On January 20, 2015
Chapter 189 on the Korean War Veterans
Association will hold their monthly meeting at
the John Mealy Memorial VFW Post in Port Orange,
Members arriving for lunch
can arrive at 12:00 and choose their meal from
Bar Menu, and socialize during the meal.
The regular KWVA Business Meeting will begin at
month the guest speaker will be Professor Thomas
Cooper, from The University of Kentucky in
Lexington. Dr Cooper has presented a program
"Freedom is Never Free" on numerous occasions and we
are proud to have him. present it here. Dr.
Cooper is also a veteran and that fact will weave
its way into his presentation. The general
public is always welcome to our meetings, so come on
in and bring a friend. (See KWVA Postcard Notice
1-20-2015 on our Recent Events Page).
At this meeting the KWVA State
Commander Bob McGurie, will
speak briefly on the progress being made toward the
2015 Korean War Veterans Convention which will be held
in Port Orange next May. We are currently putting
together the program book for the State KWVA
convention in May and we are currently in the process
of soliciting for local advertising for inclusion in
this booklet. In addition one of the pages of
the convention booklet will contain the names of KWVA
boosters. If you would like your name
included on this booster page the cost is $10.
You can sign up at the next meeting or you can send a
check for $10 to POB 214005, South Daytona FL 32121
and you be included in the booklet.
It's never too early to
pay your 2015 dues - Please send your check for $10 to
KWVA, POB 214005, South Daytona 32121. Stay
connected send your e-mail to KWVA189@earthlink.net.
During a portion of
2013 Chapter 189 maintained our Korean War
Museum Exhibit at the New Smyrna Beach
Museum. The feedback from the exhibit was
wonderful as the Korean War has faded into
obscurity for many and its presence has never been
illuminated to the younger generation. The
Chapter has recently been asked to put the exhibit
back to together for public display. We are
currently informally talking with representatives
from several venues and you might see the exhibit
up and running again in 2015.
At the December
Meeting a complete slate of officers for KWVA Chapter
189 were sworn-in. We thank them for their
service and wish them a wonderful year in their new
leadership role. We would also like to thank the
outgoing officers for their hard work and devotion
during their tour of duty.
During the past several
months the Chapter has been presenting the "Tell
America" Program to a number of organizations. If
you know an organization that might want to learn
about the history of the Korean War please contact
Bob McGuire at we would be pleased to set up a
Sick Call: As far as I know
most of the our members that have been under repair
for the last several months are working their way back
to health. Our Chapter Secretary Dee Hawes has
had an extended recovery from hip surgery and we wish
her the speediest of recoveries. If you know of
someone who could use our prayers just let the Chapter
Secretary know and we will be sure to include them in
our list of concerns.