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A Letter from
the NCVACC President
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FORM FOR
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Send to Joseph Westfall.
NCVACC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013:
Dear Colleague in Ministry:
It's time to register for the 2013 NCVACC Annual Conference. On behalf of the NCVACC Board of Directors and myself, I wish to extend to you an invitation to join us in a spirit of fraternity and formation as Catholic Chaplains in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
This year our conference will be held from October 7th - 11th at The University of Saint Mary Conference Center in Mundelein, Illinois. This facility not only has the rooms we need, but provides each person with a private room with a private bath!! Information, including directions is on their website: http://www.usml.edu/conference/default.htm
We are sending with this letter, registration forms for the conference, as well as the education schedule. Please also find in this mailing, information on events and venues for exploring Chicago on Wednesday afternoon and evening the week of the conference. Rather than organizing a specific venue for all, we are sending information in order for you to make arrangements for what you may wish to do in the city. We have looked into events which may be of interest to you, or you may just wish to explore the downtown area on your own. The events will require that you make your own arrangements for transportation into the city, tickets, and reservations.
The deadline for registration for the conference is October 12, 2013. Please remit your payment when you send in your registration forms. Please send your registration and payment to Joseph Westfall, the NCVACC Treasurer. Do not contact The University of St. Mary of the Lake Conference Center about a room.
You may find the following information helpful as you prepare to join us at the conference.
What to pack? Please bring your alb and stole for concelebration at daily Mass. You might also want to bring an alarm clock. In addition, please be aware that every room has its own private bath.
Seeking NCVACC Board Certification: Those interested in seeking to become a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through NCVACC, can contact Andrew Sioleti at email@example.com in order to begin this process. Information is also available on the NCVACC website.
Contact Hours: This Conference will award 16 contact hours for sessions that you attend. You will receive a certificate of attendance at the celebration dinner on Thursday.
Best Practice Table: If you sponsor or direct some program, event, or activity at your local station of which you are proud, please take time now to write up a brief description of what it is, make 50 copies, and bring them to the Fall Conference. What works for veterans at one VA just may work at another VA.
Monday Afternoon and Evening: Our conference begins Monday evening October 7th at 4:00 PM. A Social and Dinner will follow.
Wednesday Afternoon and Evening: Wednesday afternoon and evening is free. Those who wish to remain at the Conference Center for the afternoon and evening may purchase a dinner meal at a nominal cost.
Thursday Afternoon and Evening: The 4:30 Mass will be followed by a social and a celebration dinner for the Jubilarians and new NCVACC Board Certified Chaplains.
I have tried to anticipate most of the frequently asked questions about our Annual Conference. If you questions in particular, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and my direct line into my office is 708-202-7268.
I look forward to seeing you in Mundelein.
James E. Burnett