Karin E. Simmons
National President 2022-2023

Karin Simmons was elected President of AMVETS National Ladies Auxiliary in August 2022 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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News You Can Use & Upcoming Event Details

Good afternoon!

For information on the Joint Testimonial Dinner/hotel/shuttle options for Auxiliary National President Karin Simmons and AMVETS National Commander Don McLean, July 15, 2023 in Natick, Massachusetts, as well as Testimonial Dinner information for National Sons Commander Mick Ciesla, July 22, 2023 in Tampa, Florida, please go to the THIS AND THAT tab on our website.

Under the NEC/CONVENTION tab, click Convention for parking, transportation and scooter rental information for our August National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Here are some reminders of upcoming deadline dates:


Membership to be included in year-end totals and delegate strength MUST be postmarked by May 31.  Please check with your Department for their deadline date so membership can be submitted to National Headquarters on time.


Year-end NEC reports are due to the National Service Chairmen postmarked by June 1.

NEC Reports for inclusion to the National Convention book are DUE June 30.  The outgoing NEC shall prepare the Department report for National Convention.  Please send your report via email to cking@amvets.org and in WORD format.

ALL membership for the 2022 – 2023 membership year MUST be postmarked by June 30.  This will allow processing time so a pre-print card will be received.  Any membership received after June 30 will NOT be processed until after National Convention.  It is our goal to have the membership file to the printer for processing/shipping prior to National Convention.

ALL 2022 – 2023 program donations MUST be postmarked by June 30th however a five (5) day grace period shall be allowed if their Department Convention is held during the last weekend in June.

Deadline dates for applying for awards can be found in the Convention Digest.  Please remember to fill any forms out in its entirety so you won’t be disqualified.

We are getting things lined-up for National Convention.  Scooter rental, transportation to/from the airport and parking information will be available soon.  For all the current information on National Convention, please visit our website at www.amvetsaux.org and click on the NEC/CONVENTION tab.  Information on updates will also be shared to our Facebook page.