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.
July Chapter 717 Newsletter is available for download near the bottom of this page.
AGENT ORANGE INFO
This is the website that you need to go to to get all the up-to-date issues regarding Agent Orange for Vietnam Veterans provided by the VA. The information is broken down into these subcategories:
Publications & Reports
At today's lunch we all received Veterans Day letters from Norton School's third grade class taught by Tracy Campian, Mark Latham's niece. Posted is the letter I received from Jacob.
We are looking for at least 4 volunteers to move boxes from the home of fellow member, John Marcy, to a 8x8x16 POD. Plan on meeting at 09:30 AM, Wednesday, November 20th at the ACME parking lot in Hudson on RTE 303 near McDonalds, in Hudson.
contact Bob McCullough - 216-276-7576 or firstname.lastname@example.org
ELKS LODGE #1923 VETERAN'S DAY APPRECIATION BREAKFAST
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16TH
Serving Eggs, Bacon, Texas Hash Browns, Toast and Your Choice of Soda,
Juice, or Coffee/Tea
Free for Veterans!
$5 for guests and members
Address: 2555 State Road Cuyahoga Falls.
Our chapter members plan to meet at 9:30 in parking lot. Yes! Spouse are welcome. Normally we leave a donation and cash bar is open.
For those who can join us next Wednesday November 20th at 11am for lunch, we will be meeting at On Tap in Cuyahoga Falls located at 3263 State Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
Quick reminder of topics the chapter has talked about and needs your input.
1. Christmas Party on December 6 at 6 PM. Location is American Legion Post, 1601 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH. RSVP to me by November25.
Cost is $13.00 per person. Spouse or guest are invited.
Share in the fun and relax with your chapter members and families. Optional $10.00 gift exchange for anyone attending, gift can be nice, funny gag type.
2. Have you thought of a design or theme for the t-shirts we sell as fund raisers? These will be printed (up to 4 colors) by the Incarcerated chapter in Grafton at no cost to us. The chapter will purchase the t-shirts. Forward your thoughts to a board member or bring it to the meeting in December.
3. December meeting is on the 3rd.
4. If you want to add a topic for our December agenda, send it to me by November 25.
Looking forward to seeing you at the Christmas gathering.
One last though - the Ohio Veteran Memorial Park Christmas Tree lighting will be on Saturday Dec. 7 at 5 pm. Caroling, cookies, hot drinks and visit from Santa part of the program.
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.