PVR Bulletin – March 2022
WELCOME TO THE TEAM… PATTY & LOIS
We are extremely excited to officially announce that we recently welcomed Patty Halliday and Lois Halliday to the PROJECT: VetRelief Board of Directors!
Patty has been involved with American Legion Auxiliary since she was very young but has been a continuous member for twelve years under her father, Donald Halliday. She has also been the Department’s Secretary for the past five years and is a proud Navy veteran spouse. Lois served honorably in the United States Navy for four years and has held dual membership in the Legion and Auxiliary for seven years. She’s been on many Auxiliary committees from the Unity, District, and Department levels and is currently the Department’s Assistant Sergeant at Arms. Both ladies have expressed that they are honored to be on the PVR Board and looking forward to further helping Florida’s veterans.
In October, PVR issued an invitation to the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Florida Executive Committee (DEC) to invite 1-2 representatives to join our Board of Directors. Their DEC entertained nominations, held a vote, and elected Patty Halliday, their Department Secretary, and Lois Halliday. As an official program to The American Legion, Department of Florida, it was important to have the voice and influence of the entire Florida Legion Family, which includes the Auxiliary.
We are extremely grateful that the current Auxiliary Department President, Wanda Brandt, chose to support our program for her year. She pioneered the Auxiliary’s involvement from the Department level and opened the door of opportunity to engage their membership. However, Auxiliary members have always been welcomed to attend our classes and engage in our program.
Please help us welcome both Patty and Lois to our team!
Upcoming Suicide Prevention Events
Whether it’s a ruck walk, educational seminar, or speaking engagement, there’s no shortage of opportunities to alert our communities through our PVR/SPI Challenge 22 events on this serious issue our veterans are facing. These events are designed to encompass fundraising, creating awareness, and educating our communities on the importance of mental health within our veteran communities and understanding the severity of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).