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AGIF National Updates For 2018:
70th National Conference in San Antonio, Texas July 26-28

American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. is pleased to invite you to join us in San Antonio, Texas for our 70th Annual National Conference. The American GI Forum meets every year to address important issues impacting our veteran’s community. With the theme of Celebrating, Seven Decades of Serving Veterans and their Families.” We will honor and pay tribute to Carlos Martinez, AGIF/NVOP President and CEO. 

Our conference brings delegates from throughout the nation and attracts many participants including top government, business, labor and community leaders for 4 days filled with renowned speakers, moderators, plus celebrities and exciting entertainment. At the Conference, you can expect to hear from members of Congress, Cabinet Officials, local elected officials, academic experts, and respected business and community leaders.

AGIF delegates will once again establish policy priorities and elect the organization’s national leadership for the following year. Seminars and workshops will feature expert panelists addressing the issues that affect our Veterans most and issues of concern to Hispanics ranging from immigration, education to health care, housing and civil rights, provide our emerging leaders with workshops on community service, leadership development, career opportunities and advocacy training. 

In 2018 San Antonio, Texas will be celebrating its 300th anniversary. One of our oldest cities in the U.S. We can look back in time to Colonial Spanish days at San Antonio’s five 18th-century missions that spread European culture and converted the native people to Christianity— forever changing the face of the Southwest. Wander the streets of La Villita, one of the first Spanish settlements, and later home to German and French pioneers. Or, head to the King William neighborhood, a national historic district lined with impressive restored homes. Sit at the bar in the Menger Hotel where Teddy Roosevelt recruited his “Rough Riders” years before. Shop at the famous Market Square, have dinner on a boat along the River Walk, visit the Alamo, take a casual walk or simply enjoy Mexican, Tejano or Country Music--all uniquely Texas. 

We are planning plenty of entertainment that will including mariachi band, folklorico dancers, karioki and a dance with a live band following the commanders' banquet. We promise plenty of food, refreshments and good times with old friends and perhaps new aquintances.

The 70th Annual Conference will feature our corporate partners, government agencies, colleges and universities, our Armed Forces, and non-profit organizations displaying their products and services while recruiting Latino employees at our job connection exhibits. Click here for complete information and updates.

Additionally, the AGIF will hosts a special Luncheon and Reception for Our Honored Guests, Carlos Martinez. The VA, DOL, SBA and our National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) will host workshops for job seekers looking for opportunities. We will also be visiting and touring the NVOP Facilities and Residential Center. 

Texas CEO Gil Rodriguez, Lupe Rodriguez Conference Chair and the committee have been working to make this a successful conference. Our Website, which has been our best means of communicating has had some glitches with photos and some art work. We have had problems with our new server, and are working the problem and as soon as it is completely funtional we'll ask you to please navigate through the informational pages and find out about all the activities planned especially for you. We also have some historical photos that you will not want to miss. Please bear wilth us for a few more days.

Please review information below and make plan to join us at our National Conference as we celebrate "7 years of service to Veterans and their Families." 

Lupe Rodriguez, Conference Chair 

Conference Information:

Headquarters Hotel : Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk – 
111 E. Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX  78205
AGIF has reserved a block of rooms at special rates o $119.00 sgle/dbl until June 22, 2018.
Reservations (888) 623-2800; Direct: (210) 354-2800

Please identify yourselves as members of the AGIF. Reservations at: www.wyndham. We will provide you with a code as soon as it is available.

Registration Forms, you may download from our website, Soon you may Register on line, E-mail or call the State office. Updates will be posted regularly as soon as our server is back to 100%. We will also be mailing informational packages to each state commander, chairs and board members. 

Checks Payable to:

AGIF/US –2018 National Conference and mail to:
1000 Brazos, Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78701
Attn: Lupe Rodriguez
Hdqtrs: (512) 992-7066
E-mail: stateoffice@agiftx.com

Pre-Registration Prior to July 14, 2018 Forum/Women $ 225.00. On-Site & After
July 14, 2018, 250.00; Youth Members $200.00; Non-Members 260.00 On-Site & AfterJuly 14, 2018, 260.00.

On Line Registration will be available beginning December 1st. Hotel On-line registration will also be available for those wanting to register early.


70th National Conference Information

Registration Forms Here!

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2018 National Conference Registration and other Forms