A brief history of the P.V.A.
The Partners of Veterans Association of Australia (P.V.A.)
P.V.A. was established by several unaffiliated partner groups from Wauchope, Sydney, Central Coast, Maitland and Tamworth in N.S.W. in 1999.
Members of the Central Coast group organized a conference on 31 August 1999, with twenty eight (28) partners of veterans attending.
At this meeting a steering committee was elected to oversee the incorporation and unite the groups under the banner of the Partners of Veterans Association of New South Wales.
Membership applications were received at the first official meeting of the Association held at Broke NSW in November 1999, and in May 2000 the Partners of Veterans Association of New South Wales was incorporated with 130 members. (P.V.A. NSW)
In four short years P.V.A. NSW grew to include members from each State and Territory.
Having built the foundations of the Association, P.V.A. NSW was instrumental in the formation of the National/parent body in 2003.
Currently there are P.V.A. state branches in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania
P.V.A. has become one united, nation-wide organisation providing much needed support and assistance for the welfare, health and special needs of partners of veterans.
At the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Association in 2000, the members present voted to invite Mrs. Lynne Cosgrove to become our Patron, a position which as Lady Cosgrove, she still holds to this day.
Unity is Strength