Northern Area Commander, Marie Conti, is pleased to announce the Northern Area Ball will be held on March 21, 2020 at the American Legion Post 155 in Crystal River.
Please check the Department calendar closer to the event for additional details.
The American Legion Post 383 in Old Town has been closed for a few weeks due to health and safety issues. The Post has been completely renovated and is pleased to announce its Grand Reopening on Sunday, July 21 at noon, preceded by Installation of new officers.
James Wersal is a PhD student at the University of Florida located in Gainesville and a combat Veteran who served with the Texas Army National Guard. He is currently assisting with recruitment for a research project that is studying driving performance and behaviors for returning combat Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) / Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) / and Operation New Dawn (OND).
The research is funded by the Department of Defense in collaboration with the North Florida / South Georgia Veteran Healthcare System. The benefit of this study is that it’s mobile within the North FL / South GA Healthcare region, clinics/hospitals.
Irene underwent surgery for a broken hip on Friday, June 28th. She is currently at Rosewood Rehab Center, 3920 Rosewood Way, Orlando, FL Room 217A and is accepting visitors. Please call Irene before visiting at 407-538-8232. She is doing physical therapy daily and is eager to go home. Get well cards can be sent to 3889 Gloucester Way, Orlando, FL 32808.
Please keep Irene in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Any new information will be communicated to you through email as well as posted on the website.
Tampa Bay Troop Support once again held their Packing Event at Post 273. Commander Jim White presented Susan & Dave Dabney a donation toward postage. Dozens of volunteers included members of our Post Family and Boy Scout Troop 431 from Seminole.
Michael Beaven, alongside the entrusted DeLand Police Department Detective, visited the 82 year old DeLand veteran who was scammed of over $50,000. We presented him a check for $18,300, but are still collecting donations. We got an online donation this morning, and received a call from Jim Bowers in the panhandle. Jim’s post did an event on behalf of this veteran and are presenting checks at the Convention (~$2,000).
Enjoy a few photos that were taken. We are still not releasing his name though. I guess the Daytona News Journal was also there, so I’ll be looking for another news article soon.
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