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 6:30 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
Lunch on 23 September ... the guy behind the camera says, " ... where does it start and end. I feel sorry for the chairs".
Amya Evans JROTC cadet at Kenmore-Garfield holding her medal, proclamation and $100.00 check awarded to her by VVA Chapter 717. Due to covid 19 the chapter was not able to personally present the awards. Major Jacob presented the awards.
For those who can join us Wednesday September 30th at 11am for lunch, we will be meeting at Pick’s at PLX, located at 530 Portage Lakes Drive, Akron, OH 44319.
I want to thank everyone who came out to help us yesterday at the Hartville event. We did better than I expected with the COVID-19 virus and many individuals not working, we actually had a very generous crowd and we did have a crowd. The place was packed, parking was hard to find but overall we had a good day and a good time working with many of our members. I will be depositing $1,084.75 from our event. It’s broken down as $90 sale of raffle tickets, $475.75 donations and $519.00 for products sold. This was our only event we had this year, so thanks to all who came out to help, especially those who passed out flags, which brought in the donations we received.
Our Chapter will be meeting tentatively the remainder of the year at the American Legion Post 281 in Cuyahoga Falls.
Address: 1601 Front St. Cuyahoga Falls, OH. 44221
Our next meeting will be Tuesday Oct. 6 at 6:30 PM.
A mask is to be worn in accordance with Ohio Health Guidelines. Best mask design will be judged! Prize?
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