2nd Vice Commander
Greetings, I hope all are geared up for Retaining and Recruiting Membership. I attended the National Workshop in August 2019. I encourage you to please publicize your activities and accomplishments in the newspaper, TV, radio, etc. Give presentations to the schools, policemen, firemen, Teacher of the Year etc. Do the “Buddy Check” twice a year and just check on your members and let them know you are thinking about them. These are a few ideas and suggestions. There are many of you with ideas and suggestions, just think outside of the box. What works for one Post may not work for another Post. The Commander should set the pace and enthusiasm to get membership. Everyone can recruit membership, if you don’t ask you will not get a member. “You have to ask.” “No Veteran Left Behind.” If you get the community involved, you will be successful. I was honored to be asked to “The Sportsman Creed” at the opening of the Southeast Regional Tournament at stating teams. I’ve attended several installations. By the time you read this article I will have attended The American Legion National Convention. Our membership goal for September is 50%. Let’s have fun and work hard toward our goal.
With heartfelt and humble gratitude, I thank you for your vote of confidence by electing me the 2nd Vice Commander for the Department of Florida 2019-20. My zone consists of the Central and Southwestern Areas which are the 7th, 15th, 8th, 13th, and 16th Districts. As you know my goal is always “TEAMS WORKING TOGETHER” in advancing our organization. My task is to ensure that the Area Commanders, District Commanders, and Past Commanders are achieving the goals of The Department Commander. When necessary I will assist the area, district, and post of Zone 2 in membership, programs, etc. Remember “The American Legion Needs the Community; The Community Needs The American Legion.”
I am looking forward for a very successful year for Zone 2 and for the state of Florida. “Just Ask.”
Weekly Reports – October 10, 2019
Joseph A.R. Thibault
It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Past Southern Area Commander, Joseph A.R. Thibault, of West Palm Beach, FL on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the age of 76. Funeral Services will be held Friday, October read more >
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