NATIONAL COMMANDER'S VISIT TO
DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA
MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2015
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Sunday, March 29th Arrive 2:27 p.m. Orlando Airport - Picked up by NEC
4:00 p.m. Check in Waterfront Inn
110r Lakeshore Dr.
The Villages, FL 32162
5:30 p.m. Post 347 - Meet & Greet
6:30 p.m. Dinner (Beef Tenderloin)
Attire: Coat & Tie
Tickets available for $12 from
Bill Walsh – 352-259-0080 or 352-454-8318
Monday, March 30th (Dress Casual - Dept Shirt)
9:00 a.m. Depart Hotel
9:30 a.m. Tour Ritz Veterans Homeless Center in Ocala
11:00 a.m. Post 284 – Lunch
1:00 p.m. Post 237, new & old buildings
3:00 p.m. Check in Hampton Inn Crystal River
1103 North Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429
6:00 p.m. Post 155 - Dinner
Tuesday, March 31st (Dress Casual - Project VetRelief Shirt)
7:30 a.m. Leave Hotel
9-9:30a.m. BayPines VA Hospital
10:30 a.m. Post 325, Ellenton
11:45 a.m. Post 266, Sarasota - Lunch
1:30 p.m. Sarasota National Cemetery
4:00 p.m. Check In Fairfield Inn Suites
2935 Executive Drive
Venice, FL 34292
5:30 p.m. Post 159 - Dinner
Wednesday, April 1st (Dress Casual - Dept Pink Shirt)
7:30 a.m. Leave Hotel
8:00 a.m. Post 110, Port Charlotte - Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Post 103, Punta Gorda
10:45 a.m. Post 405, Charlotte Correctional Institute
12:30 p.m. Post 336, North Fort Myers - Lunch
2:15 p.m. Post 303 – Bonita Springs
4:00 p.m. Check In Hyatt Place
2600 Champion Ring Road
Fort Myers, FL 33905
5:15 p.m. Post 397 @ Hodges University – present Charter
6:15 p.m. Post 323, Lehigh Acres - Dinner
Thursday, April 2nd (Dress Casual - National Membership Shirt)
8:15 a.m. Leave Hotel
9:00 a.m. Lee County VA Healthcare Center, Cape Coral
11:00 a.m. Post 90, Cape Coral - Lunch
1:00 p.m. Southwest Regional International Airport
The Commander’s agenda calls for the National Commander, Mike Helm, to be at Post 347 in Lady Lake for Dinner on Sunday, March 29th. Dinner will be Beef Tenderloin and will be served at 6:30 P.M
The Hall will be open at 5:30 for a meet and greet. Tickets are available from Bill Walsh he can be contacted at (H) 352-259-0080, (C) 352-454-8318. Tickets are $12.00 per person and the dress code is jacket and tie. Call Bill to reserve your ticket today.
Congratulations To The Department of Florida for willing the BIG 12 Competition! I knew you could do it.
We now can focus on RACE-TO-THE-TOP as we have 8-10 Districts that can possibly make it. Your District just has to be 100% by March 31st!
Districts in the running 13th (208 cards); 6th (395 Cards); 12th (372 Cards); 7th (260 Cards); 17th (291 Cards); 16th (862 Cards); 8th (643 Cards); 5th (681 Cards); 4th (330 Cards); 15th (532 Cards); 9th (398 Cards); 11th (407 Cards); 2nd (156 Cards); 1st (824 Cards); 3rd (241 Cards) and 14th (582 Cards).
I know you can do it TEAM Florida!
Lets Go "FULL SPEED AHEAD FOR VETERANS"!
It is with deep regret that we report the passing of Past Southern Area Commander, Robert “Bob” Meyer of Loxahatchee, FL on Tuesday, January 30, 2015 at the age of 68.
Bob Meyers was an Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Okeechobee Memorial Post 64, with 23 continuous years of membership. He served as Post 367 Commander 2000-2003, 11th District Commander 2001-2003 & 2005-2006, Post 141 Commander 2007-2008, Southern Area Commander 2007-2008, Post 367 Commander 2009-2011 and Department Law & Order Chairman 2010-2011. Bob will be remembered by many as a dedicated and genuine individual.