Thank you for electing me to serve as your National 2nd Vice during the Norfolk convention.
For those of you that don't know me, I am a life member of AMVETS Post 48 in De Soto, Missouri and an Army National Guard Veteran. I enlisted in 1984 and served six years, including two trips overseas.
I joined the AMVETS in 2008 and became a charter member of Riders Chapter 48 in 2009. In 2013 I took office as the Chapter 1st Vice, and was elected Chapter President the following year. Since that time, I have held the offices of Department 2nd Vice, 1st Vice, and for the past two years I have served as Riders President of the Department of Missouri.
Since 2013, I have attended all National Mid-Years and Conventions. I have served on the Programs, Membership, Bylaws, and Mid-Year committees.
I am looking forward to this coming year, working with all of you on your programs, reporting and continuing Tom McNamara's work with the Long Range Plan.
John Reando, RN2V