LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 IS POSTED FOR YOUR REVIEW!!!!!!

As we came together yesterday to mark the remembrance of the terrorist actions that occurred on our soil 20 years ago, we remembered the 2,977 lives lost and the more than 6,000 others that were injured. Everyone remembers where they were on that fateful day, the same as the generations that came before us remembered Pearl Harbor.

Fellow Sons,

Official implementation of online membership has started.

To all Sons of AMVETS nationwide: Although we were unable to "Storm the Hill" in 2021, we need to stay active and remind our legislators that common sense benefits for Veterans must remain a major focus.

The 36th National Sons of AMVETS Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina, considering the circumstances, was a unique experience with everyone stepping up to the plate to make it a success. It is a great honor to be elected Sons of AMVETS National Commander and to be humbled with the support of my fellow Sons and AMVETS family.

The Sons of AMVETS 36th National Convention in Greensboro, North Carolina was a tremendous success.  Congratulations to Commander-Elect Paul R. Speigle from Squadron 45 in Salem, Ohio. The entire leadership team for 2021 – 2022 is listed below.

Fellow Sons,

The Convention Registration form along with other related details were included in a mailer by National sent to the Squadrons in mid-June. They are included in the links below.

AMVETS National Convention pre-sale tickets for the Silver Helmet Awards Reception and the Commanders' and Presidents' Banquet in Greensboro NC are now available. Please note: There will be no onsite ticket sales for the Silver Helmet Award Reception. 

Please click on the attachment link to review the ticket request form.

Listed below are the National Spring Raffle daily winners from May 18th thru May 24th. Congratulations to all. Your awards will be mailed shortly.

GREEN TICKET

5/18 #755 NO WINNER

5/19 #969 $50 AMVETS Post 1 - Biddeford ME

Listed below are the National Spring Raffle daily winners from May 11th thru May 17th. Congratulations to all. Your awards will be mailed shortly.

GREEN TICKET

5/11 #661 $50 Paul Thibodeau - Biddeford ME

5/12 #418 $50 AMVETS Post 1 - Biddeford ME

5/13 #108 NO WINNER

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HELP HEAL VETERANS CONTINUES AS COMMANDER’S PROJECT THROUGH 2021

Sons of AMVETS National Commander Richard Thibodeau will continue support Help Heal Veterans (HHV) through his Commander’s Project in 2020-2021. 

Help Heal Veterans' mission is to support the healing and enrich the lives of veterans and military personnel. Healing arts and crafts provide a therapeutic experience for all veterans including those who are hospitalized, in shelters, in convalescent homes and those undergoing therapy for a wide range of physical and mental challenges. The kits, provided free of charge to the veteran, become a part of the patient's treatment plan, giving them a creative outlet along with tangible therapeutic and rehabilitation benefits. 

Since inception, Help Heal Veterans has delivered nearly 31 million arts and crafts kits to veterans and veteran facilities nationwide, along with active duty military overseas.Kits range in categories including woodworking, leather, models, and a variety of needlecrafts, paint-by-numbers and many others.

You may visit www.healvets.org to learn more.

All are invited to join with Commander Richard to support our veterans and active duty members through this DIRECT to VET program. Donations may be sent to National Sons of AMVETS, 4647 Forbes Blvd, Lanham, MD 20706. Please make your checks payable to National SOA and mark the memo line HHV. 

 

PROJECT REPORT

Greetings to all Sons,

Through May 24, 2021, Squadrons and Departments have recorded over $3,787,362 in activity for 2020-2021. Considering lock downs, shutdowns, restricted access, and social distancing, the membership has remained active when conditions permit. GREAT JOB!!!!! On behalf of the veterans we serve, THANK YOU!!!

Your commitment to our mission, "SONS SERVING VETERANS", is noteworthy. Our proactive DIRECT to VET approach has had a positive impact on those we have pledged to serve. As an organization it is important that our programs be recorded. We need to let others know what we do. To that end, all are encouraged to register at www.sonsofamvets.org so you may submit your project reports.

Please contact me directly at mickandlynda@verizon.net if you need assistance submitting reports or if you have difficulties with registration. If preferred, you can call or text me at 813-445-0253.

Take Credit for your volunteerism and report your activity! 

REMEMBER THE DEADLINE FOR PROJECT REPORTS IS JUNE 30TH.

In Fellowship and Service,

Mick Ciesla
2nd Vice Commander/Webmaster
National Sons of AMVETS