Category Archives: National Convention

BEP To Unveil Currency Reader Program at BVA National Convention

The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) has learned that The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) will soon distribute currency reader devices at no cost to eligible blind or visually impaired U.S. veterans, the first phase of which will kick off … Continue reading

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BVA’s Service to Blinded Vets Garners Support

The Blinded Veterans Association was the recent recipient of generous assistance from International Paper, a global leader in the paper and packaging industry, and several other associated organizations. The support was demonstrated during a special presentation at the BVA 68th … Continue reading

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BVA Faithful Take In “Lilac City” Hospitality

“I wish for you you the best of success, good fortune, and even a little good luck and patience,” said Sam Huhn as he formally presented the Presidential wooden gavel to the newly elected and sworn-in Blinded Veterans Association National … Continue reading

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At National Convention, Blinded Veterans Express Thanks

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TOP VA OFFICIAL ADDRESSES BLINDED VETERANS IN SPOKANE

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will address the Blinded Veterans Association’s (BVA) 68th National Convention as the keynote speaker at the organization’s Opening Business Session on August 21 at 8:30 a.m. The speech will occur in … Continue reading

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Reunions, Volunteers, Kayaking Highlight Preconvention Activities

Blinded veterans and their families arrived in Spokane, Washington, August 18-19 to a host of greetings from old friends and dedicated volunteers. The friends joined one another for the best in Spokane dining and pleasant strolls in the city’s hotel … Continue reading

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Gavel Comes Down on Galveston Gathering

“Until we meet again in Spokane in just one year, I bid you farewell, safe travels, and Godspeed,” said BVA National President Sam Huhn as he struck the wooden gavel that officially adjourned the BVA 67th National Convention and created still … Continue reading

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British Blinded Veterans to Join U.S. Comrades in Galveston

Veterans of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their sight while on active duty will host six of their British Army counterparts at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort in Galveston, Texas, Aug 19-24 during the Blinded Veterans Association … Continue reading

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BVA Leadership, Members Left to Ponder Changes Following 66th National Convention

Altogether numbering some 350 attendees, the 180 blinded veterans and their family members, 42 exhibitors, a couple of dozen presenters, and the Association’s staff took in five days of camaraderie with new and old friends, official business meetings featuring dignitaries … Continue reading

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Opening Business Session Highlights Early Convention Events

“We will continue to find new and better ways to improve the quality of life for blinded veterans,” said VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki as he offered keynote remarks at the BVA 66th National Convention in Las Vegas August 17. … Continue reading

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