National Conference Updates:
2019 American GI Forum National Conference set for Las Vegas, August 4-7, 2019
American GI Forum of Texas, Inc.: AUSTIN, Texas –The National Conference Committee is working to finalize details for the upcoming 2019 American G I Forum of the United States National Conference scheduled for August 4-7, 2019 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, 129 East Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada 89101. National Commander Larry Romo confirms that updates and information will be mailed or posted on this site as they becomes available. More>
State 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>
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>
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>
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)
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>