September 2016 Meeting Notice
  • On Tuesday September 20th, 2016, Chapter 189 of 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 we will be serving Pizza,  Ice Tea, Lemonade and Cookies. A virtual Pizza Party.  This change in menu is necessary as the kitchen at the Post is still temporarily closed. It is hoped that the kitchen will be reopened soon. The regular KWVA Business Meeting will begin at 1:00 PM. Our speaker for the July Meeting will be Maria Kosztolanyi, Founder of Atlantic Retirement Solutions. Maria will speak to "Medicare 101", simplifying the complex details of Medicare options and educating retirees of the different types of available Medicare Plans. (See KWVA Postcard Notice 9-20-2016 on our Recent Event Page).
  • 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.
  • As you know several years ago the Chapter 189 put together a wonderful Korean War Display for the Museum in New Smyrna. At that time we only had the museum space for a limited time. We recently install, on a semi permanent basis, our Korean War Historical Display of memorabilia in a Daytona Beach Historical Museum. The display was officially opened to the public on 6 August 2016.  If you have Korean War memorabilia that you would like to place on loan for the display, or would like to have any question about the display, please contact Robert McGuire or Robert Hawes.
  • As some of you may know last year, as an outreach program, the members of Chapter 189 served coffee and doughnuts at the VA clinic on the last Friday of each months. The program was well received by the Veterans going in early for blood work.  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 the coffee and doughnuts until they 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, four times per year, contact Chuck Husbands and we will get you signed up.  The job entails very little effort and it fits a real need serving Veterans at the clinic.  Thanks CRH.
  • 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 396.323.6401,and he would be pleased 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 have decided to present a small final military ceremony for any Veteran that requests it. If you know of a Veteran that needs a final military ceremony please contact Bob McGuire at 386.323.6401 and we will attempt to get that request fulfilled.  If you know of someone who is sick or in the hospital and would like a visit from a member of the chapter have them contact Bob McGuire or Chuck Husbands and we will try to make a personal visit.