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 $20 [all inclusive] 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. 

All Property Owners Are Encouraged
to Attend

North Georgia Veterans
Annual Veterans Day Observance

11 November 2021 @ 11am

Big Canoe Chapel 

Guest Speaker

U.S. Representative
Andrew Clyde,
Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District

Congressman Andrew Clyde is a combat veteran, small business owner, and a proud Georgian.

After earning his commission from the University of Notre Dame, he served as an active duty or reserve U.S. Navy officer for a total of 28 years in naval aviation units and the Seabees, including three combat deployments to Iraq and Kuwait. He received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and four Navy Commendation Medals. He retired from the Navy reserve with the rank of Commander in 2013.

Congressman Clyde made his home in Athens, Georgia and earned a master’s degree in Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Georgia. He established Clyde Armory in 1991 and grew the company into a nationwide firearms business which currently operates two brick-and-mortar locations in Georgia.

Congressman Clyde was elected to the 117th Congress in November 2020 as the representative for Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District. He and his wife, Jennifer, are residents of Jackson County and members of the Prince Avenue Baptist Church, where Congressman Clyde serves as a deacon. Congressman Clyde currently serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Homeland Security Committee.

Please mark your calendar now for this important occasion.  Plan to arrive at 10:45 so the program can promptly begin at 11:00.

Board Members and others attending who are involved in the program are asked to wear their NGV Uniform.  Others who wish to wear their uniform or monogramed clothing are encouraged to do so. 


Important 2021 Dates

o May 31 - Memorial Day 2021

July 4 - Independence Day 2021

o November 11 - Veterans Day 2021

o November 10 - 11th Annual Banquet


Please Scroll Down for Event & Meeting Information 


Bulletin Board

New Entries



Military Tribute Banner Program 

Military Tribute Banner Ordering Instructions


$150.00 per regular sponsorship

$135.00 discounted rate expires August 31, 2021. Orders submitted Sept 1, 2021 and thereafter will require regular payment of $150.00. 

Click here to download or view the instructions:

    NGV Military Tribute Banner Instructions 07.23.21.pdf

Please click here to view or download the PowerPoint presentation concerning the updated / revised program.  You can trigger viewing from the downloaded copy provided if necessary.
POA Military Banners Presentation 04.16.20 Rev2.pptx 

Click here to view Tribute Banner Promotional Video:
MTB Promotional Video


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.


             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 20 toward 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.


Event registration - Click meeting date below

10 Nov 2021 6:00 PM • Sconti Clubhouse at Big Canoe

2021 Lunch Menu

Please scroll down for luncheon status 

2021 New Members

James Brown - Marine Corps 
Terry Sehr - Marine Corps 
Craig Tyndall - Army
Robert Duncan - Air Force 
Hal Gosnell - Marine Corps 
Tony Rogers - Army 
Richard Weiskittel - Army 
Rusty Schaefer - Marine Corps
Don Byerly - Army
David Brown - Army 
JD Cleminshaw - Navy 
Brian Atchison - Navy 
Tracy Atchison - Navy
Elton Gogolin - Army 
Tom Mallini - Air Force 
Michael Trinkle - Air Force 
David English - Air Force 
Michael Nazary - Air Force 
Jim Brownlowe - Marine Corps

Kevin Thiem - Air Force 
Roy Krause - Army 
Victor Hernandez - Air Force & Army


North Georgia Veterans
11th Annual Banquet

10 November 2021

Guest Speaker

Brigadier General Jason E. Kelly
South Atlantic Division Commander
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

A native of Flint, Michigan, General Kelly attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and graduated in 1994 with a commission as an engineer officer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from West Point and four separate master’s degrees in engineering management, statistics, joint campaign planning and strategy and strategic studies. He has held leadership positions from platoon to brigade to include Commander of the Engineer Districts in Afghanistan and Norfolk, VA, the 20th Engineer Battalion in Afghanistan and Deputy Commander of the 36th Engineer Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (three awards), the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Sapper Tab. General Kelly is married to Stephanie Kelly and they are the proud parents of two sons, Jacob and Zachary. His full biography can be found at

Our banquet will also be attended by the University of North Georgia Professor of Military Science, his Command Sergeant Major and the Cadet Color Guard, who will formally post and retrieve the colors at our banquet.

Please plan to attend to welcome this outstanding guest speaker and these outstanding cadets from the University of North Georgia.

To register, select the link at the top of this page. 


Important links / Resources to Remember:

NGV Guidelines: 
Saluting Protocols: Saluting_Protocols.pdf
Wearing Miniature Medals: Wearing_Miniature_Medals.pdf 
DoD Quick Guide

The Virtual Wall ®
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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

Georgia Seniors Care Resources For Veterans

VA Office Location [new]:

220 Brown Industrial Pkwy
Suite 150
Canton, GA  30115 

Pete Mecca's Website / Weekly Radio Show

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]

A Veterans Health Guide  Details on issues like:
Hearing loss, PTSD, & VA Benefits

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 2021.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.


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.



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