Are you going to the Leadership
Conference in Nashville? Do you go out to schools or youth
programs or detention centers to talk to kids or to scout
troops or the Youth Challenge Program for the National Guard?
If so, then you should come to the VAD demonstration and class
at the Leadership Conference. You will learn how easy it is to
become involved and the difference you can make in a child or
young adult's life.
Members of the VAD committee who are applying these lessons
around the country will be there to show you how the program
works. We will be working with a group of Boy Scouts who have
volunteered to meet with us and show how you can make a
difference in someone's life.
We will also have a special guest speaker at the seminar. Gary
Beikirch, Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient who
served with the 5th Special Forces group in Kontum Province.
He risked his life to save others as a medical aidman.
Although wounded himself, Beikirch saved many. Through a hail
of bullets and exploding mortar shells, he managed to get his
fellow soldiers back to a medical bunker before he collapsed
from his own wounds.
Beikirch is still saving lives. He is a school counselor in
Rochester, New York. He counsels young people on career
opportunities and how to be useful citizens, and sometimes he
advises students on the perils of drugs and alcohol. Beikirch
has chosen a path of saving lives by giving of himself. We are
extremely proud to have him at our seminar and be a part of
Come and hear how you can get a VAD program started in your
area. It is adaptable to any community and any geographic
location. Don't miss out on this seminar. See you in