American Legion Post 347
"The Largest Post in the World"
Pass State of Florida American Legion Commander, Al Porter, visited Post 347 to announce his running for National Executive Committeemen in the upcoming July 2018 National Elections. Post 347 received a nomination, second and complete membership endorsement in support of Commander Porter in his campaign for the National NEC position.
Tuesday after Thanksgiving saw a full house for Rib Night.
Great job on the Christmas Decorations
House Committee selling Queen of Hearts Tickets in the Hall
Tuesday Night Rib Night in the Hall.
Johnny Ray entertaining the Full House in the Hall of Tuesday Rib Night
Olive, our 99 year old Tuesday Night Party Girl, singing to Where the Heck is Alice.
On October 11th the Post hosted a small group of WW2 veterans with a Turkey dinner. The veterans are part of the approximate 20 WW2 veterans who reside at Sumter Place in The Villages.
Saturday, November 11th, Veterans Day, breakfast has been rescheduled for the following Saturday Nov 18th, 7-11AM
Saturday Breakfast served over 400 meals and collected several Gallons of precious blood for our Veterans and Community.
Life South staff and Post Blood Drive Coordinator Danny did a great job.
Saturday Breakfast is back. Starts next week. Next breakfast is Nov 18th.
Saturday Morning Breakfasts have started . Still a great breakfast of Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes (blueberry or regular), Sausage and/or Bacon, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, OJ and Coffee for the same great price of $6 each. Please no sharing.
Breakfast will be held the second Saturday of each month through the winter months.
Thanks to the volunteers who worked the breakfast.
October Tuesday Night Menu
Oct 3: Brats, Red Cabbage, German Potato Salad $8.00
Oct 10: Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Southern Green Beans, Roll $8.00
Oct 17: Seafood Platter $9.00
Oct 24: Rib Night, Baby Back Ribs, Fries, Cole Slaw and Roll
$13.00 Full Rack - $7.00 Half Rack
Oct 31: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Gravy, Roll $8.00
Are you a Vietnam Veteran: City of Leesburg is designing a Vietnam Wall. If you live in Lake, Marion, Sumter or The Villages you are eligible. Click here for more info.
2017 National Convention
Post 347 is represented at the National Convention by Past Commander Tim Tierney, 1st Vice Commander Ellen Tierney, Honor Guard Commander, Joan Suelter
Commander Al Varrone presented Mr. George Fluger with a certificate recognizing his 65 years as a Member of American Legion
Commander Varrone Presented a Certificate of Appreciation and a plaque to Mr. James H Lantelme
65 Years as a member of Post 347
July 4th 2017
Members Appreciation Luncheon
1st Vice Commander Ellen Tierney and our every present Door Guardian Robert, greated our members and their guest at the Post for the 2017 Members Appreciation Luncheon. All current members were allowed to eat free complements of Post 347.
Commander Al Varrone, Joyce Varrone and Carol Pirone-Udell serve the members and their guest on July 4th. Thanks to all our Members.
July 1, 2017
New Officers take over their American Legion Post 347 positions July 1st, 2017.
Commander, Al Varrone, the previous Post 1st Vice Commander, is taking over the reigns from Tim Tierney who has been serving as Post commander 3 of the last 4 years. Commander Varrone stated that he was honored to serve the Veterans of Post 347,"The Largest Post in the World". Post 347 has over 6000 members.
Commander Varrone said that running a Post this large will be a learning experience that he is excited to begin. He also stated that he was very appreciative of all the assistance Commander Tierney has provided to get him ready to take on this position. Our Post is run by Veterans who are willing to volunteer their time and efforts to make sure we have one of the best Post in Florida.
Official Induction Dinner will be Saturday, July 8th, 2017.
Next Post Meeting is July 12, 2017 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Come early to network with our Legionnaires.
CRUISE for 7 nights to the Eastern Caribbean from Dec 2nd to Dec 9th 2017 on Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. (Stops at Philipsburg St. Martin, San Juan Puerto Rico and Ladadee Haiti). This is a Post Fundraiser based on number of rooms sold. Included with cruise is all taxes, fees, and shuttle service to Cruise Port (with parking at Post for entire time). Bus will pick us up and return us to Post at end of Cruise. In addition package will include a Cocktail Party and $75.00 onboard credit. Various rooms are still available. Cruise registration handled through Yankee Trails Travel at Sabal Plaza on CR 466.
For information contact Julie at 352-633-4643 or Sheldon at Post 347 at 352-446-9246.