The Official Voice of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. ®
An organization chartered by the U.S. Congress

June/July 2002

Fast Approaching


Our second Biennial Meeting is fast approaching. A lot of planning has gone into this meeting. To date, no bylaw changes have been submitted. As you may know, no changes to the bylaws can be made by the Board of Directors. They only can be made at a biennial meeting.  That means there will be no bylaw changes until 2004. 

This year's AVVA/VVA Project Friendship is helping the Esperanza En Escalante Homeless Center in Tucson in August. Their wish list is posted in this issue of The VVA Veteran. They have a terrific program for the homeless. Please put something in your suitcase to help those veterans and their families. 

We are also collecting funds for Sons and Daughters in Touch for their trip to Vietnam in 2003. Please pass the hat at your chapter and state council meetings. They need our help. 

This year we also are raising money for our scholarship fund by having duck races. The races will take place on Wednesday, August 14,  from 1-6:00 p.m. Sonja Holybee has some great prizes to give out, so please join in the fun. 

AVVA will be having a Remembrance Ceremony at the Leadership Conference on Wednesday from 7-9:00 p.m. It will be organized by Patsy Varnell, Lee and Patty Fisher, and Mary Miller. It will be a very moving evening.  

I would like to take this opportunity to say that I have enjoyed the last two years as your President.  The Board of Directors has accomplished the goals it set out two years ago, and it has been an extreme pleasure to work with each of these individuals.   


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