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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.

77th National Convention Registration Now Open

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Registration for BVA’s annual convention is now open for attendees and exhibitors/sponsors. Visit our National Convention page for more information and to access the registration forms.

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