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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, May 15, 2015.


Post

Location

Commander

Goal

Total

% of Goal

472

Houston

Robert Rocha

255

261

102.35

164

Katy

Ernie Cormier

237

238

100.42

654

Houston

C. Hasselbach

281

276

98.22

52

Houston

Miguel Navarro

83

79

95.18

490

S. Houston

Faith Federspiel

1299

1234

95.00

416

Houston

Jerry Fee

95

89

93.68

319

Deer Park

David Saucillo

53

49

92.45

521

Pasadena

Joseph Thomas

396

360

90.91

77

Houston

Jimmy Mitchell

465

422

90.75

596

Houston

David Kang

40

35

87.50

594

Houston

Larry D. Allen

263

223

85.44

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

3364

93.78

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American Legion National News

Legion expects ‘fully funded’ VA from Congress

American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm expects Congress to pass a budget for the Military Construction-Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill that won't shortchange the Department of Veterans Affairs.

"Regardless of political gamesmanship being played between Congress and the White House, The American Legion expects VA to be fully funded," Helm said.  "We agree with Secretary McDonald that cutting his department's budget by more than a billion dollars is unacceptable."

The House Appropriations Committee is considering a $1.4 billion cut to VA's budget for fiscal 2016.  The Office of Management and Budget has already warned that such a reduction would shortchange investments in veterans' health care.

That claim was bolstered by McDonald's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee in April 21.  He said the proposed spending cuts would impede VA's mission at a time when more veterans are seeking medical care and benefits.

According to a VA white paper, the proposed FY 2016 budget reductions include:

$690 million in medical care
$582 million in construction
$424 million in medical services
$128 million in medical support and compliance
$128 million in medical facilities
$36.6 million in Veterans Benefits Administration operating expenses
$19 million in medical research

National Cemetery projects would receive no funding at all.

Helm said VA's weaknesses in management, wait-time delays and claims processing have been heavily scrutinized by Congress, which expects great improvement from VA.

"Why would Congress try to undercut VA's efforts to improve its services to our veterans by taking away funding that is so obviously needed?" Helm asked.  "The appropriations committees should be finding ways to add money to VA's budget, which is exempt from sequestration."

If approved, the budget cuts would deny medical care to the equivalent of 70,000 veterans and eliminate funding for four major construction projects in St. Louis, Miss.; Perry Point, Md.; and Alameda and French Camp, Calif.

Helm said Congress needs to return to the "old days" when it passed an actual budget.  "If that basic responsibility had been handled, we wouldn't have to put up with sequestration or tricks being played with the OCO (Overseas Contingency Operations) budget."

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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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