Membership Eligibility

Membership in MVA is completely free and available to any of the following individuals:

Minority Veterans

A Minority Veteran is an individual who has served at least one day in the active duty and is a member of any of the following communities:

  • LGBTQ
  • Person of Color
  • Womxn
  • Religious and non-religious minority

Veterans

An individual who has served at least one day on active duty.

Active Duty, National Guard, and Reservists

An individual who has served at least one day on active, National Guard, or reserve duty.

Ally

Any individual who supports those that we serve and the overall mission of MVA.

Membership categories are based on a system of self-declaration when the individual signs up to be a member of MVA. Should an individual wish to update their declarations, they may do so at any time.

Rights of Members

All members are eligible to engage in open discussion, attend meetings, and partake in programming.

Voting rights of members will be broken down and categorized into the following types of voting:

Operational

Operational items are defined as relating to the normal busines

s operations including but not limited to agendas, meeting minutes, operational spending decisions, etc. All members are eligible to vote on operational items.

Programmatic – Community Specific

Community specific items are defined as relating specifically to one of the demographics that MVA serves. Members that self-identify with the community that is being voted on are eligible to vote on items specific to that community. Members must self-declare as belonging to specific communities prior to the meeting when items are being voted on.

Programmatic – Non-Community Specific

Non-community specific items are defined as not relating specifically to any of the demographics that MVA serves. All members that are veterans (minority and non-minority) are eligible to vote on non-community specific items.

Membership Resignation

Any member may resign at any time by filing a written resignation with the secretary.

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