Massachusetts 2018 Convention Information

STATE ADJUTANT – STEPHEN J. GARNER

My Fellow AMVETS,

 

As we approach Christmas and the start of 2018 it’s time to start thinking about our 74th Annual Convention.  Please note there have been changes made and updates to the Convention information that was put out in Sept. & Nov.

On behalf of Dept of MA Convention Corporation members we would like to wish each of you, your family and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

74th CONVENTION STURBRIDGE HOST:

Starts – Thursday, June 7th 2018

Ends – Sunday, June 10th 2018

 

ROOMS:

Nightly Rate $95 + $11.12 Tax = $106.12

Reservations (508).347.7393 or (800).582.3232

Check-In 4:00 p.m.

Check-Out 11:00 a.m.

AMVETS Room Representative: Jim Johnson (508).944.7006 

 

EVENT TICKETS:

Buffet, Music, Dancing–Friday, June 8th   $30.00 p/p.  Contact Jay Casey (508) 816.5301 or Don McLean (617) 943.4337

Commanders Banquet–Saturday June 9th $30.00 p/p.  Contact Joe Dineen (617) 429.1801 or Lou Floriani (413) 664.4141

All tickets must be purchased and cash must be in hand by Friday, May 25th.  Effective 1 Jan. 2018 NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE CONVENTION!

 

CONVENTION BOOK ADS:

Cost –1/3 page $35, 1/2 page $60, full page $100.  Front & Back covers already sold.

Format – Email Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, Adobe PDF, or a scanned copy.  If you are unable to provide any of the latter, send a hard copy with your check.  It’s your responsibility to ensure officers names are updated, and proper names and words are correctly spelled.

Deadline – March 18th 2018 SEC, if not rec’vd by then there is No Guarantee your ad will make the book printing.

Please e-mail your ad to stephenj.garner@comcast.net. Mail your check made out to AMVETS Convention Corp. to Stephen Garner 42 Spectacle Hill Road, Bolton, MA. 01740-1408.  Phone (978) 618.1883.

 

CONVENTION PIN:

Deadline – must be in the hands of Convention Corp. NLT: Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 and they reserve the right to alter design if necessary.  Please your design by e-mail to studebakercr@comcast.net or USPS to Charles R. Studebaker, Jr.

1299 Washington Street, Canton MA. 02021-2120.  Phone (781) 364.4057.

 

POST DELEGATE REGISTRATION:

Print names of all your Delegates/Alternates and return all THREE copies of registration form with registration fee of $20.00 (check only) per each Delegate/Alternate payable to AMVETS CONVENTION CORP.

 

Delegate Registration form is available on-line at http://amvets-ma.org/. Go to the bottom of page, under Special Programs click on Annual Post Delegate form, type names of all your Delegates/Alternates and print it out.  Mail your

copies along with registration fee check to address below.  Registration form can be e-mailed directly to: Janice Jordan

at amvetsma@verizon.net

PLEASE MAIL NO LATER THAN MAY 29th, 2017 TO:

AMVETS Department of MA State House Room 546-3 Boston, MA 02133-1048

 

 

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                  Department of Massachusetts

 

 

 

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Pin Design

 

 

 

 

All Convention Pin

Designs

MUST BE SUBMITTED BY:

February 14th 2018

 

 

Dept of MA Entry Rules

Design – must have either Dept of MA or 74th Convention and National AMVETS Logo on it.

Shape: may be in form of round, square, oval, rectangle, a symbol or outline State of MA, etc.

                                                                                  Size: – typically 1 ¼  to 1 ½  inches.

 

Please submit your name, post, address, phone # and a draft copy of your pin design to Convention Corp Committee President Charles Studebaker Phone (781) 364.4057 or E-mail studebakercr@comcast.net.  Winner will be selected by Committee 15 February 2018.

 

SPONSORED BY DEPT OF MA – CONVENTION CORPORATION COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Message From the Department

The Department of Massachusetts would like to take this time to wish Everyone  A

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. If you are driving this holiday season please drive and be safe as you travel the roads.

Leon Proctor

Forever GI Bill Hearing

Dear Fellow Veterans and Colleagues,
 
We’ve already been telling you about what we’ve done so far to implement the Colmery Act/Forever GI Bill, but now it’s time for Congress to know. On Tuesday, December 12 at 2:00pm ET, Mr. Robert Worley II, Director of Education Service, will testify before the House Veterans Affairs Committee to discuss what we’ve done so far, and what we have ahead of us.
 
With your help in spreading the word on this legislation, we’ve been able to inform thousands of Veterans that they’re now able to:
  • Access their benefits when the time is right for them and their families;
  • Pursue their education at an accredited independent study program, technical school, and vocational institution using their benefits;
  • Get assistance if a school’s closing affects them; and
  • Plan to earn while they learn for years to come through a work-study program without worrying if Congress will renew it.
We will discuss these and other aspects of the legislation during the hearing, and answer your representatives’ questions. To watch, go to the House Veterans Affairs Committee website. You can also join the conversation as we live tweet the hearing by following us on Twitter at @VAVetBenefits.
 
As always, thank you for helping sharing this information with our Veteran community.
 
Regards,
Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Washington, DC 20420
VA Core Values:  Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, Excellence (“I CARE”)