The Archives Commission is charged with storing and safeguarding the business and historical documents of the Association, i.e. the NAVUBPP articles of incorporation and bylaws, voting records, records of agreements with other organizations and individuals, annual reports, etc. The commission will keep historically correct and complete tax records, financial records and reports, and other information as directed by the Board. 2021 Charge:
Chair: Lisa Schley
The Conference Commission, chaired by the Conference Commission Chairperson, shall coordinate and organize all aspects of the Annual Conference. This commission shall be assisted by Association members representing the host region. The Conference Commission shall be responsible for conference activities such as awards, workshops, registration, arrangements for local travel, hotel reservations, and the development and finalization of the Annual Conference agenda. 2021 Charge: Plan for 2021 conference in Baton Rouge, LA in the era of the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Chair: Lisa Thompson
Members: Tammi Basile, Michelle Ciesielksi, Pete Fitch, Gloria George, Rob Gregg, Urina Holt, Francies Knight, Chevonne Neal, Chris Wolf, and John Woods
The Development Commission will research possible funding sources for Association projects and identify funding sources, develop proposals and organize fund-raising efforts. 2021 Charge:
Chair: Mary Meeks
The Education Commission shall be responsible for research (which includes gathering, studying and summarizing information) concerning all aspects of veterans’ education counseling and related programs. The chairperson of this commission shall establish liaisons with NAVUBPP members and other institutions, organizations, agencies or individuals involved in educational activities and other services relevant to veterans. 2021 Charge:
Chair: James Hawthrone
The Financial Affairs Commission shall develop the proposed annual budget for the Association and submit the proposed budget to the Board for approval. The Financial Affairs Commission shall also be responsible for establishing and maintaining the Association’s fiscal policies and procedures and for otherwise monitoring all fiscal matters pertinent to the Association’s activities. The Treasurer shall be a member of this commission. Three additional members will be nominated for appointment, one by the Treasurer and two by the President. Such additional members will be confirmed and appointed by the Board. 2021 Charge:
Chair: Mary Meeks
The Legislative Commission shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining a working relationship with governmental/political offices and staff for the purpose of encouraging legislation on behalf of veterans; provided, however, that the expenses associated with such activities and any other activities that may be considered lobbying shall not exceed 20% of the Association’s total expenditures. The Legislative Commission shall keep the Board and NAVUBPP members well informed of legislative actions affecting veterans. The Legislative Commission shall he chaired by the Vice-President. 2021 Charge: Discuss strategies for focused follow-up with legislators who are identified as possible VUB Champions.
Chair: Chevonne Neal
The Public Relations Commission serves the organization by preparing a newsletter to members and by preparing or promotional aids for the organization. 2021 Charge:
Chair: Kristi Wilson
The scholarship commission is in charge of the oversight of the annual NAVUBPP scholarship competition. This commission shall select NAVUBPP scholarship winners based on established criteria approved by the Board of Directors and the membership of the Association. 2010 Charge: Award 2010 scholarships. Review scholarship application and plan for 2011 scholarship competition.
Chair: Michelle Ciesielski
Members : Volunteer Needed Immediately
The Technology Commission is charged with identifying, evaluating and recommending adoption of technological devices, methodologies, etc. This commission will maintain the NAVUBPP website and listserv and assure that only members or key affiliates have access. 2010 Charge: Research pros and cons of having a national VUB Facebook page. Implement page by summer.
Chair: Adine Stormoen
Members : William Ballard, Tammi Basile, John Dever, Nadine Sotomayor, John Woods
The Membership Commission shall initiate and coordinate a four-year membership drive beginning in year one (1) of a grant cycle, maintain membership records and issue membership certificates. The Membership Commission will prepare, maintain, and distribute the annual membership directory, as well as maintain a current set of members’ address labels ready to ship to other officers or commissions upon request, provide membership information about the Association to new and prospective VUB Projects, encourage all eligible VUB Projects and other persons to join the Association and maintain an up-to-date list of members. The Membership Commission shall, having coordinated with the Secretary, keep a record of the names and addresses of the institutional members entitled to vote. The Chairperson of the Membership Commission shall prepare a semiannual list of membership changes (i.e. members that have been added or removed during the period since the prior list was prepared) to be provided to any institutional member upon his or her request.
Chair: Chris Wolfe
Members: Linda Morris and Francis Knight