AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans.
The Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate national organization of AMVETS whose members (spouses or relatives of AMVETS) provide a range of services and support to veterans, communities and other nonprofit organizations such as Paws With a Cause, the John Tracy Clinic and Freedoms Foundation.
The Sons of AMVETS, as its name implies, is a nationwide organization comprised of the sons of American veterans who are members of AMVETS. The Sons play an active role in promoting AMVETS’ legislative agenda, providing services to hospitalized veterans and supporting charitable initiatives.
The AMVETS RIDERS are a dedicated and patriotic group of motorcycle riders who hold true to an unwavering respect for our Nation, our Flag, and our Military… past, present and future. The Riders are committed to the freedom of this Nation, to provide community service and fellowship, and to preserve and support the aims and goals of the AMVETS National Organization.
Junior AMVETS are the sons and daughters (under age 18) of AMVETS members. As a nationwide organization, “the Juniors” (as they are sometimes called) undertake projects—such as visiting a homeless shelter—that benefit veterans and communities alike.
Commander Perry was elected at the June 2022 Department Convention held in Binghamton, NY.
Delegates to the Dept. Convention are based on the number of members who are Members in good standing on May 1. You get one Delegate and one alternates for every 25 members or major fraction thereof. Alternates shall have the rights and privileges of their delegates except they shall only vote in their delegates absence. We always start nominations and voting at Post #1 which sometimes doesn't allow the higher numbered Posts to vote because the majority is reached before it gets to them. So to make everybody happy we are gong to start at the current Commanders Post which this year is Post 1013. Unless the Floor is against this or its a violation of the Bylaws this is how it will done it in the future.
The Dates of the Convention are June 8-10. Reports for the Red Book and Grants are due three weeks prior to the Convention (May 18). Please book your room as soon as possible. The Website has Hotel Reservation & Tax Exemt Forms, and a Convention Shirt order form for your use. The 2023 Convention Agenda can also be found on the Website (under the Event Calendar section).
Rich Rossi, Executive Director Dept. of NY
AMVETS members enjoy savings and benefits from our many partners and participate in post activities for fun, community service, and to help fellow veterans across many aspects of life. AMVETS is a service organization open to anyone who is currently serving, or have honorably served, in the U.S. Armed Forces.
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