North Georgia Veterans

Please join us 

If you served in the armed forces of the United States, we would like to invite you to join with us for lunch and fellowship on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mountains Grill at the Big Canoe Clubhouse.   Our meetings start at 11:30am and usually end by 1:30pm.  Cost is $17 per person and includes a great buffet lunch.  Dress is informal for our monthly meetings.

Membership is open to all who served and received an honorable discharge.  There is no cost to becoming a member of North Georgia Veterans, so please complete an online application today.

July Luncheon
12 July 2017

"The Healing Power of Music"

Mr. Jaye Budd


Our guest speaker will be Mr. Jaye Budd founder of The Alchemy Sky Foundation. Jaye will provide a presentation about their music therapy program for nursing home veterans who reside at the VA Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia.

The Alchemy Sky Foundation (ASF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, brings the healing power of music to those who need it. Their partners include the V.A. and Covenant House. Jaye’s mission is to leverage business leaders, health professionals and music teachers to unleash the power of music in order to connect and heal people. His vision is to help create a world whereby obstacles to access and create music are decreased and the opportunities to engage and enjoy music are increased. Photos and videos can be viewed from their website at

A successful businessman, Jaye spent 13 years at Verizon Wireless from 2001 until 2014. During the “boom” phase of the wireless industry, he played an integral leadership role on both the sales and marketing teams. Starting in a time when most people did not have a mobile phone until the ubiquitous explosion that is wireless today, Jaye led his teams through unprecedented growth.

Jaye also has an entrepreneurial facet starting and overseeing two real estate property management companies that own and manage a multitude of properties across multiple states. Seeing tenants as families is a poignant window into the mindset of a customer for where someone calls home is an integral component to a healthy quality of life.

An avid musician, Jaye has recorded his own songs in multiple states including Vibe Asylum Studio in Honolulu and Sun Studio in Memphis. His songs speak to the power and resilience of the human spirit. The first single of his upcoming CD, All This Life, is titled, “It’s Too Early (To Be Too Late)” and is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Jaye holds a B.A. in Economics and Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.

Please plan to join us on 12 July 2017 to learn about a very interesting approach to healing.  

Reservations close at 3pm, 7 July 2017.

Event registration - Click meeting date below

12 Jul 2017 11:30 AM • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse

2017 Lunch Menu

3rd quarter – Includes salad only, no soups

July – Hamburgers and hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans
August – Barbeque, cold slaw, and Brunswick stew
September – Country style ribs, pasta salad and baked beans

Important links to Remember

Big Canoe Wellness Collaborative Assistance -   Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

To order a replacement DD-214 -

Apply for VA health benefits online -

Georgia Nationa Cemetary - Canton, GA -

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form.doc

Order NGV imprinted merchandise -
To order imprinted merchandise contact.doc

Memorial template for your funeral -North Georgia Veterans Memorial Service template.doc

Benefits for Aging Veterans -

Drew Early Veterans Benefit Presentation -
N. GA Veterans Benefits 4.10.13.ppt

To order campaign tie and/or miniature medals - Click on uniform components tab above for appropriate order links.

2017 New Members

James Fraser - Navy
Chris Kemp - Army
Barbara Schneider - Honorary
Judith Persing - Honorary
Michael Tiller - Air Force
Dickie Purser - Air Force 
Hunter Bell - Marine Corps 
Robert Colvin - Army 
James Knapp - Air Force 
Richard Fonde - Air Force 
William Nelson - Army 
Mark Herrington - Army 
Josh Doup - Army 
( R ) Michael Mizell - Army 
Patrick Lane - Air Force 
Doug Hanley - Marine Corps 
Ed Mcknight - Air Force 
David Ralston - Air Force  
Richard Schnar - Army 
Donald Bankhead - Army 
Liz Shoemaker - Honorary 
Sharon Johnson - Honorary
Dennis Durham - Army
Norm Semple Marine Corps
Richard Hubbard - Army


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