BVA Bulletin Autumn 2013 Issue
Welcome to the online version of the Autumn 2013 BVA Bulletin. An archive of previous issues extending three years back is also available. For information or entries in issues prior to 2006, contact Stuart Nelson at BVA National Headquarters, 800-669-7079, Ext. 316. Please note that any contact information, including mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and websites may be out of date.
Top right photo, BVA Executive Director Al Avina and outgoing National President Sam Huhn recognized Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Coordinator Suzanne Bennatt of Spokane, Washington, with a Certificate of Appreciation at the Association’s 68th National Convention. At BVA’s behest, VA first introduced the VIST concept back in 1968. In addition to the traditional convention recap, this issue of the Bulletin looks back at the 45-year history of the VIST. Upper left photo: Newly elected National President Mark Cornell. Bottom photo: Joe Jackson, Urban Miyares, and Steve Baskis representing three generations of blinded veterans at convention.
In This Issue...
Legislative Update - by Tom Zampieri
President’s Page - by Mark Cornell
Spokane Gathering Brings New BVA Beginnings
Serving and Empowering Blinded Veterans for 45 Years
Auxiliary's View - by Darian Slayton Fleming
From the Field Service Staff - by Wanda Grover
Chaplain's Corner - by Dale Stamper
Letters to the Editor