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.

July Luncheon Meeting
Wednesday 13, July 2016 - 11:30am

Mountains Grill, Sconti Clubhouse

Guest Speaker:

Pete Mecca
The Greatest Generations"

Pete is a Graduate of Memphis State University (Memphis University) with a BA Degree in Political Science and Public Administration with minor studies in Native American History and American Military History.

He served with Air Force Intelligence, including 2½ years in Vietnam.

As a syndicated journalist, his weekly column “A Veteran’s Story” and other articles are featured in Georgia newspapers. He has interviewed over 300 veterans, works as a program consultant and emcees military events; conducts symposiums, panel discussions, and lectures.

He has been featured in Georgia Magazine, served as Keynote speaker for ‘Wreathes across America’, and appeared in a Veteran’s Day event on Atlanta’s Channel 69.

Pete was recently reelected as Commander of the prestigious Atlanta World War II Round Table plus serves as their Program Director. He is an active member of the Golden Age Warriors, American Legion, VFW, Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association, the Georgia Vietnam Veterans Alliance; serves as a board member of Honor Flight Conyers and coordinates 3 veteran brunches each month. His book featuring dozens of veteran interviews is in its final stages.

Pete is presently working with PBA Channel 30 on a one hour special in 2017 featuring local Vietnam veterans to be aired before the encore of Ken Burn’s new documentary on Vietnam.

At our June meeting Pete introduced Tommy Clack, our guest speaker and was accompanied by his wife Joyce.


Terraces Independence Day Concert
Saturday July 2

NGAVets will be sponsoring the July 4 Concert on July 2nd with collection proceeds going to The Shepherd Center - In keeping with past terraces concerts in celebration of our country's independence, the North GA Vets will again be sponsoring this concert, and look forward to a record breaking attendance.  We have received two banners  from The Shepherd Center that we will put up at on a tent top at the Terraces. Please save the date and plan to attend this event and make a contribution.


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:

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.

Event registration - Click meeting date below

13 Jul 2016 11:30 AM (EDT) • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse

2016 Lunch Menu

3rdquarter – Includes salad only, no soups

July – Hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans
August – Barbeque, cold slaw, and Brunswick stew
September – Country style ribs, pasta salad and baked beans

Important links to Remember

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative Assistance -   Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

To order a replacement DD-214 -

Apply for VA health benefits online -

Georgia Nationa Cemetary - Canton, GA -

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form.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 -

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 tab above for appropriate order links.

2016 New Members

Philip Miller - Air Force
Jewel Henry - Air Force
Ron Mann - Army
H. Wayne Crawford - Army
Dan Bishop - Air Force
Ted Minick - Marine Corps
John Simmons - Army
Mike Bernstein - Air Force
Paul Corkill - Air Force
Jim Brescia - Army
Daniel Zachman - Air Force
John Hughes - Army
Byron Barron - Army
Charlie Ferris - Air Force
Rick Williams - Marine Corps
James Terry - Army
Scott Curran - Air Force
Steve Shannon - Army
Eugene. S Hall - Navy / Coast Guard
Craig Robinson - Army
Marie Stepp - Army
Rita Van Fleet - Army
Philip Spackman- Army
Tom Craton - Army
John Tricoche - Army
Vernon Dau - Army


Community Dinner

Absolutely No K-rations Served
July 27
thCommunity Dinner will be
Sponsored by the North GA Vets

Attention, soldiers, here’s an orderyou don’t have to come in mess dress to the North Georgia Veterans’ Community Dinner at the Big Canoe Clubhouse on Wednesday, July 27. Veterans representing every branch of the military are sponsoring the July Community Dinner at The Clubhouse. The July POA Community Dinner will be a great opportunity for all to say thank you to those who have served in the armed forces of the United States. If you are a veteran and can still wear some or all of your uniform and/or accessories you are encouraged to do so. Members are reminded to wear their name badges.

We are also seeking 14 volunteers [it's okay to volunteer for this] to bring a military artifact suitable to serve as a center piece on the estimated 14 tables at the dinner.  Please contact Paul Goldstein if you are willing or interested in helping with this request.

So, what might be on the mess menu board? Maybe you’ll be served Navy bean soup, Army mystery meat loaf, M.A.S.H. potatoes, Marine green beans, & Doughboy rolls. GI Cup of Joe & Iced Tea. Dessert provided by the North GA Vets will tap out the meal. Meal cost is $22.00 per person all inclusive.

Muster @ 1800Hrs. That's 6PM in case you don't recognize military time. Cash bar will be provided.  Seating and welcome at 1845Hrs, with dinner promptly at 1900Hrs.

Reserve early by contacting Jena Hopper at (706) 268-2420 or

Social Hour Drink Specials

Air Force B-52 * Navy Grog * Army French 75


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