VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA - CHAPTER 862
Now over 80,000 members in the United States
Total PA VVA Veterans - 4227
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)
Death of Donald D. Cripe
It is with deep regret we announce the Death of Donald D. Cripe 62 of New Galilee. Don passed away on Monday November 28th 2016. He was a VVA 862 LIFE member. Don served in the US ARMY and was a Vietnam Era Veteran.
Just got a call from Ray Litzinger - The Civil Air Patrol was supposed to be doing the service and they just called and cancelled.
We (VVA 862 Honor Guard) and members will be doing the “White Rose” Ceremony Monday at 4:30 PM followed by the Full Military Honors as soon as the “White Rose Ceremony is over.
Honor Guard members - UOD will be Black & Whites
All Other members wear whatever you want.
Be there 4:00 PM
Viewing will be held on Monday December 5th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM till 5:00 PM at the:
Gabauer Lutton Funeral Home
117 Blackhawk Rd
Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010
Cards may be sent to:
Mrs. Donald D. Cripe
309 Failane Blvd
New Galilee, Pa. 16141-2309
Please Note: As of right now, There was No Mention of a "White Rose" Ceremony. If I do here of any, I will send out a Special Notice.
= Upcoming TET Reunion Information =
(Trying to download the Flyer- Lets Say its "In Progress")
Vietnam Veterans of America
Chapter 862 - Southwestern PA
Saturday, February 18, 2017
2312 Brodhead Road - Hopewell Township, PA
Doors open at 4:30 PM—Program starts at 6:00 PM—Dinner follows
Memorial Ceremony for Beaver County Veterans Lost in Action
VVA Chapter 862 Color Guard & Marine JROTC Color Guard
Call for tickets NOW: 724-843-6828 (tickets sell out early)
Price includes Buffet Dinner, Draft Beer, Soft Drinks, Coffee & Dessert * Cash Bar available
Music & Dancing by Rudy Zetz
To order tickets by mail, send check with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
VVA Chapter 862, 119 Jonathan Drive, Darlington PA 16115
Tickets only $25 - Tables of 10 may be reserved for $250
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:
709 Ohio Ave.
Midland, Pa. 15059-1415
Official Chapter 862 Mailing Address
"DO NOT USE FOR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS"
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:
October - 2016
D. Alfred Hancq
Our meetings are currently held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the:
The Meeting in December will be a little different. This time we are eating first and then have the meeting after. Actually, meeting will start probably with in a 1/2 hour after we start eating. Remember, this is for VVA 862 - AVVA 862 members only. You don't bring your grandkids brothers sisters etc. You know what I mean.
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.
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.