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    AVAA is excited to offer a great training opportunity to our SCOs and partners in military student services. The agenda is packed with topics requested by our SCOs and schools, taught by state, regional, and national VA leaders who are experts in their fields. Don’t miss the chance to meet our presenters from federal and state VA offices, VA organizations, and other military related offices and learn how to better serve our military student populations and network with other SCOs.


    For information to join us as a vendor, please go to our website at https://www.avaa.online/announcements . You will register as a sponsor/vendor following the directions below, but tiers of vendors and sponsorships are available as well.

    The conference begins on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, and will end at noon on Thursday, October 17, 2019.

    Training sessions at this year’s conference will include:
    VA ONCE/Common Certification Errors
    Advanced and Beginner SCO Training
    Tuition Assistance
    Vocational Rehabilitation

    SAA Updates
    Debt Management
    VA Work Study
    SCO Training Requirements
    School Liability and Grades
    Muskogee Call Center Updates


    This year we are excited to announce that we will be collecting donations of business attire to assist veteran career fairs and USB flash drives to donate to Still Serving Vets for the purpose of resume preparation. We appreciate any donations of adult business attire (suits, dresses, business casual clothing, etc…) that are in good shape that can be used to help our Alabama veterans better prepare for interviewing and securing jobs. Still Serving Vets helps veterans to better prepare for career opportunities by assisting with resume preparation, but have a need for USB drives (thumb drives). Please make sure that any USB drive donations have been wiped clean and do not have any personal information on them. We are partnering with other military and veteran organizations to have a greater impact on our military students across the state and we look forward to joining with our AVAA team to do so.

    Don’t forget to register for the conference now. See instructions at the end of this email.

    After September 14, 2019, the conference fee increases from $300 to $325. Onsite registration will increase to $350, save money. Register now! You can register early and take advantage of the early discount. Payment can be made at the conference upon your arrival.

    We are pre-selling olive green t-shirts this year. The t-shirt purchase deadline is September 13, 2019. You can place your t-shirt order when you select your preferred sessions until September 13, 2019.

    Yes! You can choose your sessions now. And, if you change your mind, you can always go back to your registration and change your sessions selections. The conference agenda will be updated periodically to indicate room locations and sessions topics not already designated.

    Book your hotel by Saturday, October 5, 2019,to get the discounted conference rates and enjoy your stay with us on the beach. Don’t wait. Make your hotel reservations now!

    Perdido Beach Resort
    27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
    Orange Beach, AL 36561

    (251) 981-9811

    Alabama Veterans Affairs Association

    2019 AVAA Annual Conference

    Booking ID # 14894

    Call In Reservations: (800)634-8001

    Online Reservations: https://www.perdidobeachresort.com/ (https://www.perdidobeachresort.com/)

    Specific Room Types are based upon availability at the time of the reservation.

    Rates quoted are based on single / double occupancy:

    Angle View Rate($139.00) Pass View Rate($149.00) Pool View Rate($169.00)

    Gulf Front Rate($199.00) Courtyard Suite($265.00)

    One-Bedroom Executive Suite w/Parlor($339.00) *Consists of 2 rooms

    Two-Bedroom Executive Suite w/Parlor($549.00) *Consists of 3 rooms

    Club Level Rooms:

    Club Level Pass View Rate($199.00) Club Level Pool View Rate ($219.00)

    Club Level One-Bedroom Executive Suite w/Parlor($389.00) *Consists of 2 rooms

    Club Level Two-Bedroom Executive Suite w/ Parlor($599.00) *Consists of 3 rooms

    Perdido Beach Resort requires payment for one night at the time of reservation.

    Alabama Veterans Affairs Association

    2019 AVAA Annual Conference

    Booking ID # 14894

    Call In Reservations: (800)634-8001

    Online Reservations: https://www.perdidobeachresort.com/ (https://www.perdidobeachresort.com/)

    Perdido Beach Resort will accept reservations, provided there are available rooms within our contracted room block, until Saturday, October 05, 2019, at which time any unreserved rooms will be released into general availability.

    We look forward to seeing you in October!



    If this is the first time you have seen this email, send your name and email address to kwilson@wallace.edu.  You will then receive a formal invitation through our registration service, Cvent.