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

The updated agenda as of August 17 can be found under the NEC/CONVENTION tab. 

NEW – The Convention Agenda has been posted to the website – www.amvetsaux.org.  Click on the NEC/Convention tab, then convention and you will find the 2023 Convention Agenda document.  Please share!!

Below are the links for the FREE SHUTTLES for the AMVETS National Convention. You have to sign up for both arrival and departure.***Please read all of the post before filling out the forms!*** 

Through a gracious donation by A.J. Meyers bus company we are able to offer free shuttles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) on Tuesday August 22, 2023, Wednesday August 23, 2023, and Thursday August 24, 2023, to the Wyndham Grand Hotel Downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

They will also provide free shuttles from the Wyndham Grand Hotel Pittsburgh to PIT on Saturday August 26, 2023, and Sunday August 27, 2023.


If you are flying into Pittsburgh for the 2023 AMVETS National Convention, please sign up for these free shuttles. There are limited seats available so please sign up soon.

  1. You must have the flight number from your flight into Pittsburgh International Airport to use these shuttles (Airport rule).
  2. You must put the scheduled arrival time down for your flight. This is how we will schedule when the shuttles arrive at PIT.
  3. You must be a registered attendee of one of the AMVETS family of organizations conventions or their guest to use these shuttles.
  4. Please consider tipping the drivers and helpers of these shuttles as they will be Military Veteran employees of A.J. Meyers Bus Company. Meyers employees 50 Veterans in the area.

You will be notified if you are placed on a shuttle or on a waitlist.

If you are placed on a waitlist you will want to make other transportation arrangements from PIT to the Wyndham Grand Hotel Downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

Arriving: CLICK HERE

Departing: CLICK HERE

Here are links to purchase Pennsylvania Night tickets CLICK HERE  and National Commanders and National Presidents Banquet tickets CLICK HERE.  These can also be found on our website www.amvetsaux.org under the NEC/CONVENTION tab, then click on the Convention drop down.

We are still accepting National Convention Registration at the higher rate of $60.00.  On-site registrations will cost the same.  Convention Training Seminar form can still be mailed to Headquarters however, $10.00 must accompany the form.  On-site registration will be charged $10.00 as well.

Reservations for the Wyndham Downtown Pittsburgh (if rooms are available):

Wyndham Downtown Pittsburgh

600 Commonwealth Place

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Phone Number – 412-391-4600

Group Name: AMVETS National Convention

Reservation Link:  https://book.passkey.com/event/50475109/owner/2945954/landing

Parking starting at $38.00 per day.  Larger vehicles are at a higher cost.  In and out privileges.

NOTE THIS UPDATE – Government issued Photo ID and a valid credit card are required for check-in.  Cash paying guests require $50.00 USD cash deposit per day plus full room and tax.  Debit cards and credit cards will take a $50.00 per day authorization plus room and tax.

Honors and Awards hand-delivered entries will be accepted on Monday, August 21, 2023, at 9:00am, in the Rivers Room (2nd Floor).  NO entries will be accepted after 10:00am. Do NOT mail your entries to the Convention hotel.

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.  If you haven’t already, please like our page!!