Post Commander Tom Ward, has found it necessary to resign his position as Post 777 Commander for personal reasons. As a result, I have agreed to fill the position as Post Commander for the remainder of the year.
AMVETS (American Veterans) is the Nations most inclusive Congressionally-Chartered Veterans Organization, representing the interests of 20 million Veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States Military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, we are Veterans serving Veterans.
AMVETS Mission Statement: To enhance and
Squadron 777 Sons of Amvets Christmas Elves traveled to the Veterans Village of Punta Gorda to present them with a generous donation of toiletries, razors, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer. socks, paper towels and much more. Total donation value $600. The Sons wish all Veterans a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
On Veterans Day our Post Family (Amvets, Sons, Ladies auxiliary and Riders) presented a check for $600 to the Douglas T. Jacobson Resident Fund. We also presented each Resident with a baseball cap and plaque designating each of their respective branch of service.
Post Commander Bill Bond proudly presents the check to Board Member Dennis Knaub. Also present was Jocene Henderson of the Human Services Department of the Board of County Commissioners. We are planning similar presentations for Pearl Harbor Day and Christmas.
We had a good turn out of the Post Family members representing the Amvets, Sons, Ladies Auxiliary and Riders.
We were also fortunate to have one of the Veteran Residents available for the presentation of his cap and plaque. Thank you Marshall Cleveland for your Service.
A special thank you to these two hard working Squadron 777 Sons. On the left is Tim Orchard, Sons 2nd Vice, and right is Sons Commander Ric Malloy. Tim got the ball rolling for the check and Ric for the caps and plaques.
Squadron 777 Commander Ric Malloy on the left and 1st Vice Commander Irv Hopkins in the middle, are presenting 90 pocket size Gideon Bibles to Pam Fisher, Activities Coordinator for the Veterans Home.
Squadron 777 Sons of AMVETS Commander Ric Malloy pictured top left and 2nd Vice Commander Tim Orchard, third from the left, present their donation of cleaning supplies and paper goods to Nancy Ortiz, Program Specialist, on the far right and two of the resident Veterans of the Punta Gorda Veterans Village. Total donation amounted to $150.00.
The Punta Gorda Veterans Village program provides transitional housing and supportive services to homeless Veterans in order to stabilize and prepare them for a life of independence. Volunteers of America with results-driven programing which are measured through Outcomes. This program continuously has 100% of its participants involved in meaningful activity and volunteer activity, which is a mea
On December 17, 2021 Ric Malloy, Dave Dawson, Irv Hopkins, and Tim Orchard delivered another donation from the Post 777 Sons of $300 worth of paper goods and cleaning supplies to the Punta Gorda Veterans Village.
AMVETS Post 777 continues to make National News as it has been one of the fastest growing in the United States for the past few years. In August, its Riders Chapter 777 was presented the Quality Chapter Membership Award for the largest membership increase in 2020-2021 by AMVETS National. AMVETS Riders pictured here are from left to right: Riders President Ron Berthold, Road Captain Gerald Lawson in the top hat, Post Commander and Riders Chaplain Bill Bond, Riders 1st Vice President and Ladies Auxiliaty President Tina Bond, Riders 2nd Vice President and Sons of AMVETS President Ric Malloy, and new member Bob Vickery.
AMVETS Post 777 welcomes All Veterans who have a Honorable discharge to Join US. Please bring copy of DD214
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