LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR NOVEMBER 9TH IS POSTED!!!!!!

Congratulations to all week four winners (yellow ticket) listed below. Your prize will be mailed to you shortly.

Tuesday 5/26 - $50 - #268 Richard Thibodeau – Chelsea MA

Wednesday 5/27 - $50 - #952 – Paul R. Marcoux - Biddeford ME

Thursday 5/28 - #036 – NO WINNER

Friday 5/29 - $50 - #006 – Richard Thibodeau – Chelsea MA

Congratulations to all week three winners (yellow ticket) listed below. Your prize will be mailed to you shortly.

Sunday 5/17 #933 NO WINNER

Monday 5/18 - $50 - #743 – Nick Curro - Biddeford ME

Tuesday 5/19 - $50 - #609 – Bob Bryant – Dayton, OH

Wednesday 5/20 - #292 – NO WINNER

Thursday 5/21 - #263 – NO WINNER

Fellow Sons, AMVETS family members, and friends,

Congratulations to all week two winners (yellow ticket) listed below. Your prize will be mailed to you shortly.

Sunday 5/10 #323 NO WINNER

Monday 5/11 - $50 - #399 - Robert Bourgault - Biddeford ME

Tuesday 5/12 - $50 - #276 - Deb Quellette - Saco ME

Wednesday 5/13 - $50 - #974 - Jenny Perry - Athens OH

Fellow Sons of AMVETS, AMVETS National Executive Committee (NEC) voted to cancel the 2020 National Convention. Therefore, Sons of AMVETS (SOA) 2020 National Convention is canceled. All SOA National elected and appointed officers will remain in place until the next election at the 2021 SOA National Convention in Greensboro, NC.

Congratulations to all week one winners listed below. Your prize will be mailed to you shortly.

Friday May 1 - $50 - #569 - Lisa Donovan - Biddeford ME

Saturday May 2 - $100 - #969 - Stephen Gray - Biddeford ME

Sunday May 3 - $100 - #144 - Sierra Donovan - Biddeford ME

My fellow Sons, Today, Wednesday, April 15, AMVETS National Headquarters issued a memorandum to their Departments regarding Department Conventions.

Fellow Sons, “Stay at Home” directives combined with Post closings has impacted and isolated many Veterans and AMVETS family members. Limited social contact can lead to loneliness, low self-esteem, and fear of the unknown. Experts agree that social interaction is vital to maintain physical and mental health.

Fellow Sons, AMVETS family members, and friends,

My fellow Sons,

I am sure by now you are all as sick as I am over the Coronavirus and the phrase “out of an abundance of caution”.  That being said, many states have shut down all food service and drinking establishments and with them most of the Posts.

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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 March 14, 2020, 214 Squadrons and Departments have recorded over $6,401,657 in activity for 2019-2020. 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. 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!

In Fellowship and Service,

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