VVA 862

 

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA - CHAPTER 862 

  Southwestern, Pa.

Now 84,323 members in the United States as of March  2019

(Includes) 1,315 Women

Total PA VVA Veterans - 4,347

We are located in the Region  II = 14,384 members

 

VVA 862 is the "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"

 

As of the May 16, 2019 Monthly Meeting

VVA 862 - 819   LIFE - 819  100%

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"Special"Announcements"

 

This Week - "Don't Forget"

May 23rd - Flags on Graves at Sylvania Hills. - 4:30 PM - See Joe Mavero - Come Help

May 24th - James F. Tritt - Street Sign Dedication 5:00 PM - Blaine Rd in Monaca
 

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"Next Monday"

Memorial Day - Parade - Beaver Falls

Meet at 19th St @ 7th Ave. at 0930 AM to "Line Up"

We will be marching down 7th Ave to 9th St. then going to the Calvin Smith Park that we
 

dedicated last year. Some of the Honor Guard will be marching in their home town parades.

If your not marching your home town parade, you are welcome to come and

march with us. "Tiger Stripes" if you have them, otherwise, Wear what ever you have with VVA or

AVVA on.

 

Please Note:

Lee will be in Washington DC with his son (Sean) for the final Rolling Thunder Ride on Sunday.

They will be leaving early Friday morning for the weekend.

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As far as the Memorial Day Parade on Monday

Lee will have his Pick Up for the Parade, If you can't march and need a "Gimp Wagon",

You're welcome to ride with me. Just look for the Black Chevie Pick up behind our unit.  Going to

line up some chairs for the back. Hopefully I can help shuttle guys to their vehicles, before and after

the parade, if needed. If you have chairs, Bring them. I have a small ladder. 

See everyone then!

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Congratulations to the Following VVA 862 Awardee's

All Very Well Deserved

John "Chief" Namath Memorial Award - Michelle Wilcox

Presidents Distinguished Service Award - John Szatkiewicz

VVA 862 Vietnam Veteran of the Year - Bob Weismantle

Community Service Award - Col. Jeffrey Loudermilk - Beaver JROTC Past Commander

 

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"VVA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 

 

"Click Here" to see the New VVA "Updated" Application

 

Vietnam Vets Radio - "Click here" and see how it works" 

 

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VVA WEB WEEKLY - Up to date items from VVA National every week!

Lastest Updated Version - May 16, 2019

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Welcome New VVA Chapter 862 "LIFE" Members

as of March 2019

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Randy Bloom, Lester Brown, Dennis Butler, Walter Ciavano, Michael Charles, Art Columbe, Gary Gray, Dennis

Johnson, Frank Kemna,  Chester Kozlowski, John Kramer, Jean Lemieux, Dennis Leyda, Phillip Lucca, John

Marshall, Allen Masko, George Mick, Ronald Montgomery, James Mooney, William Muns, Daniel Musgrave, David

Pietro, Russell Potts, Samuel Samangy, Kenneth Scott, George Skivington, Rodger Snow, John Voycik,

Donald Warner, David Webberking, Timothy Weigel.

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When mailing items for Membership,

Please use our Membership Chairman's address who is:

Gary Shaffer

709 Ohio Ave.

       Midland, Pa. 15059-1415

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Official Chapter 862 Mailing Address

VVA Chapter 862

PO Box 26

Rochester, Pa. 15074

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Our meetings are currently held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the:

ROCHESTER V.F.W.

179 Virginia Ave

Rochester, PA. 15074

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We are one of very few, "Board of Directors" that meet monthly! 


 The Board of Directors meets in the "Board Room"

every 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM.


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VVA Chapter 862 is located in Southwest Pennsylvania.

Our membership includes all of Beaver County as well as the following surrounding counties.Allegheny,

Armstrong, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Lawrence, Washington & Westmoreland Counties. 
 

We also have many members scattered out all over the United States. 

 

 

(Brief History)

When did it all start? We needed 25 to sign a charter,


 Our first meeting was organized by Lloyd "Skip" Haswell and held on Wednesday, March 15, 2000 at Boscov's

Department Store in the Beaver Valley Mall in Monaca, PA.  We only had 17 attend.

We waited for 3 months, Skip put an ad in the Beaver County Times and tried again!


The next meeting was held at the Monaca American Legion on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 where we had 53 attend,

therefore, we signed the charter that night and we have met every month since then.

An "Election of Officers" was

held that evening, and we were on our way

(Pic) - Note: Old Pic has been found.

President - Lloyd "Skip" Haswell

Vice President - Michael Mikulich

2nd Vice President - Jon Neely (Dec)

Secretary - Frank "Lee" Corfield

Treasurer - William T. Muns

Delegate - Tracy King

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This chapter was organized under the Law of 1988 and filed Articles of Incorporation with

the Pennsylvania Department of State on the 2nd day on November, 2000.

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VVA PA State President Jeff White presenting us our New Charter!

