Convention Committee Reports

RESOLUTIONS

BY JOHN MARGOWSKI, CHAIR

The deadline for submitting proposed resolutions has been changed. VVA’s Twentieth National Convention in Greensboro, N.C., will begin on November 2, 2021. Proposed resolutions may be submitted and must be postmarked no later than June 30 at midnight or faxed to 301-585-3180 no later than June 30 at midnight.
 

Proposed resolutions must be submitted to the National Resolutions Committee on the official resolution form at www.vva.org/convention-resolution Only proposed resolutions submitted on the official resolution form will be accepted. Forms should be emailed to shodge@vva.org or faxed to 301-585-3180 or mailed or delivered to:

Vietnam Veterans of America
ATTN: Resolutions Committee
8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

All proposed resolutions will be compiled and submitted electronically in July to the relevant committees for their review and comments.

The Resolutions Committee will send the package of proposed resolutions with the appropriate committee’s recommended action for each proposed resolution to all state councils and chapters by first-class mail no later than September 1.

At the National Convention, committee hearings will be held following the opening ceremonies. During the hearings, the committees and delegates will review all resolutions prior to the resolutions being presented to the delegates on the Convention floor. Any subsequent revisions to the resolutions will be printed on color-coded paper for distribution to the delegates.

Resolutions are the goals and objectives for VVA. Many, if not all, have direct and indirect costs related to their implementation. Work toward accomplishing the mandates of the resolutions may take a few hours of staff time or may take a week or a month, and those efforts generate costs. To this end, some resolutions may be implemented immediately, others phased in over a period of time, and some may be impractical or impossible to achieve because of funding restrictions.

The Resolutions Committee: John Margowski, Chair. Staff Support: Sharon Hodge.

CONSTITUTION

BY LESLIE DeLONG, CHAIR

LESLIE DeLONG, ©Michael KeatingThe Twentieth VVA National Convention will begin on November 2, 2021, in Greensboro, N.C. You may now submit proposed constitutional amendments.

Any VVA member, chapter, or state council can submit a proposal for a constitutional amendment. Constitutional amendments may be submitted electronically using the online form at https://vva.org/constitutional-amendment or mailed to the VVA national office using a printed copy of the online form.

Members who want a printed copy of the form should contact Sharon Hodge at 301-585-4000, ext. 111. Forms not submitted online should be mailed to the national office at the address below, postmarked no later than June 30, 2021, at midnight or faxed to 301-585-3180 before June 30 at midnight.

Vietnam Veterans of America
ATTN: Constitution Committee
8719 Colesville Road, Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910

The deadline for submitting proposed constitutional amendments is June 30, 2021, “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 June 30. The Constitution Committee will meet virtually in July to review all proposed amendments and prepare its report to the membership. The committee’s report will be mailed to state councils and chapters and will be available on the VVA website no later than September 1.

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 the hearing to learn about the amendments and to voice their opinions.

 

The Constitution Committee: Leslie DeLong, Chair. Members: Barry Rice, Ken Holybee, Beverly Stewart, Grant Coates, Cliff Riley, Jack Dean, Shelby Pinkerton and Fred Barks. AVVA Advisers: Mary Miller and Kay Gardner. Staff Support: Sharon Hodge.