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2014BoysState

22nd District Boys State Delegates
Austin - June 8-13, 2014

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2013DistOratorical

22nd District Oratorical Contest
Post 490 - Janurary 9, 2014
Winner: Divya Chilukuri

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Upcoming Events

Steak Dinner
Steak Dinner

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22nd District Post Ranking

NOTICE: Totals are as of Wednesday, November 26, 2014.


Post

Location

Commander

Goal

Total

% of Goal

164

Katy

Ernie Cormier

237

202

85.23

52

Houston

Miguel Navarro

83

64

77.11

654

Houston

C. Hasselbach

281

213

75.80

472

Houston

Robert Rocha

255

193

75.69

366

Katy

John R. Jones

45

33

73.33

521

Pasadena

Joseph Thomas

396

288

72.73

416

Houston

Jerry Fee

95

67

70.53

77

Houston

Jimmy Mitchell

465

326

70.11

490

S. Houston

Faith Federspiel

1299

896

68.98

391

Houston

Charles Amos

32

22

68.75

594

Houston

Larry D. Allen

263

178

68.20

319

Deer Park

David Saucillo

53

36

67.92

596

Houston

David Kang

40

24

60.00

428

La Porte

William Stone

45

24

53.33

District

Totals

Juan Torres, Jr.

3587

2566

71.54

Click here for Membership Turn-In Listing By District

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American Legion National News

American Legion National Commander
responds to Washington Times article

American Legion National Commander Mike Helm sent the following letter to the Washington Times in response to its article, "Younger veterans bypass VFW, American Legion for service, fitness groups."

To the Editor:

In reference to “Younger Veterans Bypass VFW, American Legion for Service, Fitness Groups,” I have to wonder why the growing footprint of American Legion posts on college campuses throughout the country – chartered and operated by the newest generation of war veterans – was not mentioned.

These Legion posts are emerging because they do so much to help student veterans and their families; one such post even helped to change a state law to make tuition rates more fair to those who have served our nation in uniform.

The article failed to mention American Legion National Emergency Fund collaborations with Team Rubicon at several disaster sites over the years.  The Legion is working with several post-9/11 veterans groups right now, providing leadership on advisory councils in southern California to better connect veterans with services available to them.

The American Legion is, indeed, a service-oriented organization; last year alone, it hosted or sponsored more than 1,000 veteran job fairs nationwide.  American Legion service officers are now working on the VA claims of more than 700,000 veterans of all ages, and fighting to protect VA benefits every day in Washington.  Over the last four months, the Legion conducted a dozen Veterans Crisis Command Centers across the nation, in the aftermath of an all-out meltdown of trust between veterans and VA (which is only now beginning to heal, thanks to changes demanded by The American Legion).

At these crisis centers, The American Legion provided face-to-face, firsthand assistance to more than 3,000 veterans and their families along with nearly $1 million in retroactive compensation that had been delayed, thus denied, to veterans and their families of several wartime eras.  These centers will continue to operate into 2015 because they are effective and relevant to veterans, particularly those leaving the service and coming home from war today and in months to come (about 1.5 million).

Much was missing in this disingenuous portrayal of The American Legion and VFW.

I can tell you what would be missing from the fabric of our nation if not for The American Legion and VFW.  Missing would be the Department of Veterans Affairs, the GI Bill, livable wages for military personnel, recognition that veterans were poisoned by Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, and relevant education benefits built to serve the 21st-century student veteran.

Missing would be national and government awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder.  Missing would be millions of community volunteers who save VA tens of millions of dollars in staffing, and raise millions of dollars in donations for veterans health-care facilities.  Missing would be tens of thousands of youth programs, from baseball to Junior ROTC, from Boys State to scholarships for the children of service members who have given their lives for our country since 9/11.

In order to collect such information, the reporter of this piece should have investigated beyond interviews with a handful of veterans who did not have a positive experience at one American Legion post or another (from nearly 13,800 throughout the world), but that would have taken a willingness to tell the story fairly and accurately.

