The FRIENDS OF ATHENIA VETERANS (FAV) was
established in 2009 as an auxiliary unit to the Veteran members of
the Athenia Veterans Post.
Membership to the Athenia Veterans
Post is restricted to past military members who separated
from the US military under honorable conditions. Individuals who
have no past military experience are NOT permitted to join this
Veterans organization. The restriction left a “void” for those
citizens of strong moral character and for those that support
Veterans concerns. Expansion of membership became a major issue.
To fill the “void”, the organization called the Friends of
Athenia Veterans (FAV) was created. Its mission is to provide
assistance toward accomplishing the goals of the Athenia Veterans
Post, support our community, provide “camaraderie”, and provide group events for all interested members
of the Post.
Not everyone is permitted to join the Friends of Athenia Veterans organization. The first prerequisite of membership is: any person wishing to join must request sponsorship from an active veteran member of the Athenia Veterans Post. Any active veteran may sponsor up to ten (10) new members per year. Additional membership requirements are listed below:
• Membership is open to all men and women over the age of 21. • Potential members must show mission support to projects of the Athenia Vets and Community. • Potential members must take a verbal pledge for support of this organization. • Members must pay the FAV established annual membership dues of $20.