Florida Disabled Veteran Named Recuiter of the Year
August 1, 2010
ATLANTA—The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has named Sheila A. Sanders of Jacksonville, Fla., as
Membership Recruiter of the Year. In honoring Sanders, the DAV spotlights outstanding recruiters whose
efforts are ensuring that the organization’s legacy of hope extends to current and future veterans who will rely
on the DAV’s free services and advocacy.
Sanders, a disabled and retired Navy petty officer first class, was presented the DAV Recruiter of the
Year award by National Commander Roberto Barrera at the organization’s 89th National Convention at the
Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Sanders recruited 205 disabled veterans into her Department. In addition to her recognition as a
recruiter, Sanders serves as commander of Chapter 38 in Orange Park and as a Department Service Officer
with the DAV Department of Florida.
"Sheila Sanders is an outstanding representative of the disabled veterans of the Sunshine State,” said
National Commander Barrera. “She truly recognizes that the DAV is strengthened with each additional
member and has worked very hard to bring more disabled veterans into the fold.”
“The DAV is blessed to have strong leaders like Sanders in our ranks," said DAV National Adjutant
Arthur H. Wilson. “As a tireless recruiter, chapter leader and Department Service Officer, she has carried
forward our mission of service and hope with a spirit and enthusiasm that is nothing short of amazing.”
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and
chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation's disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single
purpose: building better lives for our nation's disabled veterans and their families. For more information, visit
the organization's Web site www.dav.org