Officers' Reports for State Convention

Reports from all Department Officers, including District Commanders are due to HQ by Thursday June 6, 2019. If you have any issues submitting your report by the date due, please contact Commander Jackson ASAP. 

Veterans Day Bus Trip 2019

It's that time again!! You can now start reserving your spot on the Bus Trip!

You can find  a flyer for the trip as well as the reservation form in the Programs Section of the Forms page of the website.


Randy Smith, PDC

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we pass along the information on the passing of Sons of AMVETS Ohio PDC Randy Smith. Randy was commander in 2009-2010, received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, and the Gil Garza Award in 2008. He was a shining example of what the Sons of AMVETS should be, and will be greatly missed by all those who loved him. Our deepest sympathies go to his wife Michelle, his family, and friends everywhere. Visitation is Thursday afternoon 3:00pm - 7:00pm and funeral services are Friday March 29 at 10:00am at Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory.... 135 North Washington St Tiffin, Ohio 44883.  Obituary Informatin is below. 

Randall D. Smith, 67, of Tiffin, passed away at 2:15 a.m., Sunday, March 24, 2019 at the St. Francis Home in Tiffin. Arrangements are pending at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home & Crematory in Tiffin. 

Midwinter Conference 2019 Officer Reports

All Department Officers (including District Commanders) are required to submit their Midwinter Conference reports by February 8, 2019. If you have any issues meeting this deadline, contact Commander Jackson ASAP.

Veterans Day Bus Trip 2018

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

November 9 – 12, 2018

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 2018 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

Here's the Deal:

National Dues Increase! Important!!!!

At the National Convention, the resolution to increase national dues by $2 per member was passed. That means that this year, when you send in your dues to HQ in Columbus, you will need to enclose $24 per member. You will be receiving your preprint membership cards in the very near future, so this will become very important, very soon! If you have any questions, please direct them to one of your Department 1st Vice, Vern Davenport. 

Keith "Bubba" Sherrill, PDC

It is with heavy hearts that we are receiving news that Past Department Commander Keith "Bubba" Sherrill has passed away. We currently have no details. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in their time of loss. Keith served as Ohio Department Commander in 2011-12. We will pass along any information concerning services when we receive it.

Edited to add:
Taken from obituary in the Chronicle newspaper.
Keith W. "Bubba" Sherrill, 46, of Oberlin, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, 440-322-4626.

Storming the Hill!

Once again the Sons of AMVETS joined the AMVETS family on Capitol Hill to address Veterans' Issues with our Representatives and Senators. This is one of most important projects every year, and with budget cuts,etc it is becoming even more important that we help serve as a voice for our Veterans. As always, Ohio had a strong presence in Washington DC and was able to meet with several folks who help the decisions be made, Thank you to all who participated in this event! And to Doug Brown, National Legislative Director for the Sons and Ed McNett, Department Legislative Director for organizing the effort and showing everyone the ropes! Great work everyone!

Midwinter Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us last weekend and helped make the Midwinter Conference such a success. As always, the Sons' Hospitality Room was the place to be, with JD Owen rocking the night away, good food, good drink, and of course good company. We hope that everyone had a good time and maybe even learned something while doing so. See you all again soon, and we can't wait until June Convention!

Rene Valley PDC, PNC

It is great remorse that we share the passing of PDC and PNC Rene Valley from Mt Vernon, Ohio. He served as Dept of Ohio Commander from 1998-99 and as National Commander from 1999 - 2000. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday February 18, 2018 at Lasater Funeral Home 11337 Upper Gilchrist Rd Mt Vernon, Ohio from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.With Funeral services Monday at 11:00am. 


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