Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

Serving Our Community

Twenty one volunteers from the Del Webb Lakewood Ranch AVMS group supported Manasota Operation Troop Support‘s scholarship fundraiser on March 23 at this year’s Sarasota County Fair.

Del Webb veterans group volunteers supporting  scholarship fundraiser.

“This is our group’s first year volunteering to assist M.O.T.S.,” said Vice-Commander Jerry Hufford, “but it certainly won’t be our last.” AVMS Commander Herman Martinez added, “Our volunteers helped run all aspects of their concession booth serving food and drinks to this year’s fair visitors.” On Veteran’s Day November 2018, Del Webb’s Association of Veterans and Military Supporters kicked off its synergy with M.O.T.S. via a $1,250 donation.

“We welcomed the help at this year’s Fair and extend our thanks to the Del Webb AVMS for their continued support,” said M.O.T.S. Executive Director Linda Craig. “Volunteers young and old, veterans and family members gave up their weekend time to help us raise money for this year’s annual scholarship drive.” Learn more »»

AVMS Upcoming Events

May 14, 2019 at 6:30pm
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Oasis Club House

Shannon Feinroth Paralegal Life Law firmIn May, we host Shannon Feinroth an Elder Law Paralegal for the local Life Law Firm in Sarasota. This meeting is so important to our community we can’t limit it to just our membership. Attendance will be open to the entire Del Webb Lakewood Ranch community. Learn More »»

May 18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Oasis Ballroom

Dance Party fundraiser for MOTS May 18Del Webb’s Veteran’s Association hosts DANCE PARTY 2019. This fundraiser to benefit Manasota Operation Troop Support (M.O.T.S.) features Music through the Decades, Dancing, Games, Prizes, Raffles, and a Chinese Auction. MOTS supports local troops stationed overseas by sending them needed supplies and goodies from home. Tickets go on sale April 22nd – 28th from 12pm – 2pm in the Oasis WiFi Café. Prices: $10 for AVMS members, $13 for non members. BYOB and party your way! Ticket Holders get 10% off dinner at the Lakehouse on event day! Doors open at 7:15pm. Learn More »»

June 11, 2019 at 6:30pm
Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Oasis Club House

Vanessa Baugh Manatee County District 5 CommissionerThe honorable Manatee County District Five Commissioner Vanessa Baugh will present “The State of the County” address at our general membership meeting. This is a one-of-a-kind meeting that every member of this community needs to attend and learn first hand what lies ahead. Learn More »»

Member of the Quarter: Debbie Pye

A.V.M.S is proud to recognize Debbie Pye as our next Member of the Quarter.

As you will see Debbie has a history of always helping others. Period.

She is the Founder of Putnam Shoes For Children based in Hurricane, West Virginia. As group leader for the Del Webb Ladies Luncheon, she has met so many wonderful ladies! Debbie is active at Our Lady of the Angels parrish in Lakewood Ranch. She is always available to help others with short term projects.

What did she do before becoming a Del Webb homeowner? Del Webb AVMS Member of the Quarter Debbie Pye

Debbie received her undergraduate degree in Business and Marketing from West Virginia University, and then went on to complete her Masters in Corporate and Organizational Communications.

Debbie Pye, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMSDebbie lived in Hurricane, West Virgina for 16 years. She spent 9 of those years running her business All Thru the House in Teays Valley. After selling the business, Debbie began working with Armstrong World Industries in the Ceiling Division. She was fortunate to have a great international mentor who guided her in the acoustical aspects of design. Her expertise is in Speech Intelligibility Design.

She worked with architects in West Virginia and the surrounding states designing all commercial facilities to have optimal acoustical design. Debbie worked with architects in the acoustical design of all LEED schools in West Virginia to meet LEED requirements. So, living in a “Green” community like Del Webb Lakewood Ranch is very meaningful to her.

Working with the West Virginia School Building Authority gave her the opportunity to develop and write the acoustical standards for the 2009 School Guidelines. West Virginia’s School Building Authority adopted these as the ANSI 12.60-2002 Acoustical Society of America standards (few states have these codes.) Debbie also wrote the guidelines for acoustical building design for West Virginia University, Marshall University, and University of Charleston.

Organizations and Affiliations

Debbie has always been active with community service and professional organizations. A few are:

  • Putnam County Rotary – Founding member
  • Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ascension Catholic Church

Debbie Pye and husband Jim members of the Del Webb AVMS

Organizations in which she has been active and affiliated are:

  • US Green Building Council
  • West Virginia Green Building Council – Founding member
  • Acoustical Society of America – Full Member
  • Acoustical Society of America – North Carolina Chapter
  • American Institute of Architects – Associate member
  • West Virginia Healthcare Association
  • County Commissioners Association of West Virginia

Family

Debbie and her husband Jim have been married for almost 43 years. They have one son, Shawn. They are grandparents to Elise and Colton Pye. Debbie and Jim are strong supporters of A.V.M.S. and continue to serve the association in every way possible.

Putnam Shoes For Children:
Putnam Shoes for Children purchases quality, new shoes for the children of need each year. https://www.facebook.com/PutnamShoesForChildren (Just click on the Donate button to support our program)

Did you miss our last Member of the Quarter? If so click to read about our previous Member of the Quarter »»

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.


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Herman Martinez

Herman Martinez, Commander

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