VVA 862

 

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA - CHAPTER 862 

  Southwestern, Pa.

Now over 75,000 members in the United States

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

as of the July 31st, 2016 Roster

VVA  768  total w/ LIFE Members  - 668

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"

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"Special Announcements (Below)

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"HOOKSTOWN FAIR WEEK"

BY NOW YOU SHOULD HAVE CONTACTED BILL lAUGHNER AS TO WHAT NIGHTS YOU ARE GOING TO WORK.

GET YOUR "DUCK TICKETS" TURNED IN NOW!

Aug  23 - 27   “Hookstown Fair”  VVA Booth (Need to cover the booth every evening) (Bill Laughner)

Aug  27           VVA 862 “Duck Race” @ Fair  Saturday Eve @ 6:00 PM (Bill Laughner)

IF YOU STILL HAVE "DUCK TICKETS" TO TURN IN, CONTACT "DUCK" AT 725-601-3597
 

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"NEWSLETTER"

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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BE SURE  to Check the Events Page this month as we have a very busy few weeks coming up.

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

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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

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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

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Please Welcome Our Newest "LIFE"  VVA 862 Members:

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As of

July - 2016

Peter Bau

David Blotzer

George Brunnitt

James Eakles

Patrick Frazier

David Graver

Drew Grivna

James Hodge

Victor Horvath

David Jones

Edward McAllister

Robert Reott

Chaarles Rittle

Alfred Rodrigues

John Smith (Renfrew, Pa.

Wynn Starr

Louis Steff

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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

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.

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