Del Webb Lakewood Ranch Association of Veterans and Military Supporters

Operation Thanksgiving 2021

On November 17th, Del Webb AVMS delivered 283 gift bags to MacDill AFB for this year's Operation Thanksgiving. Additionally, the MacDill Commissary matched that with a turkey for each family.
Our sponsor, Winn-Dixie also donated $2,500 in gift cards.

Overseeing the delivery were our AVMS members, Rich Greenberg, Bob Sharak, and Paul Cote along with MSgt. Wesley Walker. Base photographer and Public Affairs rep Lauren Cobin took the photos viewable at: this link.

On Sunday November 14th, AVMS hosted a Gift Packing Event, as part of our Operation Thanksgiving. The Gift Bags packed that day were part of the 283 Gift Bags that were delivered to MacDill AFB. Donors were given the opportunity to write their personalized Thank You notes to a military family, along with their Gift Card.

Huge THANK YOU to all the donors and volunteers from Del Webb that made the 2021 AVMS Operation Thanksgiving an amazing success.

AVMS Upcoming Events

AVMS Meeting Minutes: January 11, 2022
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Pay Your 2022 Annual Dues Online
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Board of Directors Nominees
The AVMS Board of Directors had 3 positions with terms expiring December 31, 2021... Read More »»

Save The Dates
Next AVMS Meeting - Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30pm
The Oasis

Winter Fest - CANCELED

Viet Nam Veteran's Day - Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Be sure to visit our Calendar Page to see 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.

Winn Dixie at The Green at Lakewood Ranch
Sandy Williams
Epic Home Decor
Vanessa Fine Jewelry
GROVE Restaurant
Village Bikes
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Member of the Quarter Q4 2021: Ellen Binen-Milbrod

Ellen Binen-Milbrod, Member of the Quarter Del Webb AVMSEllen Binen-Milbrod, also known as “the Tax Chick”, is the owner of a Certified Public Accounting firm in Bradenton Florida. She is a licensed CPA in the states of Florida, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois. With over 35 years experience, Ellen is a highly respected professional in her field.

As the daughter of an Army veteran, Ellen has a deep appreciation for the military and for those who serve. When Del Webb’s AVMS needed a skilled accountant to manage their business needs, Ellen jumped at the chance to provide her services at no cost. Ellen takes great pride in giving back through her time and expertise and looks forward to serving AVMS for years to come.

As a Del Webb Lakewood Ranch resident, she lives here with her husband Steve (AVMS Treasurer) since 2017. Ellen and Steve have two children (Nikki & Doug) who live in the Orlando area.


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.

Jerry Hufford, Commander

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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.