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Alvah R. Dravis
Post 1

5715 S. Tyler St, Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 472-2552


We are a Veteran non-profit organization, a place for Veterans and their families come together.

A Message from your Commander

THANK YOU customers, donors, grantors, vendors and volunteers!

The monetary contributions, volunteer labor & expertise, reduction in services, sale of surplus items, hall rentals and grants have kept us open for the past six (6) months since our Bingo shut down.


Our expenses for Chappie's Lounge (bar supplies, entertainment, licensing, payroll & taxes) should average $16K per month. In May & August 2023, we broke even! What you did...what we did, in August, is what we need to continue doing to keep Chappie's open for the benefit of our membership.


Although we've reduced our building expenses by 86% (less $96K per month) since February 2023, we are in crisis. Our necessary building expenses are now @ an average of $17K per month. This includes our commercial insurance, maintenance, utilities, safety & security. A long-term lease for our empty Bingo Hall would help defray our building operating costs. Our search for a tenant continues...

Today, our Post 1 Building's survival depends on rentals and monetary donations. Please consider AMVETS Alvah R. Dravis Post 1 as a recipient of your kind generosity. Thank You.

See you on Sunday for the Seahawk games. Chappie’s lounge opens a half hour before the game. Bring your friends and enjoy old ones here at AMVETS. Hope to see you there. Go hawks!

If you need a tax donation, AMVETS Post 1 is the place. Our Service Foundation is a 501(c)(3)—just direct it to Post 1 Recovery Fund.

Come and join us for a Post meeting on Thurs. Oct 26th at 6PM.


Brenda Martin, Commander


Book your next event at Post 1 in the Grand Ballroom or upstairs hall.

Birthday parties, holiday, events, weddings, concerts, etc.

Contact us at (253) 472-2552, Extension 4

Plenty of parking!

Below are links to AMVETS Post 1 programs


Post 1 Officers

List of current Post Officers


Ladies Auxiliary

Read what is happening with the Ladies Auxiliary


Chappies Lounge

Read what is happening in Chappies Lounge



Information from our Adjutant and our Quartermaster


Sons of AMVETS

Read what is happening with Sons of AMVETS

Letter stamps

AMVETS History

Read past articles about the 
history in AMVETS



What is currently happening at Post 1 and newsletters



Read what is happening
with Riders



Documents and Forms

Quick Links


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