Veterans Day Bus Trip 2023

It's that time again! See flyer for details!

November 9 – 12, 2023

The Sons of AMVETS Dept. of Ohio proudly invite the AMVETS, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, all Sons of AMVETS, veterans and guests to join us on a bus trip to Washington DC.  We will be representing our AMVETS family on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 2023 at the Memorial Service in the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheater.
$50 Reserves your spot on the trip! First come basis so find a current Sons Department Officer and reserve your spot now!  Buses conveniently leaving from two locations – Columbus and Vermilion

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State Convention 2023

Agenda for the 2023 State Convention June 16-18. 2023  Crowne Palza North Columbus

Friday 06/16/23

5:00 – Midnight                      Hospitality Room

6:00 - 7:00 PM                        Registration – Capital Room

7:30 PM                                  Sons E-Board Meeting – Ohio Room                         


Saturday 06/17/23

7:00am – 8:15am                   Breakfast Buffet (self-purchased ticket required, attendance optional) – Ballroom IV

8:30am - 9:00am                  Memorial Service (officers attendance required in uniform) – Ballrooms I, II, & III

9:00am – 10:00am                Joint Session – Ballrooms I, II, & III

11:00 – 11:30am                   Sons E-Committee Meeting

12:00pm – 12:45pm               Registration – Capital Room

1:00pm – 4:00pm                   Business Session I

4:15pm                                 PDC Committee Meeting

Spring NEC 2023

The 2023 Spring NEC will be held at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, March 7 – 11, on the Dulles Airport grounds with a free shuttle to and from the terminals. The negotiated room rate is $182.00 per night, not including taxes. Parking is free.  The tentative schedule of events is:


Tuesday, March 7 (evening) – Legislative Action Week meeting

Wednesday, March 8 – Visits to Capitol Hill for meetings with members of the House and Senate

Thursday, March 9 - Memorial Service/Luncheon at National Headquarters/Officers Meeting

Friday, March 10 – Board of Trustees/Finance and Council of NEC Meetings and the Silver Helmet Banquet

Saturday, March 11 – NEC Meetings

PNC Charles Kyser

It is with heavy heart that we report that PNC and PDC (OH) Charles Kyser passed away on November 21, 2022. He was a leader and pioneer of the Sons of AMVETS both in Ohio and on the National level. He served in many offices along the way including Ohio State Commander three terms and National Commander two terms. He was a staunch supporter of the Veterans Day Bus Trip and a mentor to many of us as we climbed the ladder in the organization. We will post more details as we obtain them. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his friends and family in this time of loss. 

2022 Fall Conference

Fall Conference Agenda - October 7 - 9, 2022

All meetings held in Buckeye Room unless noted

Friday October 7, 2022

5pm - 12am  Hospitality Room

6:pm - 7pm  Registration - AMVETS Registration Room

7:15pm - ??   E-Board Meeting - Executive Board Room

Saturday October 8, 2022

7am - 8:30am   AMVETS Buffet Breakfast (ticket required)

10am - 11am  Sons Membership Workshop 

11am - 12pm  Sons Project Reporting Workshop

12pm - 12:45pm   Registration - AMVETS Registration Room

1pm - Recess  First Business Session

5pm - 12am  Hospitality Room

6:30pm  AMVETS Dept of Ohio Banquet (ticket required) (business casual)

Sunday October 9, 2022

8:30am - 8:45am  Registration - AMVETS Registration Room

9am  Second Business Session

Veterans Day Bus Trip Sponsorship Application Available

Are you planning to attend this year's Veterans Day Bus Trip? Do you know a Veteran who would enjoy the trip? The Department of Ohio Sons of AMVETS is now offering a Veteran Sponsorship program through a donation from the Service Foundation. You can find the application in the Forms section of this website. Submit the completed application ASAP. Candidates will be approved on a first come, first considered basis. Please also fill out and submit the National Veterans Lodging Application (located in the Forms section) as well, so that we can include as many Veterans as possible on this fantastric trip. If you have any questions, please contact Commander Steve Bryant, JA Bobby Bryant, IG David Strittmather,, or message us through our Facebook page. 

2021 Fall Conference

All Meetings at the Crowne Plaza will be held in the BUCKEYE ROOM

Unless otherwise noted


Friday 10/15/2021

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM              AMVETS Family Hospitality Tent 

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM                 Registration (in AMVETS Registration Room)

7:30 PM                                  Sons E-Board Meeting (location TBD)


Saturday 10/16/2021

10:00 AM                               Workshop for membership

11:00 AM                                 Workshop for Project Reports

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM             Registration (in Buckeye Room)

1:00 PM   – 3:00PM               Business Session #1

3:15 PM   – 3:30 PM              PDC Committee Meeting

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM              AMVETS Family Hospitality Tent


Sunday 10/17/2021

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM                Registration  (in Buckeye Room)

Time is running out!

Membership dues and unused preprint membership cards are due back into Dept HQ by June 1. 

Also due on June 1 is your Squadron's Change of Officers Form and copy of your most recent recipt for filing your 990 with the IRS. Failure to do so may effect your membership status and eventually your charter's status.

If you are having issues with any of these filings, please contact 1st Vice Bryant for assistance.

Rolling To Remember 2021

Anyone who is going to Washington DC this Memorial Day for Rolling to Remember and not yet booked lodging ----

There is a block of rooms at the Marriott Key Bridge under AMVETS Rolling To Remember. There will be a link on the National AMVETS website ASAP, but the phone number is 703-524-6400. Address is 1401 Lee Highway  Arlington, Virginia 22209

2021 Duane Pease Golf Registration Now Open!

The 2021 Duane Pease Memorial Outing is being hosted by Squadron 24 Dayton, being held Saturday August 7,2021 at Wright Patterson AFB on the Twin Base Golf Course. Details can be found in the forms section in the registration form, flyer, and sponsor form. Remember,that the sponsorships from this tournament help to fund our Veterans' Day Bus Trip. It is our one fund raiser for this program and very important to keeping the cost as low as possible.


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