Fortunata "Fran" Cona of Palm Harbor was recently named the Auxiliary Member of the Year by the Department of Florida Marine Corps League at its state convention in Kissimmee.
An active member of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary since 2008, Cona is serving her second year as president of MCLA Unit 482. This unit is sponsored by and actively supports the Morris F. Dixon Jr. Detachment 54 of the Marine Corps League in Clearwater-Largo.
During her time with the Marine Corps League Auxiliary, Cona has volunteered her time helping with special events at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, assisted in service projects involving Wounded Warriors, supported the Toys for Tots program, and worked with the Military Order of the Devil Dogs providing meals to the homeless in association with Pinellas County's Project Hope.
Cona and her husband, Bill, have recorded many hours and miles providing volunteer services and other contributions to veterans or veteran-associated agencies. Her commitment to the Marine Corps League Auxiliary and her level of involvement in its associated programs were instrumental in her selection as Marine Corps League Auxiliary Member of the Year.
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