Veterans Memorial Post 347

President: Maureen Caswell

Hi All,

I’d like to first welcome you to Fall and welcome you back if you are just now returning to Florida!  The Fall is the busiest time of the year for The Auxiliary.  We plan multiple events, some on the same day and some just days apart. 

A short description of our Upcoming Events is provided below. 

October – Holiday Food Box Kick off – The American Legion Family sponsors 50 families to feed for Thanksgiving and then again at Christmas.  The families not only receive a complete holiday meal, but enough of the staples needed to feed the children while they are out of school.

If you would like to donate any of the following items listed below, please feel free to drop them off at any of our next three General Meetings:  Oct 4; Nov. 1; or Dec 6, 2023 at 6pm.  You may also drop items off at the Post during Auxiliary Renewal Lobby Hours on Monday, Wednesday or Friday, between 12-3pm.

Items Needed:  canned corn, peas, carrots, green beans, instant potatos, gravy, cranberry sauce, mac n cheese, cereal, cookies, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter and jelly.

Upcoming Events

November 10 – Veteran Day Goody Bags assembled/delivered to assisted living facilities

November 11 – Veterans Day - Lunch served to Veterans, Poppy Distribution

November 13 - Thanksgiving Food Box Assembly

November 19 – Early Bird Spaghetti Dinner

December 6 =- Deadline for gifts to Angel Tree Program & Toys for Tots gift collection

December 11 – Christmas Food Box Assembly

December – TBD – Thank you dinner for local Toys for Tots Volunteers

We will be looking for volunteers to help out with these events.  If you are interested in volunteering, please attend one of our General Membership Meetings. If you can’t make a meeting, you can contact us at ALAunit347@comcast.net.



Hi All,

First, I’d like to thank The American Legion Family members for the food and cash donations that we received as a result of our 4th Annual Food Drive.  We had 41 volunteers for Sunday and

37 volunteers for Monday.  The estimated value of the collected food was ~ $40,000.  We also collected $1,227.00 in cash          donations. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


It’s the beginning of our fiscal year and it’s time to renew your membership.  Your Auxiliary annual dues are $45.00.   We will again be offering in-person renewals at the Post. 

Beginning on Monday, July 31, we will be renewing membership in the Post Lobby from 12-3pm on Monday, Wednesday and   Friday.  Bring your 2023 membership card with you and your $45. payment, and we will process your renewal and issue your 2024 membership card on the spot.

We’ve got lots of things planned for this year.  We hope you will come out and support us.  On September 24, 2023 we will be   holding our annual Oktoberfest.  Be sure to save the date!  Further details to follow.



Welcome to Summer! 

The Auxiliary has been busy making all of the arrangements to hold our 4th Annual American Legion Family Food Drive on Sunday, July 23 & 24, 2023.   We hold this event in July to ensure that the food banks are well stocked and ready for our local children’s return to school.  We have done extremely well with donations over the last several years.  Details are as follows:

The food drive will be a drop off event again this year, meaning that donations will be received at the front door of the Post on Sunday during the hours of 10am-2pm.  The items are brought into the Post by volunteers and sorted and divided up amongst the food banks that are participating.  On Monday morning, between the hours of 9am to early afternoon, the food gets delivered to their designated food bank during their donation calling hours.

Volunteers Needed:

On Sunday, we need volunteers to unload the cars, bring the items into the Post, sort the items and organize the items for delivery. On Monday, we will need several groups of cars that need to be loaded as well as delivered to each of the food banks.  The delivery times will vary!

If you are interested in volunteering, we will have sign-up sheets at the front office and on Tuesday evenings and Sunday and Wednesday Bar Bingo.  If you would like more information or would like to sign up electronically, please email Carol Pirone-Udell at nycarol2u@aol.com.

As always, we thank you for your support and appreciate how truly blessed we are to belong to this American Legion Family!

JULY 2023