FROM THE DAV DEPARTMENT ADJUTANT LARRY HILL
Later this month we begin our District Meetings. Districts 1, 3, and 5 are required to conduct elections for an Executive Committee Member, Alternate Executive Committee Member, Benefits Protection Team Member, Nominating Committee Member, and Alternate Nominating Committee Member. All Districts are required to review and/or appoint members to the following Convention Committees – Adjutant of the Year, Chapter of the Year, Rules Committee, and Credentials Committees.
We will be deciding on conducting the convention in early April. We will have the State Convention but not sure on the length or if it will be at this time. There is some essential business that must be accomplished. Once decision is made, we will notify everyone and provide a tentative agenda.
We recently received a reminder from DAV National Headquarters on Safeguarding Membership Lists and Access to our Members. This requirement is stated in Article 19, Section 19.2 of the DAV National Bylaws. We must continue to ensure we are following this guidance at all levels in the Department.
For anyone running for Department Officer position, make sure you get a Bio/Résumé completed and submitted to State Headquarters and the District Executive Committeepersons. This is important information that will be provided to the Convention Nomination Committee and at the District Meetings. Any Department member in good standing can run for any position.
COVID 19 is finally trending down in Wisconsin. More shots are being administered, yet we have a way to go before we get to where we need to be, herd immunity. We must still comply with CDC guidelines and ensure our members remain safe and healthy.