Keep In Touch
BY MARY MILLER, AVVA
Congratulations to Texas, which was incorporated on October
6. I would like to thank the VVA State Councils and chapters
that supported the people in the Southern states who were
affected by the hurricanes. Thanks also to the many AVVA
State Councils, State Representatives, and affiliated
chapter members who have worked on projects and sent money
Our Leadership Conference will take place
in Reno during the VVA National Convention. Plans and ideas
already are being looked at. Registration for the conference for
AVVA members will be $40 for the books and access to the
Sonja Holybee and I attended the Gold Star
Mothers’ banquet along with many other AVVA and VVA members.
They had a full house. While we were there, we discussed a
program in which the Mothers need our help. In this program we
will send sympathy cards to the families that have lost loved
ones in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are working with DoD to
obtain addresses. Because of the Privacy Act, this project may
take some time.
Flag brochures have been ordered and
should be available shortly. You may obtain them by contacting
Patsy Varnell at email@example.com The Paper Safe, a tool to
organize vital papers, is another project, and we are proud to
say it has been copyrighted. Each of the Regional Directors has
received a supply.
All the suggestions made at the Long-range
Planning Meeting in Nashville have been instituted. Sonja is
working on the web site to update it. She already has altered
the link page. Fran Davis is working on the Veterans Day Program
at Branson, Missouri. She also has taken over the program of
sending sympathy cards to the families of deceased VVA and AVVA
members. Sadly, Father Phil’s list only seems to grow longer.
The Officers and Regional Directors are
here to help in any way. Please keep in touch with us.