Spotlight on Volunteers
Volunteerism is at the core of the American Legion and, certainly, here at Post 142. Paid employees are limited to the Lounge personnel. The Kitchen services, overnight cleaning services, and lawn care are contracted to outside vendors, but all other routine functions of operations are performed by volunteers. Unfortunately, the number of volunteers totals only 1-2% of active members from across all four of the Post 142 Family Units.
Here are some of the Post 142 Family Members who exemplify the
Spirit of Volunteerism!
October 6, 2021
Legionnaire Chuck McLaughlin
Post 142's member, Chuck McLaughlin, has been been honored by the Disabled American Veterans. Chuck has been appointed as National Deputy Chief of Staff!
DAV National Commander, Andrew Marshal, said of Chuck in his appointment letter, "Please accept my congratulations on your appointment as well as my sincere gratitude for all you have done in keeping our promise to America's veterans."
Congratulations to our Post 142 Family Member, Legionnaire Chuck McLaughlin!
One group of almost "silent volunteers" has been focused for years on an extremely important mission to support families of active duty military personnel. Members of the Auxiliary Unit 142 assemble weekly to gather donated coupons which are sent to multple military base exchanges overseas (two bases each in Korea, Japan, and Germany) where those families can utilize those coupons to help defray the high costs of groceries and other household living products.
The Auxiliary Unit 142 has received recognition of this continuous effort:
The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Florida awarded Unit 142 with the a plaque for:
Coupon Clipping Award
Highest Manufacturer Value 2020-2021 ($246,597.60)
(That is a tremendous number of coupons clipped, Ladies!)
You can see these volunteers gathered in the Lounge most every Tuesday "cutting up" around lunchtime. Please say hello and express your gratitude for their efforts in carrying out this wonderfully important mission of the Auxiliary Unit 142 in benefitting the families of active duty personnel and their families stationed so far from their homes.
If you can contribute coupons, please bring your coupons to the Lounge at any convenient visit to the Post, and thank you for your donations!
The Auxiliary Unit Post 142 "Cut Ups"
Left to right:
Aurora Correa, Barbara Ann Branigan, Inge Clark, Barbara Chapman,
Janet Douglas, Juliet O'Connor, and Candice Dahlenburg
Thank you for your service in the best tradition
of the American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies!