PVR Bulletin – October 2017

2017 Fall Conference:

The American Legion, Department of Florida Fall Conference is just around the corner. The event will be held from November 3-5, 2017 at the Renaissance at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL.
Check out all the opportunities you will have this year to learn more about the newest program to the Department and Commander Steve Shuga’s fundraising project.


Friday, November 4
• 8:00AM – Service Officer Presentation (Room: Atlantis)
• 9:15 – 9:45AM – Introduction to Post Leadership* (Room: Labrid B)
• 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Advocate Training* (Room: Nomeus)
The PROJECT: VetRelief Team will also have a table in the vendor area. Please stop by to meet them, collect any materials to take back with you to your Post, or ask any questions you might have.
Calling all trained Advocates – We will be holding a special eventfor all trained VetRelief Advocates. If you are interested in learning more information on this networking opportunity and have already taken our training course, please contact Jennifer Cooper, jcooper@floridalegion.org , for the details.
We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you there!
*Times and room locations are subject to change.

And the Results Are In…

The 4th Annual RL James Charity Golf Tournament was held on Tuesday, September 26th. Our original event date was delayed due to Hurricane Irma. However, mother nature could not stop our sponsors and golfers from wanting to make an impact on the lives of our service members!
At approximately 8:30AM, the shotgun went off sending 115 golfers on their way as they were serenaded by Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.
PVR Board Vice-President, Bob James, hosted corporate partners, vendors and friends to a fun filled day of golf. The event raised a record setting, $41,889!
The following Florida Legion Family members came to show their support by either playing golf or volunteering: Commander, Steve Shuga; 1st Vice Commander, Dianne Boland; NEC, Dennis Boland; NECA, Art Schwabe; Adjutant, Michael McDaniel; Asst. Adjutant, Bruce Comer; Judge Advocate, Larry Sheets; Baseball Chairman, Andy Burkett; Legion Riders Chairman and Adjutant, Jim and Jennifer Day; VA Entitlement Chairman, Larry Roberts; PVR Board President, John Dollinger; Legionnaires, Michael Beaven, Sid Damsgard, Dave Fox, Richard Izzi; and Auxiliary Members, Marika Ciancio, and Donna Roberts.
Our appreciation goes out to all of the sponsors, players, and volunteers for their continued support of Florida’s veterans!

Florida Legion Riders: Round Robin Ride

The Florida’s Legion Riders will be holding several rides throughout the month of October. Every District is in competition between one another to earn the most points. Be sure to contact your Legion Rider District Chairman for information on your District’s ride.
The District with the highest point total, will receive this year’s Round Robin trophy at this year’s Fall Conference and will have a year’s worth of bragging rights!