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2014DistOritorical

22nd District Oritorical Contest
Post 490 - December 12, 2014

Winner: Lindsey Li, Cinco Ranch High School

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2014BoysState

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

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Upcoming Events

Hawaiian Luau BBQ Cook-Off
  Hawaiian Luau        BBQ Cook-Off

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22nd District Post Ranking

NOTICE: Totals are as of Friday, April 10, 2015.


Post

Location

Commander

Goal

Total

% of Goal

472

Houston

Robert Rocha

255

252

98.82

164

Katy

Ernie Cormier

237

230

97.05

416

Houston

Jerry Fee

95

88

92.63

490

S. Houston

Faith Federspiel

1299

1187

91.38

521

Pasadena

Joseph Thomas

396

360

90.91

77

Houston

Jimmy Mitchell

465

413

88.82

319

Deer Park

David Saucillo

53

47

88.68

654

Houston

C. Hasselbach

281

248

88.26

596

Houston

David Kang

40

35

87.50

52

Houston

Miguel Navarro

83

71

85.54

594

Houston

Larry D. Allen

263

219

83.91

366

Katy

John R. Jones

45

37

82.22

428

La Porte

William Stone

45

37

82.22

391

Houston

Charles Amos

32

24

75.00

District

Totals

Juan Torres, Jr.

3587

3248

90.55

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American Legion National News

New VA Claim Forms

The VA will no longer accept claims
for benefits on VA Form 21-4138

As of March 24, 2015 the VA will no longer accept informal claims for VA benefits or a claim for benefits on VA Form 21-4138.  As with most government agencies, all claims must now be on the specified form for the clai  The following would be a good start to let the Post Service Officers know what will be required in the future:

1. VA Form 21-0966 “INTENT TO FILE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION AND/OR PENSION, OR SURVIVORS PENSION AND/OR DIC”  This now becomes the informal claim that we used to file on the VA Form 21-4138 or by any other form of written communication to the VA indicating and intent to file a claim for VA benefits.

2. VA Form 21-526EZ “APPLICATION FOR DISABILITY COMPENSATION AND RELATED COMPENSATION BENEFIT  “This is an application that will be used to file the initial claim for compensation or a claim for increased or secondary compensation disability benefits.

3. VA Form 21-527EZ “APPLICATION FOR PENSIO  This is the form that will be required for nonservice connected pension (NSCP) applications only.  Once we have received this form, it will be forwarded to the Pension Maintenance Center (PMC) in St. Paul MN.

4. VA Form 21-534 EZ “APPLICATION FOR DIC, DEATH PENSION, AND/OR ACCRUED BENEFITS”  This is the application to be completed by the survivors of a deceased veteran seeking to get death benefit and/or the final payment during the veteran’s month of death.

5. VA Form 21-0958 “NOTICE OF DISAGREEMENT”  This is the appropriate application for filing a notice of disagreement with any rating decision.  The VA will no longer accept the VA Form 21-4138 in reference to indicating intent to file a notice of disagreement (NOD).

6. VA Form 21-4138 “STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CLAIM”  This form is only to be used as supporting documentation in reference to one of the aforereferenced forms being submitted.  This form can be used for buddy statements, expounding on a reason for a NOD, providing clarification information regarding disability speaking claimed, etc., but this form is no longer being accepted by itself as a claim for benefits.

7. VA Form 21-22 “APPOINTMENT OF VETERAN SERVICE ORGANIZATION AS CLAIMANT’S REPRESENTATIVE”  This form must be the October 2014 version of the form as the VARO does not accept earlier versions.  Please note that if item 12 is not checked on the form the VA will not allow us to review documentation in VBMS. Therefore, the Post Service Officers must make sure that this item is checked. Additionally, we would prefer to have item 14 checked as well.  This would allow the DSO to effectively engage in all aspects of advocacy.

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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 Juan Torres 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


ANN NICHOLSON
President

JEAN PRUIETT
Vice President

TERESITA M. ESPINOZA
Chaplain

OPAL NICHOLS
Secretary

BERTHA TORRES
Treasurer

MYRA HESTER
Parliamentarian

PRENESS THOMAS-WHITE
Sgt.-at-Arms

CAROL FLUERY
Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms

LETICIA VILLAFRANCO
Immediate Past President


AUXILIARY COMMITTEES

DIANA KING, Unit 521
Distinguished Guest Chairman

LINDA NAVARRO and
JANET RUNKE, Unit 52
Ways & Means

CAROL FLEURY, Unit 521
Americanism

BERTHA TORRES, Unit 472
Girls State

PRENESS THOMAS-WHITE, Unit 654
VA&R

DIANA KING, Unit 521
National Security

PRENESS THOMAS-WHITE, Unit 654
Nurses Scholarship

PAULINE COOLEY, Unit 594 Cancer Research
LETICIA VILLAFRANCO, Unit 416 Junior Activities

AUXILIARY UNIT PRESIDENTS

LINDA NAVARRO
President Unit 52

BETTY MANBECK
President Unit 77

LETICIA VILLAFRANCO
President Unit 416

OLIVIA MANRIQUEZ
President Unit 472

CHARLOTTE JOHNSON
President Unit 490

CAROL CHANCE FLUERY
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

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