June 2001/July 2001
On to Greensboro
By Nancy Switzer, President
Much hard work is going into our Leadership Conference, which
will be held in conjunction with VVA's National Convention in
Greensboro. Our Leadership Track I will consist of training to
become good leaders. "Characteristics of Voluntary Leadership
that Influences Organization Success and Communication Skills''
will be presented by Ann Lawrence and myself. This will involve
full participation with the audience. We will also review Policies
and Procedures, Membership Tools, and AVVA/VVA Project Friendship.
The Track II Seminars will consist of Veterans' Survivor Benefits,
Death and Dying, Diabetes and Hepatitis C, PTSD, and legislative
The AVVA Board has been working diligently on the upcoming
Leadership Conference. Our luncheon is on Wednesday, August 1. Our
guest speaker will be Kay Reibold, director of the Vietnam
Highlands Assistance Project. The AVVA/VVA Project Friendship will
help the Project and the Montagnard/Dega Association. Reibold is
very involved with the Montagnards in the Carolinas and in
Vietnam. The Montagnard/Dega Association helps the Montagnards
This is also a time to reflect on the work and accomplishments
of a great VVA president, George C. Duggins. He is not seeking
re-election this August. The VVA Board of Directors, members, and
I will miss his love and devotion. He has our utmost respect. He
has always been there for me and has helped me to be a leader. No
words can express my gratitude to this man for his support and
friendship. Friendships never go away.
I welcome the new State Representatives who were elected in
June. I look forward to working with them.