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77st Anniversary - 2018



NOVEMBER - 2018



National's Mission Statement
A Legacy of Service, Hope for the Future


DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families,
helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year.

The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans
with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually.
Locally, from the Lecanto Clinic the van service has transported over 4,000 +- to Gainesville or the Villages.

In 2016 - 2017, DAV helped attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits to care for veterans, their families and survivors.
No stats for Citrus, since there are no returns on claims filled at the Chapter level.

DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure
they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

With more than 1,300 chapters and 1.3 million members across the country,
Citrus has two DAV Chapters - Chapter 70 in Inverness, Chapter 158 in Crytal River.
DAV empowers our nation's heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need
and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.



The American's Creed
by William Tyler Page - Written 1917
Accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918.


I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people;
whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States;
a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice,
and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution,
to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.






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WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE DO NATIONALLY


WHO WE ARE LOCALLY


with a link to eligility

Gerald A. Shonk
Chapter #70, Inc.

(Est. July 1958)
Over 59 years of service
for those who served

1039 North Paul Drive
Inverness, Florida 34450
(352-344-3464)
This Chapter and the Auxiliary
welcome and appreciate donations.
a 501(c)(3)



The Chapter office is open on Tuesday mornings
9:00 AM to 11:30 PM for claim filing and processing.
Call 352 344-3464
or drop by - have some coffee and chat awhile





Commander
Ken Bender

From The Commander


Sr. Vice Commander
John McGee


Jr. Vice Commander
Ron O'Keefe


Treasurer
Joe McClister


Adjutant
Joe Stephens

Dewey Drawdy
Sgt. At Arms
Dewey Drawdy


Chaplain
John Seaman

Ray Micheal
Officer of the Day
Berry Harvey

Joe Stephens
Webmaster





OUR CHAPTER SERVICE OFFICERS



Ken Bender

      

Berry Harvey
Berry Harvey

      

Joe Stephens
Joe Stephens



The order in which these names are place as nothing to do with ranking,
all have the same training
Due to illness, family matters - three of our Service Offficers
could not return for re-certification, maybe next year.

SERVICE OFFICERS
Will be in the Hall on Tuesday from 9-noon
Call 352-344-3464 (machine) leave your name and number, we will get back to you
about an appointment - other times maybe arranged.


RECEIVE THOSE BENEFITS YOU EARNED

Our Veterans Services Officers (VSOs) assists veterans and their dependents with applications for compensation, pensions,
hospitalization and other benefits through an intake process that includes information and referral services.
Working with our National Service Officers in St. Petersburg and the Department of Veterans Affairs
to ensure that veterans, their dependents and survivors receive their richly deserved beneifts.

Services offered by our Veterans Service Officers include the following:
Informs veterans, dependents, and survivors of their eligibility for benefits payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs
Completes forms for benefits payable through the Department of Veterans Affairs
Completes forms and notifies the Department of Veterans Affairs of the death of a veteran
Informs survivors of procedures regarding military benefits
Obtains supporting documents for claims by veterans, their spouses and dependents







DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV)
SERVICE OFFICER'S GUIDE







"Freedom Isn´t Free"
the price is still being paid



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Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month
(except July and August) at 2:00 p.m.
That's 1400 for those in the CORP

Next Meeting is schedule for 11 December 2018


COME TO THE MEETING
ELECTIONS HELD AT THE MAY MEETING



Minutes of November 2018 - PENDING

Minutes of October 2018

Minutes of September 2018

There are NO Meeting in July or August - so there are NO Minutes

330-591-4119

843-598-5596

(210) 660-1027

Minutes of March 2018

Minutes of February 2018

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After the March meeting the minutes for 2017 were moved to the PAST MINUTES folder below

COME TO THE MEETINGS!

PAST MINUTES
The Chapter has been around since 1958,
But we only have
Minutes for the years
2000 - 2017 and in some cases just parts of them

HERE







613-647-7481



Our video for the month








Links to copies of DAV National and the Department of Florida,
plus the Chapter News Letter



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Did you miss your copy of the DAV Magazine?
we will have them HERE






(319) 383-7292










Featuring the Voice of Mr. Sam Elliott
run time: 4 minutes 48 seconds



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OF INTEREST TO ALL


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White House VA Hotline

The hotline's pilot began under direction of the Veterans Experience Office
on June 1, 2017, and entered phase two on October 15, 2017.
White House VA Hotline: 1-855-948-2311

Calls are answered by a live agent 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The hotline, located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia is staffed by more than 60 agents who have had extensive training on VA programs and services.
Ninety-three percent of these agents are a Veteran, military family member, caregiver or a survivor.

