Annual State Board of Directors Will meet in Austin October 25–
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: The AGIFTX Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The State Office is hosting the meeting being held at the Best Western Hotel on IH 35 South (used to be Clarion). There are limited rooms are available for $116.00, single/double so make reservations as early as possible. Remember it is Football season and the Longhorns play in Austin. Call (512) 444-0561 or Fax (512) 444-7254 for reservations. Read more>
Texas State Commander Report:
American GI Forum 2014 National Conference Elects New Leaders
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: On July 31 –August 2, 2014, the Austin Women's Chapter, and the American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.hosted the 66th Annual American GI Forum of the U.S. National Conference in the beautiful Alamo City of San Antonio, Texas. Angel Zuniga, Corpus Christi, Texas and Alicia Rodriguez, Ulysses Kansas were elected to lead the Forum and the Women. National Youth Chair Stephanie Lefthand was reelected for a third term. National Conference Committee Chair Lupe Rodriguez and Co-Chair Gil Rodriguez along with their committees coordinated a fantastic conference. Read More>
T-Span covered the Conference Wounded Warrior Luncheon and Commanders Banquet. Please view photos here of those two events on their Facebook Page.
National Leaders Lay Plans for the Future
Zuniga, Rodriguez Elected to Head AGIF National
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The American G.I. Forum selected Ángel Zúñiga, as National Commander. Zuniga, a Robstown native and former vice commander, was elected at the Forum’s 66th annual national conference in San Antonio. He is a member of the Richard Rocco Sr. Chapter in Corpus Christi.
Alicia Rodriguez, Ulysses, Kansas was elected as National Chairwoman. Read More>>
Ruiz to Head Austin Tournament
Austin Forum to Host Holloween Golf Tourney
American GI Forum of Texas Inc.: Austin, TX – Chapter Commander Armando Longoria has announced that the Annual Benefit Golf Tournament will return to Austin and is set for October 31, at Kizer Golf Course, 5400 Jimmy Clay Dr. in South Austin. (see photo, left)
Commander Longoria with the Austin Chapter have formed a committee headed by Ceasar Ruiz to put this Event together and is to include all Austin Chapter Golfers. More>
Congratulations for 40 years of Service!
National Commander Angel Zuniga joined the Air Force in 1971 and worked as an avionics technician before retiring in 1992. He will retire this year from his second career as an Army Environmental Protection Specialist in Texarkana and return to his home in Corpus Christi. Read More>
2014 AGIF State Conference in Seguin Selects Miss Austin as Miss Texas AGIF
Gil Rodriguez, State Office
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc Report: SEGUIN, TX – The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc., has just concluded the business of the Texas organization for another year. Included was the selection of Miss Monica Herrera as 2014 Miss Texas AGIF to represent Texas at the National Conference Miss National AGIF competition. Monica Herrera, is the daughter of Steve and Thelma Herrera. Read More> Photos>
Sid Duran, California Forumeer Passed Away August 28, 2014
The Texas State office has learned that past National Sgt-at-Arms, Isidro "Sid" Duran passed away. He was from San Jose, California and was a member of the East Valley Chapter for many years. He was a popular figure at National Events with his colorful 'Pachuco" outfits.
Besides a National Officer, Sid and was a past Chapter Commander, and a past California State Forum officer. Read More>