AMVETS Podcast: April 2022

This month we had the pleasure to discuss with our local Veteran Service Officers in the Fresno area the help provided for Veterans and their family. We discussed the process and what tools are available to help.

CBL Amendments | 2022 AMVETS Department of California State Convention

Below are the Proposed 2022 Department CBL Amendments and Resolution that will be reviewed and acted upon, during the AMVETS-CA State Convention June 10-12.

The State Convention will be held at the DoubleTree By Hilton Ontario Airport.

2022 RESOLUTION 22-01.docx
2022 DRAFT CBL AMENDMENT 22-01 amended.docx
2022 DRAFT CBL AMENDMENT 22-02.docx
2022 DRAFT CBL AMENDMENT 22-03.docx

Convention Registration

AMVETS Podcast: March 2022

This month we interviewed women veterans in AMVETS and let them share stories of their services. Make sure to tune into our next broadcast, we’ll announce the date and time soon!

AMVETS Dept. of California at the Winter NEC Conference

From left to right: Dept. 2nd Vice Commander Lukens, Southern Area Commander Roybal, Dept. NEC Person, Harrison, Dept. 1st Vice Commander Durbin & Dept. Commander Smith

Representatives of our Department of California Executive Committee were in attendance at the 2022 National AMVETS Winter NEC Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. In attendance for the AMVETS Department of California were Dept. 2nd Vice Commander Lukens, Southern Area Commander Roybal, Dept. NEC Person, Harrison, Dept. 1st Vice Commander Durbin & Dept. Commander Smith.

Thank you to our delegation for representing California’s veterans.

AMVETS 2nd Vice Commander Jeff Lukens briefs Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23)

AMVETS 2nd Vice Commander Jeff Lukens was on hand February 27, 2022 for a special appearance by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23) at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District. After the special program, 2nd Vice Lukens shared some exciting news about upcoming AMVETS Dept. of California programs benefitting veterans. We’ll be rolling out an announcement soon.

AMVETS National Commander Greg Heun (KY) Visits AMVETS Dept. of California

AMVETS Commander Greg Heun visited the Department of California for a brief tour of commendations and other special events near Department Headquarters.

On Sept 20, 2021 AMVETS Commander Heun visited Post 56 Tulare, CA to present Past National Commander Pidgeon the  AMVETS National Riders Guardian  Award Recipient 2021. Commander Heun also presented local resident Richard Torrez Jr Olympic Games 2020 Silver  Medal Super Heavyweight with an award from AMVETS for his recognition and awareness in the Suicide Awareness Program.

The following day on Sept 21, 2021 Commander Heun was escorted by Executive Director Smokey Rickerd to the Central Valley Stand Down in Fresno CA, where he was able to visit AMVETS Thrift Store as they gave away clothes to the community. National Commander Heun was also able to visit the Fresno AMVETS thrift store where he was given a tour of the shop operations by the store manager Mark Zimmer.