VVA Florida State Council Meetings

The 2017 meetings of the Officers and Delegates of the Vietnam Veterans of America Florida State Council will be held at the Holiday Inn Celebration, 5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746. The Holiday Inn Celebration (HIC) is located at 5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL. It is exit 64 on I-4 and is about 3 miles from I-4. (Please note that construction is going on I-4. Some exit numbers are being changed)

October 13-14, 2017

The details for the October 13-14, 2017 meetings are:

Oct 13 - 3:00 PM - Hospitality Room Opens - Festive Room
Oct 13 - 4:00 PM - FVVAF Board Meeting - Fete Boardroom
Oct 13 - 5:00 PM - Incarcerated Veterans Committee - Fete Boardroom

Oct 13 - 6:00 PM - Executive Officer Meeting - Fete  Boardroom
Oct 13 - 7:00 PM - AVVA Meeting
Oct 14 - 8:30 AM - Florida State Council Meeting - Gala/ Victory   Rooms
Oct 14 - 8:30 AM - END - AVVA Meeting - Festive Room

(Note Meeting schedule and times subject to change)


Cut-off date for hotel reservations for the October
with VVA Rate is October 1st
. Anyone not making room reservations prior to cut-off date is on their own for getting a room at the hotel's rate and availability.

The contracted room price for 2017 are dependent upon 
the number of occupants in 
each room. The prices are: 

· Single Occupant $81.00

· Double Occupant $87.00

· Triple Occupant $93.00

· Quadruple Occupant $99.00

This rate includes a free hot buffet breakfast for each 
Call 800-465-4329 (Holiday Inn Reservations) to 
make your reservation. Please 
inform them that you are with Vietnam Veterans of America Florida state Council. 
The group code for the October 13-14, 2017 meeting is VVE

You can also reserve online. Please be aware that this online form is not the best. You may see a different price quoted online than what our contract is with HIC. Ignore whatever price you see online. THE HIC will adjust as needed and I will monitor reservations and prices. What is important is that you use Group Code VVEThis will be automatic on online reservations, but you will need it for phone reservations.

If you have any problems or questions with your 
reservations, you may contact 
Ann Marie Podskalen, Senior Sales Manager at the HIC. Ann Marie’s phone number is 321-401-1019.
Her email . .

E to make online reservations.

Payment of Hotel Room

If you want to take advantage of your chapter's Florida Sales Tax Exemption, mail your payment using a chapter check to:

Holiday Inn Celebration 
Attn: Ann Marie Podskalen
5711 Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Your chapter check along with a copy of your chapter's tax
exemption certificate, MUST 
be received by the hotel by Oct 1. 

If you plan on paying by debit or credit card upon check
in be sure to provide a copy of 
your Chapter's Sales Tax
Exemption certificate upon check in. IMPORTANT. State

of Florida Sales Tax regulations only allow you to use a
Chapter debit or credit card 
or Chapter check with your
Florida Sales Tax Exemption Certificate. 

As an added benefit, if you are an IHG Rewards member, 
you can get IHG Rewards 
points for your stay. You will need
to provide your IHG Rewards Number on check in. 

If you are not currently an IHG Rewards member, you can
easily sign up by going to 

All VVA and AVVA members are welcome to attend 
VVA Florida State Council Meetings, 
however, only Chapter
elected delegates are allowed to vote. One vote per chapter.

CLICK HERE for Holiday Inn Celebration Website. 

All questions should be directed to Ray Breault at

Special Notes:

  1. 1.   While HIC will do its best to accommodate early arrivals, please be aware that check in time is 3:00 PM. If you arrive before that your room might not be ready. 
  2. 2. If you are making reservations for two or more chapter members, please provide names to hotel when reserving. 
  3. 3. If you have not been to HIC before, be sure to type 5711 W. Irlo Bronson in your GPS. If you choose E. you could find yourself miles from the hotel.