Tuesday, September 30, 2008

VASVW Announces Election Results!

We would like to announce a milestone. The Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War was started on August 21, 2008 to provide an organization where all have a say and all have access to all the available information. We have just concluded the first election of officers and board members and these folks will serve a one year term.

The 2008-2009 Officers of the Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War:

President........................ Bob Gray
Vice President...................Dave Sanderson
VP Membership..................Tom LaLiberte
VP Public Relations.............Dale Williamson
Secretary........................ Frank Weber

Exec Bd. @Large................Mike Teaney
Exec Bd. @Large................Bill Conrad

Trustees.........................Rich Appling
Trustees.........................Javier Garcia
Trustees.........................Fred Kidd
Trustees.........................Don Hawbaker
Trustee [Atty]..................John Wells
Trustee [Atty]..................Mark Weitz

Appointed:
Election Committee:
.................................Carol Olszanecki
.................................Neil Richardson
.................................James Blish
.................................Noli Capitulo
.................................James Stark
.................................Garrett Wiles

We thank these people for their willingness to serve in a leadership role. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have conducted elections less than six weeks after we were founded. Now we can go about our business of seeing legislation through Congress that will restore benefits taken or withheld by the Department of Veterans Affairs improperly since the advent of the Agent Orange Act of 1991. We have also adopted a motto: Fortitudine vincimus - By endurance we conquer.

Their term in office will be somewhat tedious and frustrating as it will fall upon them to set the course for the group, to document it and to lead it where it must go to accomplish the goals set forth at the founding. We are small at this point, but plan to grow. Won't you join us? Click on the orange logo to the left on the sidebar and join VASVW today. Click on this link to join today:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vasvw/

And stay tuned for more news from VASVW in the coming weeks and months.

VNVets

”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Bush Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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3 comments:

  1. Anonymous16:49

    Attempted to join group....giving a reason I want to join, etc in only 200 characters is pretty much a meaningless exercise...made six tries...obviously not smart enough to belong....to hell with it

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  2. Good grief! Just put your ship of unit in and leave it go at that. You're smart enough not to let that stop you, aren't you?!

    Fortitudine vincimus - By endurance we conquer.

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  3. Anonymous21:04

    Yes, I can do that.....would have done it to start with had that been what the direction said to do.
    Silly me!!

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