Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters welcomes you to our website.

As our Del Webb community started to develop in 2017, a small group of residents had the idea to form a group to support our military, their families, and our community.

Although we're still growing and developing, we already have some meaningful, successful events that have touched many lives. We will continue to grow with our community's support.

Our dedicated group of men and women finds ways to support our active soldiers, their families, and military retirees in need, while ensuring that our community never forgets what our troops do for us.

Please help us to make this resource a tool for all our active members, potential new members, and our Del Webb community by giving us feedback on what you like and what could be improved.

Rich Greenberg, President

AVMS 2023 Year in Review

AVMS Enjoyed Another Record-Breaking Year

In 2023, we...

  • Introduced Corporate Sponsorships
  • Developed new fundraisers
    - Del Webb Feud
    - Lip Sync Battle
  • Continued legacy successes

Year-Over-Year Donation Progress

AVMS 2023 donations year over year

2023 Charity Distribution

Where did the money go?

2023 AVMS where did the fundraiser money go

TOTAL $54,500

Fundraiser Performance

2023 AVMS fundraisers performance

Thank You AVMS Members!


AVMS Alerts and Events

Pay Membership Dues and Make Donations
Click to Pay Your Annual Dues or Make a Tax-Deductible Donation »»

Support Our Sponsors
Our work depends upon the generosity of our wonderful members and the businesses you see on Our Sponsor’s page. We encourage all of our friends and members to support our Sponsors.

Want to join our list valued list of sponsors? Here's our: Sponsorship Agreement Form »»

Manatee County Concert Band
AVMS member Rob Gamble is a musician performing in the Manatee County Concert Band. If you recall, they asked us to provide a Color Guard for them last year at their Veterans Day celebration. Click here to see their performance schedule. Please support them. You won't be disappointed.

AVMS Meeting Minutes: July 9, 2024
Here's our July 9, 2024 Meeting Minutes »»

Jerry Hufford: Wall of Heroes
We have new content featuring relatives of our Del Webb residents currently on active duty. Check it out »»

2024 Preview

AVMS Meeting Dates – All meetings are at 6:30 PM

  • August – No Meeting
  • September 10
  • October 8
  • November - No Meeting
  • December 10

Events

  • September 21 – Member Appreciation Party – 7:00PM in AR 2,3
  • October 19 – Fall Fiesta. 7:00PM in the parking lot

Ceremonies

  • September date TBA – Operation Thanksgiving kick-off Golf Cart Parade
  • November 10 – Veteran’s Day ceremony in the Oasis AR 1 & 2
  • Month of November - Operation Thanksgiving

Off Site Events/Activities

Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Windsor Reflections:
Now occurs Quarterly. Check our website calendar for details.

Be sure to visit our Calendar Page to see upcoming events.

Please donate clothing or household items to: Vietnam Veterans of Americas

Member of the Quarter Q4 2023: Joe Ward

Joe Ward, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMSJoe Ward is our newest AVMS Member of the Quarter.

Joe served as a Board Member of AVMS for the last four years and was a major contributor to our success over that time.

From running Operation Thanksgiving, to organizing volunteers for events, Joe was always there when duty called.

A US Army Veteran and former Police Officer in Belleville, NJ and Jackson NJ, Joe also holds an 8th degree Black Belt in Goshin Ryu Karate.

He and his wife Beth have lived in Dell Webb since just about the beginning of the development.

We thank Joe for all of his work and contributions to AVMS.

Become a Member

It's easy! You can use the link below to pull up the instructions and application form or just go to the next meeting and talk to any A.V.M.S. member about joining our proud organization.

Memberships