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 April 30th, 2016 Roster

VVA  752  total w/ LIFE Members  - 651

  3rd "Largest Chapter in the United States"


"Special Announcements (Below)



Memorial Day Parade Monday

Meet 9:30 AM Bank across from Snitger's Bicycle Shop in Beaver

Tiger Strips if you have them, Otherwise"What Ever you want"


Election Results  2016 - 2018

Executive Committee

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


Delegates (15)

Larry Googins

Bill Laughner

Phil Morris

Michelle Wilcox

Jake Barsottini

Lee Corfield

Chuck Inman

Nick Pavkovich

Rich Raich

Ray Rapp

John Szatkiewicz

Bob Weismantle

Terri Carr

Dave Walker

Gary Shaffer


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.

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


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:



Ed Adams

Dan Benincase

James Boyce

Bruce Briggs

Terry Burgess

Gary Dashield

Ron Dominici

Tim Duffy

Wesley Field

Mike Force

Willie Gilmore

Andy Gira

Jim Gryck

Al Hartman

Dave Hendrickson

Chuck Jenkins

Rich King

Larry Laughlin

Goerge Lokey

Charles McClevish

Rich McDaniel

Pat Murray

Mike Patterson

Russ Potts

Jim Puhala

Greg Rice

Chuck Roksandich

Jim Rose

Rick Ruperto

Bruce Sasser

Charles Smith

Dennis Smith  (Beaver Falls)

Louis Steff

Charles Talbott

Murl Thompson

Mike Tkalcevic

Ralph Trautman

Thomas Tray

Joe Tucci

Bill Weiss

Jim Wolfe


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.