October 1999/November 1999
Region 3 Report
Sharing The Wealth
By Charlie Montgomery
I would like to thank all of you for your confidence in electing me
as your new Region 3 director. I look forward to working with you over
the next two years to build a strong and prosperous region. On behalf of
Region 3, I would also like to thank Richard LaBarre for the dedication
and support he has shown to our region for the past two years.
I have many thoughts and ideas about making us a stronger region within
Vietnam Veterans of America. I have always been, and will continue to be,
membership-oriented. Without our members, we would not be where we are
today. As national membership chair, I am here to represent you. I am here
to listen to your concerns and to help any way that I can. I would like
to have better communication within our region, our states, and our chapters.
I do not want to micro manage any state or chapter. I want only assist
you by working together. We need to communicate among ourselves in order
to become more productive and prosperous.
I hope to see strong participation among our state presidents within
our region. I plan on organizing a retreat for Region 3 state presidents
that also will be open to any others who would like to attend. At these
meetings, I hope we can share the wealth of knowledge from our states and
chapters as well as address any issues that concern our Region 3 family.
Together we can make a difference and make this region a strong voice at
the national level.
I hope to hear from all of the state council and chapter presidents
regarding the next calendar year, especially upcoming events and meetings.
Please remember, I am only one person and only can be in one place at a
time. I will do everything in my power to be there. I will do my best to
travel around the entire region in the next two years. Thank you for having
faith in me, and I'll see you soon.
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