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May/June 2003

AVVA Annual Report


The AVVA Board of Directors met in Silver Spring, and many items were accomplished. The Board approved next year's budget and revamped the financial statement. The Finance Committee has done an outstanding job, spending many hours creating a new statement. Also approved were:

1. The State Start-up Kit. States that have submitted the necessary signatures for incorporation will now go through the system we created. I thank Marcia Hicks for her outstanding work. States that have submitted signatures are Maryland and Florida.

2. Dues rebates to states. The State reps will soon be informed how this is going to work.

3. Regional Directors must reside inside the geographical area of the Regions they represent.

4. Add the position of appointed deputy or alternate for each regional director.

Many things have been added to the Leadership Conference for AVVA: a seminar on health care; financial responsibility; what it takes to be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; VAVS; and two great community service projects. I look forward to everyone participating in these seminars.

This year, AVVA/VVA Project Friendship will help Shriners Hospital. Please bring something in your suitcase. This is for children who suffer many different types of illnesses. They need our kindness, and I know that all AVVA and VVA members will help make this a huge success.

In March, I went to Vietnam as part of the support team for Sons and Daughters in Touch. It was a wonderful experience and something that I have not been able to explain since returning. Bill Duker did an outstanding job facilitating such a large group. I thank him for a wonderful experience.


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