Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

AVMS at Homes For Heroes Groundbreaking

On February 3rd, the Del Webb AVMS had the honor of participating in an event sponsored by Pulte Homes and Building Homes for Heroes. They partner to provide mortgage-free homes to disabled Veterans.

This event celebrated the groundbreaking on a new home for Army Sgt. 1st Class Lucio Gaytan, his wife and two children.

Pulte, and all of their trade vendors, donate the land, materials, and labor to make this happen. This was mortgage-free home number 77 in Florida.

There was great attendance at the event including East Manatee Fire Company, Manatee County Sheriff's Department, and several community leaders.

Also speaking was Retired Marine Sgt. Heath, himself a recipient of a home from this program.

It was truly wonderful to see these organizations recognizing the sacrifices our service men and women make for our country.

AVMS Upcoming Events

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 »»

AVMS Meeting Minutes: May 9, 2023
Here's our May 9, 2023 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 »»

Save The Dates

Next AVMS Meeting:
Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast at Windsor Reflections
Occurs 2nd Wednesday of each month. RSVP 1 week in advance.

Splish Splash Bash - Saturday, May 27 by the Oasis pool from 4:00 to 7:00pm

Parade of Heroes - Sunday, May 28 Main Street Lakewood Ranch at 6:00pm

Memorial Day Celebration - Monday, May 29 Circle of Honor at 10:00am.

Lip Sync Battle 2023 - Saturday, July 29 at 7:00pm
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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 Q2 2023: George Becker

George Becker, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMSGeorge Becker is our newest AVMS Member of the Quarter.

George has been an AVMS member since 2022. His attendance at our events has been consistent since day one. George is always one of the first members to raise their hand when volunteers are requested for an event. Whether its ‘Flags across Del Webb’ or stage setup and breakdown for a show, he is always there working.

George was born and lived in Yonkers, NY.  He graduated from Husson College with a degree in Finance and spent most of his career as a trader on Wall Street.  He moved to Louisville, KY to take a financial position in 2000 and met his future wife, Jan Ahrens, there.  "We moved to Lakewood Ranch in 2021, said George. "I am an avid University of Louisville fan, as seen from my attire, and also the NY Yankees.  I started playing golf about 3 years ago and am ready for the tour.  I volunteer for AVMS because it is a way to give back to the brave men and women who serve or have served our country."

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 start a group to support our military, their families and our community.

Although we're still growing and developing, we already have a couple of years of 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

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.