American GI Forum Awards Students Laptops in Essay Contest
By Vicky Camarillo, Corpus Christi Caller Times
World War II veteran, doctor and activist Hector P. Garcia made history in 1967 when he gave a statement to the United Nations General Assembly in Spanish. It was the first time an American representative had addressed the assembly in a language other than English.
Those kinds of actions helped cement Garcia as an advocate for Hispanic civil rights, according to essays written by local students. More>
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Judge Perkins to be Honored–
Austin Chapter Will Host Annual Christmas Awards Dance December 21
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas–The Austin Chapter will host its annual Christmas Awards Benefit Dance on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at the Wyndham Garden Inn Hotel, 34o01 N. IH-35 in Austin, Texas. Chapter Commander Armando Longoria and his committee are working diligently to assure attendees a memorable evening during the Holiday Season. This year’s annual awards event will be honoring retired Judge Bob Perkins for his many years of work for the community with a special award. Two Austin Chapter members will also receive awards for their work and dedication to Veterans and their families and our community. More>
Update on 71st Annual American GI Forum National Conference held in Las Vegas, August 4-8, 2019
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.: AUSTIN, Texas –2019 American G I Forum of the United States National Conference took place August 4-8, 2019 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. Below are some updates and events that occurred during the Conference. National Commander Larry Romo won a close race for rel-election with Texas Commander Ceasar Ruiz. National Chairwoman Dora Gonzales ran unopposed. All new officers are listed below. More>
A Brief Update Report on 2019 National Mid-year Conference in Corpus Christi
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas –The 2019 National Midyear Conference held in Corpus Christi Texas April 28 thru May 1, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel Corpus Christi Beach was successfully completed. The Hotel accommodations for delegates and the meeting rooms were very good and served us well. All information and reports that were given were approved. The report on the 2018 National Conference was presented by Texas Conference Chairs was approved and the distributions of funds was made concluding the business of the 2018 National Conference in San Antonio. More>
From National Vice Commander Russell Lopez
Embassy of the Republic of Korea Seeks Korean War Veterans to Honor With the Ambassador for Peace Medal
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: DENVER, Colorado –National Vice Commander Russell Lopez is untaking an effort seeking Veterans who qualify for the Ambassador for Peace Medal. If you have a friend or family member who served in Korea and it doesn't matter whether they're alive or passed on. Commander Lope has a medal to award them and needs your help. Attached is the history, criteria, and application form for this medal. He will create an awards ceremony for the recipients once he gets the qualified veterans and medals. This is a recent medal that they probably haven't received yet. More>
Resolution Declares 70th Annual National Conference Dedicated to all Korean Veterans Living or Deceased
The American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The American GI Forum of the U.S. by resolution declared that the 70th Annual National Conference be also dedicated to the Korean Veterans alive or deceased. The resolution passed unanimously by the Delegate present.
Two other resolutions were read by National Sgt-at-Arms Mario Perales from Fort Stockton Forum in Texas and passed. These were the only resolutions declared to be official and permissible according to our AGIF National Constitution by the Resolutions Committee appointed by appointed by the National Commander to presented and read to the delegation for approval. More>
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Thank you from Commander Martinez for a Job Well Done!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: Houston, Texas – Greetings Fellow Forumeers, Women and Youth chapters and friends. This is my first chance to Congratulate the new Commander-Elect Ceasar Ruiz and the rest of the re-elected Board members. Once again it is an honor to have been your State Commander for the past 5 years and will continue to serve you until June 1.
It is unfortunate that I had to miss some activities with some things still pending because of health issues. Gil and I have always worked to make this the best organzation in the Nation and thanks to all of you we have, in my opinion, successfully achieved that goal. I am pleased knowing that our membership is stable, our finances are excellent and our state is united. I'm sure that come June, Ceasar and our board will continue our progress. More>
Ceasar Ruiz Elected State Commander
Texas AGIF Celebrates 70th Anniversary at Annual Conferecne American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – The 70th Anniversary was celebrated at the 2018 American GI Forum State Conference, in Austin Texas, March 23-25, 2018 and it was successful and an enjoyable and productive experience.
Notably absent was State Cmndr John Martinez, although doing extremely well he still in recovery but at the time had other personal problems and was unable to attend. Mr. Mario Peralez, 1st Vice-commander from Fort Stockton took charge and did an excellent job running the meetings.
The State office and members of the Austin Chapter put efforts with a very short time-frame to put this conference together in an effort to make this conference and board meeting a success.
Ceasar Ruiz, Austin Chapter was elected as the New State Commander. He and the board will assume office in June becase of a resolution passed to keep our fiscal year finances and budget in order.(Read More)
TX Mid-Year Conference in Del Rio Feb. 21-23
Thank you Del Rio!
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: DEL RIO, Texas – The State Board of Directors met February 21-23, 2019 in Del Rio, Texas for their annual Mid-year Conference.
The Conference convened on Friday February 22 at 1:00 am. Commander Ceasar Ruiz opened the conference to a quorum of Texas delegates from throughout the state. Local Commander Jose Martinez welcome the delegates and Vice Commander Howdy Leal and chairwoman Sylvia Garza responded by thanking the Dr. Fermin Calderon and San Felipe del Rio Women's Chapters for hosting the event. More>
Beatrice T. Perez Robstown Women’s Chapter Annual Veterans & Youth Education & Technology Program
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRIST, TX – The American GI Forum, Beatrice T. Perez Robstown Women’s Chapter hosted their annual Veterans and Youth Education & Technology Program allowing them to continue the legacy set on March 26, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas at Lamar Elementary School.
They are committed to working collectively with local Corporate Sponsors and Community Leaders to build a bridge that offers the American Dream for the next generation of veterans, their families and our future leaders of America. More> See Photos>