AMVETS & Victory for Veterans Foundation Partnering on RIDE22

Please get this information down to your AMVETs Post Commanders and Leadership as soon as possible.
LET’S MAKE THE FIRST YEAR OF THE RIDEE22 (POKER RUN EVENT) A BIG SUCCESS!
It is not too late to host a RIDE22 event in your city or State.  See below information for the RIDE22 and why were doing it.  I’ve attached a Ride Captain’s instruction sheet on what needs to happen within the next Thirty (30) days.
We’ve got veterans, active duty service members, first responders, and the general public calling in everyday asking where the RIDE22 Poker Run is taking place in their State or City.
In addition, get with POST 12 AMVETs (Washington DC) to see how there RIDE22 is coming along.  This has been blessed by National and we really need a lot of the AMVETS Post to step up and get their RIDE22 going ASAP.
Victory for Veterans will provide you with a Flyer for your Post (just see the attached example for the Colorado RIDE22 event).  We’ll provide you with a Team CODE and a link to online registration that is made easy for the event.  You have to establish the route, the stops (See the Colorado Route & Stops), and push registration in your area for maximum exposure to everyone that rides a motorcycle..
T-shirts and patches are available for purchase online at Registration and each rider will received a free RIDE22 Pin.  This will be annual ongoing event with AMVETs and Victory for Veterans Foundation each and every June.
Here is why we RIDE22
Victory for Veterans Foundation and AMVETs would like to welcome you to RIDE22 – To be held in multiple locations around the country on 30 June 2018.
This RIDE22 is open to Veterans, Active Duty Service Members (all branches), Army & Air National Guard, All Reserve Services, First Responders (Fire, Police & Emergency), and the General Public (that care and want to make a difference).  Come one come all to RIDE22 (all types of motorcycle riders and clubs are welcome).

The RIDE22 will generate awareness of the suicides that affecting our veterans, active duty service members, first responders, and their families.  It will generate revenue to focus on (4) areas that will have a big impact on reducing this issue across our country.
1.    Employment  & Training
2.    Homelessness
3.    Health issues and debt
4.    Suicide Programs & Awareness 
We are grateful you are taking a look at our RIDE22 event across the USA in many cities!  We hope to see you on the streets with us in honor of our men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom, as well as our first responders that put their life on the line each and everyday!
Each RIDE22 will have a lot of fun, poker runs, and just a bunch of good ole times!
Most RIDE 22 locations will ride on 30 June, 2018…
Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN… Discounts of 25% for earlybird…
FIRST 50 to register also get a FREE PATCH & PIN!!!
Stay tuned and check back often for a city and location near you!
https://victoryforveterans.org/events/ride22/

Come join us and RIDE for 22!

We will ride 220+/- kilometers in honor of and in celebration of our Veterans.
Registration is $22 for adult riders: $11 for passengers.
EARLY BIRD discount of 25% available if registered by March 31!!!
ALSO first 50 – get a FREE Patch & Pin at each location!
Exclusive RIDE22 T-Shirts are available from our store.
Select your city, sign up, and we’ll see you there.
We will ride rain or shine.  No alternate dates are available.
If you can’t ride with us, would you consider a donation?  We ask for a $22 donation if you can.  Our Veterans are grateful as are we!
If your city isn’t listed yet or one close to you, keep checking back for new cities being added each week.
If your interested in partnering with VFV and AMVETs to host a Poker Run in your city contact us immediately and we’ll get you started and added to the list of cities.  There are a lot of Veterans, First Responders, and Active Service Members with motorcycles looking to RIDE22.
Regards,
Mikel J. Burroughs
Colonel (Retired)
Chairman, Board of Directors 
Victory for Veterans Foundation
VFV & ETAC Partner to bring the Veteran IT Apprenticeship Program!
Register for our Victory Tours: BIKE22 OR RIDE22
FaceBook: @VFVets (www.FaceBook.com/VFVets)
Twitter: @VictoryVets (www.twitter.com/VictoryVets)
LinkedIn: Victory For Veterans (www.linkedin.com/company/Victory-For-Veterans)
Cell:  (760) 994-2055  
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Update: 2018 Convention Room Reservations

Jim Johnson asked me to put a Convention Room Update together, please send message below to your full distribution

for Dept of MA.

Message:

2018 Convention Room Reservations Update: 9 Feb 2018

Fellow Convention Attendees,

In order to ensure you have a reservation, correct rate, and room number of your choice you must do following:

1.      Contact – Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center|Phone: 508-347-7393

2.      Inform Desk – You are with AMVETS and ask for Catherine “only”.

3.      If Catherine is not available – Ask to be put thru to her voicemail and leave message stating you are w/AMVETS,

your name and contact number.

4.      If you do not follow these steps you will be quoted the Standard (i.e. not AMVETS) room rate.

5.      Additionally, if you did not fill out an advanced room form for 2018 Convention when you checked out last year,

hotel “WILL NOT” guarantee you will get the same room this year.

Thank you all for your understanding and cooperation.  Looking forward to seeing you all at the Convention in June.

Jim Johnson

Convention Corp. Committee

AMVETS Dept of MA