BY JUDY BOLIO, CHAIR
The Awards Committee awarded two Fellowship Awards at the
2007 Fellowship Luncheon at the VVA Convention/AVVA Leadership
Conference in Springfield, Illinois.
The first award was
given to Patsy Varnell, AVVA’s
National Secretary, for her work with her VVA/AVVA Chapter
in Oklahoma packing boxes for the troops overseas and attending
the funerals of fallen soldiers. Her son is serving in Iraq.
She is the Blue Star President of Oklahoma. Patsy has held
the positions of AVVA State Representative and AVVA Regional
The second award went to Dennis Bohm of AVVA Affiliated
Chapter 206 in Shawano, Wisconsin, for his active volunteerism
with the veterans of the Shawano area. He is a volunteer
driver at the Clement J. Zabocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee
and an active member of White Tails Unlimited, which donates
food to the local food pantry and awards scholarships to
students at local schools. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps
I want to thank Anne Pancrazio and Donna Crowell
for their work on the Awards Committee.