The Leadership Conference in Tucson went well. I’d like to thank Tracie Houston, Director of Information Systems Management, and Frankie Pressley, VVA Database Manager, for handling the “Web Rosters—Coming Soon” seminar. The room was packed and the audience’s response to the web rosters was fantastic. Also, the DVD is a great tool. More on the web rosters will be coming soon.
During the Closing Ceremonies, the 2016 National Membership Growth Awards were announced.
The winners were:
Vice Chair Steve Mackey and I attended the 34th annual Howard County Vietnam Veterans Reunion in Kokomo, Ind., earlier this month. An estimated 125, 000 veterans attended. We talked with many people and distributed lots of VVA literature.
Membership continues to grow despite attrition though non-renewals and deaths. During the first six months of 2016, reported deaths averaged seventy-three per month. Nonetheless, we are approaching another milestone this year: the 80, 000 mark.
Charlie Hobbs, Chair