The 24th Infantry Division Association

Founded August 1945 on a Philippine Island beach


Florida 24th IDA August 3, 2011 Luncheon

Dear Fellow Taro Leafers, spouses and significant others!

Please join with us at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at our regular meeting place, the Golden Corral, 1720 Citrus Blvd (U.S. 27 & 441), Leesburg, FL, for our nineth Florida 24th Dutch Treat Luncheon and social get together. Click on Map to enlarge.

This is a Florida-wide luncheon; indeed any and all Taro Leafers are welcome. This is an informal Dutch Treet Luncheon where we reminisce about our our service times as well as plan for our November Florida 2010 Mini-Reunion, and future Florida Luncheons.

To help us for these luncheons, please email or call no later than a couple of days prior to the meeting so that we can make name tags and do other planning. Thanks.

Gifts for Disabled Vets at Christmas

In February last year Paul Miller and Tom Thiel took the items you all donated to the Malcom Randall Veterans Medical Center in Gainesville, where they were greatly appreciated. Additionally, we garnered several newspaper articles from this effort.

At our February 2011 meeting we agreed to do that again this year. Items needed include:

  • · socks, long (reaching the knee)
  • · gloves, cloth, canvas or brown
  • · ball caps (new only)
  • · walker bags
  • · playing cards
  • · personal products—tooth paste and brushes, Polygrip, shaving cream, shaving lotion, powder
  • · phone cards (1 hr time or less)
  • · canteen cash cards ($1.00 ea. ) they use these for bingo prizes
  • · cash to purchase Canteen Cards and/or long socks

So, please everybody bring some items or cash to our August 3 Luncheon or to the Mini-Reunion in September so that we can deliver them in time for Christmas this year.

See you all August 3.

2011 mini-reunion, November 3-6, St. Augustine, FL

2012 Quarterly Luncheon, location open (volunteer), February 1, 2012

 For info: Bill Stokes, 352-750-6952, wsswriter[at]centurylink.net, or Tom Thiel, 352-357-3943, cf24ida[at]gmail.com