LATEST AGIF TEXAS NEWS
Jesse Sanchez, San Marcos Chapter will serve as meeting coordinator
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.: AUSTIN, Texas – State Commander Mario Perales has called for the Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting on Saturday March 16, 2024, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in San Marcos, Texas. The San Marcos GI Forum is hosting the meeting to be held at the San Marcos Chapter Facilities 415 S. Mitchell Street in San Marcos. For information call Jesse Sanchez, meeting coordinator, at (512) 665-0881 or Gil Rodriguez at the State Office at: (512) 992-7066. If you plan to arrive Friday, please call Jesse or the State office for hotel information. Some Hotels are close to the site on the west side of IH 35. The state did not block rooms in any hotel for this one-day meeting.
Notice of this meeting is being posted on our website and proper notices were sent or are being sent to all Officers and Local Commanders/Chairs via E-mailed to all in our data-base.
Registration from 9:00 am and the Board meeting will start at 10:00 am Saturday. State Officers, Officers, and duly elected or appointed Region Commanders and Chairs must attend. Local Commanders and Chairs are invited. Registration for the meeting is $35.00 per person which includes continental breakfast, coffee and refreshments and a catered lunch will be served. Meeting is scheduled to conclude at 4:00 pm but may run until 5:00 pm.
The meeting will have an agenda of important items that need to be discussed prior to our State Conference Scheduled for June in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and prior to our 2024 National Conference. The agenda will be provided for all registered members and guests. Items will include Finance, Budget, Constitution amendments, State and Federal Charter IRS designations and importance of local Chapter’s IRS filings. Board travel and some proposed plans by the Board will be on the agenda. Every meeting is important. complete state and financial report by AGIF Texas Office and by the Executive Board are scheduled.
Every member present, in good standing and registered, will be permitted to participate in discussions. Only Board members may vote. Constitution Changes, Amendments and resolution, may be passed but will be referred to the State Conference in June for final approval..
The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled immediately following our state conference. State Commander Perales informs us that a National Mid-Year Conference by Zoom or Teams is being scheduled. The 2024 National Conference scheduled for Washington DC will be discussed. Updates on all events will be posted on the Texas AGIF website.
Please try to attend all AGIF State Events.
Veterans Benefits News
Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) announced that the Federal Register will publish on Jan. 18 regulations accompanying the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), which will help Veterans experience a more transparent claims decision-review process.
After publication of the regulations, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will certify the …
VA Disability Claims Application Process for Veterans
American GI Forum of Texas, STATE OFFICE, AUSTIN, Texas –The AGIFTX is publishing the fllowing information for our members and other veterans in the hope of helping them in seeking help from the VA.
In the face of dramatically increasing workloads and a backlog that affects Veterans of all eras – and both first-time filers and Veterans coming back to VA for … read more
VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service.
This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise.
Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, … read more
Remembering Our Members
Rest in Peace, Guillerma Ramirez Morales
February 8, 1944 – October 9, 2022
The American GI Forum lost a member and a dear friend, Guillerma (Ramirez) Morales who passed away on October 9, 2022. Guillerma was born February 8, 1944, in Fort Worth, TX. Guillerma was a past American GI Forum of Texas State Chairwoman and National Officer. She and her husband Tony dedicated a great part of her adult life helping and addressing the needs of others.
She is survived by her husband, Antonio Gil Morales, AGIF past National Commander; her son, Antonio F. Morales, and his wife, … read more
Tribute to Maria ‘Mary’ Ramirez
August 18, 1942 – April 28, 2023
Maria ‘Mary’ Ramirez passed away in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 28, 2023, at the age of 80. She was born the third of six children to Josefina and Ruben Rosales on August 18, 1942, in Raymondville, Texas.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many has been called to her … read more