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Veterans Affairs Conference

March 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

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$35 – $65

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Join the I.B.P.O. Elks of the World 27th Annual Veteran Affairs Conference. The theme for the 2023 Conference is: “All Hands on Deck.”


Please join us for the Veteran Affairs (VAD) 28th Annual Conference, March 10 – 12, 2023 at Sunlight Elks Lodge, 1505 High Street, Norfolk, VA. VAD is an auxiliary of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW) Inc. The Theme for the VAD 2023 Conference is: “All Hands on Deck.”

VAD will serve our Mission by creating a pathway to promote peace and goodwill; to be stewards of good citizenship and serve humanity. We will continue our labor for the welfare and upliftment of American Veterans and their families. The Veteran Department is creating a pathway that will reignite, connect with, and maintain our patriotism with our fellow veterans through this unique event for years to come.

We are grateful to all our veterans and want to honor them at our annual Veterans Awards Ceremony by recognizing and honoring our veterans. We yield for your support in JOINING us and our VISION of fellowship as a shared PATRIOTIC Investment.


We are pleased to announce and celebrate the following VAD 2023 Honoress:

PGER Floyd Bland, Virginia

PGDR Eva Bland, Virginia

PSP Herbert Clark, Virginia


REGISTER TODAY (Registration Form Below)

Pre-Registration – $65

On-Site Registration – $75

***Awards Ceremony Only (Non-Registered Guest) – $35

***Meeting Attire: VAD Attire

***Awards Ceremony: Business Attire



Friday, March 10, 2023

Registration: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Opening/Meeting: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ***** VAD Meeting Attire: (Everyone) Kelly Green Jacket, White Shirt(Men) Necktie & Black Slacks; (Female) Neck Tab & Black Skirt; *****Guest Attire: Formal (Any Color)

Lunch On Your Own: 2:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Meeting: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Meet and Greet: 7:00 PM -12:00 AM

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Registration: 8:00 AM -11:00 AM

Meeting: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Community Service: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Banquet: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM *****VAD Attire: Black Formal Gown & Black Tuxedo with White Shirt) *****Guests: Formal (Any color)

Dance: 9:00 PM – 12:00 PM

VET Information Fair: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

– VET Center Mobile Unit

– VSO’s

– Other Vendors

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Safe Travels Home!


Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express

3952 Courthouse Rd

Hopewell, VA


Code: Elks Veterans Affairs

Hotel Link: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/find-hotels/select-roomrate?fromRedirect=true&qSrt=sBR&qIta=99801505&icdv=99801505&qSlH=PTBHW&qCiD=08&qCiMy=022023&qCoD=12&qCoMy=022023&qGrpCd=EVA&setPMCookies=true&qSHBrC=EX&qDest=3952%20Courthouse%20Road,%20Hopewell,%20VA,%20US&srb_u=1


For more information or questions, please contact PGER Donald Spencer at 912-532-2008 or Daughter Shay Weems at 571-866-0279 / [email protected].

Agenda Subject to change!

***Staying strong to serving Veterans, Widows, Dependants, and the Community!

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March 12, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am
$35 – $65
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Sunlight Elks Lodge
1505 High Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860 United States
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