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Members, friends & supporters of VVA NYC Chap. # 126, our next meeting is being held on:

Tuesday, April 17th at 6PM 


283 LEXINGTON AVENUE (between 36th & 37th St.)

  • Arrival: Socialize with the early and on-time birds and enjoy a little munch & drink

  • CALL TO ORDER: Pledge of Allegiance * Moment of Silence & Prayer
  • A G E N D A: (hard copies will be available at the meeting)

  • Roll call

  •  Introduction of Guests (if any)

  • Treasurer’s Report - Dave

  • Minutes of Last Meeting

  • Elections

  • Report on Events of Vietnam Veterans Day

  • Updates on: 1) Auto donation prog. 2) Non-profit org. filing

  • Chapter 35th Anniv. Discussion and planning

  • Website/Social Media – Mike Moreno, Comm. Chairman

  • Membership issues

  • New Business, events, and other anecdotes to share (time permitting)

  • Courage on the Intrepid Event – see details below

  • Announcements (from Joe and the floor)

  • Adjournment


     NOTE: Please let me know by replying here if you will or will not be attending; while also updating me on your health or other status that I can share (or not) with the chapter.

  • Manny



    It's that time of year again to celebrate Courage on the Intrepid. Why not start your summer by enjoying a night with friends on the flight deck of the Intrepid Museum. 

    When is the last time you had a chance to drink on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier that fought in World War II, surviving five kamikaze attacks and one torpedo strike? She later served in the Cold War and the Vietnam War before being decommissioned in 1974. 


    This year's event marks the 10th-anniversary that was started by John Novak and Derek Wallis. It start out with the two of them bartending at Snafu and donating tips to now hosting corporate partners and supporters on the Carrier. 


    As always, there are two ways to support our military families through this event – visit our website and buy tickets online. Buying tickets on the early side is enormously helpful to us – we have a new beneficiary this year and it allows us to cover early expenses and size up how we want to put on the evening itself.


    In addition to purchasing tickets, you can help by forwarding this email to your friends. Don’t assume your friends and colleagues know the event is on– please forward it on to see if they want to attend this year. All details are below and special thanks to our early sponsors BudweiserHeroes VodkaLiquidnetEnfusionSoho Dragon, & Notorious Pink.


    What: Four-hour open bar with food, all proceeds benefit the United War Veterans Council.

    When: Thursday, May 31st from 7 pm onwards.

    Where: The Intrepid Museum at 46th and 12th Ave.

    Why: “Since I never did serve, I got to serve in some other way” Kid Rock.

    How: Just click here, buy online using this link. Tickets are $150 to start but we only have a limited number at that level before they move to $250. A reminder we have sold out every year we hosted this event.

    Dress code: Dress to impress… but Derek will be in jeans.  

    Follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram: Cocktails for Courage


    Hope to see you there


    James DeVary

Earlier Event: March 20
Later Event: May 8