At-Large Director

Dean Dick

At-Large Director

My name is Dean Dick. I am running for the position of At-Large Director. I am an Era Veteran that served with I Troop 17th Cavalry, 194th Armored Brigade Fort Knox, KY from December 1971 to Jan 1975. My MOS was 11D Recon. I wound up performing as the Admin NCO for the Operations Department of the US Army Armor School where my function was to coordinate all live fire exercises on the post.

 

Immediately after my service, I attended Illinois State University where I helped establish the campus Veterans Association and served as its inaugural President. I have been a member of VVA since 1987 and became a Life Member in 1989. Initially a member of Chapter 299 in Rock Island, IL, in 1992 I was a founding member of Chapter 669 in Moline, IL. During my tenure with VVA I have held various positions within the organization including 1st President of Chapter 669, State Council Delegate (both chapters), National Convention Delegate 8 times, Chapter Treasurer for 15 years, Trustee for 10 (with 669). I’ve also held various chairs of the Standing Committees as well as working at various chapter functions and fund raisers such as Brat Fries and Bingo.  I also participated in public functions as a member of the Chapter 669 Color Guard.

 

I have been a member of American Legion Post 246 where I served as the Rock Island County Service Officer. I am currently nearing 20 years as the Secretary of the Rock Island County Veterans Assistance Commission, a property tax funded county board advisory panel (unsalaried).

 

One of the reasons for my candidacy is that I am a true believer in our motto, “Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”. Our biggest hurdle is passing on our legacy, expertise, legislative clout, and funding to modern organizations that don’t think or do things the way we do.  The new organizations are going digital and online and don’t really believe in meetings, conventions or other personal gatherings. They WILL need our knowledge and contacts eventually, even if they don’t realize it yet. I have been in sales and marketing for over 40 years; industrial, business to business, and retail. I have experience in both tangible and intangible products.  I believe I have the expertise and skills to promote and shape a new face of a continuing VVA presence for the future.  I am convinced there is a way to pass on our philosophy and mission to the new breed of veterans.

 

Please privilege me with your vote.

My name is Dean Dick. I am running for the position of At-Large Director. I am an Era Veteran that served with I Troop 17th Cavalry, 194th Armored Brigade Fort Knox, KY from December 1971 to Jan 1975. My MOS was 11D Recon. I wound up performing as the Admin NCO for the Operations Department of the US Army Armor School where my function was to coordinate all live fire exercises on the post.

 

Immediately after my service, I attended Illinois State University where I helped establish the campus Veterans Association and served as its inaugural President. I have been a member of VVA since 1987 and became a Life Member in 1989. Initially a member of Chapter 299 in Rock Island, IL, in 1992 I was a founding member of Chapter 669 in Moline, IL. During my tenure with VVA I have held various positions within the organization including 1st President of Chapter 669, State Council Delegate (both chapters), National Convention Delegate 8 times, Chapter Treasurer for 15 years, Trustee for 10 (with 669). I’ve also held various chairs of the Standing Committees as well as working at various chapter functions and fund raisers such as Brat Fries and Bingo.  I also participated in public functions as a member of the Chapter 669 Color Guard.

 

I have been a member of American Legion Post 246 where I served as the Rock Island County Service Officer. I am currently nearing 20 years as the Secretary of the Rock Island County Veterans Assistance Commission, a property tax funded county board advisory panel (unsalaried).

 

One of the reasons for my candidacy is that I am a true believer in our motto, “Never Again Will One Generation of Veterans Abandon Another”. Our biggest hurdle is passing on our legacy, expertise, legislative clout, and funding to modern organizations that don’t think or do things the way we do.  The new organizations are going digital and online and don’t really believe in meetings, conventions or other personal gatherings. They WILL need our knowledge and contacts eventually, even if they don’t realize it yet. I have been in sales and marketing for over 40 years; industrial, business to business, and retail. I have experience in both tangible and intangible products.  I believe I have the expertise and skills to promote and shape a new face of a continuing VVA presence for the future.  I am convinced there is a way to pass on our philosophy and mission to the new breed of veterans.

 

Please privilege me with your vote.