AMVETS STATE CONVENTION

Fellow Members,
 
First of all, I hope everyone is feeling well and doing fine and staying safe!
 
This is to inform you that we will not be able to hold are state convention on the 9th of May. Due to the coronavirus 19, the DAV will not be open this month. If for some reason we are not able to hold a state convention before the 1st of August of this year, all officers will stay where they are for the ensuing year of 2020-2021. All paperwork has to be in National by the 1st of August. All post revalidation and 990N into the department by the 15th of July.
 
This will be an update on what is happening on the Department level, we had 2 entries for the department scholarship. I had started a fundraiser, but I put that on hold because of everything going on. I will be restarting that fundraiser – Eagle Quilt $5.00 a ticket or A book of 5 for$20.00. I will send out tickets in the very near future. Nebraska has a new Director for the Omaha National Cemetery, her name is Greta Hamilton. Our paperwork for getting Vetted with the cemetery for the bell tower got loss. I resubmitted the paperwork and now just waiting. I also have the Americanism program all judged and just need to make out the certificates.
 
Hope this answers some questions. If any more questions just call or email me.
 
 
Thanks for your time,
 
AMVETS Dept. of Nebraska
Exec Dir / Finance Officer
Deborah L Wehrli
1075 Nebraska Street
Blair, NE 68008-1703
C: 402-682-1143
coldwarvet81@yahoo.com

AMVETS SEC meeting

The meeting is on the 22 of Feb 2020 starting at 9:00 am. The location will be at the VFW Headquarters, 2431 N. 48th Street in Lincoln.
 
The AMVETS Aux. will have a free-will lunch for us after the meeting.

Nebraska’s portion of Highway 20 the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway”.

Governor Ricketts formally signed the paperwork to make Nebraska’s portion of Highway 20 the “Nebraska Medal of Honor Highway. 1-31-20

There was a great turnout at Veterans Legislative Day this morning and a lot of wonderful information on this year’s veteran and military-related legislation, our priorities in growing Nebraska, and how veterans and their family members can stay involved.

 

 

Military Family Scholarship

The attorneys at Berry Law have the utmost respect for the sacrifices made by America’s Veterans and their families in the service of the country. We have long fought for the legal rights of Veterans, and we recognize the critical role that their families play in supporting the mission from home, both during and after service. Which is why we are proud to announce The Military Family Scholarship.

Berry Law Firm

The Military Family Scholarship

Deadline: January 31, 2020

Award: $1,000

For more details about this scholarship, please visit our scholarship page.

Legislative Update

Click here to view our Legislative Tracker (last updated 1/24/2020). 

The Legislature is adjourned until Monday, January 27th, at 9:00 a.m. 

For information on the 2020 session, including calendar, committees, senator list, and more, please visit https://veterans.nebraska.gov/legislative-issues.

LB 153 Update

Today, LB 153 passed Select File. The next step is Final Reading, where the bill is read in full and voted on last time on. If it passes that round, it heads to the Governor’s desk for signing. If you haven’t reached out to your senator yet, please do to let them know to continue their support for this important step forward. Click here to find your senator.
General File: Check. Select File: Check. Final Reading: TBD.

Veterans Legislative Day

The annual Veterans Legislative Day is coming up next Friday, January 31st. Learn about veteran-related legislation and how to get involved and hear from speakers such as Governor Ricketts, NDVA Director Hilgert, and Nebraska senators.

Veterans Legislative Day Flyer

The Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation

The Nebraska Medal of Honor Foundation which grew from the Highway 20 project wishes to thank the Service Organizations related to the Nebraska Veterans’ Council for their letter of support. 

 

The Nebraska Department of Roads Commissioners will be making their decision between two competitors and our request for HWY 20.  Only one can be chosen. Your letter made it possible to proclaim the naming of the Nebraska Medal of Honor Memorial Highway had the backing of over 30,000 Nebraska Veterans and now the naming will likely take place.  The project is highly supported by Nebraska State Legislators. 

 

It is highly desirable to see as many veterans at the meeting as possible on Dec. 13th at 1500 HWY 2 in the NDoR Main Building at 8:30am.  Encourage your members to help by attending and wearing their hats.  It would be very appropriate to see the command tiers please, from each organization.

 

The Nebraska Medal of Honor Memorial Highway belongs to all Nebraska Veterans, Active Military, Guard, and Patriotic Nebraska Citizens.  I have included an attachment that provides a break down of the Nebraska Medal of Honor, “Walk the Walk” CLICK HERE.  This walk will be in an effort to create the funding needed to cover the costs of signage now and in the future.  The Foundation exists as a steward for the NMoHMH and is currently being processed for non-profit status.  There will be many opportunities for Nebraska Veteran Organizations across the state to participate in honoring Nebraska’s Heroes of Heroes along this walk.

Please check out:  Nebraskamedalofhonorfoundation.org

For document CLICK HERE