By Leslie DeLong, Chair
The nineteenth National Convention in Spokane will begin on July 16, 2019. You can now submit proposed constitutional amendments. Any VVA member, chapter, or state council may submit a proposal for a constitutional amendment. They may be submitted electronically using the online form below or may be mailed to the VVA national office using either a printed copy of the online form or the form below.
The deadline for submitting proposed constitutional amendments is March 17, 2019 (“at least 120 days prior to the commencement of the National Convention,” per the VVA Constitution, Article IV, Section 5). No proposals will be accepted after midnight, March 17.
The Constitution Committee will meet on April 12 during the National Board of Directors meeting in Silver Spring. During this session the committee will review all proposed amendments and prepare its report to the membership. The committee’s report will be mailed to state councils and chapters. It also will be available on the VVA website no later than May 17.
The committee will hold an open hearing at the Convention before the amendments are presented to the delegates for action. We encourage everyone to attend this hearing to learn about the amendments and voice their opinions.