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to Tucson, Arizona, and the Arizona VVA/AVVA members for their
down home hospitality! The seminars at the VVA Leadership
Conference were jammed with information on VVA programs,
leadership guidance, benefits workshops, and AVVA held its
second biennial meeting. The Membership Affairs Committee
presented three membership seminars on conducting meetings,
recruitment, retention, and the use of the Internet as a
Membership M.E.R.I.T. Program was approved in March by the
Membership Committee and the VVA National Board of Directors.
The M.E.R.I.T. Program is designed to provide national
recognition to VVA members who have excelled in membership
recruitment at the VVA chapter or state council level. Our
first recruiting period started June 1; the recruiting
deadline closed on August 31. With the results in and the
verification process completed by the Membership Committee and
Membership Department, we=re
ready to announce the winners.
Recruiter for the first recruiting period is Bob Baker of VVA
Chapter 893 in Texas. His recruiting total was astronomical:
the 54 new members he recruited gave him bragging rights the
size of Texas. Baker is a life member of VVA and will receive an
additional incentive of $200 worth of products from Veterans
Collectibles. Congratulations, Bob.
runner-up, Theodore Taylor of VVA Chapter 904 in Anchorage,
Alaska, was nothing short of outstanding for his efforts. He
recruited 22 new members during the first period. Although
win the title, he=s
eligible for the second go round. Finally, Eldon J. Giles of VVA
Chapter 896 in Binghamton, New York, a new member himself,
brought in 10 new VVA members.
M.E.R.I.T. Program recruiting period started September 1 and
will run through October 23. The committee=s
next report will update the membership on how the committee has
worked to fulfill the VVA Membership Resolutions.
Rolling! Rolling! Keep Those Members Coming, Rawhide!@