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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

Job Fair  Golf Tournament  Golf Sponsor  Rifle Raffle  Steak Dinner
  Job Fair           Golf Tournament        Golf Sponsor           Rifle Raffle           Steak Dinner

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22nd District Post Ranking

NOTICE: Totals are as of Friday, July 8, 2014.


Post

Location

Commander

Total

Goal

% of Goal

366

Katy

J. C. Canyon

44

26

169.23

164

Katy

Greg Clock

235

200

117.50

416

Houston

Johnny Molock

94

82

114.63

654

Houston

Lyndon Howell

279

274

101.82

77

Houston

Bob Osborne

461

459

100.44

472

Houston

Joe Ramirez

253

255

99.22

52

Houston

David Hallinan

78

83

93.98

596

Houston

Daniel Chow

37

40

92.50

319

Deer Park

Bill Hutson

49

53

92.45

490

So Houston

Dan Rodriguez

1198

1299

92.22

521

Pasadena

Randy George

365

396

92.17

594

Houston

Larry Allen

237

261

90.80

428

La Porte

William Stone

38

45

84.44

391

Houston

Charles Amos

25

32

78.13

District

Totals

John Osborne

3393

3505

96.80

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Veterans Administration News

VA Officials Will Get Millions of Dollars in
Bonuses Under House-Senate Agreement

A House-Senate agreement on how to reform the broken Department of Veterans Affairs will let the VA hand out up to $360,000,000 in bonuses to its employees each year, even though the House voted just weeks ago to strip all VA bonuses through 2016.

The compromise bill announced Monday by the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees says VA bonuses will be capped at $360,000,000 annually for the next ten years.  But that cap is just 10 percent below the $400,000,000 in bonuses the VA has distributed in recent fiscal years, and will allow up to $3.600,000 in bonuses to be awarded over the next decade.

"In each of fiscal years 2015 through 2024, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall ensure that the aggregate amount of awards and bonuses paid by the Secretary in a fiscal year… does not exceed $360,000,000," the bill says.

A description of the bill adds that members expect the VA to implement this cap in a way that does not "disproportionately impact lower-wage employees," although the legislation itself does not include any restriction on how to award the money.

The $360,000,000 cap on bonuses is a far cry from the House's unanimous vote in June to eliminate all VA bonuses, and use the $400,00,000 savings to provide expanded health care options for veterans.

The House voted 421-0 in June to strip VA bonuses in retaliation for what they saw as an incompetent VA that was handing out millions to senior officials.  The bonuses outraged members of both parties, since they were being given out even as officials conspired to make it look like veterans were not waiting very long for health appointments, and then covered up their efforts to manipulate this data.

"Our latest estimates suggest that a temporary elimination of bonuses and other incentives will free up roughly $400,000,000 per year that can be immediately utilized for the expanded patient choice options under this bill," House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said at the time.

The bill stripping VA bonuses was so popular, the House held the vote again because some members missed the vote - members approved it later the same day 426-0.

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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

JOHN OSBORNE (77)
Commander

FELIX WHITE (654)
Vice Commander

HEATHER SMITH (416)
Adjutant

TOM LARSEN (490)
Finance Officer

BUTCH SPARKS (490)
Judge Advocate

Joseph Canyon (366)
Chaplain

GREGORY TREACY (490)
Service Officer

BILL HUTSON (319)
Public Relations

JANIE GARRETT (654)
Historian

JO PADGET (490)
Sgt-at-Arms

GEORGE HUDSON (52)
Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms

JERRY BLAYLOCK (490)
Past District Commander


DISTRICT COMMITTEES

SHERYLL JONES (164)
Americanism

TERRY MESSINGER (472)
Baseball

WENDELL DENNEY (490)
Bingo

DANNY L. KING (521)
Boy Scouts/S.A.L.

JUAN TORRES (472)
Boys State

JIMMY MITCHELL (77)
Children & Youth

BILL MANBECK (77)
Community Service

SHERYLL JONES (164)
Legislative

FELIX WHITE (654)
Membership

JIMMY MITCHELL (77)
National Security

TOM LARSEN (490)
Oratorical/School Awards

JOE LESLIE (77)
VA&R

JOHN D. MORRIS (594)
Constitution and Bylaws

BUTCH SPARKS (490)
Hubmaster

JERRY BLAYLOCK (490)
Webmaster


DISTRICT EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE

DAVID HALLINAN
Commander Post 52

JOHN R. OSBORNE, JR.
Commander Post 77

GREG CLOCK
Commander Post 164

BILL HUTSON
Commander Post 319

JOSEPH C. CANYON
Commander Post 366

CHARLES E. AMOS
Commander Post 391

JOHNNY MOLOCK
Commander Post 416

JIM HODGES, JR.
Commander Post 428

Joe Ramirez
Commander Post 472

DANIEL RODRIGUEZ
Commander Post 490

RUDY HOLLOWAY
Commander Post 521

LARRY D. ALLEN
Commander Post 594

DANIEL CHOW
Commander Post 596

LYNDON B. HOWELL
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