Dear DAV Minnesota,
After giving serious thought, consulting with several PDCs / former National officers here in MN, I have decided to submit my name as a candidate for National officer in the upcoming National Convention in Denver. After working for this great organization and with such a hardworking and successful Department, I feel that I can help our organization even more by becoming a National DAV Officer.
I am in my 4th year as your Department Adjutant and Foundation Executive Director , and have been fortunate to have been mentored by some outstanding MN DAVers., I have clearly realized just how key the DAV is in the lives of our disabled veterans .
I want to also reassure you that I feel very confident that I will be able to still do the job as Department Adjutant/Executive Director at the level I am today. Our team in MN HQ is the best in DAV USA!
The last resident National CDR that the DAV of MN had was Lyle C. Pearson. I feel that if selected to become a JR Vice National C, I would represent DAV MN with the respect. It is truly an honor for a person to become a National Officer and I look forward to having the chance.
I hope that I would have all of your support as I adventure down this journey. It is because of your leadership, passion to serve and guidance that I am taking this step in my journey serving the DAV and our disabled veterans.
Stephen (Butch) Whitehead
20 W 12th St.
St. Paul, MN 55155