Total as of August 2019 

AVVA 10,242

REGION II  = 1,843



AVVA 862

As of the April 2019 Meeting Minutes

AVVA 172 w/114 LIFE


AVVA "Special Announcements


Congratulations to the following AVVA 862 Awardee's

AVVA 862 Presidents Distinguished Service Award - Barb Googins

AVVA 862 Member of the Year - Linda Szatkiewicz


1st AVVA Chapter in State of Pennsylvania

2nd AVVA Chapter in AVVA Region II

4th AVVA Chapter in United States



Please Welcome the following new AVVA 862 Members

Joy Patz



Officers and Board members of Associates of Vietnam Veterans Chapter 862

Bobbie Morris, President - bobby514@comcast.ent

Sue Bridgewater, Vice President - Bridgewater33@comcast.net

Keith Black, Secretary - keithblack1996@gmail.com

Rita Swesey, Treasurer - rita.swesey@outlookcom



Board Members

Carl Curtis - cmdr26thdist@yahoo.com

Barb Googins - bjgoogins@yahoo.com

Sue Smith - smith955@comcast.net



Chaplain - Barb Googins - 724-869-7090



                         AVVA Membership Chair Susan Smith - 724-728-6741 

For AVVA Membership information

Please contact:

Susan Smith

955 Highland Ave.

Freedom, Pa. 15042

Email - smith955@comcast.net


Is to advance the work of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. through cooperative projects and/or programs, to facilitate, enhance and improve communication with our members and the general public and to continue legislative efforts to ensure the rights of and benefits for all veterans and their families.


Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. are dedicated to the aggressive advancement of realistic goals with integrity and in the spirit of unity that reflect our commitment to Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc.,  all Veterans, their families and communities.

We support the statewide efforts of VVA, and locally we support VVA Chapter 862 of Southwestern, Pa. in all projects.  Our meetings are held just prior to the VVA meetings, and we are very active in our support.  We march in parades; collect items for our active troops and for veterans; help with fundraisers and aid the chapter however possible.

For further information about AVVA please visit our State and National websites at:

AVVA National Website  -   http://www.avva.org


Click Here for the latest  - AVVA National Updates  - www.avva.org/updates.html.


Check out our "New Look"    http://www.avva.org/index.html



For AVVA members requesting a copy of the "Veteran".

A Widow of a Vietnam Veteran who is an AVVA members requesting to receive the Veteran

would follow the same as below.  


AVVA members NOT living in a household that is already receiving The Veteran Magazine may request a

copy by sending the following information to :  membership@avva.org

You must provide the following information: 



Membership Number 


Bobbie Morris

President, AVVA 862