Region 9 REPORT
DICK SOUTHERN, DIRECTOR
The West is going strong. The State Councils in Region 9
are going and growing. Reports of chapters forming, gathering
members, and being chartered are coming in from Arizona,
Nevada, New Mexico, and California. Many of the Region 9
chapters are reporting growth and are working to be among
the top 30 chapters in membership in VVA.
By the time that
you read this, I will have visited two State Councils and
held the first Region 9 meeting of 2008. We plan on having
a good meeting with education, fun, and lots of networking
among the attendees from six states.
Chapter and State Council
elections will be taking place over the next few months.
All members in good standing need to be involved in the election
process and select those leaders who will move our organization
forward. Whether it is voting in your chapter or electing
delegates to represent you at a State Convention, each of
us needs to be involved in this important process.
like to take this opportunity to urge all of the leaders
in Region 9 to make plans to attend the VVA Leadership Conference
in July in Greenville, South Carolina. This conference has
become the place to learn what to do and how to do it in
your chapter and State Council to build a membership to help
veterans and their families.
Make your plans now to be in
attendance at the Leadership Conference as VVA celebrates
its first 30 years.