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A Letter from your President
Dear VAF Members:
Welcome to Fair Season! As the year progresses, we are all looking forward to successful fairs and hoping for good weather, which has not been the case for several unfortunate fairs that have already taken place.
At the VAF, we are already preparing for the 100th Anniversary. We have many new and exciting events which will be taking place at The Homestead next January. We welcome all member fairs to the Convention and are hoping that we will have 100% participation in 2017.
This year, each board of director’s member has been named an ambassador to several fairs in his geographic area. It is the responsibility of these ambassadors to maintain contact with their fairs throughout the year to answer questions, provide information about VAF and encourage involvement. If you would like to know who your ambassador is, please refer to the enclosed (attached) list.
Recently you should have received a letter from Dennis Culp regarding the history booklet which he is compiling in anticipation of the convention. Dennis is asking all fairs to provide a brief history of their fair with two historic photographs. The deadline for submission is July 1. Please be sure to respond.
Also, don’t forget the VAF Quilt which is being organized by Field Day of the Past. Each fair is being asked to make a square to be incorporated into the quilt which will be auctioned off at the convention to benefit the VAF Scholarship Fund. Again, we are hoping all member fairs will be represented in the quilt, which will be auctioned off at the Live Auction Saturday night.
VAF is also asking for a $250 sponsorship from each fair to help offset the costs which will be incurred in the preparation of our 100th year. Your ambassador will be contacting your with information about this sponsorship.
Be sure to check your email for all information which Joye will be sending throughout the year regarding changes in the Convention schedule. This year the Trade Show will take place over two days. Other changes are also in the works.
Please help us with the special requests we are making this year, so that we can make this an extraordinary anniversary celebration for each and every participant coming to the conference. We appreciate your membership and all the support you are giving us this year, and look forward to spending a successful year with you.
As a VAF member, if you should need any information or help, please feel free to contact VAF at any time.