COTA is an organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars for transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Department Commander Rick “Tank” Johnson and 3rd Vice Commander Michael “Gambler” Raymond are committed to raising a minimum of $35,000 for COTA by November 2, 2019.
Gambler has pledged to cut off his pony-tail if the goal of $25,000 is met.
Tank and Gambler, will get crew cuts if a goal of $30,000 is met.
Tank and Gambler, will shave it all off if a goal of $35,000 or more is met.
BONUS: COTA kids will be their barbers!
It all goes down at Department Fall Conference, General Session, Saturday November 2, 2019 a the SeaWorld Renaissance in Orlando.
Current Amount Raised: $3,130.51
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Florida’s Tax Free Weekend starts tomorrow, August 2nd, and ends Tuesday, August 6th. The American Legion, Department of Florida’s online Flag & Emblem store is happy to participate in this great cost savings for our veterans and supporters.
As an added bonus, we are offering FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING during this event as well! Just enter the code SHIPFREE at checkout.
Only select items are available tax free, per state tax guidelines. This will be a great time to save when ordering your 2019-2020 Commander’s polos and other apparel.
Plan to order for your tax exempt Post or Business? Create your account on our online store, and then email your tax exempt status form, along with the email you registered with, to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will update your account to tax exempt for all your current and future orders.
100% of our net profits benefit The American Legion, Department of Florida and Programs.
Department Commander Rick Johnson has implemented “OBJECTIVE: ORLANDO” for all Area and District Commanders.
Each Area/District Commander must first recruit 3 new members to move their tank from the Brigade Support Area into position on the battle map.
As the Area/District Commanders reach their membership goals, their tank will advance closer to Orlando. If the Area/District fails to meet their membership goal, they will be moved to the Maintenance Area for support. Once back on track, they may resume their position.
Bragging rights to the first Area/District Commander to complete OBJECTIVE: ORLANDO.
It is with great sadness to announce Past Department President Alma Zeller passed away July 17, 2019. A celebration of life is scheduled for July 27, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm at American Legion Post 67. The address is 14901 W. Dixie Highway, North Miami Beach, Fl. 33818.
Because of Alma’s lifelong dedication to veterans her family has chosen to have donations go to our new Department Scholarship for female veterans (The Norma Kerkow Female Veterans Scholarship). Donations can be sent to Department Headquarters at P.O. Box 547917 Orlando, Fl. 32854. Please write in the memo: Norma Kerkow Female Veterans Scholarship.
Sympathy cards and condolences can be sent to Alma’s son Jeff and his wife Cindy who have been looking out for Alma’s care since before she left North Miami Beach.
Jeff & Cynthia Zeller
18902 134th Way North
Jupiter, Florida 33478
It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Post 321 Commander, Dan Reffitt, of Cooper City, FL on July 22, 2019. Dan was a member of the Department Finance Committee. There are no details regarding services at this time, but any new information will be communicated to you through email as well as posted on the website.
Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers in this time of grief. Condolences may be sent to, Ingrid Kerbler, at 8963 SW 53rd St., Cooper City, FL 33328.
A Celebration of Life for Dan Reffitt will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Post 321, 9081 SW 51st Street, Cooper City, FL at 1:00pm.