John Rowan Announces National Committee Chairs

Post date: Aug 29, 2013 10:57:02 PM

Affidavit of John Rowan, National President, Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.

John Rowan, being duly sworn, deposes and says:

1. I am the National President of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. (VVA). The purpose of this affidavit is to comply with the requirements of Article I, Section 4.G. of the VVA Constitution which authorizes VVA's President to submit a question to the VVA Board of Directors for a vote in between Board meetings when he determines that the matter requires the Board's immediate attention.

2. On August 26, 2013, the following motions relative to the committee chairs and committee appointments were submitted to the Board by e-mail for a vote by e-mail or fax with instructions that votes are returned to LaVonia Cogdell by close of business August 28, 2013:

Motion 1: To approve Herb Worthington as Chair of the Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 2: To approve Leslie DeLong as Chair of the Constitution Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 3: To approve Jim Blount as Chair of the Credentials Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 4: To approve Frank Barry as Chair of the Economic Opportunities Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 5: To approve Scott DeArman as Chair of the Elections Committee..

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 6: To approve Ned Foote as Chair of the Finance Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 7: To approve Felix “Pete” Peterson as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 8: To approve Sandy Miller as Chair of the Homeless Veterans Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 9: To approve Tom Corey as Chair of the Household Goods Donation Program.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 10: To approve Pat Toro as Chair of the National Leadership Conference/Convention Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 11: To approve Charlie Hobbs as Chair of the Membership Affairs Committee

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 12: To approve Jerry Yamamoto as Chair of the Minority Affairs Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 13: To approve Al “Butch” Huber as Chair of the National Disciplinary Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 14: To approve Richard DeLong as Chair of the POW/MIA Committee

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 15: To approve Dr. Tom Hall as Chair of the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Substance Abuse Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 16: To approve Tom Burke as Chair of the Public Affairs Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 17: To approve Dick Southern as Chair of the Resolutions Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 18: To approve Dan Stenvold as Chair of the Rules Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 19: To approve David Simmons as Chair of the Veterans Against Drugs Task Force.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 20: To approve John Margowski as Chair of the Veterans Benefits Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 21: To approve Pat Bessigano as Chair of the Veterans Health Care Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 22: To approve Dr. Tom Berger as Executive Director, Veterans Health Council.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 23: To approve Terry Hubert as Chair of the Veterans Incarcerated Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

Motion 24: To approve Kate O’ Hare-Palmer as Chair of the Women Veterans Committee.

Motion made by J. Rowan; seconded by B. Meeks; (passed).

3. On August 28, 2013, the National Secretary notified me that the vote of each Board member who voted on the motions was as follows:

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John Rowan