Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

Operation Thanksgiving 2020

As most of you know, our Operation Thanksgiving 2020 was a great success due to the overall generosity of you, our Del Webb community.

This year we were able to provide MacDill AFB Commissary Gift cards for Thanksgiving meals to 200 military families. The Winn-Dixie Gives Foundation was also generous and matched our Gift cards with 200 free turkeys to the same military families. This was achieved in spite of the difficulties of dealing with COVID-19

Thank you for your compassion and kindness. As a group, we are grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in a military family's life.

AVMS Upcoming Events

AVMS Meeting Minutes: April 13, 2021
Here's our April 13, 2021 Meeting Minutes »»

Our New AVMS By-Laws
At the December 8th AVMS Zoom meeting, amendments to our By-Laws were approved and have now been signed by AVMS Leadership.
Click the link the read our revised AVMS By-Laws »»

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.

Winn Dixie at The Green at Lakewood Ranch
Sandy Williams
Epic Home Decor
Vanessa Fine Jewelry
GROVE Restaurant
Village Bikes
Learn More »»

Member of the Quarter: John and Chris Fulford

John and Chris Fulford have been active contributors to our AVMS since moving to Del Webb. They have always helped out when possible. During the 2020 pandemic they took Chris’ hobby of sewing and turned it into a very successful fundraiser for the AVMS. Chris created many very unique face masks that took us from the plain white masks to masks with individuality, functionality, and style.

John and Chris Fulford, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMSIn the end, they raised $1,000 for AVMS Charities!

John is a long time Florida resident and a professional pilot. He has been both a designated Army Aviator and Naval Aviator. His aviation career has spanned over 50 years with positions at Leopard Systems, Inc. as the Botswana Defense Force, C-130 Training Captain, and Pilot for both Spirit Airlines and DHL Airways. He retired in January, 2019.

Chris was born in London, England and worked for many years for the Diplomatic Service. She served in British Embassies in Belgium, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Greece and Washington DC. She met John in Botswana, who persuaded her to move to the U.S. 21 years ago.

"We are now very happily retired and enjoying our new life in Del Webb - or will be once we get back to 'normal'!"

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.

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.

Herman Martinez

Herman Martinez, Commander

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.