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Local Vietnam Veterans to host state conference starting next weekend

Local Vietnam Veterans to host state conference starting next weekend

April 21st, 2019 by Greg Bischof in Texarkana News

Texarkana, Texas, will host the Vietnam Veterans of America's Texas State Council meeting next weekend at the Texarkana, Texas, Convention Center. This is not the first time the city has hosted this organization, but it has been at least 10 years.

The organization's board of directors will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, while the organization's Texas State Council's General Membership meeting be Saturday from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

VVA Texas State Council President Kerwin Stone will open the meeting, and Texarkana's VVA Chapter #278 President Greg Beck will provide welcoming remarks to hundreds of VVA members from across the state.

The meeting itself will consist of the swearing in of new chapter delegates as well as of new committee chairmen. Addition delegates from other chapters will deliver chapter reports from other VVA chapter throughout the state.

There will also be committee reports offered by the council's economic opportunities, finance, governmental affairs, state legislative, membership, minority affairs and elections committees.

Other reports will be delivered by members of POW-MIA, post traumatic stress disorder, scholarship, veterans benefits and women veterans committees.

The meeting will conclude with a banquet at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Any left over or unfinished business, will likely be considered in a Sunday session if need be, according to the agenda.

The next VVA State Council meeting will be held Oct. 18-20 in McKinney, Texas, while the April 2020 meeting will be held in Beaumont, Texas.

Besides the VVA Texas State Council meeting, there will be an earlier Association of Vietnam Veterans of America Texas State Council meeting starting at 7 p.m. Friday at the convention center.

The AVVA will listen to a treasurer's report and various committee chairmen reports.

For more information, call 870-7738279.

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