Deadline for Pre-registration and Officers' Reports Fall Conference

In order to ensure the conference book is ready for Oct 2, all Officers' reports are due into HQ by Thursday September 24, 2015. This is the same day for the deadline for pre-registration for the conference. Reports may be emailed to ohsons@ohsonsofamvets.org to help you make the deadline. Thanks for your help in this matter.

7th District Tour this weekend

The weekend of Sept 19-20, Commander Lutz and his officers will be touring the 7th District. Beginning at the Horseshoe Tournament and Campout in Logan. We will then go to 51 Thornville (@1:00), 2256 Circleville (@2:30), 61 Hillsboro (@4:00) at which point the officers at the Georgetown OVH picnic will join the tour, then 4 Chillicothe (@5:15), and finish the night at 1985 Lancaster. Sunday, mnay of us will be attending a picnic for Lancaster area foster families. If we are stopping at your post, please stop in and say hello! Hopefully we will see many of you this weekend!

Follow Us on Facebook!!!

The Department of Ohio Sons now have a Facebook page. Follow us to learn details on events, conferences, and Commander's Tours throughout the year. Follow the link:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sons-of-Amvets-Dept-of-Ohio/1507854759506158   

On the page you will pictures from some of the events that have already occured this year, and update information important to Sons in Ohio.

And, if you have an upcoming event that you would like to advertise or announcement to make and would like it to be posted on the page, please email Commander Lutz, Immediate Past Commander McGrath, or 1st Vice/Webmaster Bryant the details.

 

 

2015 Fall Conference

This year's Fall Conference is being held in Westlake, Ohio on Oct 2 - 4, 2015. To view the agenda please click on AMVETS Ohio Fall Conference in the Events section. Pre-registration for the conference is due into HQ by Thursday September 24. Please click the links below for more information and the pre-registration form. All Department Officers' reports are due into HQ by Thursday Sept 24 as well, please make sure to meet this date to ensure your report being included in the conference book. We will be holding an Officers' Workshop at the conference to help any officers, on any level, who may have questions/concerns. This workshop will include the usual 1st Vice membership workshop as well as the 2nd Vice project reporting workshop. 

Message From Commander Lutz

My father James Lutz, is a Navy Veteran who served from 1963-1966.  He was a mechanic for the F4-B Phantom Jets.  My grandfather Michel Daymut served in the Army during WWII.  He received many medals, including the Sliver Star. I wanted to continue the family history of serving our country, however, for medical reasons I wasn't allowed.  For many years I wanted to find a way to pay service to our country and felt becoming part of the AMVETS family would give me the opportunity to serve my country.

            I have been involved with this organization for many years.  I started in my home town Post #22 in Vermilion, Ohio.  I went through the chairs at the local level and continue to serve locally.  While in service at the local level, I stood as the JR. AMVETS advisor on behalf of the Sons and all the other chairs.  I was District 13th Commander and the following year joined the Sons of AMVETS at the state level. My services at this level started as 3rd vice.  Through the years I climbed the chairs and now fill the seat as Sons Department Commander. I will embrace this role to the best of my ability with the help of my officers.   

            My Commander’s project this year is the Valor Home. It is governed by the VA. There is a full description available below and under the project tab on Ohio Son’s website.

            Thank You for your continuing support.  I look forward to serving you as the State of Ohio Sons of AMVETS Commander. 

2015 State Convention

Convention Information:

June and the Sons of AMVETS Department of Ohio State convention is fast approaching.  To view the agenda, click on the 2015 State Convention under Events.  Pre-registration is due to the department office by June 9th.  Click on the Pre-registration information and form link below for additional information.  Officer reports are due by Wednesday June 10th.  Please get your report to the Department office in time to be included in the convention book.

Pre-registration information and form

 

Sons of AMVETS Dept. of Ohio Golf Outting

Saturday July 25th, 2015
Registration Form  Hole Sponsor Form

AMVETS, Sons of AMVETS, Auxiliary, Members and guests

In the wake of latest news on struggling to find Government support for our Veterans, specifically in the Dayton Region and beyond, we would like to thank each of you for your continued support of your local AMVETS!

We would like to invite you to set your sights on this escape from the norm with this years Sons of AMVETS Golf Tournament at Stillwater Valley Golf Club. Stillwater Valley Golf Club has adapted acres of lush, wooded terrain into a fun and challenging 18-hole layout. This course, surrounded by its picturesque backdrop, takes players on a relaxing journey; not too easy, not too tough.  The total golf experience at Stillwater Valley is just right.

Home to a friendly staff, Stillwater Valley Golf Club is committed to providing you with superior service, whether it’s the well-stocked pro shop or the restaurant and bar. The bar and patio are the perfect spots for some post-round beverages, where golfers can enjoy a scenic panorama of the course, only just conquered.

Kilroy was here

By JEANNIE WILEY WOLF
STAFF WRITER

Kilroy is back.

If you’ve been observant, you may have seen cartoon drawings of a man peeking over a wall on billboards, store windows and signs around town this month.

The character is Kilroy, and the drawing was a popular piece of graffiti drawn by American troops in the Atlantic Theater and later the Pacific Theater during World War II.

Kilroy has shown up again, this time as a local campaign designed to honor veterans of World War II and teach young people about a significant piece of memorabilia from the era, said Bob Driftmyer, 9th District commander of AMVETS and past commander of AMVETS Post 21, Findlay.

“I’m sure everybody’s seen it once, but they might not have known what it was,” Driftmyer said. “We felt it was time to do something for the World War II guys since we’re losing them so quickly.”

He got the idea after talking with World War II veteran George Bjorling. Bjorling had asked a friend who was in the Battle of the Bulge if he remembered Kilroy.

A fine welcome to newly elected Commander Roger McGrath

Sons of AMVETS Department of Ohio welcome the newly elected commander Roger McGrath.

Christmas in July - July 13

AMVETS Christmas Party

 

            It is that time of year again.  As many of you already know from past years, my name is Dan Briggs.  I am a Past Commander and am currently First Vice of the Sons of AMVETS at Post 21 in Findlay, Ohio. I am also the Past Commander for the Department of Ohio.  I am also the representative for the Sandusky Ohio Veterans Home (OVH).    Near the holidays the OVH usually gets cash donations and donated items, but once the holidays are over support wanes, but the need doesn’t. 

            I am asking you to consider taking collections/donations at your Post for this cause.  The donations can be cash, clothing, socks, underwear, tee shirts, etc.  These items are needed all year around for the residents of the Home.  Last year the Sons of AMVETS raised approximately $4,000 for this cause.

            The Home’s budget has been extremely cut.  Accordingly, cash is needed to aid the Home in helping the resident Veterans. 

            If you need further information or have any questions, you can contact me at the following numbers or e-mail address:

            Cell phone: 419-563-4756

            e-mail: dbriggs341@att.net

            I will arrange for pick-up of items/cash donations you have collected so they can be taken to the Home in July, 2014.

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