April 2001/May 2001
Membership Committee Report
See You In Heaven
By Charlie Montgomery, Chair
At our last National Board meeting, Steve Mason, At-Large Director from
Oregon, came to me with a great idea for a new membership option for VVA
and AVVA: a "Life-After Membership" in which members could
belong to VVA and AVVA forever after. I said to Steve, "What a great
idea. It puts the fun back in fundraiser." I brought the idea to the
Board, and it went like wild fire. We already have our first 25 chapter
members. Father Phil Salois is an honorary member and president. Itís
always good to have someone with pull on the other side.
The one-time cost of the forever membership in the VVA Life-After Club
is $25. All dues and donations will go to the Mike Nash Scholarship fund
and are tax deductible. Everyone will receive a membership card with the
same number (000001), along with a thank-you note for joining. Membersí
names will be printed in The VVA Veteran. We will all belong to the
"Heavenly Ones" Chapter 1 of the new organization.
Send your once-in-a-lifetime dues to the National Office, Attention:
Life-After Membership. Make out the check to the Mike Nash Scholarship
Fund and in the memo box of your check write "MNSF/LAM."
Letís have some fun with this and raise some funds for the Mike Nash
Scholarship Fund. Make sure to carry your membership card with you, just
in case they question you at the Pearly Gates. Donít wait until the last
minute to join this exclusive and stylish club, because you never know
when that last breath will be.
The charter members of the HEAVENLY ONES Chapter 1:
Father Phil Salois, Steven Mason, Jim Doyle, Charlie Montgomery,
George Duggins, Jim Bouley, J.D. Davis, Fran Davis, Herbert (Sarge)
Hankerson, Larry Klein, Bob Maras, Bill Meeks, Steve Mulcahy, Richard
DeLong, Edith Dresch, Jack Dresch, Don Cannon, Dick Bergling, William
Piercy, Mokie Porter, Joe Stewart, Alfred Lynch, Terry Steer, Doug
Perkins, and Mike Gaffney.