|Vietnam Veterans of America|
MEMBERSHIP IN FOCUS: For more than a year most VVA chapter activities have come to a standstill. But as pandemic restrictions are being lifted, this issue concentrates on recruitment and retention. Bill Meeks, Charlie Hobbs, and Dick Southern, the three most recent Membership Affairs Committee Chairs—representing twenty years of leadership—describe the plans and programs they advocated to raise VVA’s visibility and encourage Vietnam War veterans to join.
CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP STARS: Five chapters of different sizes and in different regions describe how they instituted award-winning programs to recruit and retain members. Read how they responded to challenges in Jacksonville, Florida, Chapter 1048; Northeastern South Dakota Chapter 1054; Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter 862; Biddeford, Maine, Chapter 1044; and Wapakoneta, Ohio, Chapter 1126.
ONLINE ONLY: A recent lecture held by the University of Arizona examined how the works of Vietnamese artists and Vietnamese who were refugees in America question the current status of life in Vietnam, which is often at odds with the official line.
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