BVA Bulletin Autumn 2013 Issue

Welcome to the online version of the Autumn 2013 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note that any contact information, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and websites may be out of date.


Top right photo, BVA Executive Director Al Avina and outgoing National President Sam Huhn recognized Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator Suzanne Bennatt of Spokane, Washington, with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Association’s 68th National Convention. Upper left photo: Newly elected National President Mark Cornell.
Joe Jackson, Urban Miyares, and Steve Baskis representing three generations of blinded veterans at convention.

Top right photo, BVA Executive Director Al Avina and outgoing National President Sam Huhn recognized Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator Suzanne Bennatt of Spokane, Washington, with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Association’s 68th National Convention. At BVA’s behest, VA first introduced the VIST concept back in 1968. In addition to the traditional convention recap, this issue of the Bulletin looks back at the 45-year history of the VIST. Upper left photo: Newly elected National President Mark Cornell. Bottom photo: Joe Jackson, Urban Miyares, and Steve Baskis representing three generations of blinded veterans at convention.

In This Issue...

 

Legislative Update - by Tom Zampieri

President’s Page - by Mark Cornell

Spokane Gathering Brings New BVA Beginnings

Serving and Empowering Blinded Veterans for 45 Years

Around BVA

Auxiliary's View - by Darian Slayton Fleming

From the Field Service Staff - by Wanda Grover

Chaplain's Corner - by Dale Stamper

Letters to the Editor

In Remembrance

Final Thought