(L - R) Jeff White, Skip Haswell, Jon Neely, Tracey King & Bill Muns

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Our Executive Board  2016 - 2018

Larry Googins

President & Chairman of the BOD

Corkey Romeo

Executive Vice President

Ron Heitzenrater

Gary Shaffer

1st  Vice President

2nd Vice President

Michelle Wilcox

Secretary

Jake Barsottini

Treasurer

 

 

Our Board of Directors

 (  ) Time left to serve

Nick Pavkovich (3)      Ron Ippolito (3)  Ray Litzinger (3)

Lee Corfield (2)     Rich Raich (2)     Bill Russo (2)

Bob Horner (1)     Don Villella (1)     Al Martin (1) 

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Our VVA 862 Delegates  (17)

 

     Larry Googins    Michelle Wilcox     Jake Barsottini

    Lee Corfield    Ron Heitzenrater   Pete Herman

    Ron Ippolito        Rich Kamzelski      Dick Pegg

            Rich Raich          Ray Rapp           Corkey Romeo

    Gary Shaffer     John Szatkiewicz     Dave Walker

      Terri Carr           Bob Weismantle      Ray Litzinger  

     (Alt)      Skip Haskell        Bill Russo

 

 

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Our Nominating Committee

                Lon Hogue - Chairman     Rich Kamzelski     Ken Pingatore

 

 

 

 

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Our Trustees

Bill Winkle     Joe Mavero     Wayne Cumer

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VVA 862 = VETERAN’S OWNED AND/OR OPERATED BUSINESSES

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Automotive

Hague’s Automotive Products (Ralph Hague) Beaver Falls, Pa. 1-877-377-7392

Fred’s Auto Shop (Fred Fattore) 1400 Airport Rd. Aliquippa, Pa. - 375-3812

Uneeda Tire Co (Tim Mulhollen) - 624 8th Ave Beaver Falls, Pa. 843-3208

Brown’s Auto Shop - (Les Brown) Aliquippa, Pa. 724-495-2699

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Construction/Contracting

TEC Electric (Tom Cekovich) Electrical Work Beaver Falls, Pa. 846-9864

General Contractor A. Michael Galbraith, Baden, Pa. 869-2093

Flooring Wynn Starr - “All Types” - Aliquippa, Pa. 724-643-6207

Abraham’s Outdoor Power Equipment (Mitchell Abraham) - North Apollo Pa- 567-7671

Dump & Back Hoe Wm O’Brien 141 Beaver St Fallston, Pa. 846-7332

 

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Food

Brighton Hot Dog Shoppes (Frank Papa) 300 S. Walnut Ln Beaver Suite 400 Beaver, Pa. - 775-9070

Kelly’s Riverside Saloon, (Lisa Kelly) Bridgewater, Pa. 728-0222

McCormack's Bee Farm (Tom McCormack) Aliquippa, Pa. 724-495-6310

Wooden Angel/Wooden Indian (Alex Sebastian) Bridgewater, Pa. 774-7880

Punk's Ice Cream Shoppe "Now OPEN for the season" (Mariellen Ketterer) Rt. 65, Baden, Pa. 869-1967

 

Health

Beaver Valley Nursing & Rehab (John Papasodero) Beaver Falls, Pa. 846-8200

MD, Ear Nose Throat Surgery/Allergy (John Straka), 1099 Ohio River Blvd Sewickley, Pa. 412-741-5670

Atcheson Oral Surgery (David Atcheson) 255 3rd Street Beaver, Pa 724-728-1700

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Misc Services

PA Guardianship Services, LLC - (Drew/Doris Grivna) 724-601-4696 Co-ordinator

Detective Agency/Security Charlie Herdt, Beaver Falls, Pa. 891-6244

Huntsman's Funeral Home (James Huntsman) Rochester, Pa. 775-0655

Attorney (Gene Martucci), 190 W. Washington, Rochester, Pa. 728-3000

Voices - Digital Music For All Occasions - (Rudy Zetz) - 724-622-0069

Beaver County Veterans Affairs Director (Kathy Nairn) Beaver, Pa. 728-5700 Court House

Inkstar Printing Sue & Rich Fudurich - Beaver Falls, Pa. - 847-2940 print@myinkstar.com"

Haircuts Tony Pietrandrea, Koppel, Pa. 843-0649

Fig Tree Travel (Dan & Kathy Varna) - Freedom, Pa. www.figtreetravel.com/" or 724-728-4624

Specializing in Disney, Princess, Carnival Cruise & Apple Vacations

Darlington Lawn Service (Charles Ray Jr.) - Darlington, Pa. 724-513-7804

Keep It Short Landscaping & Lawn Care (Corey Allinder) - Aliquippa, Pa. 724-630-3453

Oxford Realty (Rudy Zetz) - 1289 Brodhead Rd Monaca Pa 724-774-7373

Howard Hanna Realtor - (John Sergeant) 412-252-5500 Ext 253 johnsergeant@howardhanna.com"

Northwood Reality Services - Lee Vega - Realitor & Certified Military Specialist - Office 724-775-1000 Ext 8161, Cell - 412-721-3750

Rochester VFW Hall Rental (Bill Newtz) 724-774-4378 Where we hold our VVA Meetings  5000 Sq Ft.

Ambit Energy - (Phil Talbott) 330-303-5934 Turn Your Energy Into Income

E.M. Jewelers (Eddie Marx) 517 Locust Place, Sewickley , Pa. 412-741-1111

Rose Mary’s Corner (Dan Murdoch) Rochester, Pa. Fine Antiques, Architectural & Accessories 728-1558

Jamison Taxidermy (Jack Jamison) - Rochester, Pa. 724-581-8518

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If you need my Information:

Lee Corfield

140 Knob Vue Drive

Freedom, Pa. 15042

Home - 724-775-3027

Cell   -  412-974-8586

Emqail - n3ial@comcast.net