Long-time AGIF Member and Former Illinois Commander Al Galvan Passed Away
American GI Forum of Texas Inc, Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Long-time AGIF member, Past NVOP Board member and former Illinois State Commander Al Galvan passed away peacefully this last Thursday. His health had been on a decline the last several years and intensified the last several months.
Al and his wife Inez were very active AGIF members for many years locally, state and Nationally and attended all National Conferences and Mid-year conferences for years. He was one of the longest serving Board members of the NVOP and continued being active in his home state until his health started failing. He lived in a Memory Assisted Living Facility for the last 3 years. More>
An Overview of the 70th Conference in San Antonio, TX
2018 AGIF Conference Chairs: Thank You AGIF
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. AUSTIN, Texas – Thank you all of you who came to our beautiful city of San Antonio and enjoyed what is perhaps one of the most successful conferences in recent years. We have written a short review on mostly the social events that took place at this 70th conference. Our past National Commander and Past National Chairwoman have already published their thanks and a reflections of their past terms. Commander Angel and Chairwoman Vazquez Contes chose not to run for reelection. We thank them both for their service. More> Conf.Photos>
Commander's Report: Special San Marcos Board of Directors Meeting
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: San Marcos, Texas – The Texas Board of Directors met for a special called meeting at the San Marcos Library in San Marcos Texas. The special meeting was called by commander Ceasar Ruiz to discuss pending issues and to update the members on the events that have occurred since our State conference held early this year in March 2018. A state-of-the-state report with a financial report was given by the State office. More>
New Updates on 2018 AGIF National Veterans Day Reception in Washington D.C.
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. AUSTIN, Texas –In order to keep you up-to-date on the Veterans Day Events in Washington DC this coming November, we have published below the latest updates concerning the 3-day event forwarded to us State by Colorado Commander Luis Vazquez Contes.
Friday 9 NOV, AGIF is hosting a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery (Felix Longoria Gravesite) at 10:00 AM. Transportation is being negotiated via a bus leaving the hotel probably at either 9 or 930 am - 50 PAX Bus.
Afterwards head to the U.S. Capitol at 1:00 pm to arrive at a designated location for a tour of the U.S. Capitol for whoever is interested. We will hopefully have CHCI Congressional Interns provide the tour. We will have a designated time and location for a return bus trip to the hotel. Please Tip the bus driver, highly recommended. More> Reception>
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)
Hurricane Harvey Hits Southeast Texas, AGIF Members Safe
From the Texas AGIF State Office
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas as a category 4 storm followed closely by Hurricane Irma in Florida and by the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Jose caused in Puerto Rico. Later in October Nate a category 1 hurricane hit the Louisiana Gulf coast October 8 causing some damage to the gulf coast and flooding in the Appalachians and the Ohio valley. Three deadly Hurricanes that hid the U.S. or U.S. soil this year.
In Texas Hurricane Harvey was the worst and most damaging. Prior to the storm many people including AGIF members were encouraged to evacuate the Texas Coastal Area. This report is to bring you up-to-date on some of our members that were in the wake of the storm. More>
A message from the Chairwoman
National Chairwoman Thanks the Prior Administration for Their Dedication to the American GI Forum of the U.S.
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: Pueblo CO – "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the prior administration for their dedication to the American GI Forum of the United States (AGIF) and for volunteering their time to serve as national board members of this organization." said Patsy Vazquez Contes, newly elected National Chairwoman.
"I’ve have learned that businesses need three things to succeed: management skills, money to finance and grow, and markets/ patrons to serve. 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>