Convention Planner, Part 2
BY BOB THOMSON, MEMBERSHIP
This is the second in a series of
articles to help you plan for this year’s National Convention
in Reno, Nevada, August 9-14. In the December issue, we
pointed out that the number of delegates a chapter may send is
based on the chapter’s active VVA membership as of February
28, 2005. To be represented by a delegate at the Convention, a
chapter must have at least 25 active members on that date.
Look at your current membership roster, the “Detailed
Membership Report.” Do you have at least 25 VVA members paid
through February? If not, you’ll need to do some fast
recruiting and convincing your lapsed members to renew. Also,
if your chapter membership is near one of the multiples for
additional delegates (50, 100, 150, and so on), you need to be
sure that you have at least that many members paid through
February or later.
The next step is for state council and chapter presidents to
look for their delegate authorization letters. By mid-March,
we’ll complete the processing of February’s membership
transactions and calculate the number of delegates each state
council and chapter is authorized to send to the Convention,
in accordance with the VVA Constitution, Article I, Section 6.
We’ll send a letter to each state council and chapter, showing
the number of active VVA members and the number of authorized
Convention delegates. Contact the VVA Membership Department if
you believe there are discrepancies in the numbers shown in
the delegate letters.
The Convention registration form will be published in each
issue of The VVA Veteran until the Convention. The form
also is available on our web site at
www.vva.org/meetings/05reno.html Most chapters begin
registration after their elections are held in April.
Next issue, we’ll cover the details of the delegate
registration process. In the meantime, focus on planning your
active-member numbers as of February 28, so you can be sure to
be represented at the Convention. Contact the VVA Membership
email@example.com or 800-882-1316, ext. 115, if you have
questions on planning your delegate representation at the