Commander: Dave Musser
As the seasonal residents start their arrival, we welcome all those who have been gone during the summertime. We are excited for those members to enjoy the improvements made to the post in their absence. I am hopeful we can start a fall pool and shuffle board league. The return of a karaoke night was a huge success. We look forward to continuing Karaoke on at least a monthly basis.
There are several upcoming events to put on your calendar:
- Tickets for The Son’s Halloween Dance on October 28th are on sale now and are going fast.
- Thanksgiving dinner tickets go on sale October 12th at noon in the lounge for the Dinner on November 23rd. Tickets are limited to member, significant other and 2 guests. NO RESERVATIONS will be taken.
- October 14th is the start of the Saturday monthly breakfast (held on the 2nd Saturday of each month through April).
Please visit the Legion website at for additional details on these and other upcoming events.
We are in full swing for Legion Family membership renewal for 2024.The Post is running below our National and Department goal.The latest numbers available show we are around 3300 members which means we are well below half of our membership goal.Please consider renewing prior to November 11th (Veteran’s Day) which makes you eligible for the Early Bird Dinner to be held at the Post.
There is always a continuing need for volunteers throughout the Post. If you have a few hours a week you can spare, please consider one of the many opportunities available. The Post is run with volunteers. More information on volunteer opportunities is available at the office Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please keep in mind we need your help in cleaning up after ourselves by throwing away your trash, and returning all glasses to the service area of the bar. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!
Please stay safe and join me in wishing a “Happy Birthday” to those celebrating during the month of October.
Aim High and Keep Up The Mach!
It is hard to believe school will be starting soon! Please watch for school zones as you are traveling about. It is against the law to pass school buses loading and uploading children. Florida Law also prohibits using a handheld cell phone while operating a vehicle in any school zone, school crossing or work zone.
The month of August is Anti-Terrorism month. Military dates of remembrance this month include:
Aug 4th – US Coast Guard was established in 1790.
Aug 5th – Women Air Force Service Pilots established in 1943.
Aug 7th – Purple Heart Day (please join us in wearing purple on this day to remember all Purple Heart recipients).
Aug 8th – VJ Day (Victory over Japen Day) August 15th, 1945, was proclaimed Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, although the signing of the official instrument of surrender was not to occur until September 2nd, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri, in Tokyo Bay. There, representatives of nine Allied nations were present to accept the Japanese surrender.
Aug 10th – US Department of Defense birthday AND Agent Orange awareness day
Aug 16th – National Airborne Day
The new Executive Board is in place and is working on some exciting things for the Post.
In order to move forward and improve our services to the members, it is crucial that we get volunteers for: the Honor Guard, Kitchen, Queen of Hearts sales, Door Greeters, Maintenance for the building (inside and out), Hall Setup and Teardown, as well as Front Office and Finance. We are a nonprofit charitable organization that require a lot of volunteers to operate. If you can spare a few hours a month for any of the listed positions, please contact the front office or Commander.
As we plan for future projects, on the top of the list is to repair the deteriorating parking lot. When this project begins, the Post may have to close for several days. More information will follow as we get closer. We will minimize the impact to the Post, but your patience and understating will be greatly appreciated.
Please stay safe and join me in wishing a “Happy Birthday” to those celebrating during the month of August.
Thursday Bingo is on the verge of being cancelled due to lack of volunteers. Please stop into the office for more information.
Aim High and Keep Up The Mach!
**THERE WILL BE A JULY 12TH MEMBERSHIP MEETING**
As we move into a new year, I would like to thank my fellow Legionnaires for the opportunity to remain as your Post Commander. We will continue to strive for another productive year as well as seeking new and younger members to carry on the legacy of Post 347.
Last year we created a new committee to solicit the thoughts and ideas from our members on what YOU would like at our post. Changes have been made based on those recommendations and we will continue this process. It is impossible to move forward without change and with your support, hopefully new and fresh ideas will to come to light. It is difficult to make everyone happy, but we will strive to do what is best for the majority.
We have many Legion programs that are falling short of having volunteers for, especially programs such as Oratorical, Boy Scouts and Baseball. So If you are a retired coach, teacher, school counselor or have worked with our youth, please consider helping if you have not already done so. You do not have to commit every day, even if it is only one day a month, that is a day well served.
There are a lot of things taking place at the post on the 4th of July especially music from Noon – 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.!!!!! Please check our website: florida-legion.org to stay up to date on the latest happenings in your post.
Please stay safe and watch the weather this is hurricane season!! Join me in wishing a “Happy Birthday” to those celebrating during the month of July.
Aim High and Keep Up the Mach