Romo, Gonzalez Elected to Head AGIF/US
Romo Wins Easily, Gonzalez Runs Unopposed
American GI Forum of Texas , Inc Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas– Larry Romo, from the San Antonio, Texas Miguel Hernandez Memorial Chapter defeated two other opponents to become the 2018-19 National Commander. Dora Gonzalez, from the Colorado Springs Women ran unopposed for chair of the Women’s National Organization. Both are first time winners. Romo is the former U.S. Selective Service Director under the Obama Administration. He is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, and becomes the third commissioned officer, to hold the highest office of AGIF. Dr. Garcia, an Army Medical Doctor was the first National Chairman while Mr. Lupe Saldana, a Captain in the USMC. was the second. More>
Acknowledgements, Successes and Thank You from Our Former National Chairwoman
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas – I would like to take this moment to acknowledge our accomplishments of the past year and thank those of you who helped make these successes possible. I had the honor of serving as your 2018 National Chairwoman for the American G.I. Forum of the United States. It was an unforgettable year full of accomplishments as new friendships arose, old ones were reinforced, and new challenges welcomed. I was encouraged to seek a second term but decided not to seek re-election because I am motivated to work on several special projects for the organization. More>
Thanks Vets, from a Grateful National Vice Commander Russell Lopez
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: BRIGHTON, CO – We are proud that many of our members throughout the AGIF Network took time to celebrate Memorial Day at diffrent cer3emonies. From Colorado Nationa Vice Commander Russell Lopez sent us photos with the following remarks: “I was proud to have been in attendance at the Jefferson County Courthouse Atrium on May 25, 2018 representing the American GI Forum as Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Tax deductions for Military Retirees Bill into law. This was really great news for all those have retired from the military serving our country right before memorial Day. Read More>
Ceasar Ruiz Elected State Commander
Texas AGIF Celebrates 70th Anniversary at Annual Conference in Austin
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)
Past National Commander Tony E. Gallegos Passed Away
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc Report: ORANGE, CA – Our Deepest Condolences to the Gallegos Family on the passing of past National Commander and former EEOC Commissioner, Tony Gallegos. He passed away on Wednesday May 9, 2018. His daughter, Lorrie informs us that the Funeral will be private, however, the funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Holly Family Church in Orange, CA.. We ask that you pass the information to your chapter and GI Forum members. Tony Gallegos was a member of the Pico Rivera Chapter. He served as local commander, State Commander of California and later became National Commander. For those that did not know Tony, we have posted his obituary as is appeared in Orange, California. 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>
MALDEF Suit Stops Exclusion of Mexican Americans from “Whites Only” Cemetery
Normanna Cemetery Association Agrees that Refusal to Bury Latino Residents is Discriminatory and Violates Rights of Latinos
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc. Report: CORPUS CHRISTI, TX— A MALDEF lawsuit filed in April aimed at stopping the exclusion of Mexican Americans from being buried in a “Whites Only” Cemetery came to a swift end Friday when the Normanna Cemetery Association agreed in court that its policy is discriminatory and violates the rights of Latinos.
MALDEF filed the lawsuit on behalf of the American G.I. Forum of Texas, Inc. a non-profit membership organization that serves and advocates on the behalf of Latino military veterans throughout the State of Texas. Read More>
Myrna Chavarria, Miguel Hernandez Cmdr is Texas AGIF Facebook Administrator
American GI Forum of Texas Inc. Report: SAN ANTONIO, Texas. The American Gi Forum of Texas is hoping to expand coverage of news and activities throughout the AGIF as it expands its Facebook coverage. Myrna Chavarria, Commander of the San Antonio Miguel Hernandez Memorial Chapter has been selected and accepted the job to administer the Texas Facebook Page. She is being assisted by State Vice Commander Ceasar Ruiz when needed. Gil Rodriguez, Texas State Exec will also be contributing information from the AGIFTX.org Web site. More>
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