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71st Annual Convention
June 3, 4, 5
The Department of Indiana's 71st Annual Convention will be held on June 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel. Get your hotel reservations in as early as possible. Pre-register and save $5. You can download the registration form in the File Cabinet or by clicking here.
Our National Commander Jim Pidgeon will be in attendance. Let's show him what Indiana is made of with heavy attendance.
The information for the Convention Booklet is due by April 30th including posters for those of you running for office.
Remember the Officers' reports are written for the convention so please get them to me by May 31st to be included in the Reports Booklet.
The cutoff date for a 100% Membership plaque is May 15th. There are a lot of posts who are very close but not there yet. With just a little extra effort your post can be recognized as one of our membership leaders.
We are currently presenting our AMVETS medal and certificate to deserving young ROTC and JROTC in colleges and high schools throughout the state. I am putting the times, date and location on the Events Calendar so you can pick one near you to make the presentation. We are not doing well in getting presenters and many of them are being presented by the Military Instructor with no AMVETS attendance at all. This does not bode well for AMVETS as the one I did attend there were Legion and VFW representation. If we are trying to put AMVETS in the spotlight this is the way to do it. I was also able to pass out quite a few membership applications and possibly we will be able to recruit new members as a result.
New National Executive Director
Commander Pidgeon has made a selection for AMVETS National Executive Director. Mr. Joseph Chenelly will be reporting on board May 2nd. Joe is an Marine Corps veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has previous experience with AMVETS, having served as Communications Director. He is presently working for the DAV.