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  • The VVA Veteran: HOMELESS VETERANS COMMITTEEREPORT
    Nov DeC 2007 Jan Feb MAR APR MAY JUNE july aug SEPT OCT Nov DeC 2006 July Aug SEPT OCT nov dec HOMELESS VETERANS COMMITTEE REPORT The Resolutions BY SANDY MILLER CHAIR HTF 1 07 Homeless Veterans as a Special Needs Population Resolved That Vietnam Veterans of America urges the Presidential Interagency Council on Homelessness to recognize homeless veterans as a Special Needs Population Further we urge Congress to require all entities and agencies including nonprofit or governmental that receive or use federal program funding dollars to report statistics on the number of veterans they serve their residential status and the services needed VVA strongly urges its members at the chapter and state council level to work with their state and federal legislators to enhance services to homeless veterans and encourage them to recognize these veterans as a Special Needs Population Additionally VVA supports legislation that would incorporate a Fair Share approach for the federal funding of all homeless programs and services to target homeless veterans The Homeless Veterans Committee continues to argue that homeless veterans are indeed a Special Needs Population with special and unique experiences and mental health and medical needs that the VA is charged with addressing HTF 4 07 Homeless Veteran HUD Transitional and Supportive Services Only Funding Resolved That VVA urges HUD to communicate the importance of transitional residential and supportive service only programs in their approach to placing the homeless in permanent housing This approach will discourage local continuums from eliminating these entities as viable components to a successful transition to permanent housing Additionally that HUD reiterates the sense of Congress in its proposal process and seeks set aside HUD funding in its McKinney Vento grant cycle for transitional housing supportive service only and supportive service dollars within the Shelter Plus Care grant programs

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  • The VVA Veteran: VETERANS OF MODERN WARFARE REPORT
    Affairs Membership Notes Minority Affairs Veterans Benefit Update Conference of State Council Veterans Incarcerated Homeless Veterans Veterans of Modern Warfare Ask The Parliamentarian Region 3 Region 4 Region 8 Region 9 Women Veterans Public Affairs PTSD POW MIA ETABO National Secretary ND State Council Chapter 172 TAPS Reunions The Locator Letters Arts of War Book Review In Memory Plaque Armed With Toys Join A Database Erie County Fueled By The Fallen Grading VVAF Inside The Vietnam War Band Of Gold 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 VETERANS OF MODERN WARFARE REPORT The Mission BY JULIE MOCK PRESIDENT I d like to thank the VVA leadership for this opportunity to address the VVA membership Although I m sure most of you have heard about Veterans of Modern Warfare there may be some who haven t VMW was formed with the mission of serving all veterans who have served since August 1990 The number and types of challenges that face this group of veterans is overwhelming One has only to open a newspaper to see the impact service to their country is costing this generation The physical and mental wounds these veterans are suffering will have to be dealt with for the next forty to fifty years Not unlike VVA which we modeled ourselves after we will do everything we can to ensure that care treatment and support is there for current veterans Even though the VMW is a new organization we have set our goals high Some of our priorities for the coming year are PTSD

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  • The VVA Veteran: ASK THE PARLIAMENTARIAN
    War Book Review In Memory Plaque Armed With Toys Join A Database Erie County Fueled By The Fallen Grading VVAF Inside The Vietnam War Band Of Gold 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 ASK THE PARLIAMENTARIAN A Superior Body BY MIKE SWIFT VVA PARLIAMENTARIAN Q Can a chapter s or a State Council s bylaws prescribe requirements for national office in addition to those in the VVA Constitution A No The VVA Constitution is a higher ranking document than the State Council or chapter bylaws A lower ranking document cannot abrogate a rule prescribed by a higher ranking document Robert s page 550 line 28 points out The bylaws of a subordinate unit need to conform to those of a superior body Q If the bylaws prohibit a member from holding two offices at the same time can a member run for more that one office A Yes A member can run for more than one office Robert s page 426 line 2 states if a person has been nominated for a number of offices it may happen that the same person is elected to more than one office Although strictly speaking there is no prohibition against a person s holding more than one office it is understood in most societies that a member can serve in only one such capacity at a time and sometimes the bylaws so provide In such a case if the person elected to two or more offices is present he can choose which of the offices he will accept

    Original URL path: http://vva.org/veteran/0408/parlimentarian.html (2016-02-15)
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  • The VVA Veteran: Region 3 REPORT
    Logos Media Request Sign Up Events National Convention Leadership Conference Other National 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 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Budget Request Constitution AVVA Membership Affairs Membership Notes Minority Affairs Veterans Benefit Update Conference of State Council Veterans Incarcerated Homeless Veterans Veterans of Modern Warfare Ask The Parliamentarian Region 3 Region 4 Region 8 Region 9 Women Veterans Public Affairs PTSD POW MIA ETABO National Secretary ND State Council Chapter 172 TAPS Reunions The Locator Letters Arts of War Book Review In Memory Plaque Armed With Toys Join A Database Erie County Fueled By The Fallen Grading VVAF Inside The Vietnam War Band Of Gold 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

