The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ®
An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE REPORT
Guidelines for St.
BY JIM BLOUNT, CHAIR
The purpose of
the Credentials Committee is to insure the proper credentialing of
all VVA delegates to the 2003 Convention. The membership of the
committee consists of the nine VVA Regional Directors and a chair.
The VVA National President appoints the Credentials Committee
1. The VVA member strength as of February 28 determines both
delegate and chapter count for that year's convention.
2. No transfers are permitted of VVA members between chapters
within 90 days (May 1, 2003) of the convention start. Transfers
for the purpose of starting new VVA chapters or transfers into
different chapters when members change their residence may
3. A delegate attending his or her first VVA convention must
attach a copy of the DD Form 214 to the application. Delegates who
have attended any VVA conventions since 1997 do not need to attach
a copy of their DD 214s. All delegates are encouraged to have a
copy of their DD 214s with them at the convention to answer any
potential credentialing questions.
4. When a chapter elects not to send a delegate, it may transfer
that delegate's vote to another eligible VVA member or to the
state council president. Transfer authority must be in writing and
signed by two chapter officers.
5. All challenges are to be brought to the attention of the
Credentials Committee chair. The chair will then seek the
applicable regional director, state council president, and VVA
membership staff to clarify the delegate's credentials. If a
challenge cannot be resolved at that level, a meeting of the
Credentials Committee will convene and arbitrate.
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