To: All Chapter and Department Presidents and 1st Vices
From: Tom McNamara
National 1st Vice President
RE: Hard Deadlines for the smooth operations for DRF’s and Revalidations.
Dues and Remittance forms (DRF);
*September 1st through January 31st – Chapters collect dues from members, $12 for National, Department Dues Per Department SOP and submit total amount per member to the Department. Chapters without Riders Departments send $12 per member to the National Secretary. Chapters may charge whatever the Chapter membership decides for Chapter dues. This gives Chapter 1st Vices time to verify individual memberships with parent organizations (AMVETS, Sons of AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary) prior to the end of February. National will start accepting DRF’s as soon as December 1st.
*March 1st – Chapters must remit Dues and Remittance (DRF) forms to the Department Secretary prior to March 1st. Chapters without Departments must send to the National Secretary. Chapters failing to submit DRF to the Department (or National in Non Dept states) by March 1st will be assessed a $25 late fee. Chapters failing to remit dues to the Department (or National in Non Dept states) by April 1st WILL be automatically suspended by the Department and National. Suspended Chapters may be reinstated, no later than June 1st by submitting a complete membership roster, dues, $25.00 late fee, and a $50.00 reinstatement fee. Chapters failing to reinstate by June 1st shall be subject to a vote of revocation by the Riders Delegates at the AMVETS Riders Annual National Convention.
*March 15th – The Department shall collect their Chapters’ dues and rosters and send them to the Riders National Secretary no later than March 15th each year. The Department will submit $12 per member to National.
Revalidations occur after and because of Election of Officers at the Chapter and Department level. Even if all the Officers stay the same, a Reval must be completed.
EVERYTIME You have an Officer change, you must send in a new Revalidation.
*July 1st - Chapters must revalidate with Officers form to the Riders Department Secretary (or National in Non Dept Chapters) no later than 1st of July each year to maintain their Charter.
Retain one (1) copy for your Chapter, submit one (1) copy to the Riders Department Secretary (or National for Non Dept Chapters).
*July 15th – The Department must revalidate the Department with a new Officers form to the National AMVETS Riders no later than the 15th of July each year to maintain their Charter. The Department shall have all Chapter Revalidations submitted to the National Riders Secretary prior to the July 15th deadline or the delinquent Chapter will be placed on suspension.
The information is in the letter can be found in the Unified By-Laws at amvetsridersnational.org under the Publications tab. If you have any questions, please feel free to personally contact me to discuss this. I can be reached by phone at (678) 463-2987, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
National 1st Vice President