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AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is a subordinate of AMVETS ( We have been in the business of assisting veterans and their communities for over 50 years. It's a volunteer effort that we proudly carry out. From looking after our veterans and their families to those hospitalized and in need - all related to a veteran ourselves - are committed to working for the good of our country and the needs of its citizens.


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.  For your convenience, I have attached the banquet ticket order form for those who chose to mail payment and request.  NOTE – Ticket prices are $65.00 for AMVETS family members.  Last day to purchase banquet tickets is Monday, March 5, 2018.


Also attached is the Auxiliary NEC Registration form and First Call to NEC which contains some of the same information listed below.  All three forms are available on our website as well.


The Auxiliary meeting agenda is attached.  PLEASE NOTE – due to the date change of Commander Polk’s Congressional Testimony, the Auxiliary will be holding a Round Table discussion on Thursday, March 8 at 1:30pm in the Hickory Room on the lobby level of the Hilton Mark Center.  Please join us!


Also attached is the AMVETS meeting agenda with information about Commander Polk’s testimony on the Hill, the National of Sons of AMVETS “Storm the Hill” and much more!


Information on the 2018 VAVS NAC Meeting is attached and will be posted to the website over the weekend.


On Saturday night of NEC, March 10, we’ll be hosting, along with the National Sons of AMVETS, “A NIGHT AT THE RACES”.  Room to be announced.  Make plans to join us!


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email.  Thank you and have a great weekend!



We hope you’ve seen at least some of the tremendous news coverage AMVETS has received in the past week for #PleaseStand. Your National Commander and HQ staff were on numerous networks and a press release with Commander Polk’s quotes have been read my tens of millions of Americans! More to come, as we look to build on this to reinvigorate our Americanism program, improve our standing in the national media and positively impact national recognition of the AMVETS name. We will talk a lot more about this at the NEC meetings in March.


Now, there is important news below regarding the NEC meetings. There are dramatic changes in our agenda because of Congress.


First, National Commander Polk will testify before Congress on Tuesday, March 6, at 2 p.m. This is scheduled by Congress, so we did not have input and cannot get it changed. We’ve tried. This obviously is inconvenient timing, coming before most will arrive and impacting the rest of the week. We are working to have a bus leave the Hilton Mark Center at noon on that day. We still very much need as many people as possible to attend, showing Congress that we are serious. We also plan to provide a bus from the Senate building back to the hotel after the testimony.


Second, the earlier than usual testimonial necessitates that the Memorial Service will be held at the hotel Thursday, March 8, rather than at HQ.  More details will be available soon.


Third, Silver Helmet tickets are still available. Please ensure you purchase your tickets soon to help us in planning. The special discount for all NEC members (including PNCs & PNPs) and state officers from each entity within the AMVETS family is at:


 Much more information is available at


Finally, Ali is moving on to a civilian job with the Marine Corps at the end of this week, so now please direct all questions regarding the NEC/Silver Helmet to Sybrena at


 Thank you all for your continued support,

Joe Chenelly

AMVETS National Executive Director

Mobile: (410) 357-1123

Twitter: @jchenelly



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