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.
Joining VVA allows you to connect with other veterans, stay up with the latest on special events.
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 6:30 pm in the Ellet Community Center.
2449 Wedgewood Drive, Akron Ohio 44312.
Veterans Crisis Line - 800-273-8255
Service Officer Locator - for help with your VA disability claim
December 2019 Chapter 717 Newsletter is available for download near the bottom of this page.
For those who can join us next Wednesday August 5th at 11am for lunch, we will be meeting at Angie's Italian Restaurant 343 4th St. NW. Barberton, OH 44203.
I called Angie’s and they are open for inside seating..
Link to photos from today's Korean War Veterans Bench dedication at the Ohio Veterans Memorial Park - 27 July 2020:
Chapter 717 Color Guard members helping out today( l to r):
Terry Powell, Gary Powell, Steve Ulichney, David Pickens, Larry Ball
Chapter 717 will NOT have a meeting in August. With most activities
being cancelled past few months within the State and National offices
I have very little news to past along and the Ellet community center
is still not able to allow for groups to hold meetings.
If you know of anyone who does not have an email address please let
them know of the cancellation.
Hopefully we will have a meeting on September 1, 2020.
Stay safe - be careful. If you need any help from the chapter let us know.
VVA Chapter 717 Raffle - $5 per Ticket or 3 Tickets for $10
Since many of our fund raiser events that were scheduled for this year are in jeopardy of not being held due to the CORVID-19 virus, we thought we would hold a raffle. One of our members, Janet Dorety, made a beautiful 5 Branch Military Square quilt for the chapter to raffle to help with raising funds. The quilt will be the 1st prize of the raffle, the 2nd prize is a NanoVault 300 Safe that has a protective foam interior, a combination locking system and can fit in bags, briefcases or under your vehicle’s seat, and the 3rd prize is a Garden Stone with display holder. We only have 300 raffle tickets, so we are looking for 30 members to volunteer to take 10 raffle tickets each to sell. Before we pass out the raffle tickets if anyone is interested in purchasing 1 raffle ticket for $5 or 3 raffle tickets for $10 then please contact Bob McCullough at (216) 276-7576 or Jim Oakes at (330) 844-3584. If you are interested in getting 10 raffle tickets to sell then please let Bob or Jim know since they each have 150 tickets.
1st Prize - 5 Branch Military Square Quilt, Size 51x75
2nd Prize - Nano Vault 300
3rd Prize - Garden Stone with Display Holder
All Prizes Shown
Proposed Challenge Coin and Lapel Pin for our Chapter 717
Chapter 717 Facebook link below
Chapter 717 Current Newsletter
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.