Commander Daryl Bowie

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    1st Vice Commander: Martin Motherway

    2nd Vice Commander: Roger Royer

    3rd Vice Commander Parliamentarian: Butch Bates

    Adjutant: John Hayes

    Finance Officer: Wayne Mulligan

    Chaplain: Walter West

    Sgt-At-Arms: Dave Width

    Historian: Tom Belford

    Service Officer: Matt Dunleavy

    Executive Board: Larry Hiemer

    Executive Board: "Hirsch" Hirschler

    Executive Board: Jim Prosperi

    Judge Advocate: Arnie Thompson

    Past Commander: Richard Feldman

 

 

                Officers

  Squadron Commander: Andy Saffioti

  1st Vice: Jim Prosperi

  2nd Vice: Harold Barth

  Adjutant: Larry Kuehn

  Chaplain: Al Axelrid

  Sgt-at-Arms: Lou Romano

 


 

  
CONSTITUTION
OF
THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

PREAMBLE
 

Proud possessors of a priceless heritage, we male descendants of veterans of the Great Wars, associate ourselves together as "Sons of The American Legion" for the following purposes:
      To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a true spirit of Americanism; to preserve the memories of our former members and the associations of our members and our forefathers in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our friendship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness; to adopt in letter and spirit all of the great principles for which The American Legion stands; and to assist in carrying on for God and Country.

 

Who we are

       The Sons of The American Legion (SAL) is a program of The American Legion established in 1933 in Portland, Oregon.  Since then, the Sons of The American Legion have assisted The American Legion with their programs and activities.
      The Sons of The American Legion is more than just membership.  The Sons of The American Legion, on all levels, have worked together with The American Legion to promote Children and Youth programs, including The American Legion Child Welfare Foundation.
     The Sons of The American Legion donate volunteer hours in the Veterans Hospitals throughout the country and have raised money that goes directly to the VA hospitals and VA homes for a variety of items including TVs, radios, medical equipment and clothes for the patients.
      The Post 318's Sons of The American Legion provide services to those in need in the local community through programs that include:

              Special Olympics
              
Toys for Tots
            
 Special Needs for Children
            
 Needy Families
            
 Homeless Veterans
            
 Disabled Veterans
            
 Children's Miracle Network Hospital
            
 Scholarship Fund
            
 Support Our Troops
            
 Fallen Hero's Fund   

      Interested in joining Post 318's Sons of The American Legion?  Click on the link below or stop by the Post Canteen.  Any member of the Legion, Auxiliary or Sons will be glad to assist you. Click Here for Application Form

 

 

 

 

             Officers

 

   Director: John Fiorelli

   Assistant: Director Larry Heimer

   Treasurer: Wayne Mulligan

   Adjutant: Karen Fox-Patterson

   Chaplain: Karen Fox-Patterson

   Sgt-At-Arms: Allan Dirobbio

   Historian: Mica Heimer

 


Legion Riders

   The American Legion Riders started in the fall of 1993 in Garden City Michigan. The original chapter at Post 396 consisted of Chuck Dare, Bill Kaledas and 19 other founding members. The rest is history.

  Today there are now nearly 600 Legion Rider programs, organized by chapters, districts, or departments, that support Americanism and Children and Youth programs in virtually every state in the nation and several overseas chapters.

  One of the fastest-growing and most highly visible of the many programs offered by The American Legion, The American Legion Riders are a very diverse group, and so are the programs that they support. What do American Legion Riders do? The activities are far too many to mention in this space, but here are a few examples:

   - Legion Riders participate in the annual POW/MIA Rally held each Memorial weekend in Washington D.C. known as "Rolling Thunder".

   - They participate in the annual rides such as Operation Wounded Warrior and many other national, regional, and local events.

   - Legion Riders sponsor and or participate in charity events across the country. They ride to raise money for such organizations as local VA hospitals, Battered Women and Children's centers, Veterans Relief, youth centers, schools, and many others.

   - Legion Riders founded a national movement called “Patriot Guard” (www.patriotguard.org) that honors and protects the sanctity of military funerals and memorial services.

  The American Legion Riders of Post 318 was started in 2001 and a few of the Charter Members are still riding. The group has 50+ members, riders and support members. We participate in many local charity events. Among them, you will see us at, are the Salvation Army's annual Mash Bash, the Toys for Tots Christmas ride, as well as our own annual Poker Run fund raiser is support of local vetrerans. We have supported the Florida State Legacy run, Boy's State, Special Olympics, Mustard Seed, Salvation Army Soup Kitchen, Southeastern Military Academy, and have escorted many Honor Flight Missions.

  We have rode in the local St. Patrick's Day Parade, annual Christmas Parade, and have participated in many Memorial Services, standing a flag line behind our Honor Guard.

  We are a strong group of dedicated individuals with great pride and an overwhelming sense of dedication to our community. We are committed to support our local veterans whenever there is a need.

  All Post 318 Legion Riders are either members of our Post as Legionaries, Sons of the American Legion, Auxiliary, or spouses of these members. Interested in joining us? Click on the Link below.

