North Georgia Veterans

Please join us 

If you served in the armed forces of the United States, we would like to invite you to join with us for lunch and fellowship on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mountains Grill at the Big Canoe Clubhouse.   Our meetings start at 11:30am and usually end by 1:30pm.  Cost is $17 per person and includes a great buffet lunch.  Dress is informal for our monthly meetings.

Membership is open to all who served and received an honorable discharge.  There is no cost to becoming a member of North Georgia Veterans, so please complete an online application today.


Important 2019 Dates

Memorial Day Observance 10AM, 5/27 - Chapel 
Veterans Day Observance 10AM, 11/11 - Chapel 
10th Annual Banquet 6PM, 11/6  - Sconti 

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Note

In accordance with our existing by-laws you are hereby notified by this website based announcement of an intent to change the By-laws at the April meeting.
 
The proposed new by-laws [with changes annotated] have been provided by e-blast to the membership and are separately available to anyone needing them by contacting Paul Goldstein mailto:Paul.F.Goldstein@gmail.com

Or can be downloaded by clicking here:  North Georgia Veterans By Laws_Ver03-2019.doc
 

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April Luncheon

11:30am, 10 April 2019

Media Bias Against the Vietnam War
A chronicle of the media's distortions of facts about the war and blatant lies about Vietnam veterans.

Guest Speaker: RON WEBB VITAE'

Ron Webb served in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Policeman from 1962 to 1966 with a tour in Vietnam in 1965-66. He has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

Ron served four years with the Georgia State Patrol and six years as a Special Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. In 1978, he was appointed as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and served 22 years attaining executive rank as an Assistant Special Agent in Charge.

Ron retired from the FBI in 2000 and moved to Sautee Nacoochee in 2006. He is a member and Trustee of the Nacoochee United Methodist Church where he is the past President of the Men's Group. He has served as past President of the North Georgia Veterans, headquartered in Big Canoe, Ga. and is the founder and current President of the Northeast Georgia Veterans Society, headquartered in Cleveland, Ga. Ron is also Vice-Chairman of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI in Atlanta, Georiga and Vice-Chairman of the White County,Georgia Republican Party.

Ron is married to the beautiful, Debbie Clark Webb, and has two daughters and 4 grandchildren.

Please update your calendar right now for this interesting program. 

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Event registration - Click meeting date below


2019 Lunch Menu

1st quarter – Includes two soups and salad

January – Fried chicken
February – Meat loaf
March – Pork Tenderloin


Important links to Remember

History of NGV presentation by Bill Saling - Feb. 2019
NGV history.pdf

Veterans Alliance, Inc - Honor Guard
Jim Phillips, President 678-471-0140
Harold Light, Treasurer 770-475-5175
Les Henry, Operations 302-893-4529 

GHPCO VETERAN RESOURCE GUIDE
2018 GHPCO Veteran Resource Guide.pdf

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative Assistance - 
http://www.bcwell.org/?page_id=2  Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

To order a replacement DD-214 - 
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Apply for VA health benefits online -
https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Georgia National Cemetary - Canton, GA - http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/georgia.asp

Veteran EOL Benefit
End of Life.pdf

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form UPDATE 2018.doc

Order NGV imprinted merchandise -
To order imprinted merchandise contact.doc

Memorial template for your funeral -
North Georgia Veterans Memorial Service template.doc

Benefits for Aging Veterans - http://www.veteranaid.org/program.php

Drew Early Veterans Benefit Presentation -
N. GA Veterans Benefits 4.10.13.ppt

To order campaign tie and/or miniature medals -
Click on uniform components menu option at the page top for appropriate order links.

2019 New Members

Harry Johnson - Army
Harford Field - Air Force
Gerald Keating - Army
Bill Flanagan - Air Force 
Jill Philmon - Honorary 
Pete Mecca - Air Force 
Roger Hackler - Army

Benjamin Underwood - Air Force

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Reservation Problems??

There have been problems reported with our reservation system.We have not been able to repeat the symptoms with testing and therefore we are asking for your help.

Upon completion of your event registration / reservation you should find a confirmation email in your In-box or spam folder. If you do not receive the confirmation message chances are your request was unsuccessful.  If after a second attempt you do not successfully complete the process please contact Paul Goldstein for assistance: mailto:Paul.F.Goldstein@gmail.com

Lastly, please keep your confirmation message until the completion of the luncheon. In case your name is not on the sign-in list, we will need this message to help hunt down what happened.


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North Georgia Veterans

2019 Field Trips


Sunday, 28 April – Take a Univ of N GA (UNG) Cadet to lunch and Military Awards Parade

1130 Gather at the Smith House Restaurant in Dahlonega in the           Carriage Room to meet Cadets and have lunch.

1230 Briefing on their Army ROTC Program

1330 Travel to parade ground in preparation for parade

1400 Military Awards Parade

Cost: $19 per person for lunch plus tax and tips (Total of $24.12            per person)

Attire: North GA Vets Blue Blazer with service tie and name tag               (no medals) 


Wednesday – Saturday, 2 – 5 October – Charleston, SC

Wednesday, 2 October – Travel by POV to Homewood Suites by Hilton, North Charleston

Thursday, 3 October:

0830 Depart hotel by motor coach to Patriot’s Point Naval                     Museum Tour and Lunch

1300 Ft Sumter Ferry and Tour

1545 Warren Lasch Convention Center Tour and CSS Hunley                 Submarine

1845 Depart hotel for Spiritline Dinner Cruise of Charleston                 Harbor (choice of four entrees)

2200 Return to Homewood Suites

Friday, 4 October:

0830 Depart hotel for historic Charleston motor coach tour

1130 Boone Hall Plantation Tour and lunch

1430 Citadel Retreat Parade

1800 Dinner at Hyman’s Seafood Restaurant

2000 Return to Homewood Suites

Cost: $336 per person for bus, guided tours and meals assuming          25 participants

        $160 per night double occupancy for lodging & breakfast             (which includes taxes and fees)

Attire: Casual and comfortable

Saturday, 5 October – Travel by POV back to Big Canoe


Note: Please send an email to paul.f.goldstein@gmail.com to express your attendance intentions, including any accompanying guest / spouse. You need not reply if you responded previously to the 4/28 UNG event survey.

You are welcome to view the reservation list in Excel format.  There are two workbooks, one each for the two events.  Click here to download the file for viewing 2019_Trips.xls
 
Carpooling is encouraged and you should feel free to make ride-share arrangements.  Anyone who can not find a ride should let Paul Goldstein know as the event date approaches. 

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