Michael Helm, National Commander

The American Legion

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Membership in The American Legion

Are you a member of The American Legion?   If you served during a wartime era, we extend to you an opportunity to become a member of this growing Organization.   The American Legion is an organization of veterans serving other veterans, their families, and the communities they live in.   We are the voice of the veteran in Washington DC fighting for the benefits and rights of all those who served our Country in the Armed Forces.   The 22nd District Commander Jerry Blaylock would be pleased to have you as a member of this growing, community based Veterans' Organization.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information please email us at
District Commander or Webmaster.   To find a specific American Legion Post in your area, please go to our DIRECTORY which lists the specifics of each American Legion Post in the 22nd District.   Or you may use this application and mail proof of service (copy of DD214, etc) and a check for (see Specific Post Annual Dues) payable to "___Specific American Legion Post___."   Please Print (right click on the application and click on Print Picture) and include your phone number.   Your membership card will be mailed to you and you'll be contacted when the next post meeting is held.

Membership Application

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DISTRICT OFFICERS

22nd District Commander

JUAN TORRES, JR (472)
Commander

JIMMY MITCHELL (77)
Vice Commander

JOSEPH THOMAS (521)
Adjutant

SHERYLL JONES (164)
Finance Officer

BUTCH SPARKS (490)
Judge Advocate

MIKE WARREN (164)
Chaplain

GREGORY TREACY (490)
Service Officer

vacant
Public Relations

JANIE GARRETT (654)
Historian

TRAVIS HUNT (654)
Sgt-at-Arms

JOE CHAVEZ (77)
Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms

JOHN OSBORNE, JR. (77)
Past District Commander


DISTRICT COMMITTEES

FELIX WHITE (654)
Americanism

DAVID SAUCILLO (319)
Baseball

WENDELL DENNEY (490)
Bingo

JOSEPH THOMAS (521)
Boy Scouts

DAN KING (521)
S.A.L. ADVISOR

JOHNNY MOLOCK (416)
Boys State

TERRY MESSENGER (472)
Children & Youth

BILL MANBECK (77)
Community Service

JIMMY MITCHELL (77)
Membership

vacant
National Security

CRIS MARTINEZ (77)
Oratorical/School Awards

vacant
POW/MIA

MIGUEL NAVARRO, JR. (52)
VA&R

JOHN D. MORRIS (594)
Constitution and Bylaws

vacant
Credentials & Resolutions

WILLIAM COOK (77)
Legislative

BUTCH SPARKS (490)
Hubmaster

JERRY BLAYLOCK (490)
Webmaster


DISTRICT EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE

MIGUEL NAVARRO, JR.
Commander Post 52

JIMMY L. MITCHELL, JR.
Commander Post 77

ERNIE CORMIER
Commander Post 164

DAVID W. SAUCILLO
Commander Post 319

JOHN R. JONES
Commander Post 366

CHARLES E. AMOS
Commander Post 391

JERRY FEE
Commander Post 416

WILLIAM STONE
Commander Post 428

ROBERT ROCHA
Commander Post 472

FAITH FEDERSPIEL
Commander Post 490

JOSEPH THOMAS
Commander Post 521

LARRY D. ALLEN
Commander Post 594

DAVID KANG
Commander Post 596

CHARLES HASSELBACH
Commander Post 654


DISTRICT AUXILIARY OFFICERS


LETICIA VILLAFRANCO
President

vacant
Vice President

TERRI ESPINOZA
Secretary

BERTHA TORRES
Treasurer

RUBY CARPENTER
Chaplain

vacant
Historian

ANN NICHOLSON
Parliamentarian

PRENESS THOMAS-WHITE
Sgt.-at-Arms

CIARRA GUAJARDO
Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms

NATASHA HUDSON
Immediate Past President


AUXILIARY COMMITTEES

PRENESS THOMAS-WHITE
Cancer Research

DIANA KING
Legistrative

vacact
Americanism

DIANA KING
VA&R

LINDA NAVARRO
and JANET RUNDKE
Ways & Means

BERTHA TORRES
Girl's State


AUXILIARY UNIT PRESIDENTS

LINDA NAVARRO
President Unit 52

BETTY MANBECK
President Unit 77

LETICIA VILLAFRANCO
President Unit 416

PAULA RODRIGUEZ
President Unit 472

SHERRI CONTELLA
President Unit 490

DIANA KING
President Unit 521

PAULINE COOLEY
President Unit 594

DOROTHY CHOW
President Unit 596

PRENESS THOMAS-WHITE
President Unit 654


DISTRICT S.A.L.
OFFICERS

JUAN RAUL TORRES
Commander


DISTRICT 22 POSTS
WEB SITES:

POST 164

POST 319

POST 366

POST 416

POST 490

POST 521


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DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS

2nd DIVISION