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VOA Annual Meeting, The Omni Homestead, Hot Springs, VA

posted Oct 22, 2016, 5:14 PM by Jen Weigel
June 9 - 12, 2016

The 2016 VOA Annual Meeting was held the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, VA.  I really don't know where that is.  Somewhere in the mountains where I the air was crisp, and the people were so nice!

Dr. Robert Allen, was installed as VOA President, and then I moved up in the rankings to Vice President.  Dr. Dora Adamopoulos will continue to serve on the VOA Board of Trustees.

My friend Dr. Jennifer Davis organizes corporate sponsorships for the meeting, and this year, she came up with a unique idea for us:  TLC hotel key cards.  I thought the key cards idea was cool because everyone has to look at their key card at least a few times during the weekend.  I think they looked pretty slick.  And, another exhibitor told me that when they were checking in, the hotel staff said that they had never seen the hotel key card used a place for sponsorships.  Cool!

Congratulations to Dr. Christina Giles, NVOS President, for writing the winning Local Society Project of the Year submission.  Dr. Giles recognized Dr. Gene Sweetnam's efforts to organize a project to offer exams to children without access to proper eyecare, in conjunction with VSP.  - jw

W/ NVOS Local Society Project of the Year Award