Important announcements concerning the closing of the Sure Stay Inn; BVA Headquarters; Onlow (Jacksonville) Oktoberfest; and Membership Card requirements.
The BVA is EXTREMELY proud to announce the FIRST recipients of our Scholarship. We are very proud of all the applicants, and the Board unanimously decided we would award THREE scholarships this first year.

Beirut Memorial Ruck

July 1, 2020

The 2nd Annual Memorial Ruck will also be held on October 24th. It will start at the Beirut Memorial at a time to be determined, travel along the greenway to Camp LeJeune’s Main Gate and back to our Memorial. This route parallels the original memorial trees originally planted in honor of the fallen. The ruck is 10.23 miles, representing the month and day of the bombing.
Bike Ride 10
On October 24th the 5th Annual Memorial Ride will be held by Strength & Honor Motorcycle Club of North Carolina. As of right now, the ride will start at New River Harley Davidson and end at the Beirut Memorial.

Memorial Day 2020

May 25, 2020

These are strange times… and none of us need to be told to Remember our Brothers.  It’s Memorial Day Weekend, a time for our Country to remember… we Remember every day.  And always Remember their Families…

Do what you can, do what you want, I know our Brothers and Sisters will always Remember… 

Semper Fidelis, God Bless America.     

Jon Warmeling, Chairman
Beirut Veterans of America, Inc.
A 501(c)3 Not for Profit Corporation
"The First Duty is to Remember"

Scholarship updates

May 24, 2020

Scholarship awards have been tallied and will be annoucened in the next Root Scoop II. Thank you to everyone who applied and contratulations to all 2020 graduates!

Amendments to bylaws

May 24, 2020

The following ammedment was unanimously approved on 5/13/2020:

Article III, Section 2, Page 4:

Formerly read:

All Regular Members have voting privileges. 

Amended to:

All Members in good standing have voting privileges.  A member in good standing is defined as a life member, or a member whose dues are current. 

Reason:

To better define “good standing.”

 

Article III, Section 6, Page 6 

Formerly read:

Section 6 – Voting

Regular Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote for board members, officers if not in contravention to other directives of these Bylaws, and on matters properly before the membership for vote. Voting rights are limited to living persons.

Amended to:

Section 6 – Voting

Nominations will open on 1 July in those years elections will be held and close 30 September.

Nominations may be mailed to the address listed in Article 1, Section 2 - Principal Office, and must be postmarked by 23 September.

Nominations may be presented electronically utilizing the contact email on the Official BVA website.

Members in good standing may self-nominate pursuant to the same procedures. 

Nominees will be contacted via email or telecommunications to verify acceptance of the nomination. Acceptance of a nomination via email using the same procedures will be deemed valid if received using the contact email described above by 30 September.  A self-nomination will automatically be deemed accepted.  

Ballots will be dispersed to Members in good standing at the Annual Membership Meeting and voting procedures established by the Board or President will be utilized.

Regular Members in good standing shall be eligible to vote for board members and on other matters properly before the membership for vote. Voting is limited to living persons.

 

Reason:

To establish a better, more delineated nomination process.

To establish that a procedure established by the Board or President will be adhered to.

To remove any ambiguity about Officers – they are appointed, not elected.  

Archives

  • Vol. XXVII Issue I - Jan/Feb 2017 - 33 Year Beirut Remembrance. The Ties that Bind Us. RSII-Jan-Feb-2017.pdf (1.3 MBs)
  • Vol. XXVI Issue I - July/Aug 2016 - 32 Year Beirut Remembrance. Another Successful Remembrance; Looking Ahead to 2016 RSII-July-Aug-2016.pdf (1.5 MBs)
  • Vol. XXII, Issue 1 – August/September 2014 - AugSep2014.pdf (6.9 MBs)