AMVETS Post 18

Serving the Northern Shenandoah Valley, American Veterans (AMVETS) Post 18 is Winchester’s latest Veterans Service Organization. Unlike other VSOs, AMVETS is the only VSO that welcomes anyone who is currently serving, or who honorably served in the U.S. Armed Forces, to include the National Guard and the Reserves.

AMVETS Post 18 is steadily growing in membership and continues to look for new members to help us expand our community and veterans outreach programs.

Outreach programs include; donating seed money to the Lord Fairfax Community College Veterans Textbook Loan Program; teamed with the Virginia Employment Commission and other local businesses in sponsoring the LFCC Veterans Job Fair; sponsor cub scouts for summer camp; made a substantial donation to the Boulder Crest Retreat; sponsor annual Boulder Crest Retreat Charity Golf Tournament; donated food items to the Henry and William Evans Home for Children; sponsored the Veterans Day Celebration Luncheon at the Strasburg Restoration Fellowship Church; donated bicycles to the needy and to the Marine Corps League for their Toys for Tots campaign; donated to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life; sponsor the 2015 Newtown Heritage Festival 5K Fun Run in support of the Bright Future Foundation for Frederick County Public Schools; and sponsor the 2015 Shenandoah Valley Young Marines Car and Military Vehicle Show in support of the Boulder Crest Retreat.

Still in search of a permanent home, AMVETS Post 18 meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month beginning at 6:30 PM at Winchester Moose Lodge 215 E. Cork Street Winchester, VA.

Funding is needed to help us purchase a permanent home. Help us by supporting the Military Appreciation Banquet in May of each year.

Please join us to celebrate May as National Military Appreciation Month. Americans Veterans (AMVETS) Post #18, a local Veterans Service Organization here in Winchester will host the 3rd annual Military Appreciation Banquet in May 2019 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. The event will take place at the Wyndam George Washington Hotel, 103. E. Piccadilly Street, Winchester, VA with a four course dinner and special guest speaker.

Several local businesses and community organizations are supporting this event by sponsoring table for local military members and veterans. A ten (10) seat table would cost a sponsor $1000 for our “local heroes” to attend this event & includes an advertising program advertisement. Individuals that would like to attend may purchase a seat for $100. If you would like to sponsor an ad in the program, please contact Post Commander Shari Fletcher. Full page ad is $1000, half page is $650, Quarter page is $300 and Business Card size is $200. Contact CDR Fletcher at 540-550-6674 or amvetsva18@gmail.com