American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) Military National

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American Military Retirees Association (AMRA)
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American Military Retirees Association
5436 Peru Street, Suite 1
Plattsburgh, NY 12901


Founded in Saranac Lake, New York in 1973, the focus of the American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) is �??retirees serving retirees�??.  Eligibility for the Association includes military retirees, medically retired and 100% service-connected (Disabled T&P), and surviving spouses.  AMRA provides benefits such as TRICARE and CHAMPVA supplemental insurance, discounts with hotels, car rental agencies and moving companies, auto and homeowner insurance.  Members also receive a weekly electronic newsletter focused on retiree benefits and legislation, and a quarterly newspaper with feature articles.  

The Association welcomes retirees from all ranks of all branches of the Uniformed Services.  Individuals retiring from the Guard and Reserves are eligible, as are surviving spouses of retirees.  The Association�??s founding principles are still the guiding force for today�??s AMRA leadership, as outlined in the �??Purposes�?? section of the National Bylaws.

The purposes for which the Association was formed are fraternal, patriotic, and educational and include but are not limited to:

(a)  To protect and preserve the vested rights, benefits and privileges of Retired Armed Forces personnel;

(b)  To provide a means to sponsor, foster, and encourage legislation affecting the status of retired and active personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces;

(c)  To keep members informed of changes to benefits and legislation that may affect their benefits and to encourage active participation in the legislative process;

(d)  To foster the welfare of survivors and dependent children of Retired Armed Forces personnel;

(e)  To accept as members, all retired personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces, regardless of rank, who are honorably retired and receiving, or qualified to receive retired/retainer benefits.  This includes all those medically retired, 100% service connected disabled veterans, and surviving spouses of any of the above;

(f)  To provide a means of social contact for all members and their families.

Of primary importance are AMRA�??s advocacy efforts on behalf of all military retirees and to that end, the Association�??s Legislative Affairs Committee  adopts annual legislative goals and encourages AMRA members to contact Members of Congress on legislation specific to retiree issues.  The National President, First Vice President and Executive Director visit with Members of Congress on an annual basis to ensure that AMRA is recognized as a retiree advocate in the legislative arena.

Today, AMRA is 26,000 members strong, and growing.  AMRA has members in all states and three Chapters in the Departments of Florida, New York and Texas.  In response to the desire of Members-At-Large to form chapters in their local areas, the National Board of Directors embarked upon a chapter formation initiative.  At the present time, there are seventeen (17) AMRA members in various stages of forming new chapters in the following states:  Florida (2), Georgia, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New York, Texas (2), Virginia (2), Minnesota, West Virginia, Washington and Alabama.  Local Chapters and their members are the �??face of AMRA�?? in their communities.  Members participate in monthly meetings and social events, the presentation of the Robert J. Jock LEAP Award to an Outstanding JROTC Cadet, and promotion of AMRA�??s SGM Douglas R. Drum Memorial Scholarship program, in addition to following local and state legislative issues of importance to retirees and taking appropriate action.

AMRA�??s latest endeavor is the formation of the American Military Retirees Foundation (AMRF) which was funded and launched during the first quarter of 2010.  The 501(c)(3) Foundation has been formed to enhance fundraising efforts for the Association�??s scholarship fund.  Through the current generosity of AMRA members, the Association annually presents $35,000 in scholarships to AMRA members, their spouses and dependents, and their grandchildren.  The Foundation will help to grow the scholarship program so that more scholarships can be awarded in the future.

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Department Of New York Department of Florida (FL)
FL1 (Orlando, FL) Department of Florida (Port St Lucie, FL)
Treasure Coast Chapter (Port St Lucie, FL) Department of New York (NY)
Lake Champlain Chapter (Schuyler Falls, NY) Department of Texas (TX)
Lone Star Chapter (Belton, TX) Hell on Wheels Chapter (Converse, TX)
Department of Texas (Copperas Cove, TX)

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Saturday - June 11, 2011

Clarion Hotel

2820 W. 76 Boulevard, Branson, Missouri 

Reservations –1-417-334-7666 |

National Board Meeting Friday, June 10th
Delegate's Reception Friday Evening, June 10th

See schedule below for other Convention events


Convention Registration Fee - $15.00

Deadline May 25, 2011

(Covers Member/Delegate Badge, Convention Program and Delegate’s Reception)

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Mail Registration form to:

AMRA National Headquarters

National Convention Registration

5436 Peru St., Suite 1, Plattsburgh, NY   12901


The Clarion Hotel in Branson, Missouri is in the heart of Branson’s entertainment district.   Visit  for further information on the property.  The hotel is centrally located on the 76 Strip, within walking distance to music shows, shopping malls, miniature golf, go karts and many other attractions.  The property offers 2 restaurants, whirlpool suites, family suites, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, Swedish Sauna, exercise facility, guest laundry facilities and a business center.  There are five Premiere Golf Courses within 15 miles – one you can get to with an 8 iron. 

All guest rooms are non-smoking and offer FREE high speed internet, and most rooms have private balconies.  Start your day with a FREE Deluxe Continental Breakfast which includes Belgian Waffles, hot oatmeal, cold cereals, fresh fruit, coffee and juice and much more.


Hotel Accommodations:

Call 1-1-417-334-7666 and ask for the American Military Retirees Association (AMRA) rate

deadline for reservations is May 25, 2011

Room rates:  Singles & Doubles  - $74.99

Triples - $84.98

Quads - $94.97

Ask for rates for suites & family suites

All rooms will have 11.6% tax and a “Safe With Limited Warranty” fee of $1.67/night added.  Outdoor parking is FREE.

Rates are valid three (3) days before the Convention and three (3) after the Convention if you wish to enjoy additional time in the Branson area. 


Hotel check- in time is 3:00 p.m. – check-out time is 12:00 Noon.

Deposit equal to one night’s stay is required (per room) to hold reservation.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations after 4:00 p.m. on day of expected arrival will forfeit one night deposit.



Keynote Speaker - Kevin Secor, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs – National Veterans Service Organization (VSO) Liaison.


National Convention Schedule  Preliminary and subject to change

Thursday, June 9, 2011 – 4:00 p.m. - Foundation Board Meeting

Friday, June 10, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. - National AMRA  Board of Directors Meeting (members welcome)

Friday, June 10, 2011 – 4:00-6:00 p.m.  - Registration ($15 advance - $20 on site)

Friday, June 10, 2011 – 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Delegate’s reception (members & guests welcome)

Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 7:30-9:00 a.m. – Registration, exhibits, merchandise sales

Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 9:00 a.m.  - National Convention (delegates & members)

Saturday, June 11, 2011 – Noon - Awards Luncheon - $22.00 (spouses & guests welcome)

Saturday, June 11, 2011 – 6:30 p.m. - Annual Banquet - $28.00 (spouses & guests welcome)

Sunday, June 12, 2011 –9:00 a.m. – Noon - Board Orientation (AMRA Board Members only)


Check back for additional information – 
we will update this site as details on events and speakers become available.


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