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VICE PRESIDENT NOMINEES
My name is John Bates and I am running for Vice President of ViêtNow National.
I served 17 years on the board of Rockford Bell Credit Union as Chairman of the Board and Supervisory Committee Chair. Serving Veterans as Director and officer, including 3 years as Rockford Charter Chapter President and 2 years as Treasurer of Veteran’s Association and now serve on the ViêtNow National Board as Director and POW/MIA Chairman for the past 13 years. Continue reading “ViêtNow National Board Nominee Bios”
Our 32nd Annual National VietNow Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center
May 19th and 20th, 2017
800 South Route 31
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Room Rate: $104 per night, plus tax.
Group Name: VietNow Convention
Make your room reservations
You can call the hotel directly at 815-477-7000.
Be sure to give the group name (VietNow Convention) in order to receive the discounted room rate.
Or you can register online (see below):
If you are using a desktop computer, click this link to book your room:
VietNow 2017 Convention
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More information as it becomes available.
By Darrell Gilgan, VietNow National Board Secretary
ViêtNow National Treasurer Steve Rucki and I represented ViêtNow National Headquarters during Veterans Day related events in Washington D.C. from Thursday, November 10th to Saturday, November 12th, 2016. It was a quick trip but we managed to get a lot done.
ViêtNow National Headquarters has a tradition of taking our Gold Star Mothers out to dinner when we are in town during that week. This year we were joined by Candy Martin, Sue Pollard, Sherry McGhee, Jo Ann Maitland, and Cathy Mullins. All of these ladies are Moms from wars after Vietnam. We were honored to be joined by two of our Vietnam Gold Star mothers, Theresa Davis, and Imogene Cupp, and Imogene’s daughter Sue Rampey. The interesting thing about the new Moms is that most of them are younger than we are. Their sons could be our grandsons. Needless to say, all of the ladies are very special to all of ViêtNow. I think that one of the most terrible things that can happen to a parent is the loss of a child.