Region 3

Rossie Nance

Region 3

I, Rossie Monroe Nance, Jr., am running as a candidate for the position of Region 3 director. For so many years, I listened and watched as Vietnam Veterans of America grew and matured into one of the finest veterans organizations I know. Being busy with family, and hours consumed in a position, did not allow ample time to relate to and join VVA as a member.

 

In 2004, I finally realized it was time to move forward and try the VVA slogan (NEVER AGAIN WILL ONE GENERATION OF VETERANS ABANDON ANOTHER). In some way, this slogan touched home, and I have been active ever since. Creating local chapters was a lot of work, but thinking about my veteran brothers–we would meet and hear their requests for help–led to a more active role. Their individual problems were researched, and normally a solution was at hand.

 

Holding positions from Chapter Secretary to Vice President, and next Chapter President, taught me a lot about VVA. During a state VVA meeting, I continued to accept more responsibility, and next, I served as State Vice President for six years. A lot of work and problem-solving went into that position, and YES, next I accepted a State President position for a period of seven years.

 

Shortly after the Region 3 Director’s retirement, I stepped up to fulfill the position. It was such a pleasure that I had received the correct guidance, training, and directions for this position. Working with the seven southeastern states is sometimes a challenge, but we all work together to accomplish our goals.

 

Looking at the future of VVA and what the short-term holds for us is a process, as we look for a solution that is agreeable to the membership. I plan on being a vital part of that decision-making to the end and final closure of VVA, if that decision is made.

 

In closing, VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA has been a vital brotherhood and has provided a sense of comradery to all members. My continued support as the Region 3 Director will be support, not only to the seven Region 3 states, but to VVA as well.

I, Rossie Monroe Nance, Jr., am running as a candidate for the position of Region 3 director. For so many years, I listened and watched as Vietnam Veterans of America grew and matured into one of the finest veterans organizations I know. Being busy with family, and hours consumed in a position, did not allow ample time to relate to and join VVA as a member.

 

In 2004, I finally realized it was time to move forward and try the VVA slogan (NEVER AGAIN WILL ONE GENERATION OF VETERANS ABANDON ANOTHER). In some way, this slogan touched home, and I have been active ever since. Creating local chapters was a lot of work, but thinking about my veteran brothers–we would meet and hear their requests for help–led to a more active role. Their individual problems were researched, and normally a solution was at hand.

 

Holding positions from Chapter Secretary to Vice President, and next Chapter President, taught me a lot about VVA. During a state VVA meeting, I continued to accept more responsibility, and next, I served as State Vice President for six years. A lot of work and problem-solving went into that position, and YES, next I accepted a State President position for a period of seven years.

 

Shortly after the Region 3 Director’s retirement, I stepped up to fulfill the position. It was such a pleasure that I had received the correct guidance, training, and directions for this position. Working with the seven southeastern states is sometimes a challenge, but we all work together to accomplish our goals.

 

Looking at the future of VVA and what the short-term holds for us is a process, as we look for a solution that is agreeable to the membership. I plan on being a vital part of that decision-making to the end and final closure of VVA, if that decision is made.

 

In closing, VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA has been a vital brotherhood and has provided a sense of comradery to all members. My continued support as the Region 3 Director will be support, not only to the seven Region 3 states, but to VVA as well.