President. Her theme is “Jump Aboard the Community Love Train”. Don’t just ride the train, jump aboard and work for our community, veterans and family.
I’m looking forward to working with each and every one of you. Community service projects are limitless. I’ve already seen many wonderful ideas in the short time I’ve been in office.
Keep up the good work and keep those reports coming!!!
PDP Donnajeanne Hakler, Treasurer
5756 Calais Blvd. N. #3
St. Petersburg FL 33709
727-463-1757 (cell) 727-545-3534 (home)
I hope everyone is having a great summer. Thank you for your support in electing me your Treasurer. I will do everything possible to make you proud. I hope to see you all at our SEC in October in Orlando.
Please remember that if you use an Auxiliary check that your MUST have two (2) authorized signatures on that check. If you are due any type of reimbursement or allowances you must present a voucher with any receipts to Madam President for her approval. If you want to receive a check at SEC your request must be to Madam President prior to Noon on Saturday. Checks would be distributed on Sunday morning. Otherwise you will be mailed your check after SEC.
At the October SEC we will be voting on the 2013-2014 budget so please take the time to look it over when you get your book at registration so you will be familiar with it is brought on the floor on Saturday morning.
Thank you once again for your support. I want you all to know how touched and appreciated it was to receive all of your words of encouragement during my health issues.
Catherine E. Carroll, Americanism Officer
131 Crossways Dr. Leesburg, FL. 34788
Congratulations on being chosen to lead this organizations frontline, boots on the ground Americanism
Efforts. You were chosen because your Love of Country and care for the American Veteran must have been showing. Thank you, for giving me the opportunity to serve you this year.
“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” Unknown
Citizenship has always been an important part of the Americanism Program. Madame President Powers’ Theme of United We Stand is an important one. People are looking to you for direction and example let your love of country light up every room you are in and let it effect and infect everyone you meet.
The Americanism Poster and Essay Contest is a GREAT way to instill that love in our YOUTH.
Please participate and please start now. Packets are available at amvets.org/ Programs/Americanism.
Imagine what we could do if everyone got behind an effort and pushed. That is what I’d like to ask you to do with Madame Presidents project the Lake Worth Carillon Project, every contribution matters and brings us one step closer the goal.
Lastly PLEASE REPORT, no job is done until the paper work is done and sent in.
Deadlines are Sept. 22nd for inclusion in the October SEC Book.
Mid Year reporting cuts off Oct. 31 and MUST be in by November 5th.
Debra Reed, Hospital Service Officer
553 Peacock Road Holly Hills, Fl 32117'
(386) 868-8902 email@example.com
First of all I would like to thank all of you for electing me as your 2013-14 Hospital Service Officer. We will be working together in making this a very successful year in our Hospital Program.
This year my Department Hospital theme is “Sharing is Caring”. In our services we do share a tremendous amount of volunteering services in showing our Veterans and our community we do care. As we begin this year we will keep in mind “Sharing is Caring.”
My Hospital project for this 2013-14 year is St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St Jude is in much need of your donations to assist with research, and many other services to the children that are suffering with incurable & some curable diseases. Your donations will help this worthy cause & are greatly appreciated. THANK YOU.
Congratulations, Madam President Karen Powers and all incoming 2013-14 Department Service Officers. I am looking forward in working with all of you this Year.
Meltonia Presley, Scholarship Officer
1517 Riley Ave. Orlando, Fl. 32805
Phone: 407-376-3023 Meltonia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Department President Powers, PNP Kee, Nat. 3rd Vice President McElvin, NEC Baggett , PDP ‘S, Department Officers, Members, and Guest:
I would like to thank all of you that played a part in my election for Department Scholarship Officer. My theme this year is “United for Education”. There are several scholarships to apply for. Please make sure to read and follow the criteria accordingly.
Congratulations to our National 3rd Vice President Evelyn McElvin. Madam President Powers I wish you a successful meeting, and I am looking forward to seeing you all in October.
Carole Ahmad, Chaplain
516 Avanti Way Blvd. N Ft. Myers, FL 33917
It is an honor to be your Department Chaplain for 2013 - 2014. I will do my best to be there for our Auxiliary sister and their families. My theme this year is "Angels are our Spirit"
Please keep our I have received several deca Auxiliary sisters in your prayers, many of them are going through difficult times and need a helping hand or a smile. If you have anyone that needs a smile or a card to help through the rough times, please let me know.
