BVA 2021 Virtual Convention

All Times Eastern
Platform Zoom

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 12 (11:00am – 4:30pm)
Audience: National Board of Directors / National Staff
Session Title: Business Meeting

 

Date & Time: Friday, August 13 (11:00am – 4:30pm)
Audience: National Board of Directors / National Staff
Session Title: Business Meeting

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (11:00am – 11:45am)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: VetTec – Getting Familiar with Zoom and Adaptive Technologies
Presenters: Brian Harris (DD-2), Kevin Jackson (DD-6), Paul Mimms (Ombudsman)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (12:00pm – 12:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Caregivers – Learning and Sharing Ideas!
Presenters: Rev. Edna Dixon (BVAA – Vice President), Patricia Hail (BVAA – Reporter and Past President), Kelli Golden (BROS – New Mexico VAMC), Trudie Valdez (VIST – New Mexico VAMC)
Description: Moving from “Independence + Acceptance = Dignity” into “Worlds in Confluence” with Knowledge and Advocacy. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Break

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (1:30pm – 2:00pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (2:00pm – 2:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: OneClick Politics – What is Grassroots Advocacy and Why Does it Matter?
Presenters: Chazz Clevinger (CEO, OneClick Politics), Jim Vale (National Service Director, Veterans Benefits & Policy) and Erin McConnell (Deputy Director of Policy)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (3:00pm – 3:45pm)
Audience: Membership
Session Title: Regional Group Officers – What Should I Know?
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Monday, August 16 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (11:00am – 11:45am)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Women Veterans – TBD
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (12:00pm – 12:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Caregivers, Spouses, and the VA – Am I Eligible?
Presenters: Michael Rex (Caregiver Program Coordinator, Mann-Grandstaff VAMC WA), Lauriann Stoker (Caregiver Support Program, Mann-Grandstaff VAMC WA), Travis Wilson (VIST Boise VAMC ID)
Description: Eligibility and programs of importance for Caregivers, Spouses, and Veterans available in confluence with the VA. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Break

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (1:30pm – 2:00pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (2:00pm – 2:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Service
Presenter: Jason Latona, Chief Specially Adapted Housing (SAH)
Description: This session will explore the VA loan guaranty housing grant programs available to B/VI veterans. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (3:00pm – 3:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Independence is a Family Affair
Presenter: Penny L. Nechanicky (Executive Director Prosthetic & Sensory Aids, VA Central Office), Rae Hail (Guide Dog Handler’s Committee Co-chair, SIERG Treasurer, Previous Dist. 4 Director), Paul Mimms (Ombudsman)
Description: Successful integration of a guide dog as a vital family member for enhanced independence for all. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 17 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 18 (11:00am – 2:00pm)
Audience: Membership
Session Title: First Business Meeting
Description: TBD

  • Invocation
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Welcome and Response
  • Virtual Roles of Convention
  • Report of Credentials Committee
  • Finance Report Executive Director and SmithBucklin
  • Minutes of the 2019 Tulsa National Convention
  • Report of the National Board of Directors
  • Necrology Report
  • Nomination of National Officers
  • Virtual Roll Call: Registered Delegates / RG Presidents / Members
  • Election of National Officers
  • Installation of National Officers

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 18 (2:00pm – 2:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Break

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 18 (2:30pm – 3:00pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 18 (3:00pm – 3:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Department of Veterans Affairs Blind Rehabilitation Services
Presenter: Nicole L. Sandlan (National Program Director, Blind Rehabilitation Services, VA Central Office)
Description: This session will explore the VA blind rehabilitation programs and services available to B/VI veterans. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 18 (4:00pm – 4:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: TBD
Presenters: Lina R. Kubli, Ph.D. (Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research & Development)
Description: This session will explore the VA Vision Research & Development state of the science. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (11:00am – 11:45am)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Bylaws & Resolutions – Why They Matter and How They Work!
Presenters: Joe McNeil (National VP) and Kevin Jackson (DD-6)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (12:00pm – 12:45pm)
Audience: Membership
Session Title: 2021 Bylaws Committee – Session 1
Presenters: Elizabeth Holmes (Co-Chair) and Kevin Jackson (Co-Chair)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Father Carroll Virtual Luncheon
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (1:30pm – 2:00pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (2:00pm – 2:45pm)
Audience: Membership
Session Title: 2021 Bylaws Committee – Session 2
Presenters: Elizabeth Holmes (Co-Chair) and Kevin Jackson (Co-Chair)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (3:00pm – 3:45pm)
Audience: Membership
Session Title: Regional Group Leadership – Do’s & Don’ts
Presenter: District Directors (TBD)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Thursday, August 19 (4:00pm – 4:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Sponsor
Presenters: TBD
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Friday, August 20 (11:00am – 11:45am)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Taking Care of Yourself – So You Can Care for Your Veteran
Presenters: Trudie Valdez (VIST – New Mexico VAMC) and Kelly Golden (BROS – New Mexico VAMC)
Description: Activities, Exercise, Respite, Health – and even education – for a better Caregiver Experience for Caregiver and Veteran. This will be an interactive session with question and answer opportunities.

 

Date & Time: Friday, August 20 (12:00pm – 12:45pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Veterans Service Program – Calling All Ambassadors!
Presenters: Jim Vale (National Service Director, Veterans Benefits & Policy) and Duayne Driscoll (Deputy Director of Benefits)
Description: TBD

 

Date & Time: Friday, August 20 (1:00pm – 1:30pm)
Audience: Membership / BVAA / Public
Session Title: Break

 

Date & Time: Friday, August 20 (1:30pm – 4:30pm)
Audience: Membership
Session Title: Second Business Meeting
Description: TBD

  • Report on Proposed Bylaws
  • Roll Call Voting
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

 

***Notice***
A member wishing to exercise his/her right to vote may do so by registering in advance. Only registered delegates and members will be recognized and permitted to vote during the virtual national convention. The registration form may be completed or downloaded online at https://bva.org/, requested via email at bva@bva.org, or by phone at (202) 371-8880. There is NO cost for registration. BVA national headquarters must receive registration forms by August 9, 2021. If not attending, you can request an official proxy form from Brigitte Jones at (202) 371-8880 ext. 330, or by email at bjones@bva.org. All proxy forms are due by July 26, 2021. The official national headquarters proxy form and credentials form shall be the only forms recognized at the virtual national convention.

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Date

Aug 16 - 20 2021

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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