Good afternoon Council Presidents, Area Presidents and National
Plans are shaping up for our Region Meeting. It will be hosted by the Napa
Council at the Yountville Veterans Home on Saturday, May
7th. We have decided not to have a formal get together on Friday
evening as all of the venues in the Napa area are pretty expensive, as are the
hotels. So ... it is just a one day event, and we have a lot planned for the
day. (If you want to stay the night, either before the meeting or after, we will
have some information about places to stay).
I had a meeting of the Area Presidents, Region VP's and National Directors
a few weeks ago, and we did some preliminary planning for the meeting. I
will have more information later, but I wanted to be sure you had the date
saved. Council Presidents ... please let your Board of Directors know
about the meeting. Among the topics we will be discussing are the State
and Federal filing requirements (did you know there are four reports that must
be filed in California ... the Nevada councils are so lucky) ... which must be
met or you lose your tax exempt status, so both you and your Council
Treasurer should attend the meeting if at all possible. We will also be
discussing some of the important issues for all of us, such as how to attract
new members, and how to retain them once they join our Councils. This should be
of interest to your entire Board of Directors. We will also talk about the
problems being caused by the continuing resolution and many of the
current issues faced by our sea services, including the Navy
shipbuilding program. We also have many activities happening in the Region ...
we want to be sure you are informed about them and that you have an opportunity
to provide input.
Located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley, the Veterans Home of
California-Yountville is a community of and for veterans. Founded in 1884,
VHC-Yountville is the largest veterans’ home in the United States, offering
residential accommodations with a wealth of recreational, social, and
therapeutic activities for independent living. Some 1,100 aged or disabled
veterans (both men and women) or World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert
Storm, and Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom now live at
the home. This is a unique opportunity to see this most beautiful and vibrant
campus. The VHC Administrator, Marcella McCormack, a retired Navy Captain, will
be our keynote speaker following lunch.
More information will follow, but please pass the word about the
meeting date to your members ... all are invited to attend.
President, Pacific Central Region
Navy League of the United
8600 Hastings Lane