President's Message

We've had a busy summer and fall at Chapter 392. In July, three of us attended the VVA Leadership Conference. This is held every other year and is intended to provide training to new officers for their duties as well as for topics of interest such as Toxic Exposure, PTSD and disability claims. Dudley Redhead, Bill Fuher and I attended the conference and found it to be a great experience. We all learned a lot about VVA and had a chance to network with folks from other chapters and the national office.

September brought us two important events. The first was the dedication of the Boring, Oregon Vietnam memorial. Chapter 392 was a proud sponsor of the project to build this memorial, which honors the 41 servicemen from Clackamas County who lost their lives in Vietnam.

We also had our third benefit auction sponsored by Crosspoint Auto Auctions in September. This auction is a major fundraiser for chapter 392, and we had a number of our members participate in this year's event as drivers and helpers. Our thanks go to Crosspoint for all they do to help us.

At our October meeting we adopted a new set of chapter bylaws. We had been unable to locate any bylaws for the chapter for some time. Finally, in August, we did find a set from 2007, but we were uncertain if these were the most recent set, and they did not conform to VVA standards. As a result, the Board of Directors drafted a new set of bylaws at their September meeting and submitted these to the members for consideration at the October meeting. These bylaws were adopted, and they have been published on this website. The bylaws can be downloaded by following this link.

Steve Carr
USAF 1966-1970
VVA Chapter 392 President