VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
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Vietnam Veterans of America
ARE YOU A VIETNAM VETERAN??? OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT VVA AS AN ASSOCIATE (AVVA) MEMBER??
ISN'T TIME YOU JOINED???
Membership is open to Vietnam and Vietnam-era veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. military (for other than training purposes) between February 28, 1961, and May 7, 1975 (in-country Vietnam), or between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, for Vietnam-era veterans. All others whether veterans, active duty, and those wishing to support the organization may become AVVA members, Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America members.
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
ATTENTION: New members and new life members (other than AVVA members) must submit a copy of your DD214 along with this application and dues payment.
Home Phone:____________________Work Phone:________________________
Date of Birth:____________________M____________F_____________________
Chapter Number: 500 Sponsor:___________________________________
Type of Membership:
_____Individual Member - 1 Year: $20.00
Payment Method:_____Check_____Money Order_____Credit Card
To become a member, select or highlight the "Application". Print out the application, (using the selection function) . Fill in your information. Make sure to include a copy of your DD214, check, money order or fill out the information to use your credit card and mail to the address on the form. Please do not send cash. You should receive your membership card in a few weeks. If you have a problem printing the application, or have questions, please call 916-481-6020.
completed application, payment made out to VVA500 and DD214 if
required to the above address.
FACTS AND INFORMATION ABOUT VVA500
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 500 is part of the National Organization of Vietnam Veterans of America with Chapters across the United States. View information regarding VVA National at www.vva.org.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 500 (VVA500)'s membership is comprised of
Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans and Associate Members (AVVA). Chartered
in 1990, VVA500 serves as a resource center for all veterans. Veterans
needing help with claims for benefits and/or other veteran issues are directed
to the appropriate agencies. Through the Chapter, veterans receive
education in Agent Orange, PTSD issues, and veteran benefits among others.
Through the monthly newsletter, veterans are kept up to date with current
veteran issues regarding health, benefits and legislative issues. VVA500
keeps track of legislation that pertains to veterans and initiates support or
non-support for the issues. VVA500 participates in veteran and community
events and awards scholarships each year to deserving individuals pursuing a
college education and/or career. VVA500 makes contributions to deserving
veteran and community projects as well as participating in veteran and community
events. Through our "Helping Hands" Committee, the chapter assists
veterans who show a specific need. Members also participate in the Stand
Down each year, which provides a two day residence program during which homeless
veterans are fed, enrolled into agencies for VA benefits, employment, health,
housing, etc. They are given clothing, advice and a variety of items to
improve their quality of life. VVA500 also hosts the annual "Reading of
the Names" each year held at the CA Vietnam Veterans Memorial in downtown
Sacramento. This is the largest event held for Vietnam Veterans their
families and friends in the Sacramento area.
Our goals for the future are to create a one stop outreach center to be able to expand our programs enable us to reach more veterans from the Vietnam era back as well as the new veterans from more recent years.
VVA500 is a non-profit (501c19) organization. #68-0208305 CT#75945. Donations for our programs are gladly excepted. Please mail to the address on the above application.
Our 2008-2009 Officers are:
President: Karen Anne
Vice-President: Gregory C. McNeill
Secretary: Ted Adams
Treasurer: Jerry Quint
Board Members: Hank Davis, Don Harper, Monty Montoya
AVVA Representative: Kris
Color Guard Captain: Hank Davis
Executive Director: Mary Lou McNeill
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