Treasurer

Lawrence Matika

Treasurer

Since I retired as a college professor ten years ago, I have been attempting to give back to my brother and sister veterans with my service. I am currently Chapter 273 President. I am a delegate to the Rhode Island State Council and currently serve as Vice President. At the national level for the past several years, I have been attending the Board of Directors meetings and am a member of the POW/MIA Affairs Committee.

My service to veterans beyond VVA is currently serving as Treasurer for both my DAV chapter and the Bristol County Veterans Council. I am an appointed member of the Rhode Island Governor’s Advisory Council which oversees the State Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Home. I also volunteer at the Providence VA Medical Center, giving more than 2,500 hours in the past ten years in many areas such as driving patients to their appointments and assisting in the Dialysis Clinic. I also serve on the hospital’s VAVS Committee.

I am a Certificated Public Accountant. When I practiced, I specialized in the auditing and consulting of nonprofit organizations. I left the practice of accounting to attend graduate school where I earned a Ph.D. in accounting and finance. The balance of my working life was as a college professor where both my teaching and research specialty was nonprofit organizations.

Over the course of my career, I have lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Indiana. I currently live with my wife Gina in Barrington, R.I. We each have children from previous marriages and two granddaughters.

I have always carried out my duties as a soldier, employee, professor, and volunteer in a professional and honorable manner. I promise that if you grant me the privilege serving you as Treasurer, I will give you the same professionalism and honorable service I have shown in the past.

I respectfully ask for your vote so that I can give my knowledge and expertise to our organization and its members.

Thank you for your considering my candidacy.

Since I retired as a college professor ten years ago, I have been attempting to give back to my brother and sister veterans with my service. I am currently Chapter 273 President. I am a delegate to the Rhode Island State Council and currently serve as Vice President. At the national level for the past several years, I have been attending the Board of Directors meetings and am a member of the POW/MIA Affairs Committee.

My service to veterans beyond VVA is currently serving as Treasurer for both my DAV chapter and the Bristol County Veterans Council. I am an appointed member of the Rhode Island Governor’s Advisory Council which oversees the State Veterans Cemetery and Veterans Home. I also volunteer at the Providence VA Medical Center, giving more than 2,500 hours in the past ten years in many areas such as driving patients to their appointments and assisting in the Dialysis Clinic. I also serve on the hospital’s VAVS Committee.

I am a Certificated Public Accountant. When I practiced, I specialized in the auditing and consulting of nonprofit organizations. I left the practice of accounting to attend graduate school where I earned a Ph.D. in accounting and finance. The balance of my working life was as a college professor where both my teaching and research specialty was nonprofit organizations.

Over the course of my career, I have lived in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Michigan, and Indiana. I currently live with my wife Gina in Barrington, R.I. We each have children from previous marriages and two granddaughters.

I have always carried out my duties as a soldier, employee, professor, and volunteer in a professional and honorable manner. I promise that if you grant me the privilege serving you as Treasurer, I will give you the same professionalism and honorable service I have shown in the past.

I respectfully ask for your vote so that I can give my knowledge and expertise to our organization and its members.

Thank you for your considering my candidacy.