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Executive Committee to the Voluntary Service National Advisory Committee, Notice of Meeting

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The Department of Veterans Affairs gives notice under Public Law 92-463 (Federal Advisory Committee Act) that the Executive Committee to the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) National Advisory Committee (NAC) will meet October 20-21, 2003, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida. The meetings are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2003, and from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon on October 21, 2003. The meeting is open to the public.

The NAC consists of sixty-two national organizations and advises the Secretary, through the Under Secretary for Health, on the coordination and promotion of volunteer activities within VA health care facilities. The Executive Committee consists of nineteen representatives from the NAC member organizations and acts as the NAC governing body in the interim period between NAC Annual Meetings.

Business topics for the October 20 morning session include: review goals and objectives, VHA update and a VAVS update of the Voluntary Service program's progress since the 2003 NAC Annual Meeting, Parke Board update, review of the 2003 annual meeting evaluations and the VAVS Partner's Treasurer report. The October 20 afternoon business session topics include: the 58th annual meeting plans, workshop and plenary sessions/suggestions. The October 21 morning business session topics include: 2006 NAC annual meeting planning, membership report review, recommendations, subcommittee reports, standard operating procedure revisions, new business and Executive Committee appointments.

No time will be allocated at this meeting for receiving oral presentations from the public. However, interested persons may either attend or file statements with the Committee. Written statements may be filed either before the meeting or within 10 days after the meeting and addressed to: Ms. Laura Balun, Administrative Officer, Voluntary Service Office (10C2), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420. Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to contact Ms. Balun at (202) 273-8952.

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Dated: September 25, 2003.

By Direction of the Secretary.

E. Philip Riggin,

Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-24924 Filed 10-1-03; 8:45 am]