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76st Anniversary - 2017



National's Mission Statement

A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families,
helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.
The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans
with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually.
In 2016 - 2017, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure
they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With more than 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members across the country,
DAV empowers our nation's heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.



October




DAV Year in Review 2016 - 2017



MORE DAV NATIONAL VIDEOS



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WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE DO
NATIONALLY
Narration by actor Gary Sinise (CSI: New York)
While made in 2010, it is still the best promo
which tells the over all story of the DAV.


BELOW, SEE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
LOCALLY




with a link to eligility
Gerald A. Shonk
Chapter #70, Inc.

(Est. July 1958)
59 years of service
for those who served

1039 North Paul Drive
Inverness, Florida 34450
(352-344-3464)
This Chapter and the Auxiliary
welcome and appreciate donations.
a 501(c)(3)



The Chapter office is open on Tuesday mornings
9:00 AM to 11:30 PM for claim filing and processing.
Call 352 344-3464
or drop by - have some coffee and chat awhile




Commander
Joe Stephens


From The Commander


Sr. Vice Commander
Ken Bender


Jr. Vice Commander
John McGee


Adjutant/Treasurer
Chuck Vessey


Chaplain
John Seaman

Dewey Drawdy
Sgt. At Arms
Dewey Drawdy

Ray Micheal
Officer of the Day
Ray Micheal





CHAPTER SERVICE OFFICERS



Ken Bender

      

Dewey Drandy
Dewey Drawdy

      

Berry Harvey
Berry Harvey




      

John McGee
John McGee

      
PENDING
Ron O'Keefe
      

Joe Stephens
Joe Stephens



The order in which these names are place as nothing to do with ranking,
all have the same training

SERVICE OFFICERS
Will be in the Hall on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Evening from 5 PM to 7 PM
Tuesday from 9-noon
Call 352-344-3464 (machine) leave your name and number, we will get back to you
about your appointment - other times maybe arranged.


Receive Those Beneifts You EARNED








"Freedom Isn´t Free"
the price is still being paid



Chapter Constitution and By-laws







Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month
(except July and August) at 2:00 p.m.
That's 1400 for those in the CORP

Next Meeting is schedule for 10 October 2017

COME AT 1 PM for a small lunch before the meeting

COME TO THE MEETING
ELECTIONS HELD AT THE MAY MEETING



Minutes of September 2017 - CANCELLED do to IRMA

Minutes of July - August 2017
We have no meetings these months
so there are NO MINUTES

Minutes of June 2017

Minutes of May 2017

Minutes of April 2017

Minutes of March 2017

Minutes of February 2017

Minutes of Janaury 2017

After the March meeting the minutes for 2016 were moved to the PAST MINUTES folder below

If you want to take part in the meetings


COME TO THEM!

PAST MINUTES
The Chapter has been around since 1958,
But we only have
Minutes for the years
2000 - 2016 are
HERE







Links to copies of DAV National and the Department of Florida,
plus the Chapter News Letter


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Did you miss your copy of the DAV Magazine?
we will have them HERE






Who is Eligible to join the DAV










Featuring the Voice of Mr. Sam Elliott
run time: 4 minutes 48 seconds


Flag-Eagle







With all the noise about the VA and its problem,
you should read the report for the I.G. Office,
we have the September 2, 2015 report

Click image to view









The Lending of Courage - American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
The Book







Dedicated to both the living and the deceased

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

The Video








US Coast Guard
National Museum of the US Coast Guard







US Air Force
National Museum of the US Air Force







US Marine Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps







National Museum of the U.S. Navy
National Museum of the U.S. Navy








Here you will find information that will help you to stay financially safe

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau








Things may have charged since some have serviced of our nation

Salute
Salute Rules








All of us want to "stay young" as we grow older.
These 7 steps can help you live better and longer and more things that help

Aging Well







Salute
Enroll in the VA Health Care System


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest health care system in the country, with over 1,400 sites of care nationwide.
When you become enrolled in the VA health care system, it's for a lifetime.
You are instantly and automatically entitled to receive care at any VA location without ever having to register for VA health care benefits again.
Learn more at: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/division_flsh.asp?dnum=1

After you enroll, you can immediately start receiving your health care at a VA facility, or at a later date - the choice is yours.
Enrolling in the VA health care system is quick and easy - just complete an online Application for Health Benefits online at:
https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
Need help enrolling?
Contact the VA toll free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
Source:
VADir Event ID: HLT.14.E.01


IB10-185_health_care_overview_2016_apr_v2
Click on cover to read it

As VSOs we suggest you sign up to My HealtheVet via ebenefits.va.gov (Premium Account - cost you nothing)
BUT DO NOT FILE ANY CLAIMS THERE (online)
PLEASE ALLOW us at the DAV to file ALL your paper work.
All our services are FREE







veterans-mesothelioma banner

Veterans and armed services personnel are among the highest risk group for developing mesothelioma or another asbestos cancer.
You may have a claim - read more!!







U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam


If you were ever on a ship anywhere near Vietnam 1961 - 1975
you may have a claim to file - check the list!!








2017 Veterans Appreciation Commemorative Pins

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* VETERANS COMMEMORATIVE PINS *







Interment with shipmates on the USS Arizona (BB-39)
How appropriate, after all the the tourists have gone.








Links to Veterans´ Websites

Department of Veteran´s Affairs: http://www.va.gov/

Disabled American Veterans: http://www.dav.org/

Citrus County Veterans Coalition: http://www.ccvc.vet

Rolling Thunder, Inc Florida Chapter 7 http://www.rollingthunderfl7.com

National Veterans Legal Services Program http://www.nvlsp.org/







Donate








Do Business with A Fellow Veteran

IF YOU ARE A VETERAN
Own, Manage or run a store,
we have a place for you to list it
just let us know.







Employ Florida Veterans

We can think of no finer way to honor those who have served our country than by hiring a hero.
Veterans or family members may apply for available positions online at www.Veterans.EmployFlorida.com.






PLEASE REPORT ANY BROKEN OR NON WORKING LINKS







For Chapter members ONLY
Form

aBook Selections and Movies Selections

DAVFL70-Radio
A selection of on air radio stations or forms of music you may like



till we build an entry code program - everyone may use these







* Home
* Minutes * Van Service *

* Projects * Calendar *

* Lest We Forget *


The above links will take you to those sites





Join the Chapter 70 eMail list:

give us your name and eMail address.
Once a month we will email you an updated link.


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SUPPORTERS
of the CHAPTER

Your Business card - SHOULD - be here!
We will 'post' your business card - with a link to your site
at the bottom of the Chapter's index (home) web site.
click HERE for rates


Milestone Partners      

       YOUR Business card - SHOULD - be HERE!