NYS - Orange County - VVA Chapter #140


Welcome to the Orange County New York VVA Chapter #140 website!

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And please check out our upcoming events. We can use as many members as we can get to help out at chapter events. Thank you in advance for your support.

From the President

We have pancake breakfast coming up on October 8th at American Legion Post #151 from 7am to 12pm. We will need people to help starting at 5:30am to prepare and we will need people at the end to help clean up.

There are several other events coming up too. Please check out the up-coming events section of our site.

-Ron M.

Around the Chapter

A quick Color Guard report. Port Jervis Firemen's Parade in July (not sure of the exact date, Ed Pavlich knows). Those who can march. It's a long parade, so be prepared. Uniform Of The Day to be announced. We are always looking for new members from Chapter #140. Be advised that you must be "squared away" and pass an inspection upon joining the Color Guard. Remember, you represent our Chapter and the military unit you served with, so stand proud and look sharp ! The Color Guard is always available for ceremonial services and we try to get good turnouts, so more members are needed. Cory Kilvert, Lee Zamot, Jose Cortez, Charlie Clark and SGT-AT-ARMS Artie Steinkemp are your Color Guard Chairmen.

Happy Birthday to the Following Members:


May 6th Paula Nolte
May 9th Glenn Allen
May 18th Donald Ellison
May 18th Don Wells
May 19th James Bruno
May 22nd Jim Licardi
May 23rd Tom Jablonski
May 26th Floyd Babcock


June 8th William Quinn
June 10th Edward Pavlich
June 10th Robert Beemer
June 12th Thomas Hermann
June 13th Tom Fuller
June 13th Charlie Czochanski
June 14th Charlie Clark, Jr.
June 21st Nick Sommarelli
June 21st Mike Fisher
June 24th Donna Frank


July 1st Abe Escobar
July 4th Gene Rose
July 6th Raul Rivera
July 7th Bill Eagan
July 14th Michael Escobar
July 20th Joseph Fiumano
July 21st Dan Daly
July 30th Gary Baranowski


August 1st Gary Moore
August 5th Fran Ortiz
August 10th Elizabeth Dall
August 12th Mary Ann Birchenough
August 13th Marena Escobar
August 19th William Burretto
August 23rd Charlie Hilebrandt


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Chapter Address and Meeting Location

Chapter Mailing Address:
VVA of Orange County Chapter #140
PO Box 171
New Hampton, NY 10958

Chapter Phone Number:
(845) 342-2160

Chapter Meeting Location:
American Legion
185 Waywayanda Avenue
Middletown,NY 10940
Last Tuesday of the Month at 7 PM

Chapter Officers

President :Ron Mercurio
1st Vice Pres :Mike Aiello
2nd Vice Pres :Tom Jablonski
Secretary :Daniel P. Daly
Treasurer :Vincent Gallipoli

Chaplain :Lou Ferrara
Sgt. at Arms :Artie Steinkamp
3-Year Director :Charles Czochanski
2-Year Director :Harry Nolte
1-Year Director :Edward Lee Zamot
1-Year Director :Leo Ortiz
1-Year Director :Bob Dall

2017-2018 Committees

Bob Dall

Fund Raising:
Leo Ortiz
John Reuter

Supply Officer:
Al Wilenken


Ed Pavlich

Vince Gallipoli

Parades/Color Guard:
Cory Kilvert

Nominating Committee:
John Thompson
Charlie Clark

Pancake Breakfast:
Ed Pavlich
Sonny Hanewich

Leo Ortiz
Jose Cortez

Veterans Benefits:
John Thompson
Edward Lee Zamot

Coin Toss:
Leo Ortiz
Bob Dall

Mike Aiello

Chapter Events

β€’ June 11th – American Legion Car Show

β€’ July 8th – American Legion Pig Roast

β€’ August 6th – Ed's Party

β€’ August 9-13 – VVA National Convention – New Orleans

β€’ August 24th through the 27th – Otisville Fair

β€’ August 26th – Pig Roast

β€’ September 16th – Coin Drop

β€’ September 17th – MIA/POW Picnic

β€’ September 29th – 10am Orange County Veterans' Picnic

β€’ October 8th – Pancake Breakfast

β€’ December 17th – Chapter Christmas

β€’ Date TBD – Nam Knights Pig Roast at Post 488 in Monroe