BVA Bulletin Autumn 2011 Issue


Welcome to the online version of the Autumn 2011 BVA Bulletin. An archive of previous issues extending three years back is also available. For information or entries in issues prior to 2006, contact Stuart Nelson at BVA National Headquarters, 800-669-7079, Ext. 316. Please note that any contact details, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and website may be out of date.


Fond farewells, leaps from the a 108-story Stratosphere Hotel at 45 miles per hour, and major decisions affecting the Association's direction and leadership nationally all highlighted a memorable BVA 66th National Convention in Las Vegas. This issue of the Bulletin recaps the five-day event. Top left photo, Laurel Kekahuna expresses relief after Roy's downward plunge from the Stratosphere Hotel. At top right, Tom Miller outlines BVA Friday Forum agenda to session attendees. Bottom photo has Convention host and regional group president Chuck Conger, second from left, welcoming BVA members and their families to the traditional President's Reception. Chuck is joined by his wife Chris and Rae and Patti Hail from Oregon.
Fond farewells, leaps from the a 108-story Stratosphere Hotel at 45 miles per hour, and major decisions affecting the Association's direction and leadership nationally all highlighted a memorable BVA 66th National Convention in Las Vegas. This issue of the Bulletin recaps the five-day event. Top left photo, Laurel Kekahuna expresses relief after Roy's downward plunge from the Stratosphere Hotel. At top right, Tom Miller outlines BVA Friday Forum agenda to session attendees. Bottom photo has Convention host and regional group president Chuck Conger, second from left, welcoming BVA members and their families to the traditional President's Reception. Chuck is joined by his wife Chris and Rae and Patti Hail from Oregon.

In This Issue...


Legislative Update - by Tom Zampieri

President’s Page - by Sam Huhn

66th Convention Signals New Goals, Priorities - by Stuart Nelson

Longtime Leader Retires - by Stuart Nelson

A Grand Opening Worth Celebration - by Ellen Papadimoulis

Around BVA

Auxiliary's View - by Darian Slayton Fleming

Chaplain's Corner - by Clyde Jackson

In Remembrance

Final Thought