20 requests your presence at the
Women Veterans of America Convention
“Women Veterans of America: Coming Together; Becoming Stronger”
The convention will be held on September 10th, 11th,
and 12th in
Tennessee at the Hampton Inn & Suites
WVA is an advocate for all women veterans and for women currently serving in the military. We provide information and support to women veterans, our members serve on Women Veteran’s Advisory Committees, and we have become involved in local and national issues pertaining to all women veterans.
NOTE SPEAKER CHANGE:
The Keynote Speaker for our convention was scheduled to be Dr. Patricia M. Hayes, Chief Consultant,
Veterans Health Strategic Health Care Group, Department of Veterans
due to time and travel constraints, Dr. Hayes has
MaryAnn Woodward-Smith, her Deputy Field Director
Area 3, to appear in her place and give the presentation
the current state of women veterans healthcare
within the VA on a national level.
The Women Veterans Strategic Health Care Group is working to expand initiatives for women veterans' health
care into a broad range of areas of importance, including cardiac health, reproductive health, and birth defect
prevention, as well as fully evaluating the care being provided to increasing numbers of women veterans. This is an
incredible opportunity for women veterans to hear directly from the department that shapes VA policies on
for women veterans.
though the convention is for WVA members, because of the uniqueness
this presentation, WVA is opening the morning session to ALL women
regardless of WVA membership. If
you wish to attend the
there is NO CHARGE and no registration is required.
will be excused after the presentation so that the business
of the convention can begin. Lunch
WILL NOT be available to
non-WVA members who are attending the presentation only.
registration fees are $40 with the registration deadline of
August 2010. This fee
includes the presentation by Woodward-Smith,
buffet luncheon, the Saturday afternoon business
and Sunday’s business meeting and Memorial Service.
download the registration form below and mail with your payment to:
the convention registration deadline is AUGUST 10th, 2010.
our planning purposes, absolutely no registrations will be accepted after
date. If you will
need any special assistance while at the convention,
contact us right away so that we can make arrangements in advance.
any special dietary restrictions.
has planned a busy, but fun-filled convention weekend.
There will be
plenty of business to conduct, but there will also be plenty
of time to
see old friends and meet new ones as well.
expect most travelers to arrive sometime Friday, and there will be a
room open from 3pm – 8pm with coffee, soft drinks, and very light snacks.
The registration table will be open during this time as well.
We hope that as veterans arrive, they will stop in and visit prior
to heading out for the evening,
be it for
dinner or other activities. Registration
will open at 7am on Saturday,
schedule of events to begin promptly at 8am.
included in the cost of registration.
business activities should conclude early enough so that visitors
attend that night’s show at the Grand Ole Opry, or have plenty of time
other attractions in and around Nashville.
These activities will be on
own, but information will be provided about tickets and transportation.
convention venue, the Hampton
Inn & Suites Downtown Nashville,
is just across the street from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and
is just a short walk from some of the best venues in the city.
convention activities will conclude by mid-day for ease of travel, or for
spending the afternoon enjoying more local sights and sounds.
Inn & Suites Nashville Downtown
4th Ave. South, Nashville TN 37201
compiled information about some of Nashville’s most popular tourism
spots for you here. We think
you will find that Nashville is full of enjoyable sights and sounds,
regardless of what your interests may be.
We hope you take advantage of our wonderful southern hospitality
while you are here!
20 is excited and honored to be hosting the National Convention and
hope that many WVA members from across the nation will take advantage of
this opportunity to make a difference in the future of this great
Veterans of America needs YOU!!!!!!
have questions or need any additional information, please
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.