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! 


Headquarters Reopening

As of Monday May 4, 2020, Department of Ohio Sons of AMVETS Headquarters will resume normal business hours. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9am to 2pm.
We would like to thank Jacqueline for her efforts and flexibility during this trying time.
Please get your membership into HQ as soon as you can.


Note: please have your AMVETS Post representative contact AMVETS HQ for details on setting up these virtual meetings.

National Commander Jan Brown has issued meeting and post business/elections guidance now that we are under the federal directive of no more than 10 people can gather at any time. The Constitution and Bylaws allows for electronic meetings. The Department HQ stands ready to help any post get set up for virtual meetings via Web Ex. Contact Don McCauley at dmccauley@ohamvets.org or call Dept. HQ M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.http://www.ohamvets.org/post/covid-19-meeting-guidance-from-commander-ja...

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. 


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