I have received several deceased notices, it is important to make sure you are using the current deceased form and all information is correct.,and three (3) copies. I want to make sure the cards are sent to the familiy soon as possible.
Our condolences go out to the families our members that have passed. Prayer goes along way.
Margaret (Peg) Morgan, Sgt-at-Arms
36433 Antone Drive Grand Island, FL 3473
Phone 352-589-0269 Cell 352-988-3002
The SEC will soon be upon us, I would like to thank you all for your support in electing me your Sgt-At-Arms. I will do the best of my ability to perform the duties of the office.
Once again I need your support; pages will be needed for the SEC’s and Convention. If you are willing to serve as a page please see me at the October SEC.
PDP Dolores (Dee) Baggett, NEC WOMAN
13238 Rose Hollow Way Astatula, FL 34705
I thank everyone for allowing me the privilege of serving as your NEC Woman again and look forward to working with everyone.
I attended the National Convention in Sparks, Nevada on July 27th – August 3rd and there is a lot of new information that will be presented on the floor at the October SEC. Our Department Delegate PDP Donnajeanne Hakler and I will make sure you receive all the information. Also big congratulations to PDP Evelyn McElvin for her election to the office of National Third Vice President! Way to go!!
NATIONAL AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY HAS UPDATED THE MANUAL, NATIONAL CONSTITUTION AND BY – LAWS!!! (UPDATE TO BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER) There were quite a few changes to evaluations for your service reports made!!! (And several others) Our Department Quartermaster will have these materials available for you, please make plans for each local auxiliary to at least have one of these available for your officers and members to reference. I did receive the VIP awards for the last two years and these will be presented at the SEC.
I hope all locals are working on their service reports. The Midyear cutoff date is November 5th in the service officer’s hands!!! These reports cover the reporting period of May 1 – October 30. Please keep in mind to be eligible to apply for National awards; you must have reported midyear and annual.
Plus don’t forget membership – “Early Bird” Renewals are to be received in your local by October 31st and to Linda Hoon, Department Executive Secretary by November 7th.
If the service officers or I can help you in any way please give us a call!
Charlene D. Kee, Parliamentarian
13 Cherry Laurel Court #104
Winter Springs, FL 32708
(407) 388-7441 CHRLNKEE@AOL.COM
The revised AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Department of Florida Bylaws is now available for purchase. Please see the Quartermaster for a copy. Each local auxiliary will receive a copy of the bylaws. All Presidents please remember that these bylaws are not your personal copy. It is to be shared with your members.
The National Bylaws and Manual were revised at the 2013 AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary National Convention and more changes were made. Hopefully, they will be available on the National Ladies Auxiliary website September 1, 2013. The NEC will present the changes at our upcoming meeting.
Come one, Come All!!!
There will be training for local auxiliary members at our first SEC Meeting. The Bylaws will be reviewed!
PDP Dolores (Dee) Baggett
13238 Rose Hollow Way Astatula, FL 34705
Phone: 352-742-8215 email@example.com
As the joint convention committee prepares for our next Convention, we have some different fundraisers scheduled! The first one will be held at our October SEC. We are hosting the hospitality room!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES FOR THE ROOM AND PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HELPING! Any and all donations of food, beverages, snacks, monetary donations and Instant bingo games (pull tabs) will be greatly appreciated! If you can help in any way please give me a call!
We are hoping to lower the cost of banquet tickets if we can and throw in a few surprises!! Let’s make Madam President Powers a convention to remember.
As always the auxiliary will have our three day tickets for the 50/50 available!! Your Department Officers are already preselling these to make them a success in October. If you would like to presell tickets also, I can mail them to you. I will also have a sign out sheet available for each local auxiliary to take tickets back to their locals for the February SEC 50/50.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
Linda Hoon, Executive Secretary
2826 Tamiami Trail Crestview, FL 32539
Phone/Fax: 850-306-2647 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Madam President, Karen Powers, on her election to serve as our President for the coming year. Let’s all band together as her theme states “United We Stand” and what an awesome year we will have.
It is renewal time again and by the time you receive this, I hope to have the renewal cards from National, have them inventoried and the reminder notices in the mail to you. If we work real hard we can have a large percentage of those renewals in by the October SEC. I have already received some but can’t send them out until I get the cards from National.
Don’t forget to send in those donations for the department sponsored programs and send your reports to the service officers. You will find a deadlines page in this HOTLINE. Please pay close attention to deadlines, mark your calendars and keep them close by. Deadlines are so important. We all have them and have to adhere to them.
