WELCOME TO AVVA
Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (AVVA) is a national nonprofit membership and service organization. Working through the more than 600 local Chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America, and working independently, AVVA supports the needs of all Veterans, their families, and their communities.
On this website you should be able to find almost any information you may need regarding the basic functions of AVVA. Please check out all of the links and various pages in this site to learn more about AVVA and your connection to us.
IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION!
AVVA HAS A NEW ADDRESS FOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS!!!
All Membership Applications, whether new members or renewals, MUST be sent to the following address:
AVVA Lock Box
8602 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
If your applications are not sent to this address they will be returned to you as "Undeliverable". We have sent out notices to every venue we have access to. Please make note of this change.
National Membership Chair
CHAPTER AND STATE ELECTIONS DUE THIS YEAR!
As of June 30, State Elections must be completed. Please remember to send in your State Election forms and ballots to your Regional Director before July 30, or within 30 days of your election date, whichever is first. It is critical that this information be disseminated to the Data Base Coordinator as soon as possible.
Chapter Elections should have been held on or before April 30th. Please be sure that all of your Chapter Election information has been sent to your State President or State Representative. It is critical that the correct information be listed in the National Data Base, for convention purposes. You can refer to P&P Section 5 for election information. (State elections are found in sections 5.III, 5.IV, and 5.V - Chapter elections are found in sections 5.VIII and 5.X ).
You can find all of the Election Forms needed on the Forms Page of this website.
You will only have the option of being represented at National Conventions and State Level Elections if you have duly elected Representatives or Officers!
ABOUT THE 2014 LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE:
(Updated: July 2014)
We should first explain that the VVA Leadership Conference name was changed by the National Board of Directors this past January. The new name for this event is: National Leadership and Education Conference. The reason for this change is that the intention of the Conference is now leaning more toward providing educational seminars for all of our members, rather than just tools for current leaders.
There will be many seminars offered by both VVA and AVVA that will help our membership become prepared to take on leadership roles in both organizations, as well as to effectively continue those offices you may already have been elected to. There is updated information on seminars, agendas, events, etc, on the VVA website Events page.
This year, the conference is to be held in Wichita, Kansas, August 5th through 10th. We will be at the Hyatt Regency, Wichita: 400 West Waterman, Wichita, KS. For details regarding hotel reservations, conference registration, agendas and lists of seminars, please keep in touch with this website, or with the VVA website Events page.
Hope to see you in Kansas!