52nd ANNUAL MEETING AGAIN POSTPONED/BOARD MEMBERS NAMED:
Due to the significant time and effort required to deal with the legalities of restoring the League as originally formed, then having to form another nonprofit organization with a similar, but different name and structure, then succeeding in the legal restoration of the League’s original name, date of formation and nonprofit affirmation by the IRS, we did not have the time necessary to adequately plan a League annual meeting. However, the League Office (newly painted, with new flooring) is reopening today, June 1st .
Also, as called for in the League’s Bylaws, now that the original League name and status are restored, a seven-member Board of Directors is again required. Two vacancies left by resignations of the dissenting minority needed to be filled. Since there were no more 2021-2023 candidates on the list of applicants, and in accordance with the Bylaws, two active, longstanding League members with loved ones still missing were appointed by the Chairman of the Board. The two new Board Members are Anne Holt, MIA sister from CA, and Fred Pringle, MIA Son from OH. Both immediately agreed to the Chairman’s request to serve until the 2024-25 Board of Directors election moves forward in the Spring. By that time, the League’s ever-increasing membership, now comprised of both original members and the new applicants, solicited DUES FREE for the year, are being combined and updated. That process will soon be finalized and supported by the Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs), will provide a clearer understanding of potential influence for the mission with the Administration, Congress and the media.
The Board deeply regrets that, given the significant legal and financial challenges we had to overcome, we did not have the time to develop the informative and constructive annual meeting that the families want and deserve. DPAA will hold Annual Government Briefings on Vietnam War in Washington on June 29-30th . An in-person meeting of the League Board of Directors will be held on June 28 th , and we hope to attend, but DPAA has not yet officially granted permission. If you have any questions, please contact the League office, 703-465-7432, or email@example.com
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POW/MIA FAMILIES 52nd ANNUAL MEETING -- CANCELED June 22nd - 25th, 2022 Hilton Crystal City Hotel 2399 Richmond Highway Arlington, VA 22202
The League's 52nd Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 22nd (Registration and a Welcome Reception) to June 25th (an Interdenominational Service on Saturday, June 25th), and much in between. The League's Newsletter will be out shortly with additional information. Guests may book Hilton reservations at the special rate of $160/night by calling 800-445-8667 and referencing group code “MIA22” or by going online, via the following link https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/dcanahf-mia22-39d50c82-d44f-4cf5-9f3c-41fbc0291d86/ .
Just below this paragraph is the 52nd Annual Meeting Registration. You MUST mail in your registration form, but you can pay here on the website or make a check out to the National League of POW/MIA Families. If you need any help, you can call the League Office at (703) 465-7432. Our mailing address is 5673 Columbia Pike, Suite 100 in Falls Church, VA (22041). Registration_form-52nd_Annual_Meeting.pdf
51st Anniversary Annual Meeting September 15 & 16 2021 The meeting was held at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel This year’s annual meeting marked five decades of League efforts to account as fully as possible for America’s Vietnam War POW/MIAs and other unreturned veterans. The League’s central role is recognized as key to having sustained priority, established by President Reagan when he assumed office in 1982, and expanding the mission to include efforts to recover and identify Americans unreturned from wars and conflicts back to WWII.
STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE ACCOUNTING OBJECTIVES Paper Prepared by Richard T. Childress, Senior Policy Adviser for National League of POW/MIA Families’ 51st Annual Meeting September 15-17, 2021
Every Annual meeting our League Senior Policy Adviser Richard Childress gives a wonderful speech. This year he was kind enough to write one for us. Please take the time to read his speech below. richard_childress.crdownload
50th Anniversary Annual Meeting Wednesday, June 19th through Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 The meeting was held at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel This year’s annual meeting marked five decades of League efforts to account as fully as possible for America’s Vietnam War POW/MIAs and other unreturned veterans. The League’s central role is recognized as key to having sustained priority, established by President Reagan when he assumed office in 1982, and expanding the mission to include efforts to recover and identify Americans unreturned from wars and conflicts back to WWII.
Video's of the Candlelight Ceremony at the Annual Dinner on June 20, 2019
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF POW/MIA FAMILIES 49th ANNUAL MEETING June 20th - 24th Hilton Crystal City Hotel 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 703-418-6800 or 1-800-445-8667 https://www.hilton.com