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AVVA NATIONAL CONVENTION

AVVA 2019 National Convention, Spokane, WA

 

 

2019 PROJECT FRIENDSHIP:

The 2019 Project Friendship program was a huge success! Due to the generosity of our AVVA and VVA members, chapters and states, we were able to donate just over $17,561.00 as of the end of the convention, and we believe there may be a bit more coming still! The check was turned over to Mr. Stephen Miller of Volunteers of America on Friday morning at the VVA Convention Closing Ceremony. The check was made out in the amount that was counted as of Friday morning. AVVA and VVA members should be very proud!

 

THE CONVENTION BEGINS:

On Thursday morning, July 18, our 2019 convention began. Delegates were counted and verified. Rules were read and voted on, and the bylaw amendments were presented and discussed. There were motions to amend on some, and others passed or failed as the voting continued. The newly adopted bylaws will be posted as soon as they have been proofread and verified.

Minutes of the convention and board meetings will be posted as soon as they are approved by the board of directors.

 

THE ELECTIONS BEGIN:

On Friday during conventions we always ask everyone to wear red, to honor our active military and their families. As usual, our "Sea of Red" was a beautiful thing to see.

 

YOUR NEW NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2019-2021:

PRESIDENT Joanna Henshaw      
VICE-PRESIDENT Kaye Gardner      
SECRETARY Nina Schloffel      
TREASURER Kathy Andras      
REGION 1 DIRECTOR Fran Guevremont   Region 1 Dep. Director Vacant
REGION 2 DIRECTOR Roberta (Bobbie) Morris   Region 2 Dep. Director Nancy Rekowski
REGION 3 DIRECTOR Hope Summers   Region 3 Dep. Director Connie Jones
REGION 4 DIRECTOR *Susan Henthorn   Region 4 Dep. Director *Vacant
REGION 5 DIRECTOR Don Jones   Region 5 Dep. Director Cecilia Essenmacher
REGION 6 DIRECTOR Fran Davis   Region 6 Dep. Director Rick Talford
REGION 7 DIRECTOR Terri Rangel   Region 7 Dep. Director Suzie Meeks
REGION 8 DIRECTOR Vacant   Region 8 Dep. Director Vacant
REGION 9 DIRECTOR Tim Von Bon   Region 9 Dep. Director Kelly Frederickson

 

(*There was a resignation in September, and the region 4 deputy filled the vacancy, per policy)

For Those who are asking about the Anniversary Booklet which was handed out to delegates at the last convention:   Click here for a downloadable/printable version

AWARDS INFORMATION:

Go to the AWARDS webpage for the 2019 Awards!

MORE CONVENTION PHOTOS - CLICK HERE

The 2021 convention will be held in August 2021 in Greensboro, NC