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)

 

 

 

Death of Charles J. McPherson

 

 

 

 

 

 

              It is with deep regret we announce the death of VVA 862 LIFE Member Charles J. McPherson 71 of Butler , Pa. Charles passed away on Friday May 19th, 2017 at his home in Butler. Charles served with the  US Army while serving in Vietnam. Charles is also the brother of VVA 862 Life member John McPherson, also from Butler.

 

Viewing will be Tuesday from 2:PM to 4 PM and 7: PM to 9:PM at the:

Geibel Funeral Home

201 E. Cunningham St.

Butler, Pa. 16001

 

Cards may be sent to:

Mrs. Gertrude McPherson

427 Chicora Rd.

Butler, Pa. 16001-2303

 

Please Note: VVA 862 was not asked to do the Military Rites for Charles J. McPherson.

 

Thank You

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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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Congratulations to the following Awardee's at the recent VVA 862 Spring Banquet

Jon Namath Award - Ray Litzinger

Presidents Award - Terri Carr

Vietnam Veteran of the Year - Phil Morris

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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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