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August 2000/September 2000

National Resolution Committee

Adolph Gardner, Chair

Deadline Dates for The Resolutions Process

1. Deadline date of receiving proposed resolutions, should be postmarked no later than April 3, 2001.

2. National Committees deadline for proposed resolutions should be postmarked no later than May 13, 2001.

3. Resolutions Committees will send resolutions to State Councils and Chapters, to be mailed no later than June 3, 2001, by first class mail.


By: Adolph Gardner

 What happens when your Resolution is received by the National Resolutions Committee.

1.                  Your resolution will be dated to establish when the resolution was received by the deadline date.

            Note:   Any resolutions received after the deadline date will not be

2.                  The resolution form will be checked to make sure the following items have been completed date, name and address of the writer, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable).  Has the resolution been endorsed by a chapter and/or state council is optional.  The committee will also check the Resolution Information:  committee responsible for the resolution (if known), issue, background and proposed position.  If any resolution requires funding, please attach detailed specification and amount of funding for implementation to the form.

3.                  Your resolution will be carefully reviewed within seven to ten days after receipt by the resolution committee.  If the resolution is found to be complete, it will be assigned to the committee responsible for oversight on this resolution and assigned and a number.  An acknowledgement letter will be mailed to the writer of the resolution.  In any future correspondence, refer to the resolution by the title and number assigned.  Any resolution that is not completed properly will be returned to the writer by certified return receipt requested mail.  You have until the deadline date of April 3, 2000 to return the completed resolutions.

4.                  All proposed resolutions will be compiled and submitted to the proposed committees at the April 2001 board meeting for their review and comments.

5.                  When the resolution process begins at the National Convention, committee hearings will be held following the opening ceremonies.  There will be three (3) tiers with four (4) committee in each tier with a hearing time of three (3) hours per tier.  The hearing will be for the committee and delegates to review all resolutions pertaining to their committee, prior to the resolutions being presented to the convention delegates on the convention floor.

6.                  Resolutions forms are available on the VVA web page, VVA monthly mailings, VVA Veteran and by e-mail to Sharon  Hodge at shodge@vva.org.  

7.                  Resolutions may be sent by mail, fax or e-mail (shodge@vva.org) to 8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100, Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 or fax (301) 585-3180 to the attention of Sharon Hodge.

For a copy of the 2001 proposed convention resolutions form in Adobe PDF format click here


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