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.  

Hotel Update

May 24, 2020

For All Reservations everyone MUST call the Hotels DIRECTLY!!!! DO NOT try to reserve your rooms ONLINE!!! You will not get the Group Rates that I have set up.
These rooms are Blocked under Beirut Veterans of America, the Dates of the Block are 10/21/2020 - 10/25/2020, CUTOFF DATE IS 09/28/2020.
1)  Candlewood Inn & Suites  119 Penny Ln, Jacksonville NC  - 15 rooms Dbl $82 Single $79 (910)-333-0494 ask for Nadia or Lisa
2)  Comfort Inn & Suites 130 Workshop Ln Jacksonville NC - 30 rooms - $65 +tax (910)-346-8900
3)  Extended Stay America 20 McDaniel Dr Jacksonville NC - 25 rooms - Call ask for Manager Stacy Demps (910)-347-7684 
4)  Main Stay Inn & Suites 2201 N Marine Blvd Jacksonville NC - 20 rooms $70+tax (910)-219-1238  ask for Tom Kiser
5)  Microtel 2411 Commerce Rd Jacksonville NC - 20 rooms $60+tax (910)-333-9232
6)  Quality Inn & Suites 2139 N Marine Blvd Jacksonville NC - 20 rooms $69+tax (910)-938-0800 Ask for Rusty 
7)  Rodeway Inn 2149 N Marine Blvd Jacksonville NC - $67.12 (tax included) (910)-455-6888
8)  Sure Stay Plus 2115 N Marine Blvd Jacksonville NC - 25 rooms $65+tax (910)-347-1900 Ask for Bobby  (This is the old Holiday Inn Express)
Again, Call the Hotels DIRECTLY!!!!!!
IF there is the need for More rooms at any of these Hotels or if we need to add 2-3 more Hotels by August 1st 2020 I will take care of that.
Dave Seelye

Open board positions

May 21, 2020

Five board positions will be opening up this year. This is a 5 year commitment. Nominations can be done via the contact button on the BVA website or can be mailed
On 18 October 2019 over 20 Beirut Veterans and Gold Star Family Members went to Parris Island, South Carolina to attend a Graduation of over 550 new Marines.
The Beirut Veterans and Gold Star Family Members were recognized at the 0800 morning colors and prior to the graduation.
After the graduation, a brief tour was conducted of the recruits' barracks and the Museum followed by a small buffet luncheon.

Patriot Pup

December 31, 2019

On 22 October the Patriot Pup had a Milk and Cookies event at the Jacksonville Barnes and Noble.
On 19 October and 20 October the 4th annual Beirut Memorial Motorcycle ride sponsored by the local Strength and Honor Motorcycle Club was held and on the 20th of October the inaugural USO Beirut 10.23 Memorial Ruck was held with 60 participating in the event.
Canned goods were donated through the BVA members and local community members, these items were then collected and given to the Onslow County Women's center.
The BVA Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a happy, safe, and prosperous New Year. We thank each of our members for continuing to support the organization and each other. Our first duty is to remember. Semper Fi. 

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)