SCAVA Spring 2019 Conference March 26-28, 2019

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Beach Cove Resort

4800 S Ocean Blvd

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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December 27, 2018

Dear Certifying Official,

Once again it’s time for the SCAVA Spring Conference! As we all know, there is a wealth of information presented at the SCAVA Conferences for SCO’s. To assure that we are kept up to date, SCAVA will hold our 2019 Spring Conference on March 26 – 28, 2019. We are excited to have this conference at the Beach Cove Resort in North Myrtle Beach, SC and we are looking forward to a great turnout!

As usual, we will hold a workshop for new and experienced certifying officials led by Gwen Youngblood, ELR and Frank Myers from the State Approving Agency. News, information and VA updates from Muskogee and the Atlanta RPO will be presented. The conference Registration for SCAVA Members who are current with their membership fee is $165.00. For non-members to attend the conference the fee is $210.00. The deadline to register for the conference is February 27, 2019. Registrations on or after February 28, 2019: SCAVA members $190.00, Non-members $235.00.

To reserve your room at Beach Cove, use the following link: or call 1-800-305-1193. You will need to use SCAVA as the code. Oceanfront executive suites are $110.88 per night. Oceanfront two bedroom condos are 189.28 per night.

The Membership form and Agenda for the Spring Conference is on SCAVA website at

All payments should be submitted to SCAVA - Attn: Terria C. Williams Claflin University 400 Magnolia Street Orangeburg, SC 29115.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!


Debra L. Smalls

President, SCAVA


SCAVA Spring Conference TENTATIVE Agenda

Tuesday, March 26 – Thursday, March 28, 2019

Beach Cove Resort, Myrtle Beach SC

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

11:00 – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration/Check In

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Certifying Officials Workshop Frank Myers, SC State Approving Agency Gwen Youngblood, SC ELR

Dinner on your own

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Hotel Restaurant)

8:00 – 10:00 a.m. Conference Registration

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance and Welcome Color Guard, Coastal Carolina University

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Myrtle Beach Greetings The Honorable Marilyn Hatley

Mayor of North Myrtle Beach, SC

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Debt Management Center .

10:00-10:30a.m. VA Certification Best Practices Donna Pittman, Vice President

Anthony Davis, Immediate Past President

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 12:00 a.m. Atlanta Regional Update Jerome Marshall, CELO South Region

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch (Provided)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. The Green Zone Ashley Adamovage, Military Liaison Program Manager, UNC Wilmington

2:30 – 3:30 SC State Approving Agency Update Frank Myers, SC State Approving Agency

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Break/Q & A

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. SCAVA Business Meeting

Dinner on your own

Thursday, March 28, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Hotel Restaurant)

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. National Guard (CAP) Update Capt. Jacinda White, ESO SCARNG

9:30 –10:30 a.m. Vocational Rehab Update Andria M. Jeffries, Counselor Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment

10:30-10:45a.m. Break

10:45 -11:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussion/Q&A

11:30 -12:00 p.m. Wrap Up/Door Prizes/Adjournment

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North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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