Category Archives: Joe Lewis

A Message from Sam Veer

It has been decided by ViêtNow National that all Full members should be allowed to vote. Starting this year, each Full member will receive a ballot with instructions and a return envelope. After filling out the ballot, you can mail it back to be tabulated. Hopefully it will cut down on time at the convention and give everyone a feeling of participation.

Sam Veer

Guest Speakers for ViêtNow National Convention Announced

Spring has arrived and with it a reminder of the 32nd ViêtNow National Convention.  We have a couple of very interesting speakers with Jim Knotts of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Fund, Brian Jopek, a Gulf War Veteran and Gold Star Dad, and Candy Martin, American Gold Star Mothers National President with her husband, Ed.

We look forward to seeing everyone there. It will be a good time.

Joe Lewis

ViêtNow National President

Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs Nominee

As we are all aware, this nation now has a new president, Donald Trump. President Trump has nominated David Shulkin to be his secretary of Veteran’s Affairs.

Nominee Shulkin most recently served in the Obama administration as Undersecretary for Health. This is the same agency that is responsible for operation of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.   Nominee Shulkin is a board-certified physician and served in several hospital systems throughout his career. Continue reading

VietNow National Convention Coming Up

Our 32nd Annual National VietNow Convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Holiday Inn Crystal Lake Conference Center
May 19th and 20th, 2017
800 South Route 31
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
815.477.7000
Room Rate: $104 per night, plus tax.
Group Name: VietNow Convention

Delegate registration and meals
Download Delegate Registration & Banquet Breakfast Meals Order form.

Make your room reservations

You can call the hotel directly at 815-477-7000.
Be sure to give the group name (VietNow Convention) in order to receive the discounted room rate.

Or you can register online (see below):

If you are using a desktop computer, click this link to book your room:
VietNow 2017 Convention

If you are using a mobile device, copy the link below, and paste it into the browser on your mobile device:
https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=CHICL&_PMID=99801505&GPC=VIT&viewfullsite=true

More information as it becomes available.

Hello

Joe Lewis, VietNow Naitonal President

Joe Lewis

Hello. I’m Joe Lewis. I’m a Vietnam veteran, and serve as the national president of VietNow. We’re not the largest veterans organization in the country, but we think we’re the best. As a VietNow member for over thirty years, I’d be happy to hear from you with any ideas about how we can improve VietNow, and how to keep VietNow moving ahead into the future. Be sure to check our web site at vietnow.com.