The White House VA Hotline conducts immediate warm hand offs for at-crisis risk Veterans needing the services of the Veterans Crisis Line.
Trends identified by the hotline will be used to rapidly respond to systemic inefficiencies and empower VA employees to resolve Veteran concerns quickly.
Veterans should continue to use existing VA customer service hotlines:
Health Care: 1-877-222-8387
Benefits: 1-800-827-1000
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255
MyVA311 (other): 1-844-698-2311







DAV's groundbreaking report on Women Veterans.
"The Long Journey Home"

Click image to view








The Lending of Courage - American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
The Book







Dedicated to both the living and the deceased

American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial
American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial

The Video









US Coast Guard
National Museum of the US Coast Guard







US Air Force
National Museum of the US Air Force







US Coast Guard
National Museum of the US Army
Under Construction







US Marine Museum
National Museum of the Marine Corps








National Museum of the U.S. Navy
National Museum of the U.S. Navy









Here you will find information that will help you to stay financially safe

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau








Things may have charged since some have serviced of our nation

Salute
Salute Rules









All of us want to "stay young" as we grow older.
These 7 steps can help you live better and longer and more things that help

Aging Well








Salute
Enroll in the VA Health Care System



The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates the largest health care system in the country, with over 1,700 sites of care nationwide.
When you become enrolled in the VA health care system, it's for a lifetime.
You are instantly and automatically entitled to receive care at any VA location without ever having to register for VA health care benefits again.
Enroll at: /www.va.gov/healthbenefits


After you enroll, you can immediately start receiving your health care at a VA facility, or at a later date - the choice is yours.
Enrolling in the VA health care system is quick and easy - just complete an online Application for Health Benefits online at:
5086936897
Need help enrolling?
Contact the VA toll free at 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
Source:
www.vets.gov/health-care/apply/



(610) 480-6252
Click on cover to read it


As a VSOs we suggest all veterans sign up to My HealtheVet via ebenefits.va.gov
(Premium Account - cost you nothing)
BUT DO NOT FILE ANY CLAIMS THERE (online)
PLEASE ALLOW us at the DAV to file ALL your paper work for any claims.
All our services are FREE







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Veterans and armed services personnel are among the highest risk group for developing mesothelioma or another asbestos cancer.
You may have a claim - read more!!







U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam
U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam



If you were ever on a ship anywhere near Vietnam 1961 - 1975
you may have a claim to file - check the list!!








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Interment with shipmates on the USS Arizona (BB-39)
How appropriate, after all the the tourists have gone.








Links to Veterans´ Websites


Department of Veteran´s Affairs: (505) 692-8773


Disabled American Veterans: /www.dav.org/


Citrus County Veterans Coalition: (863) 225-5725


Rolling Thunder, Inc Florida Chapter 7 /www.rollingthunderfl7.com


National Veterans Legal Services Program 4258989545







928-454-1662








(864) 975-3481

IF YOU ARE A VETERAN
Own, Manage or run a store,
we have a place for you to list it
just let us know.







Employ Florida Veterans


We can think of no finer way to honor those who have served our country than by hiring a hero.
Veterans or family members may apply for available positions online at www.Veterans.EmployFlorida.com.






PLEASE REPORT ANY BROKEN OR NON WORKING LINKS







For Chapter members ONLY
Form


aBook Selections and Movies Selections

DAVFL70-Radio
A selection of on air radio stations or forms of music you may like

till we build an entry code program - everyone may use these







* 8508074193
* Minutes * Van Service *


* Projects * Calendar *


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The above links will take you to those sites







give us your name and eMail address.
Once a month we will email you an updated link.







SUPPORTERS
of the CHAPTER



Your Business card - SHOULD - be here!
We will 'post' your business card - with a link to your site
at the bottom of the Chapter's index (home) web site.
click 6232356230 for rates



Milestone Partners       4257659129


       YOUR Business card - SHOULD - be HERE!