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The March packet is now posted which contains forms you will need for Elections and Installation along with information on June Convention and Jean Hamil’s Homecoming in Baltimore.  This information is also posted under Latest News and Sec/Treas information.

Important Information Regarding Reservations for June Convention: VFW HQ and the Department Secretary are receiving lots of calls with regard to the Resort Fee at the Renaissance Hotel for June Convention. You WILL NOT be charged the Resort Fee even if your confirmation lists the fee. As long as you have made the reservation using the instructions on the flyer, this fee will be removed when you go to check out. Hope this clarifies.

The updated Department Convention flyer with tentative agenda and room reservation information is now posted under Latest News.  The ticket order form for the Saturday evening reception is also posted under Latest News.

Important:  Please see Executive Order #2 from National President Sandi Onstwedder posted under Latest News for information regarding extension of time to submit Resolutions to be considered at National Convention.

The Department is in need of VAVS Representative/Deputies for the following VA Medical Centers:  Lake City and Tampa.  If you are interested in becoming a VAVS Representative or Deputy, please contact Department President Debbie Tilley as soon as possible.

The Department President’s Shirt Order Form for 2021-2022 is now available under Latest News.  Also, there is a Planning Survey on Latest News – if you didn’t get a chance to complete one at Mid-Winter, please do so and email to leemvfw@comcast.net – you do not need to include your name – we are just trying to get some feedback on meetings and awards.

At the VFW Department of Florida Council of Administration Meeting held at Mid-Winter, a Resolution was passed making the 1st Sunday in February, 2021, and every 1st Sunday in February thereafter “VFW Florida Auxiliary Appreciation Day”.  Florida is the only Department to have passed such a Resolution.  The Resolution in its entirety can be found under Latest News.  Please take a moment to review and share it with your VFW Auxiliary and Post.  Teamwork truly does make the dream work!

Reminder: We will elect a new 3 year Board members for VFW Veterans Village in June, 2021.  If you are interested in running for this position, please let us know so that information can be added to the Candidates’ corner.

Important:  Please see Executive Order #1 from National President Sandi Onstwedder posted under Latest News for information regarding quorums at Auxiliary meetings.  If any auxiliary is not able to hold an in-person meeting with a quorum, you need to contact Department President Debbie Tilley for written permission to establish a quorum virtually. .