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National Commander Update:
New Information from the National Office for 2016 

American GI Forum of the U.S.:Pueblo, CO – This is a reminder that dues and assessments for Charter Charters are due by January 31, 2016. Chapters being late in remitting dues and assessments may be subject to an additional charge per chapter per month.

Forum Chapters must have at least 8 veterans when submitting transmittals. 25% non-veterans are allowed under the constitution and must be maintained in order to qualify as a chapter in good standing. Women and youth chapters must have at least 8 members to qualify as viable chapters.

Dues must be submitted and paid through each State Treasurer. Each State Treasurer will submit all dues and assessments to the National Treasurer, Mr. Ernesto L. Montoya at the National Office along with checks, transmittal and charter renewal forms. More>


From the State Office:
Board of Directors Meeting is Scheduled for Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 in San Marcos

The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: The First Board of Directors Meeting for 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2015 in San Marcos, Texas.  The Greater SSGT J.P. Navares Memorial Women’s Chapter is hosting the meeting being held at the AGIF Building located at 417 Mitchell Street, San Marcos, Texas.  For complete information call Chairwoman Sylvia Garza at: (512) 757-3416. If you plan to stay Friday night there are a number of Hotels available. The closest hotel to the meeting site is an Econo Lodge 811 S. Guadalupe Street, Exit 204 from I-35. Single $54.39 or Double $59.99. Call (512) 353-5300 or toll free 1-800-553-2666 for reservations. More


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 67th AGIF-US National Conference in Milbrae, CA. 


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National Commander Angel Zuniga Request Help Locating Veteran's Family

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Corpus Christi, Texas –  and the American GI Forum of the US on behalf of Mr. Lucio Jimenez, Jr., Disabled Veteran, 1Bn 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Div Alpha Co, Vietnam Veteran 6-1967 to 6-1968 requests your assistance in locating the family of LCpl Rolando Hernandez from Corpus Christi, TX. Mr. Jimenez can be reached 503 997 9853 or contact Angel Zuniga, National Commander, AGIF-US at 361-563-9353. All information is highly appreciated. More>


 2015 Fiestas Patrias Honors AGIF Commander Martinez with Distinguished Hispanic Award 

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: HOUSTON, Texas – Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15 – October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

September 15 is the anniversary of Independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. More> 

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 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars Welcomes Ms. Monica Karina Herrera as a New Member

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Monica Karina Herrera of Austin, Texas has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Monica graduated as valedictorian from the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, TexasShe is presently studying neuroscience at Johns Hopkins UniversityMore>

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Women Could be Required to Register for Military Draft

By Tia Rinehart – Staff infoZine 

Now that women are approved for all military combat roles, the question follows: Will women be required to register with the Selective Service System?

Washington, DC - infoZine - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - Right now, all U.S. male citizens and immigrants, documented or undocumented, ages 18 to 25, are required by law to register with the SSS. Lawrence Romo, director of the Selective Service System, said Friday at the National Press Club that he thinks there is a 50-50 chance Congress will pass a law requiring women to register as well. 

“While the Secretary of Defense recently opened all military combat jobs to qualified women, there has been no change to the Military Selective Service Act, requiring them to register or be subject to a military service draft,” he said. More>


State Commander Vazquez Contes:
AGIF National Mid-year Update: Conference Date moved to March 31-April 2, 2016 

American GI Forum of Texas Report: Colorado Springs, CO–The American GI Forum of the U.S and the American GI Forum of Colorado would like to inform you on the latest development on our 2016 National Midyear Conference being held in Colorado. Because of Holy Week and Easter Sunday, the dates for the Conference dates have been moved to March 31-April 2, 2016. The Hotel has extended its special rates until January 10, 2016 and the Reduced Registration for delegates has also been extended to the same date. With the Exception of the new dates, all else remains the same. More>


 Beatrice Perez Annual Veterans and Youth Education & Technology Ceremony

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Robstown, Texas – Since 1996, the Beatrice T Perez Robstown Women’s Chapter has been able to give back to the neighboring communities to continue to promote the American GI Forum motto, “Education is our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!” More> Event Photos>

Beatrice T. Perez Women’s Chapter Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay & Award Ceremony

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: ROBSTOWN, Texas – In Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American GI Forum Robstown Beatrice T. Perez (BTP) Women’s Chapter awarded 10 Galaxy Tablets & 6 Laptops to students essay winners on the topic of the American GI Forum  Motto: “Education is Our Freedom and  Freedom Should be Everybody’s Business!”

The AGIF (BTP) Inaugural Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest Ceremony 
Each selected school was asked to form it's own committee and select the student participants. The selected students were asked to write an essay about the AGIF of the US and or its Motto.. More> Photos>


Update
State Board of Directors Met in Port Lavaca Oct. 17.

The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. First Board of Directors meeting was held Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Port Lavaca, Texas The American GI Forum of Port Lavaca Justo ‘Howdy’ Leal Chapter hosted the meeting held at the GI Forum Hall in Port Lavaca.  Most of the attendees stay at La Quinta Hotel on 910 Hwy 35N.  The meeting as usual had good attendance and the business of the organization was conducted. MORE>


 

AGIF 2015 National Conference Update, Texas Commander’s Message 
TEXAS FORUMEERS, WOMEN, YOUTH, FAMILY, and FRIENDS, GREETING!!

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: HOUSTON, TX – The 67th Annual National Conference of the American GI Forum of the United States held on July 30 – August 1 at Millbrae, California will be remembered as a GREAT Conference hosted by the California State Office.   A BIG THANKS !! to Duane / Gloria Goff, Angelica Tellechea, and the entire hosting committee.  Everything was SATISFACTORY!! Read More> Photos>

 

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