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.

First Meeting of 2015
Wednesday, 14 January

Watch here for program information as details become availableAlso look for event announcement message(s) in your email inbox.  Mark your calendar now.


North GA Veterans
Leadership 2015

Our leaders for the upcoming year are as follows:

President: Terry Ward 
Terry is a 1964 graduate of the Naval Academy. Career highlights include: Navy Flight Training 1964-66 - VR-21/Barbers Point, HI flying C-118 airlifts to WESTPAC (Vietnam) and West Coast 1966-70 - various Naval Reserve units 1970-93 (retired in 1993)
His civilian career led him to commercial aviation where he served as a pilot for Easter Airlines 1970-89, and United Airlines 1990-2002.

Terry retired in 2002, moved to Big Canoe with his wife Dianne in October of 2006.

Vice President: Norm Hoechstetter [Stormin' Norman]

Norm Grew up in Western Pennsylvania in the family landscape and nursery business. He studied Horticulture and Management at Pennsylvania State University.
Norm served in the US Army Artillery Reserves 1965-71.

As a civilian he devoted 36 years in Equipment Finance and Leasing of Industrial Equipment, specializing in Construction, Mining, and Trucking in the coalfields of Pennsylvania and the oilfields of Texas.  Developed the largest used construction / mining equipment yard in the US.

Norm focused in Asset Management of equipment coming off lease contracts and repossessions for Westinghouse Credit Corp, GE Capital, Deutsche Credit, Citicorp, and Orix Financial Services.

Married 48 years to his wife, Ann
they have wo children: Amy and Kurt and two grandchildren, Zac and Zoe.

Norm and Ann have lived in Big Canoe for 12 years.

We are fortunate to have such capable and willing members to guide our organization over the coming year. Please be sure to congratulate Terry and Norm if you have not already done so.

Event registration - Click meeting date below

2015 Lunch Menu -

1st quarter – Includes two soups and salad

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

Important links to remember -

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.

2014 New Members

Robert Keesecker - Army
Gregory Mikkelsen - Army
Randolph C. Adams - Navy
J.T. Leachman - Army
Tom Knarr - Army
Gerald Thompson - Army
John Butler - Army & Marine Corps
Donald McCann - Navy
Timothy Gates - Army

Larry Blackwell - Navy
William Pouncey - Navy
David Keller - Navy
Jim Baumgartner - Navy
Lee Schalon - Navy
Baumgartner- Navy
William Shaw - Air Force
John (Jack) Updegraff - Air Force
Danny Palmer - Army
Knox Glass - Army
Denver Baxter - Army
Warren Safter - Air Force
Chris Kemp - Army
John Mauldin - Army
Marget Weatherby - Army
Ron Young - Army
Thomas Persing - Air Force
Bill Boice - Army
Larry Holmes - Air Force
William Miller - Coast Guard
Timothy R. Young -  Army
James W. Bryant Jr. - Army

John Sullivan - Army


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