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 [January - October] 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. Please wear your NGV name badge. 

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.

Our Mission Statement

A. Provide an opportunity for fellowship with and service to military veterans living in       the North Georgia area.

B. Preserve and promote the traditions and history of the United States Armed Forces.

C. Conduct charitable and community service as determined by the officers and                  leadership of NGV. 


Important 2020 Dates

o January 2020 Luncheon Meeting - Cancelled 
o February 2020 Luncheon Meeting - 02/12/2020 
o May 25 Memorial Day 


Please Scroll Down for Event & Meeting Information 


Bulletin Board

New Entries *

Expanded Access to DOD Commissaries, Exchanges & MWR

Read all About It:


The link below is a Virtual Wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information of our lost heroes.



A Different Christmas Poem


Information for Veterans & Caregivers



Veterans Day 2019 Video - Click the link to view


Now Hiring!

The United States Census Bureau is hiring full and part time workers for spring/summer 2020. The Census is committed to hiring people to work in the area where they live. After all, you are likely the most familiar with the people and places within your own community. As a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference in the hiring process.

Apply online today at:


With your support — No Veteran Shall Be Forgotten!

Your contribution will help place a fresh, decorated, balsam wreath on every grave and memorial at Georgia National Cemetery.

WAA Wreath Info.pdf


Veterans Memorial Marker Program 

Watch here for upcoming news on this initiative


             Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet

Atlanta, Ga. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Piedmont Urgent Care by WellStreet, one of Georgia’s largest urgent care networks, is now a contracted network provider with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health plans. Veterans enrolled in the VA health care system can visit a participating civilian urgent care provider and receive non-emergency care without pre-authorization.

Click here / below for additional details:  Piedmont_Urgent_Care_WellStreet.doc


                    VA Office Has Moved

Many vets may not be aware that the Vets office has moved from the old courthouse in Canton to a new location:

220 Brown Industrial Pkwy
Suite 150
Canton, GA  30115 

That is the street that leads to the library at Exit 19. Turn west off I-575 onto GA Hwy 20toward downtown Canton and Brown Industrial Pkwy is the first traffic light after the interchange.  220 is the same building as the Drivers License building.  Suite 150 is on the front of the building.


February Luncheon

11:30am, 12 February 2020

"GA Dept of Veterans Service"

Mike E. Roby
Commissioner, GA Dept of Veterans Service

Mike Roby was selected by the Veterans Service Board as Commissioner of Veterans Service effective July 1, 2015. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the Georgia Department of Veterans Service.

Commissioner Roby joined the GDVS in 1994 as Manager of the Griffin Veterans Field Service Office. He worked in that capacity until he was appointed Area II Supervisor in 1998, then North Georgia Regional Director in 2007. He was appointed Assistant Commissioner of Field Operations & Claims in 2012.

Beginning Aug. 18, 2014, he served as Temporary Assistant Commissioner in Charge while Commissioner Pete Wheeler was on medical leave, then as Interim Commissioner following Commissioner Wheeler's passing on April 21, 2015.

Prior to his career with the GDVS, Commissioner Roby served in the U.S. Army from 1971 to 1994. He served in aviation and infantry units in Germany and Korea. He also served at U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia, and at Department of Army Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. He retired as a Sergeant Major on June 30, 1994, while serving as the J1 Sergeant Major, Headquarters Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Sergeants Major Academy Class 38, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Commissioner Roby is a member of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs and presently serves as vice president of the NASDVA Southeast District.

He has also been appointed to serve on the State Workforce Development Board, Governor Deal's Census 2020 Complete Count Committee, and the University Advisory Council at Middle Georgia State University.

Commissioner Roby is the recipient of the 2016 Marvin Myers Leadership award, presented by the Georgia Veterans Day Association.

Commissioner Roby is the recipient of the 2017 Eli White Trophy, presented by the Old Guard of the Gate City Guard of Atlanta for his distinguished service and support of the military in the state of Georgia.

Commissioner Roby's father, Robert Roby, Sr., was a retired Army Sergeant Major and Vietnam War veteran who also served overseas in Germany, Korea, and South America. Commissioner Roby's three brothers all served on active military duty. Collectively, the Roby’s spent 107 years in uniform.

Commissioner Roby is an avid sports fan and has a passion for vintage classic cars. He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Terrie, for 47 years. They have one son, Michael, Jr.; one daughter, Jennifer; and three grandchildren, Lucas, Anna, and Drew.

Please plan to join us on the 12th for what promises to be a very interesting program. 

Event registration - Click meeting date below

12 Feb 2020 11:30 AM • Mountains Grill at Big Canoe Clubhouse

2020 Lunch Menu

1st quarter – Includes two soups and salad

January – Cancelled
February – Meat loaf 
March – Chicken Cordon Bleu with Dijon sauce

Important links / Resources to Remember:

The Virtual Wall ®
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

#VetResources - for Veterans, their Families, Caregivers, and Survivors  Sign up for this weekly newsletter at:
View VetResouces website:

VA Office Location [new]:

220 Brown Industrial Pkwy
Suite 150
Canton, GA  30115 

Pete Mecca's Website

History of NGV presentation by Bill Saling - Feb. 2019
NGV history.pdf

Veterans Alliance, Inc - Honor Guard
Jim Phillips, President 678-471-0140
Harold Light, Treasurer 770-475-5175
Les Henry, Operations 302-893-4529 

2018 GHPCO Veteran Resource Guide.pdf

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

To order a replacement DD-214

Apply for VA health benefits online -

Georgia National Cemetery - Canton, GA -

Veteran EOL Benefit
End of Life.pdf

Order form for NGV name badge -
Name Badge Order Form UPDATE 2019.doc

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

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

Benefits Information for Veterans -
Presumptive Conditions Table.pdf
8 May 2019 Meeting - Benefits Video

Consumers Advocate - a comprehensive guide on home equity:

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 menu option at the page top for appropriate order links.

2020 New Members

David Snyder - Marine Corps


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:

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.



2019 New Members


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