VVA 862



  Southwestern, Pa.

Now 81,150 members in the United States as of July 2017

Total PA VVA Veterans - 4305


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

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"

As of August 31 2017 Roster

VVA 862 - 788   LIFE - 725

"Special Announcements" (Below)


Members of  Chapter 862

Please come join us to honor our Gold Star Mother's and Gold Star families at our annual Banquet.

Date;  September 28th, 2017.

Place;  Beaver Valley Golf Club   ( 10  Darlington Rd, (Patterson Heights) Beaver Falls Pa  15010

Time;  6:00 pm (Doors open at 5:00 pm

Please select your choice of entree: 

Price: $ 25.00 per person

Make your reservation with Sue Smith (724) 728-6741


POW Run - Next Sat Sept 30th

Staging - Noon

Ride leaves the Rochester VFW at 2:30 PM

Memorial Service at 4:30 at our Memorial in Beaver.

Then back to the VFW for food & Door Prizes


Ken Burns Vietnam War - 10 Part Series has begun

Check you local TV Listings


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


You may now obtain a Life Membership for $75.00!

VVA 862 has agreed to continue to pay the $25.00 discount for life membership applications for  our chapter?  Even if all remaining Chapter 862 “non-life” members take advantage of this, we will still receive more money in life membership rebates than the cost of this discount. 

When mailing items for Membership Please use our Membership Chairman's address who is:

Gary Shaffer

709 Ohio Ave.

       Midland, Pa. 15059-1415


Official Chapter 862 Mailing Address

We now have a new PO BOX address to be used for VVA 862 Mail

VVA Chapter 862

PO Box 26

Rochester, Pa. 15074


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


179 Virginia Ave

Rochester, PA. 15074


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. 

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

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

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.