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The constitutional amendment process will open August 14, 2012 and culminate with the delegates acting on the proposed amendments at the Sixteenth National Convention next year in Jacksonville, Florida.

Any VVA member, chapter or state council may submit a proposal for a constitutional amendment. Please utilize the electronic form to submit your proposed amendment. When you submit a proposed amendment electronically it is given a date/time stamp to verify receipt by the deadline date and you will receive an electronic receipt by return e-mail confirming your submission. To guarantee every member has the opportunity to participate in this process, the "Proposed Constitutional Amendment" form will also be published in issues of The Veteran leading up to the deadline date. Those who utilize the paper forms must mail them to the National office (address on form) postmarked no later than midnight on the deadline date. Proposed amendments postmarked after the deadline will be returned to the sender. The deadline for submitting a "Proposed Constitutional Amendment" is Midnight, March 25, 2013.

Please state your amendment clearly and complete all applicable sections of the form. Remember to include your membership number on the form as this is the only way we can insure only members of Vietnam Veterans of America submit 'Proposed Constitutional Amendments'. No proposals will be accepted after midnight on March 25, 2013.

The support of a chapter, state council and/or the Conference of State Council Presidents is not necessary but may increase the chance an amendment will be accepted by the delegates at the convention.

The National Constitution Committee will meet in open session in Silver Spring MD on April 19, 2013 at the National Board of Directors meeting. The Committee will review all proposed amendments and prepare its report to the membership which will be made available via e-mail and on the VVA web site no later than June 12, 2013.

The committee will hold an open hearing at the convention before the amendments are presented to the delegates for action. We encourage you to attend the hearing to learn about the proposed amendments and to voice your opinions.

We look forward to seeing to you in Jacksonville.
Instructions for submitting proposed amendments to the VVA Constitution:

Step 1: Click here for access to the Constitutional Amendment form

Step 2: Fill out the form. Endorsement by chapters, state councils and/or the Conference of State Council Presidents is optional. Include as much detail as possible in your submission. You may be contacted by a committee member to clarify your proposed amendment if there are questions related to content or intent.

Step 3: Click on "submit" when you have completed the form and you will immediately receive a receipt of your submission.

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