VVA CHAPTER #717 welcomes all our brothers and sisters who served in Vietnam between February 28, 1961 & May 7, 1975, or in any duty location between August 5, 1964 & May 7, 1975.
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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA CHAPTER 717
We are located in Northeast Ohio, in Summit County.
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm in the Ellet Community Center.
2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron Ohio 44312.
April Chapter 717 Newsletter is available for download near the bottom of this page.
This is the busiest time of the year for the Chapter as we HONOR fallen brothers and sisters by placing flags at their grave site. We begin the weekend by placing the flags on Friday and Saturday. On Monday there is the Cuyahoga Falls Parade and on Wednesday we remove the flags from Northlawn Memorial Cemetery.
The chapter needs the help of all members to place about 2800 flags on three different cemeteries. Two small cemeteries on Friday and the large one on Saturday (bring wheel barrow or small wagon if you have one, helps to transport the flags).
Places to meet and time:
Friday 5/24 - meet at the State Road / Falls post office, 3345 State Road at 10:00 AM.
Saturday 5/25 - meet at Northlawn Memorial Cemetery, 4441 State Road (Peninsula) at 8:00 AM.
Monday 5/27 - meet at Immaculate Heart of Mary church, 1905 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls 8:00 / 8:30 AM. We will be riding the parade route in trucks.
Wednesday 5/29 - Pick up the flags from Northlawn Cemetery (or they are trashed by cemetery) meet at 8:30 AM. Go to lunch after wards.
Saturday June 1 - Plant flower garden at Ellet Community Center in area of flag pole. Remove old stuff, plant new flowers and mulch. Bring a shovel or rake or pickmatic if you have one and gloves.
Saturday June 22 Picnic at Mogadore Lions' Park.
Any questions call me 330-844-3584
Agenda for V V A Chapter 717 meeting!
Date: June 4, 2019
Start meeting following Robert’s Rules of Order.
1. Call meeting to Order.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. MIA/POW moment of silence.
5. Introduction of Guest.
6. Secretary notes
a) Previous meeting.
7. Treasure’s report
a) Previous Meeting.
8. Old Business:
a) Landscape Flag pole at Ellet Community Center
b) Gift basket for Levinson’s
c) Region 5 Conference – Delegate Tom Oakes
d) Picnic on June 22 at Mogadore Lion’s Park. 194 Hale Ave. Mogadore, OH. From 11 AM until 4 PM.
9. New Business:
a) BSC membership meeting on June 15 at 10:00 am. Quest Center, Columbus, OH.
b) Bus Trip early Fall?
c) Commemorative Partner Program, events scheduled?
d) Send to BSC treasure request for $100.00 for attending Region 5 convention.
10. Discussions: Good of the Chapter:
a) Set date / time for 501C3 Committee to meet.
b) Set date / time to review - audit financial records.
c) Up-date Chapters’ By-Laws (2002)
d) Open Forum Discussion.
Next meeting August 6, 2019
The Household Goods Donation Program now accessible to everyone with their new format of shipping via UPS.
The national office for HGSP has established a program with UPS which allows everyone to send household goods items to collection agency at no cost to you. Everyone means everyone not just veterans so tell your neighbors about this program.
70% of our VVA organization revenue comes from this program which allows us to support veterans and veterans program.
Go on line to www.vvaohio.com
Click on Clothing donation HGSP.
Enter your Zip code.
Enter information requested and print your UPS label.
Box up your items - Drop off box at UPS location. It is that easy.
Reminder household goods can be clothing accessories, and shoes (all kinds). Household goods are also appreciated like baby items, glasswares, books, toys, bikes, stereos, radios, portable TVs, all bedding, draperies, curtains, kitchenware, usable small rugs, small appliances, tools (all kinds), jewelry and cosmetics – almost anything!
Chapter 717 Facebook link below
Chapter 717 Current Newsletter
Products from member Elwood Funk
Any Vietnam Era Veteran can join our Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 717. Simply email Bob McCullough at BobMc717@gmail.com or call him at (216) 276-7576 or send him the following to our PO Box 4091, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223. He will need a copy of your DD-214, Name, Date of Birth, Mailing Address, City, State, Zip, Home Phone, Cell Phone, Email Address along with a one time check of $50 made out to “VVA Chapter 717” for a Life Membership. Any questions then please call Bob McCullough.