Winter Council of Administration

The Winter Council of Administration Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites hotel at 204-201 Centreport Drive in Greensboro, February 7-9, 2014. There will be two business sessions, one on Friday, February 7, beginning at 3:00 p.m. and the second on Sunday, February 9, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Joint Session, various committee meetings and training will be held Saturday morning with conference meetings set for Saturday afternoon.  Download  Winter CofA Schedule 2014

Make reservations by contacting the Embassy Suites at 336-668-4535. Room rates are $115 plus tax. There are also 2-bedroom suites available at the co-owned Homewood Suites for $182.   View info on hotel

Comrades are reminded that due to State By-Laws changes, no items can be introduced as new business unless those items have been advertised on the Department’s website for at least 45 days. Council members wishing to introduce new business should send their proposal to the Department Headquarters as soon as possible.

Social Fees and Banquet at Council Meeting: There will not be a combined social fee at the February Council meeting. Separate tickets for the hospitality room on Friday and Saturday nights and the Voice of Democracy/Patriot Pen Banquet on Saturday night will be sold. If an individual does not desire to visit the hospitality room at all but wishes to go to the Banquet, the cost is $25 per person. If an individual desires to visit the hospitality room but not the Banquet, the cost is $10 per person. So, the most that any individual would pay would be $35. All hospitality rooms will be closed from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday night for the Banquet. If an individual does not desire any social events, there is no fee. Attendees may purchase one or both tickets in advance from the State Headquarters, or may purchase them at the hotel (if any remain).

District Commanders and District Presidents are expected to attend the Banquet, and march in with their District VOD winner. Dress for the Banquet is formal (tuxedo/coat & tie for males, gown/cocktail dress/pantsuit for Ladies). District Commanders and Presidents are expected to attend the Banquet and escort their District winners into the room.

Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen accommodations.  VOD and Patriot Pen program: State Commander Allis has determined that the following Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen program policies will apply: the 17 District VOD winners and their parents, and the top three Patriot Pen winners and their parents will be invited to the Winter Conference/Council of Administration meeting in February at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro. Winners will receive recognition at the meeting, but their awards at their schools, where the VFW will receive better and more widespread community publicity. District or Department awards will not be awarded at a post, district, or department meetings. The top three VOD and Patriot Pen winners will be awarded by Department line officers, while the 14 other VOD and Patriot Pen District winners will be awarded by their District Commander at the school.

Banquet Information.  The Voice of Democracy Banquet will be held on Saturday Night and the cost of that banquet  is $25.00. Total Package cost is $35.00. Please contact Headquarters at  919-828-5058 or e-mail the Department Secretary to reserve your tickets now. This will be a formal event (guys will wear tuxedo, if available, or coat and tie). Don’t miss out on this wonderful banquet.


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