Looking forward to seeing you all in October.
Doe Seals, Recording Secretary
4211-2nd Ave. No. St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Wow! Can summer be almost over – that we are getting ready for the October SEC? A couple of suggestions may be in order.
Ladies, 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. Look forward to seeing you in October.
Honors and Awards Chairman
PDP Evelyn R. McElvin
4332 Princehall Bolvd Orlando, Florida 32811
407-758-3392 new cell number
NEVER TO EARLY , START NOW, GET READY TO APPLY FOR DEPT. AWARDS!
Congratulations to all the elected and appointed officers for
The Department of Florida.
Congratulations to Madam President Powers and wishing you a successful year.
The Awards Committee is up and running and ready to give you the support to apply for your awards.
Dee Norman, Ways and Means Chairman
109 20th Street Niceville, Fl 32578
Before we know it SEC will be upon us. I would like to thank Madam President for allowing me to continue to serve as Ways and Means Chairman. I will continue to put my best foot forward and continue to hold drawings at the affordable price of $1.00 a ticket or 10 for $5.00. At our Fall SEC we will be having a PAMPER ME BASKET available for drawing and also a SILENT AUCTION. Please stop by our table at the rear of the room, you can start your Christmas shopping early at the SILENT Auction. If anyone would like to assist me and be on my committee please contact me. Also if you have any ideas or suggestions for drawings please let me know. I look forward to seeing everyone at the fall SEC, until then keep safe.
JoAnne Kelderman, Quartermaster
148 Lantana Circle Parrish, FL 34219
The SEC is just around the corner and I look forward to meeting everyone. I have some new items coming to SEC in October and I hope you like them. Remember Ladies we only take cash or checks. If you need anything please feel free to call or e-mail. I will be glad to help.
The new Manuals will be available for sale at SEC both on disk and hard copies as well as the newly revised Department By-laws. See you at SEC
Jerri Devoll Department PRO
217 Ladue Ave Crestview, FL 32539
Thank you Madam President Powers for appointing me your PRO for 2013 – 2014, this is going to be an exciting year!!
Ladies, I need your help, if you take any pictures of Madam President please send copies to me or if you get information in the paper about President Powers visit or attending a special function or District meeting, please send me a copy.
We hope that your Auxiliary is thinking of having a scrapbook at the June Convention for judging, the criteria for the judging will be in your packet given out at the SEC Meeting in October along with a lot of other good information. If you have any question about PRO please contact me. LET’S GET STARTED BUILDING OUR HISTORIES FOR THIS YEAR!!!
It is going to be a GREAT year so let’s make a record of it to keep for the future. Most important if you do it write it.
Things You Should Know
Department Service Officers Contact
“Sending in your Service Reports”
Your Department Service Officer is the counterpart to each local Auxiliary Service Officer and the connection to the National Auxiliary Service Officers as their counterparts.
As your Local Service Office, if you need a record of mailing in your reports; send them by “Delivery Confirmation” mail to the proper Service Officer listed below.
Department Of Florida Service Officers
Mail Service Reports to the following officers for projects carried out from:
May 1, 2013 through April 30, 2014
Any projects benefiting Children only under 18 years old is to be reported on the Child Welfare Report. This includes service performed for Junior AMVETS.
Mail To: Sheila Haywood, 2ND Vice President
5512 Palm Dr
Ft Pierce, FL 34982 email@example.com
Home Ph. 772-216-2940
Any projects benefiting adults only or adults and children at the same time is to be reported on the Community Service Report. If it benefits people in nursing homes without 24 hour medical staff in service it is community service.
Mail To: Sherry Marecek, 3RD Vice President
102 Diogenes St
Dundine, FL 34698 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Ph. 727-687-5523
Any project that portrays or instills Patriotism is reported on the Americanism Service Report.
Mail To: Catherine Carroll
131 Crossways Dr
Leesburg, FL 34788 email@example.com
Home Ph. 352-455-7347
A hospital is defined as any institution providing health care services to the physically or mentally ill. This includes nursing care homes and convalescent homes, when medically staffed, and is reported on the Hospital Service Report.
Mail To: Debra Reed
553 Peacock Dr.
Holly Hill, FL 32117 Reeddebra53@yahoo.com
Home Ph. 386-868-8902
Any project that contributes to education is reported on the Scholarship Service Report.
