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.

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. 

AMVETS National Legislative Priorities

Attached is a downloaded form that spells out this year's AMVETS Legislative Agenda for the "Storming the Hill" Meetings with Members of Congress during next month's Spring NEC. It contains information about the issues to be stressed and discussed with the Members of Congress to help improve our Veterans' Ways of Life.

Department Officer Reports Due to HQ!!!

Midwinter Conference quickly approaches and all Dept Officers and District Commanders need to have their reports into HQ by Thursday Feb 8, to properly insure it being included in the conference book. If you will have any issues meeting this deadline, please contact Commander Lounsbury ASAP.

E Board Meeting and 1st District Tour

On February 3, Commander Lounsbury and other Dept officers will be doing a short tour of the Dayton area in the 1st District. The following day, February 4, there will be an E Board Meeting held at Post 444 Fairborn at 12:00pm. Dress for the meeting will be casual, Dept shirt and cover please. Details coming soon....

Thank You!!!

The Department would like to thank everyone who participated in this past weekend's Duane Pease Memorial Golf Tournament. All the golfers, officers, and volunteers had a great time in the sun and were able to raise money to help get our Veterans to Washington DC for Veterans' Day. Thank you to Post 1994 Kenton and all of their members for their hard work in putting the outing together after circumstances forced the original date to be changed and location moved.


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