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WVA Chapter 20 requests your presence at the

2008 National Women Veterans of America Convention


Uniting Women Veterans, The Heart of America


The convention will be held on September 12th, 13th, and 14th in

Nashville, Tennessee at the Radisson Hotel Opryland 


 The Keynote Speaker for our convention will be Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, Director of the Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.


The Center oversees all VA programs for women veterans.  As Director, 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.  This is an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity for women veterans to hear directly from Dr. Trowell-Harris on the current state of women veterans programs within the VA on a national level.


Even though the convention is for WVA members, because of the uniqueness of Dr. Trowell-Harris’s appearance here, WVA is opening the morning session to ALL women veterans, regardless of WVA membership.  If you wish to attend Dr. Trowell-Harris’s presentation, there is NO CHARGE.  However, you MUST pre-register prior to August 13th, as seating is limited.


If you are not a WVA member and wish to attend Dr. Trowell-Harris’s presentation AND remain for the buffet luncheon, without attending the remainder of the convention, there will be a $25 charge.  Again, you MUST pre-register prior to August 13th.  


After the buffet luncheon, non-WVA members will be excused so that the official business of the convention can be conducted.


For WVA members, convention registration fees are $50.  This includes the session with Dr. Trowell-Harris, the buffet luncheon, a women veterans’ information fair, the Saturday afternoon business meeting, and Sunday’s business meeting and Memorial Service.



Convention registration deadline is AUGUST 13th, 2008.

Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after this date.



Registration forms are available here:


Click here to download Registration Form



For additional convention information, please email




Please share this information with all WVA members as soon as possible so that they can begin planning now to attend.  This will be a working convention, which will include the election of new National Officers that will serve as the leadership of Women Veterans of America for the next two years.  It is important that as many members as possible are in attendance.


This is also a fantastic opportunity to find out about the VA’s programs for women veterans, directly from the Center for Women Veterans.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our members.  Don’t miss out!!!



Hotel Information


Rooms are $99.00 per night for single or double, and $10.00 extra per day for each additional person per room, up to 4 people.  These rates apply 3 days before and 3 days after the convention.  When making reservations, please reference “Women Veterans of America”.  Deadline to ensure this rate is August 13th.


Radisson Hotel at Opryland

2401 Music Valley Drive, Nashville TN 37214-1002

 Reservations: (888) 201-1718


Detailed hotel information can be found here:



Click here for Hotel Information  


To help offset the many costs of hosting the National Convention, Chapter 20 is putting together an Ad Program Book that will be distributed to all those in attendance at the Convention.  We will accept ads from any individual, business, or other reputable organization from across the country that would like to support our Convention efforts.  We will even design your ad for you!

The deadline for ad submission is August 1st.


 Click here for Ad Program Book Form

For more information, please email