VVA 862

 

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA - CHAPTER 862 

  Southwestern, Pa.

Now over 80,000 members in the United States

Total PA VVA Veterans - 4268

 

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

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"

As of May 17th, 2017 Meeting

VVA 862 - 788   LIFE - 710

"Special Announcements (Below)

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SATURDAY

"TODAY"

Day Trip to visit "Big Mike" Coligure.

Information was sent out to all members.

Contact Dave Kane if you are interested in going with us.

 

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Dedication of our new "Battle Field Cross in BEAVER on "Monday"

 

To all members of V V A chapter 862 . There will be a Memorial Day ceremony to dedicate our new enhancement and addition to our VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL  { The Battle Field Cross } just after the Parade in Beaver,Pa. Please try to attend . This Memorial service will be brief ,so you can spend the rest of your day with family and friends   

   Thank You,  

Philip Morris

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DON'T FORGET!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THIS YEARS

"RELAY 4 LIFE EVENT"

NEED HELP AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES:

FRIDAY - JUNE 16 EVENING UNTIL DAYLIGHT SATURDAY - JUNE 17TH.

 

EVERY YEAR VVA 862 HAS PROVIDED A SECURITY OVER THE GROUNDS 

COME ON OUT AND ENJOY THE FUN. ALWAYS A GREAT TIME.

IF YOU CAN HELP - LET RICH KAMZELSKI KNOW SO HE CAN PUT YOU ON THE LIST.

 

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Everyone have a Great Memorial Day weekend.

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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

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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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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