Department of Florida

3rd Vice Commander

Michael Raymond, 3rd Vice Commander

August 2019
A great convention and fortunately a great result for me from our 101st convention in Orlando. I’d like to thank my opponents in the race for Dept. 3rd Vice Commander. It was very difficult since I was running against three very talented individuals. I will work very hard to exceed your expectations this year and earn the right to be your 3rd Vice! Our Commander has made it very clear that not only is he expecting us to work hard but also have fun! I’ve brought this message to the Post installations I’ve attended so far this month. My trip to Jacksonville and Pensacola went very well especially through the 1st District where the Legion Riders escorted me to the various Posts’ I visited. Thank you Sonny for putting that all together. I finished the week by attending the “Forward March” event in Miami sponsored by the Fl. VA. It was a very interesting meeting and I’m sure good things will come from it. Thanks to our Dept. Chaplain Barry Roberts for the invite. My plan for the year will be to visit each post in my zone to assist as needed with membership, programs and training. I will be available to all Post Commanders, District Commanders and Area Commanders 24-7 for any issues or needs that arise. I am here to serve you, the member. So I’m looking for great things this year. Let’s make Ricks year the year we turn things around. I’m in, are you?

Michael Raymond
3rd Vice Commander
(618) 616-2753
3rdvice@legionmail.org

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