It is with a heavy heart that I write this message. Today we learned that Mr. Carlos Martinez CEO of the American GI Forum-National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) has passed away. More details will follow but for now please keep Carlos' family, friends, and staff at the NVOP in your hearts and prayers.
After the good Dr. Garcia, very few have done more to help veterans and their families as well as promote the good name of the American GI Forum than Carlos.
He will be dearly missed. GOD Bless you Carlos!! Thank you for everything.
Condolences to his family and may he rest in eternal peace.
U.S. states offer Veterans a wide range of benefits. State representatives provided VA the most underused benefit for Veterans, part of a five-part series. Below is a list of the benefits in alphabetical order by state.
I hope this email finds you well. My name is Victoria Beach and I am a Clinical Psychology doctoral student at Texas Tech University in the department of Psychological Sciences.I am conducting a research study on the life experiences of Latino/Latina/Latinx adults aged 60 and older in order to gain a better understanding of both the successes and difficulties of aging.
I am reaching out for your assistance in conducting this research. For this study, I am looking for Latino/Latina/Latinx adults aged 60 and older who speak English and who do not display current manic symptoms, cognitive/memory impairment, or psychotic symptoms. I am asking that you forward this information to Latino/Latina/Latinx adults aged 60 and older who speak English and who do not display current manic symptoms, cognitive/memory impairment, or psychotic symptoms. Participants will be asked to participate in a 15-minute telephone call with the researcher to determine eligibility. If eligible, they will be emailed a set of questionnaires to complete, which will take between 30-45 minutes. Their participation is completely voluntary, and they can stop at any point during the study. After completion of the study, they will be eligible to enter into a drawing for a $25 gift card.
We are truly grateful for your time and consideration in helping me conduct this research. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Mrs. Tina Martinez, San Felipe del Rio Women’s Chapter informed the State Office that her husband Jose “Joe” Martinez, passed away yesterday evening, Thursday, July 10, at approximately 8:23 pm. She did not offer any details but just wanted us to know. We, as members of the American GI Forum of Texas (AGIF) are shocked and saddened at the news and will stay in communication with her regarding any details and arrangements.
Joe was a retired U.S. Army Sgt and was serving as Chapter Commander for the AGIF Del Rio Dr. Fermin Calderon Chapter. He had also served as AGIF Southern Region Commander. He and his wife Tina with both Del Rio chapters have worked tirelessly to improve their clubhouse and help their community. They have been very active on both sides of the Border and have been honored by both sides for their work. The chapter has, in recent years, hosted a National Mid-year Conference, a State Conference and 2 Board meetings during Joe’s tenure. Joe will be missed.
On behalf of State Commander Ceasar Ruiz, State Chairwoman Sylvia Garza, the State Office and the entire Texas Board of Directors and members we offer our prayers and condolences to Tina and the entire Martinez family, Our official prayer tells us -- “For it is in Dying that we are born to Eternal Life. . . “ May Joe Rest in Everlasting Peace."
Thought you may be interested in some of the activities we’ve received from some chapter during the Pandemic. And also some of the upcoming events. Also if your chapter has been involved in activities, please let us know. We can still do a lot of things while staying safe. Let me know if you had trouble downloading or viewing the bulletin.
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Veterans Legal Clinic on August 19, 2020 at the Corpus Christi VA Clinic, 5283 Old Brownsville Rd., Corpus Christi, TX. See flyer for El Paso, Austin, San Antonio, Del Rio and Mercedes contact information.
We have this clinic in Corpus Christi on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This event is also open to widows, children, and spouses of veterans. Your assistance in helping us promote this event is greatly appreciated. I have also attached a flyer for further information.