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.


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 12 September Luncheon Meeting 

POA Director Candidates forum 

One of the core missions of our association is: "Conduct charitable and community service as determined by the officers and leadership of NGV." 

In keeping with this mission, your Board has volunteered to host an information forum at the September luncheon meeting on the 12th. The meeting will afford each of the four candidates the opportunity to introduce themselves, explain their objectives, and answer questions from us about community related issues.

The four candidates in alphabetical order by last name are:

Grant Grimes
Lou Stephenson
Pat Stimmel
Steve Wilson



To get us off to a great start, we have complied a list of questions from members responding to our appeal for issues concerning the community. This does not preclude asking additional questions or requesting follow-up to questions.

Please come to get better acquainted with the candidates and their responses to community related issues / questions. 

Mark your calendar now for this important community event.  

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Pensacola Trip Advisement
16 - 18 October 2018

Our Program and Events chairman, Mike Ehrlich has secured a block of ten rooms - the maximum allowable by the lodge for our group.  These rooms will be allocated to the first ten who responded to the survey.  If you are among the first ten, you should contact the lodge using the booking information / procedure below to secure your reservation.  The ten rooms each have two queen-sized beds and a kitchenette. So please let us know if there will be any any room sharing among those making the trip without a spouse.  

The remainder of travelers will be placed on a waiting list and advised if anyone of the first ten decide not to attend.  These wait-listed travelers can make alternative lodging arrangements on their own or contact one of the two hotels listed below.  We do not have a group arrangement with these hotels:

Holiday Inn Express - https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/pensacola/pnswr/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-EX-_-US-_-PNSWR 

Hampton Inn & Suites - http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-pensacola-gulf-breeze-PNSGBHX/index.html

If you choose a hotel not listed make sure it is close to the base since our tour on Wednesday morning [17 Oct] begins promptly at 9am.

Navy Lodge Booking information / procedure

Our group is in their system under “NGVETS”. The group can also be referenced with the Group Account Number 61170122152. Please call the Navy Lodge Pensacola directly at 850-456-8676, Choose option 0 to add your name and credit card information to a room. Any rooms that are not reserved with a credit card by your cutoff date 09/1/18, will be offered to anyone on the waiting list in the order shown. Rooms unreserved by the hotel cutoff date of 09/16/18 will be returned to regular inventory.

As a service to the waiting list, we will keep in touch with the Navy Lodge to monitor room availability as the 9/1/18 cutoff date approaches, and advise accordingly. 

Other event arrangements as outlined in the first announcement are pending completion and will be communicated to you as information becomes available. 

Please let Paul Goldstein know if you want to attend this trip. mailto:paul.f.goldstein@gmail.com




Event registration - Click meeting date below


2018 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 - 
http://www.bcwell.org/?page_id=2  Phone 706-268-3441 [Fitness Center]

To order a replacement DD-214 - 
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

Apply for VA health benefits online -
https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/

Georgia National Cemetary - Canton, GA - http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/georgia.asp

Veteran EOL Benefit
End of Life.pdf

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form UPDATE 2018.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 - http://www.veteranaid.org/program.php

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.

2018 New Members

Adam Cabrera - Army
Greg Morris - Navy
Jack Brown - Army
Brian Robertson - Navy
Richard Mullan - Army
Doug Hanley - Marine Corps
Brian Gracey - Navy
Bob Baker - Army
Bruce Crawforf - Navy
Ernest Smallman - Army
David Sharp - Army
Samuel "Sam" Pullara - Army
Ed Nudd - Navy

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Reservation Problems??

There have been problems reported with our reservation system.We have not been able to repeat the symptoms with testing and therefore we are asking for your help.

Upon completion of your event registration / reservation you should find a confirmation email in your In-box or spam folder. If you do not receive the confirmation message chances are your request was unsuccessful.  If after a second attempt you do not successfully complete the process please contact Paul Goldstein for assistance: mailto:Paul.F.Goldstein@gmail.com

Lastly, please keep your confirmation message until the completion of the luncheon. In case your name is not on the sign-in list, we will need this message to help hunt down what happened.


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