VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA - CHAPTER 862
Now over 75,000 members in the United States
VVA 862 is the "Largest" VVA Chapter in Pennsylvania.
as of the April 30th, 2016 Roster
VVA 752 total w/ LIFE Members - 651
3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"
"Special Announcements (Below)"
Death of Bessie E. Childress Young
It is with deep regret we announce the Death of Bessie E. (Childress) Young 67 of Daugherty Twp. Bessie died on May 24th 2016 at Heritage Valley Hospital Beaver.
Bessie was the wife of VVA 862 Life member Kenneth Young Sr. Bessie served in the US ARMY during the Vietnam War where she met her husband Ken.
Friends will be received from 12:00 Noon till time of the service at 1:00 PM Saturday at the:
Marion Hill Christian Missionary Alliance Church
4607 Rochester Rd
New Brighton, Pa. 15066
Full Military Honors will be provided by VVA 862 Honor Guard at 1:00 PM.
The family is requesting that donations may be made to:
Vietnam Veterans of America Inc. Chapter 862
P O Box 26
Rochester, Pa. 15074
Cards may be sent to:
Kenneth Young Sr.
54 Hemlock Street
Beaver, Pa. 15009
SAUL GABAUER Funeral handled all the arrangements.
Election Results 2016 - 2018
President - Larry Googins
Exec Vice President - William "Duckman Laughner
1st Vice Pres - Phil Morris
Secretary - Michelle Wilcox
Treasurer - Jake Barsottini
Board of Directors
3 Yrs - Ron Heitzenrater
3 Yrs - Ron Ippolito
3 Yrs - Nick Pavkovich
2 Yrs - Terri Carr
2 Yrs - Rich Raich
2 Yrs - Gary Shaffer
1 Yr - Don Villella
1 Yr - Cliff Hawes
1 Yr - Lee Corfield
Don't forget to check under the Agent Orange Tab in case of any Special Announcements.
I post them as I get them!
Sometimes this happens on a Daily basis.
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.
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:
Dennis Smith (Beaver Falls)
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.
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.