VVA 862



  Southwestern, Pa.

Now 82,107 members in the United States as of November 2017

Total PA VVA Veterans - 4337


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

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"

As of November 30 2017 Roster

VVA 862 - 789   LIFE - 729

"Special Announcements" (Below)


Death of  Dorothy (Bogner) Hoover

It is with deep regret we announce the death of Dorothy (Bogner) Hoover 91 of Avalon, Pa.

Dorothy was the mother of AVVA 862 member Nancy Hoffman.


Family and Friends are welcome to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday December 16th 2017 at the:

Seaman Memorial Chapel

105 Burgess Dr.

Zelienople, Pa. 16063


Cards may be sent to:

Nancy Hoffman

323 Mercer Rd.

New Brighton, Pa. 15066



In Honor Of Our Veterans

"All Veterans are Invited

Dutch Ridge Elementary School in Gym

December 15th 2017

Full Assembly from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Meet & Great with Veterans and 6th grade students from 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Note: All Veterans must RSVP to Mrs. Pamala Learn at

learnp@basd.k12.pa.us  as soon as possible




I sent out about this a few months ago.

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Few members told me they were advised to send them a copy of their  DD 214.


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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

Px 26

Rochester, Pa. 15074


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

Please Note: December Meeting is for AVVA & VVA 862 "Members Only"


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.