Bill Meeks was re-elected National Secretary of VVA at its 18th National Convention in New Orleans, La.
Meeks served in the U.S. Marine Corps for almost three years, receiving an honorable discharge at the rank of Lance Corporal. During his 1968 tour of duty in Vietnam, he served as a squad/platoon radioman, and received three Purple Hearts.
Since joining VVA in 1992, Meeks has held numerous elected positions at the chapter, state, and national levels. He has served on VVA’s National Board for three terms, and served five terms as chair of VVA Membership Affairs ending in 2010.
Meeks has served on VVA’s National Disciplinary Task Force, Resolutions Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and Council of State Council Presidents Handbook Committee. He has helped draft policies including a 2008 policy on the use of VVA trademarks and logos.
Meeks has also served as president of VVA’s Texas State Council for five years. As president of host Chapter 343, he chaired the Texas Planning Committee for VVA’s 1995 convention. In 1999, Meeks was recognized as VVA Member of the Year.
Meeks has been employed by Van De Wiele & Vogler Engineering for 28 years, and resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with his wife, Suzie. They have three children and nine grandchildren together, including son Chris, a Desert Storm veteran who served two tours in Iraq.