June 2001/July 2001
Membership Committee Report
Chapter 1, the Heavenly Ones
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 Salons is an honorary member and president. It's
always good to have someone with pull on the other side.
The one-time cost of the forever membership in the V.A.
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. Members' names will be printed
in The V.A. 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
Let's 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.
Don't wait until the last minute to join this exclusive and
stylish club, because you never know when that last breath will
The charter members of the HEAVENLY ONES Chapter 1:
Father Phil Salons, Steven Mason, Jim Doyle, Charlie
Montgomery, Nancy Montgomery, Nancy Switzer, 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, Mokie Porter, Don Cannon, Dick Bergling,
William Piercy, Joe Stewart, Alfred Lynch, Terry Steer, Doug
Perkins, Mike Gaffney, and David Finster.