LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR May 17th, 2022, IS POSTED FOR YOUR REVIEW!!!!!!

 

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.

The Sons of AMVETS Squadron 1-ME, an integral part of the AMVETS family of Post 1 in Biddeford, is organizing a golf tournament and is seeking hole sponsorships at a cost of $50.00 per hole. All sponsors will have a sign set up at a hole or holes for all to see.

The “Pine Tree” State, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 1 & Sons of AMVETS Squadron 1 will be hosting a TESTIMONIAL DINNER to proudly honor the Sons of AMVETS National Commander of 2019-2020, Richard H. Thibodeau.

Vietnam Veteran John Hawkins served as Commander of AMVETS Post 274 in Carlisle, PA in 2017-2018. In May 2019, Commander John suffered a stroke. Presently he resides in the Middleton Home in Middleton, PA.

Attention ALL Sons and AMVETS family members,

The Department of Illinois will be hosting an ILLINOIS NIGHT/BLOCK PARTY on Wednesday, August 19th during our 2020 National Convention.

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Warrior Battalion Provides Impactful Programs designed to reduce veteran suicide!

Healing Events – Over a dozen different types and styles of fitness and social events coordinated by volunteer Team Leaders across the Nation.

Peer Mentors – trained to help assist veterans and Military Families. This certificate program exists to provide a first response to reduce veteran suicide.

Business Partners – This program connects veterans and their families to Business Partners across the Nation who offer discounts, free services and more.

Retreat Homes – As a main fundraising goal, Warrior Battalion is working to offer Retreat Home Vacations to Military Families.

Become a Founder – Dedicated supporters who donate monthly, standing with Warrior Battalion in the fight to reduce veteran suicide with healing programs!

Volunteer for Warrior Battalion – and join numerous ways to support ending veterans suicide! Learn more and get involved as a Communications Volunteer, Ambassador Athlete, Community Ambassador or more ways!

With the Veteran’s suicide crisis at hand, I have chosen Warrior Battalion, a 501c3 charity, as my project. Their mission is to fight the battle against post-traumatic stress and support U.S. military service members and their families through healing programs to end Veteran suicide. Warrior Battalion has developed a national resource map where Veterans, their families and supporters can connect and help one another. Nationwide peer mentors are being trained and certified in suicide prevention with the focus on a network to be there in time to prevent Veteran suicide. Future retreat homes for military families for getaways are being developed to provide a serene location to offer outdoor activities targeted to reducing stress and building family bonds. For more information, please visit www.warriorbattalion.org. It is my hope that all of you will support this great project. One Veteran suicide is too many.

Paul R. Speigle – Commander

National Sons of AMVETS

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Christmas Raffle - December 2021

*** May 2022 Calendar Raffle ***

Congratulations to the following winners:

05/01 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/02 Maurice Bradley, Mansfield OH

05/03 Melissa Ammons, Bellville OH 

05/04 Bill Gerry, New Port Richey FL

05/05 Denise Speigle, Salem OH

05/06 Chris & Raymond (Chris Smith), Tampa FL

05/07 Gayle Hester, Lexington OH

05/08 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/09 Sons of AMVETS Squadron 109, Mentor on the Lake, OH

05/10 Dan Briggs, Louisville, KY

05/11 Chris & Raymond (Chris Smith), Tampa FL

05/12 No Winner

05/13 Sons of AMVETS Maryland

05/14 Sons of AMVETS Texas