Tuesday, August, 8, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel
Last Updated: 06.13.2017 - Draft #7
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Situation Room opens (meeting planner)

Bonaparte (M)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

VVA/Media office open

Regent (M)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

AVVA office open

Bacchus (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Elections Committee office open

Iberville (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

9:00 am - 9:00 pm
 

Convention floor available for rehearsal & Set up (must coordinate this with Wes Guidry, to get in)

Grand Ballroom (S)

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

Credentials Office opens

Studio 10 (M)

9:00 am - 1:00 pm
 

Convention registration open Preservation (Pre-registered delegates only)

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

2:30 pm -
 

Wreath laying

TBD

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 

Convention registration open Preservation (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
Last Updated: 06.13.2017 - Draft #7
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Situation Room opens (meeting planner)

Bonaparte (M)

7:30 am - 8:00 am
 

New Delegates briefing

Studio 2 (M)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

VVA/Media office open

Regent (M)

1:45 pm - 4:00 pm
 

AVVA office open

Bacchus (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Elections Committee office open

Iberville (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)

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
 

Credentials Office open
(Note: Registration, VVA Office, Credentials Office, Media Office, Elections Office will be closed during Opening Ceremony)

Studio 1 (M)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm
 

Convention opening session
Presentation of Colors –
National Anthem –
Pledge of Allegiance – Hotel employees (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)

Riverview (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


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


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


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


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

Thursday, August, 10, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel
Last Updated: 06.13.2017 - Draft #7
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Situation Room opens (meeting planner

Bonaparte (M)

7:30 am - 8:45 am
 

Service Representatives’ breakfast
(Advance tickets required)

Riverview (M)

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

VVA/Media office open

Regent (M)

8:00 am -
 

AVVA office Closed

Bacchus (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

Elections Committee office open

Iberville (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 

Convention registration

Preservation Hall Booth (M)

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
 

Credentials Office open

Studio 1 (M)

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


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

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Friday, August, 11, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel
Last Updated: 06.13.2017 - Draft #7
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7:00 am - 7:30 am
 

POW/MIA Ceremony

TBD

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
 

Situation Room opens (meeting planner)

Bonaparte (M)

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
 

VVA/Media office open

Regent (M)

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
 

AVVA office open

Bacchus (M)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
 

THE VETERANS MALL open

Rhythms & Waterbury (S)

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

Credentials Office opens

Studio 1 (M)

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
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)

Saturday, August, 12, 2017

(M) – Marriott Hotel (S) – Sheraton Hotel
Last Updated: 06.13.2017 - Draft #7
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
 

Situation Room opens (meeting planner)

Bonaparte (M)

7:30 am - 8:45 am
 

Legislative Coordinator breakfast
(Advance tickets required)

Riverview (M)

9:00 am - 12:30 pm
 

Elections Committee Office opens

Iberville (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
 

National Board of Directors meeting (new board)

Galerie 2 (M)

At Conclusion of General Session
 

Celebrity "Meet & Greet", Author's book signing

Grand Ballroom Foyer (S)

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)