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.

Watch the Army-Navy Game
3:00pm, 9 December
At the Swim-club  

The North Georgia Veterans is hosting an Army-Navy game event at the newly renovated Big Canoe Swim Club December 9 for NGV members and guests. Veterans who are not yet NGV members are encouraged to join the fun and camaraderie.

NGV members, guests and newcomers are encouraged to bring drinks and food to share and to come early and stay late.

The Army West Point Black Knights are 8-2. The Navy Midshipmen are 6-3. The game stars at 3:00 and will be shown on a big screen TV.  Cheering for favorites is strongly encouraged.

Please RSVP to if you plan to attend. 


17 January 2018

Veterans Alliance for Law and Order (VALOR)

Paul S. Gardiner is President of the newly formed, veterans non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, Veterans Alliance for Law and Order (VALOR). He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve, having commanded supply and truck companies on active duty in Vietnam and on Okinawa.

Mister Gardiner retired from active employment in 2010 and moved to Georgia from Northern Virginia to be closer to two sons and their families. While actively employed, he served in several different capacities including Senior Logistician for the United States Army; Deputy Division Chief, G4 Logistics, Headquarters, US Army, Pentagon; Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Electra Communications, Dallas, TX; and Business Consultant to CSX and MKT railroads.

Mister Gardiner is a graduate of the United States Army War College and a member of the American Legion and Vietnam Veterans of America. Among articles he has published are America, the Exceptional Nation and Freedom's Defender and This Is Not a Time for Veterans to Remain Indifferent to National Events appearing in various publications.

He and his wife of 48 years, Karen, live in Hoschton, Georgia. They have three sons and six grandchildren. 


Event registration - Click meeting date below

2018 Lunch Menu

1st quarter – Includes two soups and salad

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

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 National Cemetary - Canton, GA -

Veteran EOL Benefit
End of Life.pdf

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.

2017 New Members

James Fraser - Navy
Chris Kemp - Army
Barbara Schneider - Honorary
Judith Persing - Honorary
Michael Tiller - Air Force
Dickie Purser - Air Force 
Hunter Bell - Marine Corps 
Robert Colvin - Army 
James Knapp - Air Force 
Richard Fonde - Air Force 
William Nelson - Army 
Mark Herrington - Army 
Josh Doup - Army 
( R ) Michael Mizell - Army 
Patrick Lane - Air Force 
Doug Hanley - Marine Corps 
Ed Mcknight - Air Force 
David Ralston - Air Force  
Richard Schnar - Army 
Donald Bankhead - Army 
Liz Shoemaker - Honorary 
Sharon Johnson - Honorary
Dennis Durham - Army
Norm Semple Marine Corps
Richard Hubbard - Army
Jeff Bolles - Air Force
Kenneth Stepp - Air Force
Edward Hill - Air Force
Rich Guzzetta - Army
Dick Hammill - Navy
Michael Myles - Air Force
Tom Crawford - Army
Richard Fonde - Air Force
Richard Waters - Army 


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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