VVA 862



  Southwestern, Pa.

Now over 75,000 members in the United States

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

as of the May 31st, 2016 Roster

VVA  758  total w/ LIFE Members  - 660

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"


"Special Announcements (Below)


Death of Mary Lee Anderson Herdt

         It is with deep regret I announce the Death of Mary Lee Anderson Herdt, 89 from Aiken, SC.  Mary passed away on Saturday June 25th, 2016.  Mary was the mother of Life Member Charles Herdt of VVA 862. 

 Viewing will be:

Thursday June 30th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the:

 Hill Kunselman Funeral Home

3801 Fourth Ave.

Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010


Cards may be sent to:

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Herdt

415  39th Street

Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010-3325



The June Newsletter is "Now Online"

I am working on the emails again.

If any of you are receiving them twice, Please let me know.

It may be a AVVA / VVA Issue with both using one email address


Don't forget to check under the Agent Orange Tab in case of any Special Announcements.


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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


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:


As of

May - 2016

Allen Alexander

William Battisti

Peter Bau

Keith Black

David Blotzer

John Buchignani

Terry Burgess

Don Demacio

John Demma

Bill Dunn

Robert Emery

Paul Ferrari

Raymond Fischer

Patrick frazier

Ed Frankovich

John Goddard

Bill Hammer

Chuck Juillerat

Robert Klemens

Thomas Kress

George Lokey

Charles McClevish

Rich McDaniel

Albert Murray

James Puhala

James Readon

James Rose

Clinton Runyan

Charles Smith

John Smith

Wynn Starr

Louis Steff

Thomas Tray

Daniel Varna

Tony Whitted

James Wolfe

John Yeck


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. 


(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.