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.

A Message from Commander Davenport

Gentlemen, as we approach the 11th hour, 11th minute on this 11th day of the 11th month, we will stop and think where we would be had it not been for this health crisis. We can still honor and thank those who served to protect our freedoms we enjoy today. Our local diner who would normally feed veterans at no cost today could not, due to the loss of revenue when closed due to COVID-19. I noticed an elderly man in a booth by himself with his proud Vietnam War Veteran hat on. Yes I got his bill and thanked him for his service. The smile was more than work the small price of $11.24 for his meal. Let's continue to put a smile on their faces with even the smallest jester.

Thank you for all you do to make us proud to be part of the Ohio Sons of AMVETS orginazitation.  

Vern Davenport


Department of Ohio Sons of AMVETS.

National Convention 2020 CANCELLED

Message From Sons of AMVETS National Commander Richard Thibodeau


Ohio State Convention Cancelled

Due to State and Federal rules set in place to battle the covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Ohio AMVETS have decided to cancel the 2020 State Convention. All Department Officers will remain in their respective roles until June 2021, provided we can safely hold the convention at that time.Squadron and District Officers are encouraged to do the same. A new Change of Officer form will still need to be filed in a timely manner, accompanied by a receipt for each squadron's filing of the 990 form. Also, membership rules are still in place, all membership must be into Department HQ, as well as returned/unused preprint cards, by June 1. If any issues arise to prevent this date from being met, please contact Comdr Davenport or 1st Vice Steve Bryant  ASAP.  Attached is a letter from Commander Davenport with excerpts from messages from AMVETS Ohio Commander McElrath and National Sons JA David Spenser concerning the current situation. All Squadrons will receive a mailing in the next week, or so, from Department HQ concerning our next steps forward. Please look for the mailing and pay close attention to its contents, we will need everyone's assistance to finish this year and start the new year in strong fashion. Thank You, and be safe! 



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