        Membership Application

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Auxiliary Officers

    President Sue Pfohl

    1st Vice: Judy Martinez

    2nd Vice: Maddy Lanigan

    Treasurer: Meloney McHale

    Secretary: Barbara Gonder

    Chaplain: Karen Fox-Patterson

    Sgt-At-Arms: Nancy Perella

    Asst Sgt-At-Arms:

    Historian: Maddy Lanigan

    Ex. Board: Gail Winberry

    Ex. Board: Mary Briggs

    Ex. Board: Terri Sullivan

    Past President: Phyllis Young


 

CONSTITUTION 
OF 
THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

PREAMBLE


 

For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the constitution of the United States of America; to Maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred per cent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and goodwill on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to participate in and contribute to the accomplishment of the aims and purposes of The American Legion; to consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
 
      In this world of ours, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 shines as an example of unselfish giving. With over 260 members from all walks of life and all ages, the Auxiliary administers several volunteer programs, gives thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises monies to support these programs as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to most Americans.  It is all accomplished with volunteers!
      The Auxiliary, organized in 1919 to assist The American Legion, is much more than the name implies. The organization has achieved its own unique identity while working side-by-side with the veterans who belong to The American Legion. The Auxiliary is the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization. Initially, the Auxiliary was organized by concerned women who took on the day-to-day responsibilities of life when their male family members went across sea during World War I.  Aware of the many fatherless families and the needs of returning veterans, Auxiliary women vowed to continue their supportive roles when the veterans of World War I founded The American Legion. Auxiliary members today are wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters of these courageous veterans. Some members are veterans themselves.  We are recognized as the most influential patriotic women's organization in the world, but our success has not changed our purpose.
 
   WHAT DO WE DO

      The Port St. Lucie American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 was established in 1986 and if each of our members were asked what the Auxiliary does, what would she say?  
      Many would talk about the thousands of hours of volunteer time we give to assist veterans at home, in hospitals and in the field.  And, they would be right.  Others would tell about the thousands of dollars donated to worthy causes in our community.  Right again!  Some would stress the community service work we do and the scores of special projects we have funded to assist families and children locally.  And, they would be right as well!  
And of course, everyone would mention our poppies, those little red crepe paper flowers made by and for hospitalized veterans - and the many thousands we distribute every Memorial Day.  That's just the beginning! 

  WE WORK
 to prevent substance abuse, teen suicide, child abuse, and teen pregnancy. 

  WE EDUCATE
 our children for leadership through Girls State, and the Spirit of Youth Foundation and scores of local and national scholarship programs. 

  WE ORGANIZE community blood drives, local and national conservation efforts, emergency and disaster relief worldwide, citizenship and education programs, child safety materials, and legislative action. 

  WE HELP our own members through the Auxiliary Emergency and Displaced Homemakers Funds. The Auxiliary is all of this and much, much more! And, we're looking for people like you!

     No matter how an Auxiliary member chooses to contribute, you have the opportunity and the means to show your gratitude to the veterans who served our Country and their families in their time of need. Many United States veterans paid a very high price to retain the freedoms that we take for granted. The American Legion Auxiliary makes sure that they are remembered.

 
OUR PROGRAMS

   Americanism – Promote any activity tending to perpetuate American ideals and to uphold the principles of Democracy. 

   Auxiliary Emergency Fund - Provides emergency assistance to a member for a limited time provided she has been a member of the Auxiliary for the immediate past five consecutive years, dues paid current. 

   Cavalcade of Memories The ongoing collection of our Auxiliary memorabilia.  

   Children and Youth To assure the care and protection for children of Veterans eligible for membership in the American Legion and to improve conditions for all children. 

   Community Services Initiate, cooperate but never duplicate the work of other organizations. Plan projects, work the plan and publicize the results. 

   Education To aid and support the basic rights of all children to receive an appropriate education.  Provide scholarships for higher education. 

   Girls State The purpose is to provide citizenship training for girls of High School age and give them an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens, to experience the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship. 

   Leadership – Assist in the preparation of future Leaders for the Auxiliary Organization via approved training courses. 

   Legislative - The American Legion must first endorse a policy then the Auxiliary follows the action of the American Legion. 

   Membership - This is the foundation upon which the Auxiliary is built. 

   National Security Every Unit should endeavor to give its members an understanding of the necessity of maintaining an adequate National Security. 

   Post Presidents Parley - Its objective is the care of the disabled Ex-service woman.

   Poppy - 100% of all Poppy profits from the Poppy distribution goes to the welfare relief for Servicemen and Servicewomen and their families. Poppies are made by Veterans to help Veterans. 

   Public Relations - To build a reputation for worthwhile work by doing things well and making sure the public is aware of both the effort and the results. 

   Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation - To bring physical comfort and mental cheer to Veterans in hospitals and aiding the disabled to earn money for themselves and their families.

Click Here for Application Form
 

 

 

 

Chaplain

  The Post, Auxiliary, Son's and Legion Riders Chaplain is not necessarily a clergyman, but a person capable of moral and intellectual leadership and one who gives dignity and respect to the office. In carrying out the duties of their position, they:

    - Keep in close touch with the Post Commander, Auxiliary President, Son's Commander and other officers of the Post, Auxiliary and Son's.

   - Attend all meetings of the Executive Board and General Membership of the Post, Auxiliary and Son's respectively and conduct the appropriate ceremonies.

   - Conduct appropriate ceremonies on Memorial Day, other patriotic occasions and dedications.

   - Conduct funeral services when requested.

   - Assist the bereaved families of Post, Auxiliary and Son's members

   - Send condolences to the families of deceased Post, Auxiliary and Son's members.

   - Send cards of encouragement to those Post, Auxiliary and Son's members who are sick and also visit them in the hospital, nursing home or at home when necessary.

  In addition, the Post Chaplain works with the Post Historian on graves registration work and inspires the Post to fulfill it's duty in seeing that the graves are decorated on Memorial Day. The Post Chaplain may also serve as chair of the Post's Veterans Administration Voluntary Services (VAVS) Committee which coordinates the volunteer endeavors of the membership with nearby VA hospital facilities.

    If you know of any member of the Post, Auxiliary or Son's who is sick or in distress, please contact  the Post at 772-878-0655 with the appropriate information.