VVA 862



  Southwestern, Pa.

Now over 75,000 members in the United States

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

as of the September 30th, 2016 Roster

VVA  774  total w/ LIFE Members  - 685

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"


"Special Announcements (Below)

Gone for the Weekend - Enjoy! = Go "Steelers & Penguins


All VVA & AVVA 862 Members

      Ok Folks, It's that time of the year again. Thats Right, cold and flu season. Please remember if you are coughing or sick, Please do not come to the meetings or events. There are a number of members who have compromised immune systems and can not afford to get sick.

Please be respectful of these members and come back when you are healthy again. We would love to see you.

Thank You



The "Thanks" goes to the new Editor, Susan Fudurich from Inkstar who are the people who have been printing our newsletters since I took it over. Now you can see the difference between an Amateur and a Professional.  What a "Tremendous Change"! I think it looks awesome. I told her it needed some kind of change and I felt what I had set up was getting old.

If you want to Thank her, Her Contact information is in the Newsletter (Last Page)


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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


Please Welcome Our Newest "LIFE"  VVA 862 Members:


As of

September - 2016

Raymond Becker

James Brison

William Buchannon

Edward Coyne

James Dempsey

Joseph Glass

Alfred Hancq

Duane Herron

John Hobbs

Gary Keen

John Krul

Bruce Maratta

Ken McDaniel

Arthur Terracio

John Welling


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.