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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Stories President s Message Letters Member Matters Ask The Parliamentarian SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report 38 Year Odyssey Region 5 Report Credentials Committee Report Conference of State Council Presidents Government Affairs Committee Report Project Hero AVVA Report AVVA Awards AVVA Election Chapel of the 4 Chaplains Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Consitution Committee Report VVA s Talklist Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America A Chance To Say Well Done BY JUDY BOLIO AVVA AWARDS CHAIR At press time we had no nominations for the 2007 Fellowship Award May 18 is the deadline to submit candidates That is only a matter of weeks In 2005 we had four recipients VVA Florida State Council and the AVVA Florida Association for their work with Hurricane Katrina survivors Joyce Koprowski for her work organizing and helping with the hurricane and Dwayne Sogis for his everyday work with the homeless seniors and children in California In 2006 we only had two recipients Kathy Upchurch a Gold Star wife for her work in Arizona and Jim Messmer an incarcerated member from Ohio who is committed to doing everything in his power to help his affiliated chapter These are everyday people with everyday lives reaching out to veterans and their families the homeless their communities states and our nation We want to recognize them and tell them Thank you for a job well done But we can t if we don t

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS March April 2007 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Letters Member Matters Ask The Parliamentarian SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report 38 Year Odyssey Region 5 Report Credentials Committee Report Conference of State Council Presidents Government Affairs Committee Report Project Hero AVVA Report AVVA Awards AVVA Election Chapel of the 4 Chaplains Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Consitution Committee Report VVA s Talklist Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America AVVA Election Time To Run BY KATHY ANDRAS AVVA ELECTION COMMITTEE CHAIR Elections are being held for Chapter and State Representatives or State President Vice President Secretary

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec AVVA CHAPEL OF FOUR CHAPLAINS Nominating Unselfish Service The tenth annual Chapel of Four Chaplains ceremony sponsored by Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America will be held Sunday September 9 at the U S Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May N J Nominations for the Legion of Honor the Humanitarian Award and the Bronze Medallion of the Chapel of Four Chaplains must be received by June 16 Chapter representatives state representatives or members of the AVVA National Board of Directors may nominate two individuals VVA chapter or state council presidents or members of the VVA National Board of Directors also may nominate two individuals for induction Previous recipients of this award also may make nominations LEGION OF HONOR NOMINATIONS In no more than two paragraphs describe the nominee s selfless service which may include service to the community religious civil fraternal or veterans organizations The Chapel Awards Committee must approve all nominations HUMANITARIAN AWARD NOMINATIONS Only the National AVVA President members of the National Board of Directors or state AVVA representatives or the National VVA President members of the National Board of Directors or VVA state council presidents may nominate individuals for the Humanitarian Award In no more than four paragraphs describe the nominee s selfless sacrificial service In all cases the service must go far above and beyond that which is normally required Supplementary documentation news articles letters of endorsement etc is required All nominations must be approved by the Chapel Awards Committee which rigorously reviews all nominations BRONZE MEDALLION NOMINATIONS Only AVVA and VVA National

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Convention resolutions COMMITTEE REPORT Resolved That BY FRED ELLIOTT CHAIR Get ready get set and send in those Convention Resolutions For the 2007 Convention we hope to improve further the process of submitting evaluating presenting and finalizing resolutions submitted by members of Vietnam Veterans of America Like the committee before us we are encouraging you to submit resolutions that are workable concise and have attainable objectives We realize that resolutions will and do range from the feel good to the serious and we will gladly accept them all as directed by the VVA Constitution Each state council and chapter will receive a copy of the Policies and Procedures of the 2007 Convention Resolutions Committee to be used as a guide for the submission of resolutions Included in each package will be an official resolution submission form This is the only form acceptable for submissions When you are considering a resolution give it this litmus test Can this be accomplished through the regular action of the National Board of Directors a state council or other VVA leadership Is this something we are already or should be doing If so can we get this accomplished through a simple request by a National Officer or Director If the answer to any part of either question is yes reconsider submitting your resolution and follow one of the paths described above If no was the answer then you should ask yourself Can we accomplish this without breaking the bank Does the funding requirement match the priority of the resolution Does it fit within the long range goals of the organization If you can answer

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    or as an officer at the State Council or Chapter level during any continuous period of twelve months prior to the date of the opening of the National Convention at which such candidate seeks election Candidates for At large and Regional Board of Directors must meet the requirements to hold office as set down in the VVA National Constitution Article I Section 4 Paragraph B 1 and 2 for Regional Directors and Article I Section 4 Paragraph B 1 and 3 for At large Directors as revised August 12 2005 To Wit To qualify for election a candidate must have been a member of the Corporation in good standing for a continuous period of not less than the twelve months immediately preceding the opening of the National Convention at which candidate seeks election The candidate must have held an elected position at the national state or chapter level for any continuous period of twelve months prior to the date of the opening of the National Convention Candidates for Regional Board positions must reside within the region they wish to represent ANNOUNCEMENT DATES The time period this election announcement covers is from January 1 to March 31 2007 LETTER OF INTENT Prospective candidates must submit Letters of Intent to the VVA Elections Committee by March 31 2007 Letters of Intent must include the candidate s name address home and work phone numbers and the position he or she is a candidate for A prospective candidate may announce and run for only one position With regard to the paragraph entitled Eligibility prospective candidates for National Officer and Board positions must include in the Letter of Intent a signed statement that includes the National State Council or Chapter positions they have held and the dates they held these positions The Elections Committee began accepting Letters of Intent January 1 2007 at the following address VVA ELECTIONS COMMITTEE c o Adolph Gardner 7 Crum Road Walkersville MD 21293 8018 IMPORTANT NOTES All Letters of Intent must be postmarked on or before March 31 2007 All Letters of Intent must be sent to the Elections Committee s Walkersville Maryland address Any Letter of Intent that does not meet the postmark requirement or is sent to any other address will be considered invalid and will not be accepted by the Elections Committee CANDIDATE S PACKETS The Elections Committee will begin mailing Candidate s Packets to those prospective candidates who have submitted their Letters of Intent January 1 2007 To avoid possible loss or destruction of these packets they will be sent via Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested These packets contain information instructions and rules regarding the conduct of the election process that are of vital importance to every candidate Included in these packets will be some forms Candidates are required to complete the forms and return them to the Elections Committee NOTE The Candidate s Packet will include a Cut off Date Calendar that lists events and dates that are very important to each candidate s

