2008 WOMEN VETERANS OF AMERICA NATIONAL CONVENTION
SEPTEMBER 12, 13, 14
Chapter 20 was proud to welcome women
veterans from across this great nation, to what we believe was a
memorable and productive convention.
We made connections with other
women veterans and began the process of developing a network of
communication that will enable us to spread our mission to all 50 states
Only together, as united women
veterans, can we truly facilitate our mission of advocacy
for all women veterans and for women currently serving in the military, to
ensure that they are treated fairly and on an equal footing with their
20 was excited to secure Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris as our Keynote Speaker
for the Convention. As
Director of the Center for Women Veterans, Dr. Trowell-Harris is the primary advisor to the Secretary of Veterans
Affairs on all matters related to policies, legislation, programs, issues,
and initiatives affecting women veterans.
It was uplifting to be
able to hear her views on the issues at hand, and to be able to discuss
them with her personally. We
feel that with Dr. Trowell-Harris serving as Director, women veterans
truly have a voice in DC.
National officers were elected to serve WVA for the next two years, and
new committees were formed and filled with volunteers.
We feel that the women veterans chosen for all these positions will
help guide us and give shape and definition to our future projects and
National Commander Janet Cook -- Nationalcommander@womenveteransofamerica.org
National Vice-Commander Judy Scott -- NationalViceCO@womenveteransofamerica.org
National Adjutant Robin Blanchard -- Nationaladjutant@womenveteransofamerica.org
National Sgt-at-Arms Kathy Bell -- NationalSgtatarms@womenveteransofamerica.org
National Finance Officer Jean Daugherty--NationalFinanceofficer@womenveteransofamerica.org
National Chaplain Shirley Harrison -- Nationalchaplain@womenveteransofamerica.org
takes all of us to make things happen.
Please get involved in women veterans’ issues in your area.
You can locate a WVA Chapter near you by going to our WVA CHAPTERS
page. If there is not a
Chapter close to your home, you can contact our National Commander for
information on becoming a Member-at-Large, or about forming a new WVA
Commander Janet Cook
P.O. Box 1032
Gilmer, TX 75644
THESE PICTURES FROM OUR 2008 CONVENTION!!!!