Events and Activities


Resume Writing & Interviewing Skill Seminar

Free for Veterans @ Active Military

Presented by Alan Beatty,Vice President, Shore Medical Center

January 24,2020 @2pm

AMVETS resource Center

415 Shore rd, Somers Point NJ

RSVP to NJ AMVETS 609 526 4356 (Seating is limited)

Attendance to the workshop far exceeded our expectation.

Those that attended left with valuable information to assist them with their job search skills.

 

During this time, there are no upcoming events.  Keep a check here for future scheduling.

 

Scholarship Program - Due 3/15 each year

 

Princess Program - Due 3/15 each year

 

Heroes On The Water

Freedoms Foundation - Spirit of America Youth Conference

Since 1987, AMVETS and the AMVETS National Service Foundation have offered this unique educational experience at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to give young people a better appreciation of their freedoms granted by the United States Constitution.

The Spirit of America Program is a four day conference centering on topics such as freedom, civil rights and civic responsibilities, citizenship, public policy, self-development and leadership, entrepreneurship and salient aspects of American history. Programs allow students to explore within themselves their interpersonal characteristics and leadership potential through leadership skills workshops, group skills activities, and discussions with fellow participants. Programs are designed to provide an opportunity for students to participate in discussions with authoritative and articulate representatives from government, industry, and the academic community.

First place department winners of the 9th grade AMVETS National Americanism Essay contest receive an all-expense paid trip to the seminar. Sponsorship is for the student only, not for accompanying parents or guardians. Students are met at the Philadelphia airport by chaperones and are monitored throughout the four day conference and returned to the Philadelphia airport.

If departments do not conduct such a contest, department leadership may select one deserving student to represent their respective states and still benefit from the NSF sponsorship. Students selected must be 10th through 12th graders with exemplary conduct.

Names and addresses of 9th grade essay winners and other deserving students must NJ AMVETS, 611 Beverly-Rancocas rd, Willingboro NJ 08046 by August 15 to be judge, Only 1 Entrie shall submitted to National by August 31

The conference dates are always the same. The first Thursday in November through the following Sunday. (4 days)

Freedoms Foundation Promotional Flyer

(www.freedomsfoundation.org)

 

AMVETS National Programs of Interest 

 

Chapel of the Four Chaplains Awards --- Legion of Honor

Application deadline for the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Awards is in February each year. Send applications to HQS c/o Department Second Vice Commander.  The documentation (typed preferred) must be submitted to the Chapel of the Four Chaplains prior to the Department program. This gives their organization  enough lead time to prepare the documents.

Information on criteria and application can be found at:

http://www.fourchaplains.org/legion-of-honor-programs/

JUNIOR R.O.T.C.

High Schools wishing to participate MUST notify HQS by March 15. Requestors will have until April 15th to provide the specifics on the member being honored.  This way HQS can hold that date and make appropriate arrangements for the presentations throughout the Department.

The medals are on order and we should have enough for the department based on history.

A.A.D.A.A.

The A.A.D.A.A. program can be found on the page link below. 

http://amvets.org/programs/amvets_against_drug_alcohol_abuse.htm

The Department criteria is identical to National except for deadlines.

Entry forms are on that site as well.  There is one entry for all grades. 

Entries, both posters and written, one for each grade/post, must be submitted to HQS  by May 1, or as determined by the 2ND VCMDR, for consideration. Judging takes place during the first day of our Annual State Convention, Originals are required, no copies!

The Department will provide gift cards for First Place Winners, in each grade, and the 2ND VCMDR will forward the Department winners to National.  The Gift Cards will be distributed, to the sponsoring Posts, after National Convention.

Important instruction:  Do not have the child's name on the front of the entry. Type or print the personal information on an extra page and attach it to the back of the entry.

Americanism

There are 3 entries, based on grade.

Entries, both posters and written, one for each grade/Post, must be submitted to HQS  by May 1, or as determined by the 2ND VCMDR, for consideration. Judging takes place during the first day of our Annual State Convention, Originals are required, no copies! 

The Department criteria is identical to National except for deadlines.

The Department will have appropriate gift cards for 1st place Department winners in each grade, and will forward the Department winners to National.  These will be distributed, to the sponsoring Posts, after National Convention. 

Reminder, the Department 9th Grade winner gets a Trip to National's Youth Leadership Conference held at Freedom's Foundation, Valley Forge, PA

The amount of the gift cards is on a sliding scale based on how many grades entries are submitted.  If there are no winners in certain grades then the amount for that grade may be used to supplement other grades.  The amount is not known until the judging and winners are chosen.

This program will be evaluated in the Spring and will be adjusted so that, one school does not receive more in funds for their winners (and multiple runner ups # 40)  than the entire state. It was too late to adjust this year’s presentation (in November).  The Department does not pay for runner up positions.

Important instruction:  Do not have the child's name on the front of the entry. Type or print the personal information on an extra page and attach it to the back of the entry.

http://amvets.org/programs/americanism.html 

SILVER HELMET AWARDS

http://amvets.org/pdfs/SilverHelmet-Nomination-Form.pdf

Silver Helmet Awards are a National Program Event.

The only entry which MUST go through the nominee's Post and Department is AMVET OF THE YEAR, which should be in the Department by June 1 for review and submission to the National Organization for their Judging.

The presentations are held in the Spring of the following year, coinciding with National AMVETS Spring NEC meeting. Winners announced in August of the preceding year are presented their award at The Silver Helmet Awards Banquet in the Spring of the following year. This is a formal, black tie or suit event.

Please advice the Second Vice Commander if you have any entries.  

AMVETS Employer of the Year: 

The criteria and application information is available at the National AMVETS web site.

The criteria and application are on the link listed.  Deadline is July 15 of each year.  The winner is announced at the National Annual Convention.  This is NOT run by Programs but from the National Service Foundation.  Please let the Second Vice Commander know if there is a entry being submitted.

http://www.amvets.org/pdfs/Employer-of-the-Year-(EOY)-Nomination-Form.pdf 


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