Department of Florida

From the Chairman

Les Martin, Children & Youth Chair

April 2020 – This month is going to be a busy one for our Children & Youth Programs. April is Children and Youth Month. Remember, wear purple. Starting with April 4th, we have our Children & Youth Picnic at Post 1 in Titusville. Post 1 Commander Donna Hamilton and S.A.L. Detachment Children & Youth Chairman, Tom Soeder have been working hard on this activity. Donna and her members at Post 1 have put in a lot of effort and time on this Picnic. Let her know that all their hard work was not in vane and come on out and attend the picnic and have a great time. Remember, this is a fundraiser. We need your attendance so we can continue with our programs for the children and the children of our veterans. Speaking of fundraisers, it’s time for all Posts the collect their Children & Youth Canisters. Remember to put C&Y Canisters in the note section of your checks and submit.

I have been focusing most of my efforts this past month on getting the word our for our Golf Tournament on April 25th. We have very few registrations that have been submitted so far. Again, this is a fundraiser, we need participants. It doesn’t matter how good you are. Get a foursome together and come out and have some fun. I did pick up two foursomes in my neighborhood. Now if each of you who are reading this article can do the same thing, we will have a successful Tournament and really do some good for the kids. So come on, let’s get out there and get some foursomes. We also need hole sponsorships for the Tournament. I did pick up some at the District 13 meeting last month, but we need many, many more. Just don’t sponsor one hole, sponsor two or three.

Send Donations to:

The American Legion, Department of Florida
Programs: C&Y
PO Box 547859
Orlando, FL 32854

If you have any questions or need assistance with your Post’s or District’s Children & Youth Programs, please feel free to contact me at or call me at 941-201-7293.

Les Martin
Children & Youth Chair