Headquarters Temporarily Closing

To better protect our employees, members, and guests, headquarters will be closed until further notice. Mail will still be received during the week, so please continue sending in membership and other correspondence. Email will be forwarded to Commander Davenport, and voicemails will be checked periodically. We thank everyone in advance for your understanding in these unprecedented times. Stay safe.

Moving to New Headquarters

The Office has been relocated to the New AMVETS Headquarters. The address moving forward is 960 Checkrein Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43229.During the transition, please be patient as not everything has been unpacked, etc. The phone number will remain unchanged for now, while the new phone system is being completed. Any future developments will be shared here and on the Facebook Page.

Testimonial Dinner

You are cordially invited to share the evening at the AMVETS State of Ohio Testimonial DInner for:

AMVETS Dept Commander - Andy McElrath

Sons Dept Commander - Vern Davenport

Ladies Dept President - Kay Gibbons

At Midwinter Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel 6500 Doubletree Ave Columbus, Ohio 43229,  February 15, 2020 Doors open 6:30pm, Dinner at 6:45pm

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at OHAMVETS.org  http://www.ohamvets.org/product-page/2017-honors-awards-banquet or by mailing a check to: AMVETS Headquarters 960 Checkrein Ave Columbus, Ohio 43229 

Purchase your tickets today to join the evening of Great Food, Friends, & Fun.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Merry Christmas

Commander Davenport and all of the Department Officers would like to wish you, your families, and friends a very Merry Christmas. Please remember those brave American Men and Women who cannot spend the holiday with their families as they defend freedom world-wide. Please, set an extra seat at your table in their honor.

December 31 - Membership Deadline

All Sons' membership is due by December 31, 2019. Please do not wait until the last minute to renew your membership, your squadron could face membership suspension or worse..... Visit your Post and pay your dues ASAP! Also, the National Sons are trying to get the new online membership program up and running, and having as much membership in the program as possible will help speed things along. Thank you for all of your efforts. 

Thank You!!!

The Dept of Ohio Sons of AMVETS would like to thank everyone who joined us on our Veteran's Day Bus Trip. A great time was had by all, and it was our pleasure having you with us. See you next year!

Special Olympics Unified Bowling

Once again our Department of Ohio AMVETS Family was well represented in Columbus at the Special Olympics Uified Bowling Tournament, over the weekend of October 19 and 20.  AMVETS Family members helped keep our Athletes organized and in high spirits during the competition. And in the end, handed out awards to all of the Champions. Well done Family!!!

Action Alert! Ask your Representative to sponsor H.R. 1715

Good morning AMVETS members,

As you know, we have been working with Congress to create legislation that would solve our organization's tax issues. The Charitable Equity for Veterans Act of 2019 was the solution we came up with to allow local AMVETS posts to accept tax-deductible charitable donations. The bill was introduced this year by Representative Rob Kind and Representative Brad Wenstrup, and we need to increase the number of co-sponsors in order to get this bill passed. 

If you think your local post would benefit from receiving tax-deductible charitable donations, ask your Representative to support H.R. 1715.  

A few talking points you can use:

Commander Davenport Speaks to America's Freedom Lodge Supporters

Commander Vern Davenport spoke at the America's Freedom Lodge fund raising event on Saturday September 21, 2019. He told a room of about 1300 people about the AMVETS Family and especially the Sons' efforts to support and aid our Veterans. From community service, to personal care, to fundraising, to even meeting with our Legislators in Washington lobbying for Veterans issues, the AMVETS Family leads the way. He also spoke on the close cooperation between the AMVETS and America's Freedom Lodge and the importance of both groups' missions in helping our Veterans return to a sense of normalcy and purpose. Great work Commander! 

 

Weekly Legislative Update from National AMVETS

News Driving the Week
- VA Secretary Robert Wilkie last week encouraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to pass bipartisan legislation to help VA build partnerships with community groups who can offer direct help to Veterans who are at risk of harming themselves. The IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act, from Reps. Jack Bergman (R-Mich.) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) would allow VA to direct grant funding to these groups across the country. These community-based groups would be able to use that funding to identify Veterans who pose a suicide risk. “H.R. 3495 is one-way Members of Congress from both parties can support Veterans and their local communities, and I believe it can be the beginning this year of a longer-term collaboration with the VA to get at the root causes of the suicide crisis in the nation,” Wilkie wrote to Pelosi in a letter last week. “I hope your caucus can support this bipartisan effort.”

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