Our Purpose
 

The Blind Veterans National Chapter, the only Blind Chapter in the Disabled American Veterans organization. Purpose is to build better lives for America's blind veterans and their families.  Who else knows more about sight loss than those who live with it day after day?


Click here for the Blind Veterans National Chapter's Constitution & Bylaws


NEWSLETTERS:  The Blind Veterans National Chapter produces a newsletter bimonthly.  Click here for the newsletters.

 

May 2012 DAV Magazine Article: "White Cane Means YIELD!". Click Here to read.

Image, DAV Blind Veterans National Chapter #1 Delivers New Van To Tucson Blind Rehab Center.

In The Photo Above:

Left Center Past Commander Eddie Humphrey
Right Center Commander Richard Bugbee
Deliver The Keys.
DAV Blind Veterans National Chapter #1
Delivers The Keys To A New Ford Van
To The Tucson, AZ Blind Rehab Center.
The Van Is The First Van The Blind Chapter
Has Ever Been Able To Donate. The Van
Will Be Used By The Blind Rehab Center
Allowing Them To Ensure Blind Vets always
Have Transportation To Provide Access
To Their Mobility Training.
Donations Accrued Were Savings
Accumulated From Donations
Received From Many DAV Chapters.
Many Thanks From The DAV Blind Veterans Community
To All Those Generous Chapters.

     

Meetings

The Blind Veterans National Chapter holds its annual meeting
at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention

2019 National Convention:


Saturday, August 2 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
407-996-9939 or 866-996-6338
Group Code: Disabled American Veterans
$137 Single/ Double

Rooms Go Fast Reserve as Soon as Possible!!

Blind Chapter Meeting Schedule
Friday, August 2nd 9::00 am & 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 3rd 8:30 am Convention's Opening Session
Monday, August 5th 8:00 am Installation of New Officers Breakfast
August 2 - August 6 Convention Schedule TBA

For More Information

Annual
Installation of Officers Breakfast

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Membership

Membership in the Disabled American Veterans Blind Veterans National Chapter requires meeting the eligibility requirements for the Disabled American Veterans and the Blind Veterans National Chapter as listed below. 

DAV Requirements:   

ARTICLE I ll – MEMBERSHIP

Any man or woman, who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in line of duty during time of war, while in the service of either the military or naval forces of the United States of America, and who has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service, or who may still be in active service in the armed forces of the United States of America is eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans. Others, who are disabled while serving with any of the armed forces of any nations associated with the United States of America as allies during any of its war periods, who are American citizens and who are honorably discharged, are also eligible.

 

The Disabled American Veterans shall not have honorary members.

 

BLIND CHAPTER Requirements

Requirements for membership:  (rev. 9/75) any man or woman who is eligible for membership under article III of the national constitution of the parent organization and suffered the anatomical loss of both eyes, or is blind in both eyes, with 20/200 visual acuity or less, or has visual field reduction to 20 degrees or less, shall be eligible for membership. 

 

 You do not have to have a service connection disability for blindness to be eligible; your disability can be for any disability.

 You may want to contact the VIST (Visual Impairment Service Team) Coordinator at the Veterans Administration Medical Center that you go to for assistance with blind rehabilitation and prosthetics.

 

JOIN   THE  DAV BLIND   VETERANS  NATIONAL  CHAPTER 1

1. Click here for Membership Application (NEW Member, Mail In)

2. Click here for Online Membership Application (NEW Member & Credit Card Required)

3. Click here for Membership Transfer Form (From One Chapter to Blind Chapter, No Costs)

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS


Contact Us

DAV - Blind Veterans National Chapter   1
Atten: Paul Kaminsky (Adjutant)
4295 Powderhorn Ct,
Middleburg, FL 32068-2210
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Elected Officers (As of August 2018)

COMMANDER: RON LESTER

SENIOR VICE COMMANDER: LEONARD POPE

FIRST JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER: HERSCHEL HARRIS

SECOND JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER: RICHARD LANE

THIRD JUNIOR VICE COMMANDER: DENNIS O'CONNELL

JUDGE ADVOCATE: DENNIS O'CONNELL

CHAPLIN: RON LESTER

ADJUTANT/TREASURER: PAUL KAMINSKY

 

 

 


Chapter Commander:  RON LESTER
(520) 247-8979
E-mail Chapter Commander

 

Chapter Adjutant: Paul Kaminsky
(904) 291-0576
E-mail Chapter Adjutant

 


IF I CANNOT SPEAK GOOD OF MY COMRADE, I WILL NOT SPEAK ILL OF HIM OR HER