About DAV Portland Chapter #1

FULFILLING OUR PROMISES

TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED

History of DAV

DAV was created by veterans of the 1st World War and chartered by Congress in 1932.  Judge Marx, an Ohio Superior Court Judge, also a disabled veteran was crucial in organizing the nation’s disabled veterans in their struggle to navigate the governmental’s myriad of disconnected half-hearted programs and red tape. Here in Portland, Oregon, DAV Chapter #1 has been helping northwest veterans and their families lead better lives since 1929.

 

We are dedicated to a single purpose,

EMPOWERING VETERANS TO LEAD HIGH QUALITY LIVES WITH RESPECT & DIGNITY.

about the DAV Auxiliary

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is an organization of men, women, and children with a desire to assist disabled veterans and their families across the United States and Puerto Rico.  The organization was founded in 1922 and has grown to over 100,000 members.  These members volunteer at Veteran Administration Medical Centers, Nursing Homes, Schools, Churches, Communities, and also promote Patriotism and reach out to legislators for concerns related to veterans and their families.  

The DAV Auxiliary is founded on the mission of:

“Making a difference in the lives of disabled veterans and their families.”

Veterans' Healing Programs

Our chapter has partnered with various organizations that provide healing opportunities to its members.

Portland ChPT #1 officers

Don Dennis

Commander

David Lowe

Sr. Vice Commander

Lee Perry

Jr. Vice Commander

Bruce Young

Acting Treasurer

Don Smith

Judge Advocate

Terry Schrick

Chaplain

Van Shaull

1yr CEC

Sherri Richards

2yr CEC

Greg Georgoff

1yr CFC

Wanda Janus

2yr CFC

Harold Jorgensen

3yr CFC

Robert Alegrete

4yr CFC

Byron Piller

5yr cfc

Gary Grange

SEC

Vacant

3yr CEC