Welcome to the South Carolina State Council web page. The primary function of the state council is to provide management guidance and administrative support for the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) chapters within the state. In addition, the Council may from time to time be responsible for various state wide initiatives. The council is comprised of representatives (or delegates) from each of the chapters plus a representative from the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA). The AVVA is a separate 501C(4) organization comprised of concerned individuals who may not otherwise be eligible for membership in the VVA, a 501c(19) organization. For more information about AVVA please click here → AVVA Web Site
The Council meets three times a year on the second Sunday of the months of October, February, and June. This is a change to the bylaws approved by the State Council in June 2019. In 2019, as a consequence of the October date being in conflict with the VVA State Council Presidents' meetings in Silver Spring and the President being in Europe at that time, the October meeting for 2019 will be the first Sunday in October, October 6th. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend our "always open " meetings (there may be times to invoke executive session, but that is rare.)
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Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization Congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.
VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax exempt under section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.GOALS:
VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE: "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."
The National BOD consists of four officers, 10 at-large directors, and 9 regional directors representing each of the regions. The National AVVA president also sits on the BOD as a non-voting special adviser. South Carolina falls in the seven-state mid-Atlantic region, Region III. The director for the current term is Sara McVicker of MD. Each state or territory with at least three chapters may elect to have a state council and there are currently 48 state councils, including Puerto Rico. The presidents of each state elect one member from among them to sit on the BOD and represent the interests of the states.
For complete extended information about VVA, please visit our web site at: http://www.vva.org/