PVR Bulletin – April 2017


Want to be a part of the PROJECT: VetRelief Team? Seize the opportunity at The American Legion, Department of Florida Annual Convention, June 29th-July 2nd at Marriott’s Orlando World Center. We would love to have you join us for a class!

Class details are being finalized, so days and times have not been confirmed. However, if you are interested, fill out the “Become a VetRelief Advocate*” form on the website, the link is below. The official class registration link will be sent to those who have signed up. Class space is limited, so be sure to register ahead of time.

Become a VetRelief Advocate* Link: CLICK HERE

Calling all trained Advocates – Would you like to have another Advocate Round Table Discussion during this year’s Convention? The Round Table is a networking opportunity to get to know other Advocates and meet our new Case Worker, Michael Beaven. We also have a few new items to share and discussion topics to talk about. Let Jennifer Cooper know today if you’re interested.

Also, volunteers are needed to answer questions, spark the interest of the Legion Family, and pass out marketing materials at our booth in the vendor area. Let Jennifer Cooper know if this is something you’d like to do, as we’d love to have your help!

We look forward to seeing you there!

*Advocates must be a Legion Family Member – Legionnaire, Auxiliary or SAL Member

Donate Now – PVR Challenge 

By now, you should have heard about the PVR Challenge. If not, you’re missing out!

The Challenge was initiated by Department Commander Joe Magee and the PVR Board President John Dollinger to help us reach our goal of providing financial assistance to a service member or veteran every work day – that’s 260 families in one year.

The Legion Family can help us reach this goal! – If your Post has not gotten involved or sent in a donation to meet your PVR Challange goal, do so today! Your challenge goal is pretty simple, donate $1 for every member of your Post. We need all Posts and Squadrons to participate in this challenge so we can continue to provide the necessary help to Florida’s veterans and their families!

As a veteran service organization, helping veterans is what YOU do! By donating to PROJECT: VetRelief, you give our program the ability to reach more families who need us to keep their lights on, or a roof over their head.
All Posts and Squadrons who have made a contribution before May 31, 2017 will be eligible for awards and prizes at the upcoming Convention. So, don’t miss out!
If you are a supporter of PROJECT: VetRelief outside of the Legion Family, you can still help us by making a donation to impact the lives of our service members.
Thank you to the following Posts and Squadrons for participating in our Challenge!

 For PVR Challenge Details, click here to visit the website

The results are in…

Our Board Vice President, Bob James, travelled to Post 154 in Marathon, FL for the check presentation from the ALR Coral Head Music Fest. Little did we know that the check was for $16,200!!

Thank you to all members who dedicated their time and energy into throwing a successful inaugural event; especially Rich Anderson, the mastermind behind the entire event. 

They have already set a date for next year, Saturday, February 17, 2018. You won’t want to miss it!

Upcoming events

4/9/17 – 6th Annual Charity Ride
West Volusia County, FL

Time: Registration – 9:30AM | Kick Stands Up – 10:30AM

Starting Location: 
Foxhead Lounge
280 State Rte 415
Osteen, FL 32764 (Map It)

Host: West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cost: $15/person *Additional Playing Cards for $1.00 each

All vehicles are welcome: Bikes, Cars, Trucks, Buses, etc.
Click here for more details!