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  • The VVA Veteran: Region 4 REPORT
    Exposures PTSD Locate Your Local VVA Chapter Personality Disorder Discharges Chaplains Corner CSCP Contact VVA PARTNER SITES PUBLICATIONS march april 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Budget Request Constitution AVVA Membership Affairs Membership Notes Minority Affairs Veterans Benefit Update Conference of State Council Veterans Incarcerated Homeless Veterans Veterans of Modern Warfare Ask The Parliamentarian Region 3 Region 4 Region 8 Region 9 Women Veterans Public Affairs PTSD POW MIA ETABO National Secretary ND State Council Chapter 172 TAPS Reunions The Locator Letters Arts of War Book Review In Memory Plaque Armed With Toys Join A Database Erie County Fueled By The Fallen Grading VVAF Inside The Vietnam War Band Of Gold 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 Region 4 REPORT Going Great Guns BY CAROL SCHETROMPF DIRECTOR In Region 4 we are going great guns New chapters have been started in Georgia Mississippi and Puerto Rico I have made sure to visit each State Council since I was elected I have enjoyed the warmth I felt at each State Council meeting I only wish I could have attended the entire Alabama State Council meeting but Delta Airlines had a different idea Last December Barry Hagge and I visited the Puerto Rico State Council We were given a tour of the VA Medical Center While it looked great on the outside the conditions are deplorable The waiting areas are cramped the parking is severely inadequate If you have an appointment at 2 p m you had better get there at 9

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  • The VVA Veteran: Region 8 REPORT
    greet visitors there Starting in Idaho continuing to Montana it is very warm in the heart of Alaska The pending programs programs already in progress and those ongoing have drawn national attention A rehab center and domiciliary in Anchorage provides shelter training and medical and mental health services that the chapter takes great pride in and rightfully so Rehab veterans take care in making hand stained wooden flag boxes that are presented to the family of any deceased veteran laid to rest in Alaska The boxes include engraved names and dates of birth and death Although only having four chapters the state has just certified its first VVA Service Officer and is the first state in Region 8 to meet its goal of at least one new Service Officer this year Twenty five members attended the council meeting so imagine what it will be when we double the chapters this year It s a realistic goal and we only lack two members in order to add a new native tribal chapter What are other chapters doing in Alaska The valley chapter drew national media attention with Alaska Trail Riders operated by Bob Moore VVA s founding Alaska member and first SC president Disabled veterans find solace in the peaceful rides into the wilderness that the VVA chapter provides Did you know that Bob has a special saddle so a veteran without legs can still ride on horseback The guest list reads like a who s who in Alaska Most of the members of the state legislature and most governors past and present have visited Children from all over the state and as far away as Arizona come to the bunkhouse and are treated like royalty by the chapter members Thanks Dan Jim and the rest of Wasilla which spelled backwards is All I Saw the first pioneer description of the area Did you know the trail riders raised over 40 000 riding 800 miles to take 20 veterans to The Wall for the 25th anniversary In most of Region 8 there is no cell phone coverage or Internet for hundreds of miles In Alaska the distance between some areas stretches nearly one thousand miles Although many veterans reside in remote suburbs of the cities in the Lower 48 in Alaska the Palmer chapter provides the only service of its kind in the nation They fly in food and supplies to veterans via bush pilots the only way in or out Thanks go to Mo Bailey and his VVA crew It is with great anticipation that I look forward to returning in the spring to fly into the bush to honor those veterans service with the Alaska medal Bailey has to fly these guys in and out for medical treatment He has to wait until it gets up to zero degrees in order to make it in to where veterans are cut off in the Tundra for four months of the year What about interaction in the community and government State

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  • The VVA Veteran: Region 9 REPORT
    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 2008 The Veteran Departments Featured Stories President s Message Government Affairs Budget Request Constitution AVVA Membership Affairs Membership Notes Minority Affairs Veterans Benefit Update Conference of State Council Veterans Incarcerated Homeless Veterans Veterans of Modern Warfare Ask The Parliamentarian Region 3 Region 4 Region 8 Region 9 Women Veterans Public Affairs PTSD POW MIA ETABO National Secretary ND State Council Chapter 172 TAPS Reunions The Locator Letters Arts of War Book Review In Memory Plaque Armed With Toys Join A Database Erie County Fueled By The Fallen Grading VVAF Inside The Vietnam War Band Of Gold 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 Region 9 REPORT Going Strong DICK SOUTHERN DIRECTOR The West is going strong The State Councils in Region 9 are going and growing Reports of chapters forming gathering members and being chartered are coming in from Arizona Nevada New Mexico and California Many of the Region 9 chapters are reporting growth and are working to be among the top 30 chapters in membership in VVA By the time that you read this I will have visited two State Councils and held the first Region 9 meeting of 2008 We plan on having a good meeting with education fun and lots of networking among the attendees from six states Chapter and State Council elections will be taking place over the next few months All

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  • The VVA Veteran: Women Veterans COMMITTEEREPORT
    POW MIA ETABO National Secretary ND State Council Chapter 172 TAPS Reunions The Locator Letters Arts of War Book Review In Memory Plaque Armed With Toys Join A Database Erie County Fueled By The Fallen Grading VVAF Inside The Vietnam War Band Of Gold 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 Women Veterans COMMITTEE REPORT Continuing Resolutions BY MARSHA FOUR CHAIR In reviewing the Convention Resolutions I would like to report that the committee continues to evaluate relevancy consider updates and identify new matters that will be needed at our next National Convention WV 2 05 Medical Treatment of Women Veterans by DVA and WV 4 05 U S Department of Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Program Managers WVPM The committee has supplied testimony to the VA on three occasions in which these two Resolutions have been included When one considers the number of women veterans currently using the VA and those who are anticipated to use it it is incomprehensible that the VA does not have full service women s health clinics at every medical center in the country In my last report I made reference to the increased FTE needed for the WVPMs in the VA Medical Centers The duties responsibilities advocacy oversight and reporting of the VA Women Veteran Program Managers as defined in their VA handbook are substantial We believe this is critical in coordinating care outreach advocacy and oversight for all women veteran programs This certainly includes homeless women veterans who often have no advocates WV 3 05 Support for Women Veterans

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