Mail To: Meltonia Presley
1517 Riley St
Orlando, FL 32805 firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Ph. 407-376-3023
AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY DEPT OF FLORIDA
OCTOBER 2013 SEC 10/25-10/27 CUTOFF FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS 10-9-13*
HOTLINE (Dept officers only) August 21, 2013
SERVICE REPORTS (to be included in the book) September 22, 2013
REPORTS FOR SEC BOOK (dept. officers only) October 5, 2013
PRE-REGISTRATION (everyone attending) October 5, 2013
FEBRUARY 2014 SEC 2/14-2/16 CUTOFF FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS 1-13-14*
HOTLINE (Dept officers only) December 11, 2013
SERVICE REPORTS (to be included in the book) January 13, 2014
REPORTS FOR SEC BOOK (Dept. officers, Local/Dist. Presidents) January 26, 2014
PRE-REGISTRATION (everyone attending) January 26, 2014
JUNE 2014 CONVENTION 6/6-6/8 CUTOFF FOR HOTEL RESERVATIONS 5-5-14*
HOTLINE (Dept officers only) April 4, 2014
SERVICE REPORTS (to be included in the book) May 5, 2014
DONATIONS (Department sponsored) May 5, 2014
REPORTS FOR THE BOOK (Dept. officers, Local/Dist. Presidents) May 19, 2014
PRE-REGISTRATION (everyone attending) May 19, 2014
REVALIDATIONS (Every Auxiliary—NO EXCEPTIONS) May 19, 2014
*This date is for local attendees only. Dept. Officers must send their reservations to the Executive Secretary 45 days prior to meeting date.
DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY
ROSEN CENTRE HOTEL~ORLANDO, FLORIDA
OCTOBER 24-27, 2013
(Note: Agenda is subject to change at the President’s discretion)
Thursday, October 24, 2013
3:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting (Treasurer, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
4:00 p.m. Pre-Con Meeting (Designated officers only)
AMVETS Commander, Auxiliary President, Sons of AMVETS Commander, Auxiliary 1st Vice President, AMVETS Executive Director, AMVETS Finance Officer, Auxiliary Treasurer, SOA Finance Officer, AMVETS Provost Marshall, and Auxiliary Sgt-At-Arms
4:30 p.m. Audit Committee meeting (1st Vice, 2nd Vice, 3rd Vice)
Friday, October 25, 2013
12 Noon-4:00 p.m. Registration Open
12 Noon-4:00 p.m. Quartermaster
8:30 a.m. By-Laws Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. Joint Elected Officers Meeting
Department Commander and President (AMVETS/Auxiliary Elected Officers, AMVETS Executive Director, Sons of AMVETS and Jr. AMVETS Coordinators)
1:00 p.m. Convention Advisory Committee Meeting
Honors & Awards Committee Meeting (Immediately afterwards)
3:00 p.m Elected Officers Board Meeting (PDP’s & Appointed Officers are Welcome)
Service Officers meeting immediately afterwards w/PDP NEC Dee Baggett
4:00 p.m. 2013-14 Convention Committee Meeting
(PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES)
6:30 p.m. Joint Opening Session
Auxiliary Preliminary Business Meeting Opening Session
(Immediately following joint opening session)
Recess until Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013
7:30-9:00 a.m. Registration Open 7:30-4:00 p.m. Quartermaster Open
(Note: Closed during business session, open during recess)
(PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES)
8:30 a.m. General Business Session
11:45 a.m. Gavelier’s Meeting & Luncheon-President’s Suite
1:00 p.m. AADAA and Americanism Department Chairs (Joint w/AMVETS)
1:30 p.m. School of Instruction-Chair PNP Charlene D Kee
ALWAYS BRING YOUR MANUAL
3:00 p.m. S.E.C. Council Meeting
3:00 p.m. President’s Council Meeting
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013
8:15 a.m. ALL Drawings
8:30 a.m. General Business Session
AMVETS LADIES AUXILIARY DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
October 2013 SEC – Oct. 24-27, 2013
Pre-Registration: $10.00 Deadline: 10-5-13
IF PAYING AT DOOR OR PAYING AFTER DEADLINE – COST WILL BE $15.00
!! DON’T FORGET YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARDS !!
NO REFUNDS AND NO TRANSFERS
Mail to: Sandy Polite, Credentials Chairman
3200 Old Winter Garden Rd., #1316 Ocoee, FL 34761
Telephone #: 407-222-2109 e-mail: email@example.com
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):
AUGUST 2013 HOTLINE