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    Events State Council Meetings E Room Reservations Directions To Our Office Publications The VVA Veteran VVA Publications Advertising Kit Forms Agent Orange Site Map Join VVA Agent Orange Other Toxic Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS March April 2007 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Letters Member Matters Ask The Parliamentarian SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report 38 Year Odyssey Region 5 Report Credentials Committee Report Conference of State Council Presidents Government Affairs Committee Report Project Hero AVVA Report AVVA Awards AVVA Election Chapel of the 4 Chaplains Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Consitution Committee Report VVA s Talklist Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec Constitution COMMITTEE REPORT The Amendment Process BY BILL MESSER CHAIR Each issue of The VVA Veteran prior to the Convention will include instructions on how to use the on line process to submit Proposed Constitution Amendments STEP 1 Go to http www vva org forms constitutional amendment html STEP 2 Fill out the form in its entirety STEP 3 Then click on Submit An immediate receipt of your submission will be given The National Constitution Committee will meet Friday April 20 at 5 30 p m in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Silver Spring Maryland I encourage those who have submitted proposed amendments to the VVA Constitution to come to the meeting to support your proposed amendments The Constitution Committee will prepare its

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/veteran/0407/constitution.html (2016-02-15)
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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    March April 2007 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Letters Member Matters Ask The Parliamentarian SHAD Project 112 Task Force Report 38 Year Odyssey Region 5 Report Credentials Committee Report Conference of State Council Presidents Government Affairs Committee Report Project Hero AVVA Report AVVA Awards AVVA Election Chapel of the 4 Chaplains Convention Resolutions Committee Report Elections Committee Report Consitution Committee Report VVA s Talklist Arts of War Books In Review Membership Notes Reunions Taps Locator PAST ISSues 2010 Jan Feb 2009 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2008 Jan Feb mar apr may june july Aug sept oct Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec VVA s Talk List Technology Its Finest BY DICK SOUTHERN Many members are still unaware that there is a National Talk List for current members of VVA and AVVA The Talk List has a simple to follow registration and it has rules The rules are basic They boil down to respect and what some call netiquette Once you are on the list you will receive daily e mails from fellow veterans on a variety of subjects Some will give you benefits information some will direct you to other sites that can tell you how to fix your computer the proper way to dispose of flags where to get flags and other topics Mostly however you will be able to eavesdrop on some powerful conversations regarding politics the War on Terror Iraq Afghanistan how to help the troops what chapters are doing locally where the Moving Wall will be and how you can volunteer your time and resources for the betterment of communities throughout the world There also are discussions you can

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  • Welcome To Vietnam Veterans of America
    are not representative of the antiwar movement which also was made up of plenty of Vietnam veterans and others who had no use for VC flags but make the point that the country was in turmoil when we came home More to the point is the fact that the VA and the federal government as a whole along with the old line VSOs also turned their backs on Vietnam veterans The veterans in this film briefly mention those other two sides of the back home Iron Triangle Cook who survived the hell of combat in Vietnam speaks of how he was asked to join the American Legion only to be told he did not take part in a war He told the American Legion what to do with that sentiment The film soon will be available on DVD For info go to www redafilms com MEMORIAL PRIZE The award winning Vietnam Veterans Memorial in February received another honor the American Institute of Architect s 2007 Twenty five Year Award which recognizes structures of enduring significance completed 25 to 35 years ago Past winners of the award which was first presented in 1969 include I M Pei s National Gallery of Art East Building in Washington the U S Air Force Academy s Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs St Louis s Gateway Arch designed by Eero Saarinen New York City s Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and Rockefeller Center which has been a National Historic Landmark since 1988 The AIA the nation s top architects professional association was a strong advocate of Maya Lin s initially controversial design for the Memorial and in 1984 awarded the project an AIA Honor Award for Architecture The Memorial is a message to all visitors about the horrendous loss of war the tragic cost of conflict Louis R Pounders the chair of the Twenty five Year Award Committee said in his nomination letter It is a message that is timeless Maya Lin has gone on to become one of the nation s top memorial architects in the last 25 years She also has branched out into sculpture and landscape architecture Her accomplishments include designing the Civil Rights Memorial in Birmingham Alabama In 2003 Lin served on the selection jury of the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition In 2005 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Women s Hall of Fame ARTS IN BRIEF The folks at the G I Radio Network started a new call in radio talk show called Military Talks US on March 3 The show is designed both for veterans and active duty military personnel and covers the latest military news VA updates reunions and special events The show airs on 1230 WBZT Talk Radio in Palm Beach on Saturdays from 7 00 to 9 00 p m and is simulcast on the Internet at www MilitaryTalks us and www GIRadio us If you d like to contact the producers e mail

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