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.

14 September Meeting

Dr. Steve Tilley
Currahee Military Museum

"History, Regiments Formed There
Future Vision For Developing Camp Toccoa"

Our guest speaker is Dr. Steve Tilley, a Board Member of Camp Toccoa at Currahee Military Museum, Toccoa, Georgia. Tilley will speak about Currahee Military Museum, its history and the regiments formed there, as well as the future vision for developing Camp Toccoa. Tilley, a native of Toccoa, retired from what was Gainesville State college which is now the University of North Georgia, where he worked as a teacher and administrator. He currently serves as Vice President Emeritus of the University of North Georgia. Tilley is also a US Army veteran.


North Georgia Veterans
29-30 September 2016 visit to
US Space & Rocket Center and Huntsville, Alabama

Thursday, 29 September

0730 (EDT) Muster at the Big Canoe Wildcat Parking Lot (casual attire with nametags)

0745 Depart by multiple privately owned vehicles (POV’s) from Wildcat Parking Lot

1015 (CDT) Arrive Gibson’s BBQ, 3319 Memorial Parkway, S.W., Huntsville, AL35801 (Telephone: 256-881-4851) for lunch buffet ($13.50)

1115 Depart Gibson’s for Space & Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805 (Telephone: 1-800-637-7223)

1130 Arrive Space & Rocket Center – Park in second visitors parking lot adjacent to Davidson Center for Space Exploration and Saturn V Hall.Check-in at group arrivals and visit rest rooms before bus tour

1230 Depart on bus tour of Space & Rocket Center ($15 prepaid)

1430 Return from bus tour for self-guided tour of Space & Rocket Center ($11 prepaid)

1530 Saturn V Rocket one hour guided tour (free) – check in at #1 floor marking near rocket engine inside the Davidson Center

NLT 1700 Depart Space & Rocket Center to check-in to Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1385 Enterprise Way, Huntsville, AL 35806 (Telephone: 256-971-0921) ($89 Special Rate)

1815 Muster at Fairfield Inn entrance lobby to walk or drive to dinner (0.1 miles)

1830 Cocktails and dinner at Ol' Heidelberg German Restaurant, 6125 University Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35806 (Sit together but order individually from the menu)

Friday, 30 September

0600-0900 (CDT) Breakfast served at Fairfield Inn

TBD Option 1: U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum, 2060A Airport Road, Huntsville AL 35801 ($4), open 1000 to 1600,

TBD Option 2: Huntsville Botanical Gardens, 4747 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805 ($10), open 0900 to 1800,

TBD Option 3: Cathedral Caverns State Park, 637 Cave Road, Woodville, AL 35776 (Telephone: 256-728-8193). 1 ½ mile, 90 minute walking tour at 1000 or 1200 ($13). Arrive 15 minutes before your tour starts! Travel time from hotel estimated at 1 hour.

TBD Option 4: Unclaimed Baggage Center, 509 West Willow Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768 (Telephone: 256-259-1525). Travel time from hotel estimated at 1 hour and from Cathedral Caverns estimated at 30 minutes.

TBD Return to Big Canoe

Suggested restaurants for lunch in Huntsville and Scottsboro, AL:

  • Po-Boy Factory, 815 Andrew Jackson Way, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Telephone: 256-539-3616)

  • McCutchen’s Magnolia House, 303 E. Willow St, Scottsboro, AL 35768 (Telephone: 256-259-3077)

  • Buenavista Mexican, 25663 John T. Reid Pkwy, Scottsboro, AL 35768 (Telephone: 256-574-3543)

  • 50 Taters Comfort Food, 24961B John T. Reid Pkwy, Scottsboro, AL 35769 (Telephone: 256-259-3222)

    Note: Register online at and not later than Thursday, 8 September telephone the Fairfield Inn (1-256-971-0921) or click here Book your group rate for North Georgia Veterans to reserve your room in the block of rooms set aside for the North GA Veterans!

    Please make your checks [$26 per person] payable to the North Georgia Vets.  You can place your payment in the Association's alpha box in our mail-room or mail to North GA Veterans, 10923 Big Canoe, Big Canoe, GA 30143.  Please promptly submit your payment.

    Advance payment is required to reserve transportation for our bus tour and guarantee the group rate(s). Change of plans after 9/14 will not be accompanied by a refund.  There will not be any refunds after 9/14, nor will there be any further reservations accepted. 


Event registration - Click meeting date below

14 Sep 2016 11:30 AM (EDT) • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse
29 Sep 2016 7:15 AM (EDT) • U.S. Space and Rocket Center - Huntsville, AL

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
Jerry J Colley - Army
Morgan Gunn - Army
Edward Papps - Air Force
Timothy Ytoung - Army
Ken Smith - Army
Dave Slade - Navy
Peter Lehr - Army
Tim Hart - Navy


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.



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