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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

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22nd District Post Ranking

NOTICE: Totals are as of Friday, August 29, 2014.


Post

Location

Commander

Goal

Total

% of Goal

164

Katy

Ernie Cormier

237

156

65.82

594

Houston

Larry D. Allen

261

157

60.15

52

Houston

Miguel Navarro

83

49

59.04

77

Houston

Jimmy Mitchell

465

270

58.06

654

Houston

C. Hasselbach

281

160

56.94

319

Deer Park

David Saucillo

53

30

56.60

391

Houston

Charles Amos

32

18

56.25

366

Katy

John R. Jones

45

25

55.56

521

Pasadena

Joseph Thomas

396

220

55.56

416

Houston

Johnny Molock

95

52

54.74

472

Houston

Robert Rocha

255

128

50.20

490

S. Houston

Faith Federspiel

1299

651

50.12

596

Houston

David Kang

40

20

50.00

428

La Porte

William Stone

45

4

8.89

District

Totals

Juan Torres, Jr.

3587

1940

54.08

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American Legion National News

Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama's VA speech at
The American Legion Convention in his first speech
to the group since 2011

President fell flat as audience of thousands responded to military pledges with anemic ovations

President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday, August 26th at The American Legion National Convention, and he fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion's convention-goers.

His 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House's policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out.

A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that 'a small group of Obama's admirers - and there are some here - sat near the front and tried to generate applause for him about 10 times.'

'They didn't get much pickup,' the retired lieutenant colonel said of the 'instigators' gathered at the Charlotte, North Carolina event, but 'they were persistent.  You could tell when the applause was genuine and when it wasn't.  It was obvious to everyone here.'

Most of the veterans sat on their hands, leaving awkward silences where White House speechwriters expected ovations.

'Some of these guys - well, most of them - remember that Obama sent Biden to speak to us last year in Houston, and blew us off entirely during his 2012 campaign.'

That year, the president sent a 3-minute video message instead of coming to Indianapolis. Mitt Romney, his Republican rival, flew 1,000 miles to speak in person.

The veteran asked MailOnline to conceal his identity. 'I don't need that kind of trouble,' he said.  'I work for a government contractor.'

After the customary introductions and thank-yous to dignitaries, Obama spoke for nearly eight full minutes on Tuesday without a single clap.

He touted his foreign policy bona fides, boasting that 'even countries that criticize us - when the chips are down and they need help, they know who to call.  They call us. That's what American leadership looks like.'

Silence.

'Sustaining our leadership, keeping America strong and secure, means we have to use our power wisely,' Obama cautioned, in keeping with his slow approach to battling ISIS and other terror groups overseas.

'History teaches us of the dangers of overreaching and spreading ourselves too thin, and trying to go it alone without international support, or rushing into military adventures without thinking through the consequences.'

Crickets.

'You know that we should never send America's sons and daughters into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary and we have a plan and we are resourcing it and prepared to see it through.'

Tepid clapping followed pregnant seconds of emptiness.

'We removed more than 140,000 troops from Iraq and welcomed those troops home.  It was the right thing to do.'

Nothing.

Obama couldn't muster sustained applause for a declaration that 'in just four months we will complete our combat mission in Afghanistan and America's longest war will come to a responsible end.'

Not even when he paused to honor 'every American who served to make this progress possible, every single one, especially the more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan to keep us safe.'

After he pledged to 'partner with Afghans so their country can never again be used to launch attacks against the United States,' four seconds elapsed before a weak round of clapping could be heard in the hall.

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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

JOHNNY MOLOCK
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