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National Convention Schedule of Events Now Live

Attention BVA 77th National Convention Attendees! We greet you from sunny and very warm Washington, DC, as we anticipate the organization’s upcoming 77th National Convention at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. In anticipation of the opening of this historic gathering, now just 14 days away, we call your attention to the convention schedule now posted on the BVA website here. The links to both a Word and a PDF document are located at […]

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BVA Applauds U.S. AbilityOne Commission Final Ruling

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has released a statement lauding the U.S. AbilityOne Commission’s final rule issued last week that prohibits payment of subminimum wages on contracts within the AbilityOne Program. Under the rule, individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities and who work on AbilityOne contracts will earn at least the federal minimum wage, the applicable local or state minimum wage, or the applicable prevailing wage – whichever is highest. “This final rule […]

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BVA To Host Final Pre-Convention Townhall August 4

The National Board of Directors of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has scheduled a final virtual townhall to review refinements to the revised national bylaws based on member input during the three sessions held last week. Please plan to attend the August 4 meeting via Zoom at 2:00pm Eastern Time. The townhall will be limited to a single meeting to include blinded veterans from all four districts nationally. “We are pleased to report that our […]

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Fast Approaching Deadlines for BVA 77th National Convention  

Blinded veterans, their families, and other friends of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) who are interested in attending the organization’s 77th National Convention August 22-26 (Monday-Friday) have just a few more days to register and make reservations at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Prospective attendees may complete their convention registration online here (CLICK here) or by calling Meredith at BVA National Headquarters at 202-371-8880, Ext. 304. Hotel reservations can be secured by using […]

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Paul Mimms Presents Braille Flag at Clinic Ribbon Cutting

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National Vice President Paul Mimms presented a Bronze Braille U.S. Flag at the opening of a new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Kansas City, Kansas, on July 8. Paul resides in the Kansas City area but a short drive from the new Clinic, which will offer primary care, labs, pharmacies, and both telehealth and behavioral health services. Present at the ribbon-cutting event was Senate Committee on […]