Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) officers seated behind UAV banner

UAV Annual Convention

2020 Annual Convention

The 73rd UAV Annual Convention, originally scheduled for October at Quantico, has been rescheduled to 5, 6, 7 November 2020. The convention will now be a “virtual” convention held online via Zoom.

Virtual Convention

We will conduct a virtual convention 5, 6, 7 November 2020. Both major American political parties have shown that this is possible. It promises to be a novel and interesting approach for the UAV.

The UAV National Executive Board will meet on Thursday, 5 November. Delegates, UAV members and guests will meet to attend the Annual Convention on Friday and Saturday, 6 and 7 November 2020.

The 2020 convention will still have many recognizable elements.

  • Resolutions
  • Bylaws and Constitution changes
  • Financial and Activity reports
  • Guest speakers
  • Convention Journal
  • Q & A session (new this year!)

The convention will be hosted on Zoom in a webinar format.  You will be able to participate using your computer, tablet or telephone (audio only if participating via telephone).

Annual Convention Registration

All UAV board members, delegates and post commanders must register in order to vote.  You will not be able to participate unless you register.

Being virtual, our Zoom webinar can accommodate 500 participants. This will allow access to many who might otherwise not attend.  UAV members who are delegates, as well as non-voting members, members-at-large (MAL), members of the UAV Ladies Auxiliary and guests, are all welcome and encouraged to register and attend the virtual convention.  An open-format Q&A session is scheduled for Saturday, and all members and guests are invited to participate. All registrations for the Annual Convention will be done online this year through the UAV website.  The registration fee is $10, and it can be paid through our secure online shopping cart in the UAV Quartermaster store.  You may pay by PayPal or credit card only.

You will receive the link to the Zoom webinar via email after you register and pay your registration fee.
IMPORTANT: For security reasons, we ask that you do not share this link with anyone.

We will have an extra edition of the UAV Tribune which will give detailed information and instructions for  participation in the Annual Convention.

Registration fee must be paid when you register to attend the convention. Registration fees may be paid online by only credit card or PayPal. Cash and check payments will not be accepted.

Reservations

If you have already made a hotel reservation at Quantico, we urge you to immediately contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. The UAV cannot be responsible for any cancellation fees.

Inns of the Corps – Quantico
3018 Russell Rd.
Quantico, VA 22134
(703) 630-4444
www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/inns-of-the-corps

Deadlines

Convention. Registration for the virtual convention will be done online and can be completed at any time prior to the start of the convention.

Lodging. Since we are holding a virtual convention, no lodging is required.

Banquet. We will not hold a banquet this year.

Journal Ads. The deadline for placing advertisements and boosters in the 2020 Convention Journal is now 10 October 2020.

Location

The 2020 Convention will be virtual. Zoom webinar link will be provided by email after you register online.

Dress Code

Dress Code for all convention meetings is UAV class “A” uniform.  The official UAV class “A” uniform consists of

Annual Convention Agenda

The draft Convention agenda below is subject to change without notice. The official agenda will be printed in the Convention Journal.

Thursday, 5 November 2020

  • 4th Quarter UAV National Executive Board (NEB) meeting (19:00 – 21:30)

Friday, 6 November 2020

09:00 Opening Ceremonies

  • Opening Remarks (Commander)
  • Pledge of Allegiance (Adjutant)
  • Opening Prayer (Chaplain)

09:15 Roll Call and Minutes

  • Roll Call (Adjutant)
  • Quorum verification (Adjutant)
  • Minutes (Adjutant)

09:30 Annual Reports

09:30 Financial and Activity Reports

  • Finance Officer
  • Quartermaster
  • Welfare Officer
  • Scholarship Officer
  • National Registry Officer
  • National Monument Officer

[BREAK]

10:30 Activity Reports (Officers and Post Commanders)

  • National Commander
  • Vice Commander
  • National Adjutant
  • Judge Advocate
  • Chaplain/Service Officer
  • Historian
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Webmaster
  • State Commanders
  • Post Commanders
  • Acceptance of all reports

[BREAK]

11:40 Guest Speaker

  • TBD

11:55 Closing

  • Closing Prayer (Chaplain)
  • Pledge of Allegiance (Adjutant)

Saturday, 7 November 2020

09:00 Opening Ceremonies

  • Opening Remarks (Commander)
  • Pledge of Allegiance (Adjutant)
  • Opening Prayer (Chaplain)

09:10 Old Business

  • Ukrainian Annual Forum in Kyiv has been postponed
  • Christmas packages for U.S. Soldiers stationed in Yavoriv logistically not possible
  • Marine Corp. Marathon has been cancelled
  • Succession Planning for retiring NEB officers ongoing
  • 2020 virtual convention and no 2020 officer elections
  • Participation in Ukraine’s 30 th Independence Celebration is pending.
  • Research into Ihor Sikorsky’s Ukrainian Heritage
  • PTSD/TBI Project (Mathew and Oksana Koziak)
  • Kyiv Post—Still in the works.
  • Post 26 Washington D.C.—Still in the works.

09:45 New Business

  • 74th convention location/announcement (Quantico. 28-30 Oct 2021)
  • 75th convention location/announcement (Philly)
  • New members

[BREAK]

10:15 Committee Reports (committees meet in advance, report at convention)

  • Resolutions (Commander)
  • Bylaws (Judge Advocate)
  • Publications (Publicity Officer)
  • MAL Membership (Vice Commander)

10:30 Bylaws and Constitution Changes

  • Vote on proposed changes from Bylaws Committee
  • Resolutions from floor

[BREAK]

11:00 Open Q & A Forum

  • Open questions and answer session open to all members and guests

11:30 Guest Speaker

  • TBD

11:45 Ladies Auxiliary Fund Raiser

11:50 Tribute to Deceased Members (Chaplain)

11:55 Closing

  • Closing Prayer (Chaplain)
  • Pledge of Allegiance (Adjutant)

Advertisements

We still plan to print a journal for the UAV 2020 virtual convention. Advertisers and delegates will receive a printed copy in the mail. A digital version of the journal will be posted on the UAV website.

Deadline. The new deadline for placing advertisements and boosters in the 2020 Convention journal is now 10 October 2020.

Paid advertisements can be placed in the journal by submitting a Convention Journal Advertisement form. The Convention Journal Advertisement form is on page 21 of the June 2020 UAV Tribune, but you can also download a copy of the Convention Journal Advertisement form here.

In addition to paid advertisements, UAV boosters may also make non-advertisement contributions. Each booster’s name will be printed in the journal. The price is $10.00 per booster name. The Boosters Page form is on page 23 of the June 2020 UAV Tribune, but you can also download a copy of the Boosters Page form here.

Please mail completed forms and payments to

Bohdan Dudycz
UAV Publication Officer/Journal
8433 N. Clifton Avenue
Niles, IL 60714-1803

Please contact Bohdan Dudycz at 224-456-8944, uavpublicity@gmail.com, if you have any questions about the journal or advertisements.

Questions:

The 2020 convention will be hosted by the UAV National Executive Board.

Advertisements: Please contact Bohdan Dudycz at 224-456-8944, uavpublicity@gmail.com.

Bohdan Dudycz
Publication Officer

8433 N. Clifton Ave
Niles, IL 60714
224-456-8944
uavpublicity@gmail.com

Ihor Rudko
Convention Chairman
44 Jurach Road
Colchester, CT 06415-2106
860-705-1849
irudko@rudko.com

Joe Nasevich
Webmaster
434-882-7638
uavwebmaster@gmail.com