Tuesday, August, 8, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 

Convention registration open                   (Pre-registered delegates only)

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Media credentialing

Bacchus

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

Convention registration open                   (Pre-registered and on-site)

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 

New Delegates briefing

Studio 2 (M)

4:00 pm -
 

National Board of Directors meeting

Galerie 2 (M)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

AA meeting

Studio 1 (M)

Wednesday, August, 9, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel

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7:30 am - 8:00 am
 

New Delegates briefing

Studio 2 (M)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
 

Convention registration

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

8:15 am -
 

Convention floor open for delegates

Grand Ballroom (S)

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 

Convention opening session
Invocation – Fr. Phil Salois, M.S.
Presentation of Colors – Louisiana National Guard
National Anthem – “Louisiana Kids”
Pledge of Allegiance – Hotel employees (Veterans)
Presentation of Service Flags – Louisiana Vietnam Veterans
Introduction of Officers
Welcome – John Rowan
Welcome – Sharon Hobbs
Welcome – Terry Courville, Louisiana State Council President
Keynote Speaker – Charles Figley

(Five minute break at conclusion of opening ceremony to allow guests to depart hall. Marshals will ensure that only delegates are seated on convention floor)

Credentials Committee –Richard Lindbeck, Chair
Rules Committee – Joe Jennings
Adoption of Agenda
Constitution Committee- Leslie DeLong, Chair
Resolutions Committee- Dick Southern, Chair
Elections Committee- Scott DeArman, Chair
Announcements- Wes Guidry, Director of Meetings

Grand Ballroom (S)

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
 

AVVA luncheon
(Advance tickets required)

Galerie 4-6 (M)

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
 

Committee hearings on resolutions
Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee
POW/MIA Committee
PTSD and Substance Abuse Committee
Veterans Benefits Committee
Veterans Incarcerated Committee

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Galerie 2 (M)
Galerie 1 (M)
Galerie 3 (M)
Studio 2 (M)
Studio 9 (M)

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
 

Committee hearings on resolutions
Membership Affairs Committee
Public Affairs Committee
Health Care Committee
Women Veterans Committee
Homeless Veterans Committee

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Galerie 2 (M)
Galerie 3 (M)
Galerie 1 (M)
Studio 2 (M)
Studio 9 (M)

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
 

Committee hearings on resolutions
Minority Affairs Committee
Government Affairs Committee
Constitution Committee
ETBO

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Studio 2 (M)
Galerie 2 (M)
Galerie 3 (M)
Galerie 1 (M)

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
 

Candidates briefing

Studio 2 (M)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

AA meeting

Studio 5 (M)

7:00 pm -
 

Regional caucuses
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5
Region 6
Region 7
Region 8
Region 9

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Studio 3 (M)
Studio 2 (M)
Galerie 3 (M)
Galerie 1 (M)
Galerie 2 (M)
Studio 4 (M)
Studio 9 (M)
Studio 8 (M)
Studio 7 (M)

Thursday, August, 10, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel

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7:30 am - 8:45 am
 

Service Representatives’ breakfast
(Advance tickets required)

Riverview (M)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Galerie 4 (M)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 

Convention registration

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

AVVA Convention General Session

Galerie 5/6 (M)

9:00 am - 11:45 am
 

Convention General session
Guest speakers –
Scott Blackburn, Acting Deputy Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs
Credentials Committee – Richard Lindbeck, Chair
Elections Committee – Scott DeArman, Chair
Announcements – Wes Guidry, Director of Meetings
Announcement of VVA awards
Recognitions & Introductions
Delegates act on Constitution amendments – Leslie DeLong, Chair
Reading and action on Resolutions – Dick Southern, Chair

Grand Ballroom (S)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 

Lunch (on your own)

12:00 pm -
 

Registration deadline for voting eligibility

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
 

Convention General session (continues)

Grand Ballroom (S)

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 

CSCP question Candidates for Office

Grand Ballroom (S)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

AA meeting

Studio 5 (M)

7:00 pm -
 

Regional caucuses
Region 1
Region 2
Region 3
Region 4
Region 5
Region 6
Region 7
Region 8
Region 9

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Studio 3 (M)
Studio 2 (M)
Galerie 3 (M)
Galerie 1 (M)
Galerie 2 (M)
Studio 4 (M)
Studio 9 (M)
Studio 8 (M)
Studio 7 (M)

Friday, August, 11, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel

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7:00 am - 7:30 am
 

Convention Hall (S)

 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

7:30 am - 8:45 am
 

Women Veterans breakfast
(Advance tickets required)

Riverview (M)

9:00 am - 10:30 am
 

VVA elections/voting

Galerie 1-3 (M)

9:00 am - 10:30 am
 

AVVA Candidate forum
AVVA Election

Galerie 5/6 (M)
Galerie 4 (M)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL opens

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
 

AVVA Reconvene (if needed)

Galerie 5/6 (M)

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 

Convention General session
Announcements – Wes Guidry, Director of Meetings
Representative Mike Coffman – Legislator of the Year for VVA
Senator Gary Peters – Legislator of the year for VVA
Announcement of VVA awards
Reading and acting on Resolutions – Dick Southern, Chair

Grand Ballroom (S)

1:00 pm -
 

Lunch (on your own)

2:30 pm -
 

Convention General session resumes

Grand Ballroom (S)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 

AVVA Secondary PTSD Peer Support meeting

Galerie 5/6 (M)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

AA meeting

Studio 5 (M)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
 

Grand Ballroom (S)

Saturday, August, 12, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel

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7:30 am - 8:45 am
 

Legislative Coordinator breakfast
(Advance tickets required)

Riverview (M)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL opens

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

9:00 am - 10:30 am
 

VVA run-off election (if needed)

Galerie 1-3 (M)

10:00 am -
 

Convention General session
Elections Committee – Scott DeArman, Chair
Announcements – Wes Guidry, Director of Meetings
Announcement of VVA awards
Recognitions & Introductions

Grand Ballroom (S)

At Conclusion of General Session
 

Celebrity Meet & Greet, Authors’ book signing

Grand Ballroom Foyer (S)

At conclusion of General Session
 

National Board of Directors meeting (new board)

Galerie 2 (M)

12:00 pm -
 

Lunch (on own)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
 

AA meeting

Studio 5 (M)

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
 

Catholic Mass

Galerie 1 (M)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
 

Pre-banquet reception

Grand Ballroom (S)
Foyer

7:00 pm -
 

VVA Awards Banquet
(Advance tickets required)

Grand Ballroom (S)