Updates from AMVETS Post 96 in Eureka

We are thrilled to share AMVETS Post 96 member Mark Nelson’s check in to update the Department about the impact Post 96 is making in Northern California.

AMVETS Post 96 and AMVETS Riders Chapter 96 joined forces to complete a highway cleanup in August.
In September, AMVETS Post 96 and AMVETS Riders Chapter 96 joined to honor Richard Guadagno, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge manager who perished in the crash of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. He was likely one of the heroes who helped storm the terrorists.

Also in September, AMVETS Post 96 and AMVETS Riders Chapter 96 represented AMVETS at the Eureka Elks Annual Veteran’s Car & Motorcycle Show.

It’s great to see AMVETS leaders and members being such a great representation of AMVETS values and being stewards of their community, and Post 96 has been busy!

Larry Reynolds & Hank Snow (Post 2813) Receive Congessional Honors

Doug LaMalfa, U.S. representative for California’s 1st congressional district recently honored Larry Reynolds and Hank Snow of AMVETS Post 2813 in Chico with Congressional Awards recognizing their contributions to their community and to the Veterans of Chico.

Larry has Been a Member of AMVETS since 2009 and is 93 years old, he also assists on the Chico Veterans Honor Guard every chance he gets.

Hank Snow Has logged more than 14,000 hours with the Boys and Girls Club as an employee and as AMVETS Volunteer. He has been a Commander of another VSO, and served our Nation through his career spanning 3 branches of service, Army, Navy and Airforce.

These two gentlemen are well deserving of these awards and AMVETS Department of California celebrates them both upon receiving this momentous honor.

National Updates Lifetime Membership Dues for 2023-24

Per AMVETS National, Lifetime Membership dues have changed on September 1, 2023 according to the following age-based tiers:

Age tierPrice
Up to 55$500
(National $250, CA Dept retains $125, Post retains $125)
56-64$400
(National $200, CA Dept retains $100, Post retains $100)
65+$300
(National $150, CA Dept retains $75, Post retains $75)
Lifetime Membership dues effective 9/1/23

To convert your membership, contact:
[email protected]
1 877 526 1339

CA Service Foundation honors AMVETS Dept. of California

Our colleagues at AMVETS Department of California Serivce Foundation recently recognized our team and leadership at our department for support in their vital AMVETSONE mission to go beyond just raising awareness — to foster institutional change and make a direct impact in the lives of veterans by promoting avenues for Healing, Hope and Honor in the lives of veterans.

Thank you to our Service Foundation and their AMVETSONE committee for their impactful work on this very important cause. We are proud to support you all the way!

AMVETS Post 56 (Tulare) Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse — September 27

If you love barbecue and live near our Tulare Post 56, please support our fundraiser partnership with Texas Roadhouse on Wednesday, September 27. The fundraiser will run from 3-9p, and 10% of all proceeds from your food orders to our post and their mission in Tulare and the surrounding area.

“Rolling Thunder” presents AMVETS Dept. of CA’s Smokey Rickerd with Commanders Coin

1072nd Transportation Company “Rolling Thunder” presented Smokey Rickerd Executive Director of AMVETS Department of California, with a certificate of appreciation award, as well as a Commanders Coin in support of the company’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreational (MWR) events.

AMVETS Department of California’s continued support dedication to local veterans, selfless service greatly contributed to the success of both unit MWR Events.  We have been able to support the 1072nd Transportation Company, and the California Army National Guard in our community.

AMVETS Podcast: April 2023 — AMVETSONE

AMVETSONE 1st Vice Commander Jeff Lukens, and Lance talk about the impact of AMVETSONE 2022, and the plans for the upcoming AMVETSONE 2023 tour this year.