January 2015 Meeting Notice
  • 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, Florida.
  • Members arriving for lunch can arrive at 12:00 and choose their meal from the VFW Bar Menu, and socialize during the meal. The regular KWVA Business Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM
  • This 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 presentation.