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Marvell E. Ruppel

National President 2017-2018


Marvell E. Ruppel of Cedarburg, Wisconsin was elected AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary President on August 12, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia.  She is a life member of Auxiliary #60 in Milwaukee.  Her theme for the year is “NEVER FORGET”.


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News You Can Use & Upcoming Event Details



Please see the email below from AMVETS National Executive Director Joe Chenelly regarding Silver Helmet ticket sales and other pertinent information for the 2018 Spring NEC Meeting.


Good morning leaders:


I hope you are having an outstanding start to the new year.


We are preparing for the Spring NEC and Silver Helmet Gala, which will once again be at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. The Silver Helmet Gala will be Friday night, March 9. The NEC meeting will be the morning of March 10. Reservations need to be made by the end of this month at or by calling (703) 845-1010.


I don’t know how long the Silver Helmet dinner has been losing money, but it is getting worse. Costs of food, facility, awards and associated expenses continue to rise. AMVETS has been subsidizing each tickets for at least the past few years. That means the more who attend directly equates to more it costs the organization. That is bad business and unsustainable. For that reason we need to charge what the dinner actually costs. General tickets are $95 this year. We have been negotiating with the hotel and other vendors to get that down and to offer a discounted price for you. NEC members and Department officers may purchase tickets for $65, with a max of two per member. If you already bought a ticket at $95, please contact me. I can address any questions you may have on this.


I assure you we are in no way profiting on this event. We still won’t break even. We are working to secure sponsors for this event to offset that, but at this point we do not have the numbers some want.


You can access the special NEC discount at the following special link, which we ask that you do not share, or by entering NEC2018 in the promotion code field. Either I or Ali Quinn, our special projects coordinator at HQ, can help you if you need assistance or have questions. Ali is at


The special discount is at: I’ve attached an order form to this email in case you’d rather order by mail.


I will send another email soon as we await confirmation from Congress on when the Commander’s testimony will be. We plan to have some big announcements at the testimony and a very important bill we will be pushing.


Thank you all for your continued support,


Joe Chenelly

AMVETS National Executive Director

Mobile: (410) 357-1123

Twitter: @jchenelly


For your convenience, I have attached the banquet ticket order form for those who chose to mail payment and request.


You can find the mail-in Banquet ticket order form, Auxiliary NEC Registration form and First Call to NEC memo under the NEC/CONVENTION tab.  PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS YOU CAN!!!


Auxiliary National Headquarters will be closing at noon tomorrow and will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


If you have any questions, please contact Auxiliary National Headquarters.


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