May-June 2017 BVA Bulletin Table of Contents


Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, site of the BVA 72nd National Convention, is the urban hub of Northeast Florida and home to hundreds of unique entertainment options both day and night. This issue of The Bulletin offers a preview of this year’s gathering. Photo courtesy of Ryan Ketterman for Visit Jacksonville and the Beaches.


  Downtown Jacksonville, Florida pictured at night.

Downtown Jacksonville, Florida pictured at night.


In This Issue


Legislative Update - by Melanie Brunson

President’s Page - by Dale Stamper

Anticipation Surging for Jacksonville Gathering - by Chelsey Dumond

Administrative Reminders For BVA Regional Groups

Home Automation Comes Into Its Own - by Paul Mimms

Blinded Veterans, BVA Recognized on March 28

Gemini, WWI Anniversary Unite Blinded Vets in DC - by Dale Stamper

BVA Members Demonstrate Vibrancy of Human Spirit - by Tim Hornik

Destination San Jose For Blind Hockey - by Bruce Porter, Jr.

Around BVA

Auxiliary’s View - by Pam Hogan

Happenings in District 2 - by David Fox

Of Note

Letters to the Editor

In Remembrance

Final Thought

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