Desk of the Commander
Sept 22, 2017
We have just returned from our 60 days Vacation in Alaska. We drove over 7,000 miles with our pickup and travel trailer.
We visited with Terry Brady our NAAV State commander for Alaska WE missed the B.C. fires but had to make a big sweep to the east to avoid them. We have rested for about 2 weeks and now off to Branson for Convention.
We are renting a car and driving 4,000 miles round trip.
We have several bills introduced in federal and state Committee’s this year.
This one we got passed.
Here in Oregon we have a bill in committee to make a section of I-5 Atomic Veterans Highway, approximately 20 miles long from
Salem to Albany Oregon. This goes into effect Jan 1, 2018
I am very proud of our State Commanders and each member for their efforts.
We have gotten our tax-exempt status reinstated after several attempts, so all donations are tax deductible.
Convention 2017. We are back from Convention in Branson, MO. We had a great time. Alan Owen the director of the British
Nuclear Veterans was one of our guest speakers. What a lovely time and program he presented. They have basically the same problems that we are having. Alan Owen has stated that we need to join forces and get other
countries to join with us to get recognition for us all. Eldon Alik was our next guest speaker and he was from Arkansas for the Marshall Islanders. We will all be working together for the same causes.
Talked about where next year’s convention will be and I have asked for the west Coast, Portland in general in Sept 2018.