1st place - Alan Smith, Ohio
2nd place - Amy McDowell, GA
3rd place - John Hardy, GA
National 1st Vice
Tickets will be available at the AMVETS National Convention, or can be purchased directly from Tom McNamara:
Tom McNamara, RN2V
Phone: (678) 463-2987
Drawing to be held August 12th, 2017 during the Convention Meeting
AMVETS RIDERS NATIONAL
OFFICERS TRAVEL EXPENSE POLICY
The following policy is for the payment of expenses for AMVETS Riders National Officers and other members of the Riders Organization when authorized by the Riders National President and Riders National Executive Board.
Payment for attendance at National Executive Committee Meetings, Mid-Year Rally and National Conventions will be paid at the following Rates:
National President: Travel shall be paid either full airfare or mileage reimbursement rate, which will be choice of the RNP. RNP may have a suite when booking rooms and allotted days of reimbursed lodging shall be, maximum of FOUR (4) days for National Executive Committee Meetings plus Mid-Year Rally and SEVEN (7) days Maximum for the National Convention, additional days must be approved in writing by the NEB. RNP may rent a vehicle when needed while attending authorized functions for National Riders with prior approval of the NEB.
Elected Officers: Travel shall be paid at the lesser rate of mileage or airfare. Lodging shall be paid at the full rate of a regular room, any charges for a more expensive room will be paid by the Officer. Maximum of THREE (3) days for National Executive Committee Meetings, National Convention and Mid-Year Rally, additional days must be approved by the NEB. One of the following Appointed Officers RNS, RNCO, or RNPO shall be reimbursed for FOUR (4) days for Convention and Mid-Year in order to organize and set up for meetings ahead of time. Any additional expenses must have prior approval from the NEB.
Immediate Past: Shall be reimbursed at the same rate as Elected Officers. Any additional expenses must have prior approval from the NEB.
Past National Presidents: Will receive up to $250.00 to cover travel and or lodging with approved receipts. Any additional expenses must have prior approval from the NEB.
Appointed Officers: Shall be reimbursed for full travel expenses with receipts, but shall not exceed the Elected Officers reimbursement rate. Any additional expenses must have prior approval from the NEB.
Official Business Travel: Individuals traveling on Official Business as directed by the Riders National President and Riders National Executive Board shall be reimbursed at actual cost unless different reimbursements are agreed upon before expenses are incurred.
Mileage shall be paid at a rate of $ 0.36 per mile based on Google Maps from home address to event. Air Fare shall be based on the lowest air fare available a minimum of 30 days prior to the scheduled event date, to include round trip mileage to the airport, parking and baggage fees. Air Fare shall be for Economy Class travel or the lowest priced airfare available on priceline.com. When booking airfare in advance any and all Officers can opt to take flight cancelation insurance as long as it does not exceed $25.00.
Misc. Expenses: Shall be paid at actual cost for expense as long as receipts are provided with proper documentation.
RECEIPTS and REPORTING
All expenses incurred while on official business shall be accounted for with legible RECIEPTS clearly stating the INDIVIDUAL’S NAME, DATE, PLACE of PURCHASE, and AMOUNT. The Treasurer shall date and initial receipts when received.
Expenses shall be listed on the Official AMVETS Riders Expense Report and submitted to the National Treasurer no later than FOURTEEN (14) days from the end of travel or expenditure in order to be reimbursed. All expense reports must be signed by a combination of TWO (2) National Riders Officers and ONE (1) shall be National Riders Treasurer and the other be either RNP, 1st Vice, or 2nd Vice. No Officer can be an approval signature on their own expense sheet.
TRAVEL and LODGING ARRANGMENTS and PAYMENT
Each individual is responsible for making their own Travel and Lodging arrangements unless the National Riders Treasurer has agreed to schedule it for them. Failure to make proper arrangements will be at the expense of the INDIVIDUAL and NOT the RIDERS ORGANIZATION. No reimbursements will be made for improper Travel, Lodging, or other expenses incurred.
There will be no advanced payment for Travel, Lodging, or other expenses except when authorized by the Riders National President and Riders National Executive Board whom shall assume responsibility for any and all costs or losses associated with any advance payment not used or recovered. Each National Officer has their own National Riders credit card and may use it for authorized travel expenses.
At no time will AMVETS Riders Credit Cards, Banking Account Information, or any check which is not properly completed be given to any individual or entity except by the individual authorized to do so.
Any reimbursement received or receiving from their Parent Organization, Chapter, or Department is to be used first before National Riders picks up the remaining cost of eligible expenses.
This Travel Expense Policy is not a guarantee of all reimbursements stated. If for acceptable financial reasons approved by 2/3 vote of the Riders National Executive Board any or all reimbursements may be reduced or eliminated. Prior notification of reimbursement changes will be given before expenses are incurred by individual.
This Policy was revised and adopted 5/5/2017 at Mid-Year Rally Meeting by National Riders Finance Committee. Approved and adopted by the body 5/6/2017, 2017 at Mid-Year Rally general meeting.
2017 Convention Rules and the Riders schedule have now been posted under Events > National Convention.
Registration is now open for the 2017 National AMVETS Riders Convention in Norfolk, Virginia. Please visit the Events page for updates, a link to the AMVETS.org registration page with hotel information, and a downloadable registration form.
Events - National Convention
Schedule to be announced.
CORRECTION TO 2016 NATIONAL RIDERS CONVENTION MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
There is a correction to the Convention Minutes dated August 13, 2016.
Page 1, under OFFICER REPORTS, 1st Vice.
As reads: MA-208 is suspended for not submitting a revalidation form.
Is corrected to read: No chapters are under suspension.
Riders National Secretary
Meeting minutes are now available on the Events page, and here:
The 2016 LRP will be discussed and finalized at the 2016 Convention in Reno.
LRP - Draft
Good day Riders!
FOR ALL THAT STILL HAVE NATIONAL GUN DRAWING TICKETS:
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT MESSAGE!
Although the deadline to return the ticket stubs and money has passed, there are still some out there that have not been returned.
It is imperative that every person who purchased a ticket(s) be put into the drawing at National Convention in Reno and the money for those tickets be received by Nationals prior to the drawing. Please pass this information on to any member who still has National Gun Drawing tickets.
Per National President Don Cox and Past National President Rob Quick:
If you have not yet mailed the ticket stubs and money back to Rob Quick as of today, they must be mailed to the Convention Hotel.
There will be no one available to receive mail at Rob's address. (Ticket stubs and money must be received at the hotel no later than Wednesday, August 10th)
Send stubs with check or money order (do not send cash) to:
NUGGET CASINO RESORT
C/O AMVETS RIDERS - ROB QUICK
1100 NUGGET AVENUE
SPARKS, NEVADA 89431
Hotel phone - 775-356-3300
Rob Quick - 314-520-3893
or you may contact me on the numbers below
If you have already sold your tickets and returned the stubs and money we thank you very much!!!
If your position changed during this year's elections, please forward to current officer. Thank you
Kathy Campbell RNCO
(319) 382-2484, Ext 10
! Important !
In order to ensure a prompt response, please direct all questions to the National officers by using the Contact Us form located under the Officers tab.