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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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22nd District Post Ranking

NOTICE: Totals are as of Thursday, September 22, 2016.  

Post

Location

Commander

Goal

Total

% of Goal

 

596

Houston

David Kang

40

32

80.00

 

52

Houston

John Nordenstrom

83

53

63.86

 

472

Houston

Robert Rocha

276

171

61.96

 

164

Katy

Sheryll Jones

253

147

58.10

 

391

Houston

Charles Amos

32

18

56.25

 

490

S. Houston

John Cronin

1390

773

55.61

 

319

Deer Park

Davis Saucillo

98

51

52.04

 

521

Pasadena

Hubert Winters

396

200

50.51

 

77

Houston

Jimmy Mitchell

470

230

48.94

594

Houston

Larry Allen

261

121

46.36

 

366

Katy

Joseph C. Canyon

52

21

40.38

 

416

Houston

James King

107

35

32.71

 

654

Houston

Charles Hasselbach

281

84

29.89

 

22nd

District

Jimmy Mitchell

3739

1936

51.78

 

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Veterans Affairs News

Reform VA's Broken Disability Benefits Appeals Process

Legion Commander Calls on Congress to Act Now

(August 29, 2016) As the legislative days of the 114th Congress dwindle, there is still vital legislation for lawmakers to address.  At the top of the list is legislation to address VA's benefits appeals process.  The American Legion is deeply concerned about the broken appeals process.

Currently, the Legion holds power of attorney on about 750,000 veterans claimants. The Legion spends more than $2 million a year on veterans claims, appeals processing and assistance.  Our membership should take great pride in the Legion's high success rate for assisting veterans with their claims and appeals.

But the Legion's charge goes well beyond assisting individual veterans.  We have an obligation to ensure that the institutions and systems that serve veterans are working as intended.  And when they are not, we step up to help fix them.

When the claims backlog grew to tremendous levels several years back, the Legion worked with Congress and VA to address it so that VA disability benefits and services would be provided in a timely and efficient manner.  That effort resulted in a reduction in backlogged claims by almost 90 percent.  For veterans, that means better and faster claims decisions.

But as VA has become more efficient in claims processing, the number of veterans seeking appeals has risen proportionally.  That has revealed the unworkability of a process that too often churns claims rather than providing timely appeals decisions for veterans.  Unquestionably, the appeals process is time-consuming and frustrating for vets.

This year, The American Legion, along with other major veterans service organizations, state and county service officers, veterans advocate attorneys and others worked with senior VA officials from the Veterans Benefits Administration and the Board of Veterans Appeals to design the framework of legislation to simplify and expedite the appeals process.

The result was the VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2016.   The legislation would provide veterans with a simple, fair and transparent appeals process in which the vast majority would receive a final appeals decision within one year of filing an appeal.  We are proud of this legislation.  Now we need your help to get it signed into law.

National Commander Dale Barnett recently wrote: "As my year as American Legion national commander draws to a close, I am reaching out to you for assistance. Most U.S. senators and representatives will be on recess in their home districts to meet with constituents now through Labor Day. This is a great opportunity for you to visit your elected officials' local offices and advise them of yours and the Legion's concerns on this important matter. Let your elected officials know that VA’s benefits appeals process needs to be reformed now. The status quo isn’t acceptable. The American Legion strongly urges congressional action on appeals modernization when lawmakers return to Washington in September."

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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

JIMMY MITCHELL (77)
Commander

SHERYLL JONES (164)
Vice Commander

DAN KING (521)
Adjutant

LYNN SPARKS (490)
Finance Officer

BUTCH SPARKS (490)
Judge Advocate

WILLIAM CORK (77)
Chaplain

GREGORY TREACY (490)
Service Officer

JANIE GARRETT (654)
Historian

Joe Charez (77)
Sgt-at-Arms

vacant
Asst. Sgt.-at-Arms

JUAN TORRES (472)
Past District Commander

BUTCH SPARKS (490)
Hubmaster

JERRY BLAYLOCK (490)
Webmaster


DISTRICT EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE


JOHN NORDENSTROM
Commander Post 52

JIMMY L. MITCHELL, JR.
Commander Post 77

SHERYLL JONES
Commander Post 164

DAVID W. SAUCILLO
Commander Post 319

JOSEPH C. CANYON
Commander Post 366

CHARLES E. AMOS
Commander Post 391

JAMES KING
Commander Post 416

ROBERT ROCHA
Commander Post 472

JOHN CRONIN
Commander Post 490

HUBERT WINTERS II
Commander Post 521

LARRY D. ALLEN
Commander Post 594

DAVID KANG
Commander Post 596

CHARLES HASSELBACH
Commander Post 654


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POST 416

POST 490

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