(SAVANNAH, GA) Kevin Sheehan was nominated as President-elect for the National-AMBUCS organization to serve the 2016-2017 AMBUCS year. Sheehan accepted this nomination at the AMBUCS National Conference in Tuscon, AZ.
AMBUCS, (pronounced AM-BUCKS), is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. The Savannah chapter assists with providing Amtryke therapeutic tricycles to individuals, awarding academic scholarships and by hosting their bowling events.
As president-elect, Sheehan will be responsible for the following duties:
-Serve as president in the event of the absence or inability of the president to serve or perform;
-Attend all meetings of the executive committee, national board of directors and the national conference;
-Attend and participate in the regional convention in the region where residing and in any other region requested by the president;
-Attend regional spring training conferences designated by the president;
-Perform any and all other duties assigned by the president and/or board of directors.
“I am beyond ecstatic to be confirmed as the national president-elect,” said Sheehan. “I am honored that I was able to make a difference in Savannah, and now I will be able to help on a national standpoint as well.”
The National AMBUCCS organization was founded as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with different abilities. In 1961, the organization shortened it to AMBUCS. AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 140 chapters in over 30 states.
In the mid-1990s the organization started making and giving away therapeutic tricycles as a national project. Amtryke, LLC is fully owned by National AMBUCS, Inc. About 3,000 Amtrykes are distributed to individuals in need each year.
The Savannah AMBUCS hosts adaptive bowling events for adults with different abilities. There are 70 weekly adult bowlers that join the games on Saturdays. Savannah AMBUCS members host various fundraising opportunities to cover the cost associated with these events.
To learn more about AMBUCS from a National standpoint, visit http://www.ambucs.org/.
To learn more about the Savannah AMBUCS branch, visit http://www.savannahambucs.com/.
AMBUCS is a national organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with different abilities. AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 140 chapters over 30 states. One of these chapters in located in Savannah. The Savannah branch awards academic scholarships, provides amtryke therapeutic tricycles and hosts bowling events. To learn more visit the facebook page at, https://www.facebook.com/SAVANNAHAMBUCS/?fref=ts. Also, visit the website at http://www.savannahambucs.com/. The national website can be visited at http://www.ambucs.org/.