October 2017 Meeting Notice
  • Our October Meeting of the KWVA Chapter 189 will be held in the banquet room at the John Mealy Memorial VFW Post 3282  in the banquet room, Port Orange, Florida. The doors will be open for this meeting at 11:45 AM.  Lunch will be available at 12:00 PM. The meal will be the traditional Pizza, Drinks and Cookies. The cost of the meal will be on a donation basis Please! The official meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Guests as usual are always welcome. (See the KWVA Postcard Notice in Recent Events portion of this website).
  •  Our speaker for the meeting will be Brigadier General Ernest C. Audino, U.S. Army (Retired). He was an Advisor and director of Operations for Headquarters, U.S. Army, in the Pentagon. He considers his most significant assignment to be his service in Iraq where he commanded a team of combat advisors to the Kurdish Peshmerga conducting counter-insurgency operations. Last month General Audino returned for a visit to the Kurdish Peshmerga as a representative of the United States Government.  In addition to their recent series of victories over ISIS in Iraq, the Kurdish government has been considering declaring themselves a separate nation.  This declaration has brought a rapid negative reaction from the Turkish Government. General Audino is an excellent speaker amd speaks with intense personal convicition about the Kurdish situation.  Come join us and bring a friend for an exciting afternoon experience.
  •  Dues have be reinstated for 2017. Please pay your dues of $10 either at the meeting or send them to KWVA, POB 214005, South Daytona, Florida 32121.  If you cannot afford the dues, the chapter will pay them for you (It's in the by-laws), see Bob Hawes or Joe Sincinski.
  • We are organizing an effort to host the State KWVA convention next year.  This process will require a lot of preparation and will be needing a number of volunteers to help with the many things necessary to make this a success. If you would like to get your name on the volunteer list contact Joe Sicinski and let him know you will help out when the pinch comes.
  • As some of you may know last year, as an outreach program, the members of Chapter 189 have been serving coffee and doughnuts at the VA clinic on the fourth Friday of each months.  This month the service at the VA Clinic will be on Friday 27 October 2017. The program has been well received by the Veterans going in early for blood work and other appointments.  This is a wonderful outreach program for our chapter and we are always looking for volunteers. The task involves getting to the VA Clinic at about 7:30 AM to help serve coffee and doughnuts. When the coffee and donuts are gone... we are gone, which is usually well before 10:00 AM.  If you are looking for a very satisfying volunteer position for a couple of hours, contact Chuck Husbands or just show up. We can always use the help and the spirit of supporting our Veterans. We want to sincerely thank everyone who has donated their time to this effort, in the past, and know the efforts are appreciated. Thanks CRH.
  • The Cape Canaveral National Cemetery is now open and accepting in ground burial for caskets and cremated remains.  It is located at 5525 U.S. Highway 1 in Mims, Florida.  Cemetery Administration Office phone is 321-383-2638.  Burial arrangements phone 1-800-535-1117.  The Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk, burials are scheduled between 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday through Friday. For qualifying Veterans there are no charges for burial for you and your spouse, and the National Cemetery will provide final Military Honors. This includes standard burials and cremation burials.  If anyone is interested in visiting the National Cemetery and needs a ride to look the place over or talk with the administration staff, just contact Chuck Husbands at 386.760.7163.
  • 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 Joe  Sincinski at 386.493.6551 and he would be pleased to try to set up a presentation. We are in the process of preparing a short brochure on the history and impact of the Korean War, to go along with the presentation. We would like to spread the story of the Korean Conflict for all those who may never have heard of it, or its impact on our current global condition.
  • In recent days we have become aware that their are Veterans in our community that have recently died and have not been provided with an opportunity to receive a military ceremony in their memory.  Chapter 189 of the KWVA does not think that this is proper, and we will help you receive a small final military ceremony for any Veteran that requests it. If you know of a Veteran's family that needs a final military ceremony please contact Chuck Husbands at 386.760.7163 and he will attempt to get that request fulfilled.  If you know of someone who is sick at home or in the hospital and would like a visit from a member of the chapter have them contact Chuck Husbands he we will try to make a personal visit.