Sunday, November 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Your input from the conference questionnaire is being used to bring you what you need and want. There will be activities in and around Grand Rapids to enjoy so come early and stay afterwards. Pre-registering now (no cost) will also help plan the best conference for you. Remember to reserve your room at the Amway Grand Plaza (no charge to reserve). Rooms at the reduced rate go fast!
Click here to do both: https://www.qovf.org/2019-national-conference/
So, ‘leaf’ you worries behind and ‘fall’ into planning to attend the 2019 QOVF National Conference!
Questions? Email Conference2019@QOVF.org
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Duty, honor, courage…
Comfort, healing, valor...
In part from the Presidential Proclamation on Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day, 2018
“Courageous Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country and our freedom. The families who stood alongside these heroes have paid a price no family should ever have to pay. Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is a solemn reminder that these families ‑‑ the families of our fallen service members ‑‑ bear the burden of their loss forever.
A century ago, President Woodrow Wilson approved a recommendation by the Women’s Committee of National Defenses for mothers to display a gold star on an armband of black cloth to enhance public recognition for the loss of their children in World War I. Since then, millions of families have tragically traded in blue stars for heroes fighting for America for gold stars of the fallen ‑‑ a badge of honor they wished they would never have to hold.
Although they have suffered unimaginable sorrow, Gold Star families have charged forward with inspiring strength and determination, giving selflessly to their communities and our country. They support our men and women in uniform, our wounded warriors, and our veterans. Their unselfish leadership fosters patriotism and encourages us to consider what we can do to be better citizens.”
Today, we honor the memory of Major Stephen Reich. While trying to rescue an elite U.S. military team that still remains missing in the mountains of Kunar province, MAJ Reich of Washington Depot, Conn. was one of 16 troops killed when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down. The soldiers were assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) from Georgia.
Today, we honor the courage and fortitude of Major Reich’s mother who continues to work tirelessly to honor veterans in many ways, one of which is as President of the Board of Quilts of Valor Foundation.
Thank you, Sue, for being a leader in all you do to honor the memory of those brave men and women lost to us forever and to comfort and honor those brave men and women whom we can wrap with comfort and healing.
Friday, September 21, 2018
2019 QOVF Annual Conference
Start making your plans…
Two exciting conference days with something for everyone! Two easy steps to get started!
** Watch your email for a request for your ideas and suggestions! The Conference ’19 team wants to make the conference the best ever for you, but we cannot do that without your help. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire when you receive it. Thank you!
Official Registration will open in January 2019.
You may extend your stay three days prior to and three days after our conference at the reduced rate. Credit card information is required to hold the reservation; however, there will be NO charge to your credit card until you check in.
Hotel Reservations close July 18, 2019.
See you in Grand Rapids, MI next August!
Start making your plans now!
Questions? Email Conference2019@QOVF.org
The Conference Planning committee invites you to give us your feedback, thoughts, and ideas to help plan our 2019 QOVF Annual Conference scheduled for August 19 – 20, 2019 in Grand Rapids, MI.
We want to make the conference the best ever for you, but we cannot do that without your help.
Share your ideas and suggestions. Tell us what you think!
The on-line feedback form takes about 5 minutes to complete. No names or email addresses are needed to provide feedback. Click here to fill out the questionnaire.
The on-line questionnaire will be available until October 3, 2018.
We always welcome your suggestions. Please contact us anytime at Conference2019@qovf.org
We look forward to hearing from you!
Saundra Chambers, QOVF Special Events Coordinator, C'19 Conference Co-ChairRenelda Peldunas-Harter, Vice President, QOVF Board of Directors, C'19 Conference Co-Chair