• Chuck and his wife Ann

  • President and Charlie heading to the East Room

  • Chuck and his son Mike

  • Chuck and his daughter Jeanna

  • Medal of Honor

  • East Room For The Medal of Honor Ceromony

Vietnam Veterans of America,
Charles S. Kettles Chapter 310
National Chapter of the Year - 1999 & 2007
Newsletter of the Year 2007, 09, 11, & 15
E-Newsletter of the Year 2017
 
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Chapter member LTC. (Retired) Chuck Kettles receved the Medal of Honor - July 2016

LTC Charles S. Kettles (ret) Passed Away On January 21, 2019.  Rest In Peace My Friend, Rest In Peace......

We lost another hero December 23, 2021, Lloyd Lee (below).

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Click Here To Find Out If You Qualify For Health Care At The VA As A Veteran.

We are the Vietnam Veterans of America, Charles S Kettles Chapter 310, Washtenaw County, Michigan

 

President’s Message June, 2022

 
 harrisonOur chapter is in good shape!

Membership-

We have about 215 members (two or three applications are in the pipeline) which is the most we have ever had.  Several of the new members are enthusiastic and eager to be involved.  An involved membership is the life-blood of any organization so we plan to welcome them and give them ample opportunities to participate.  (There will be plenty to do when we put on our annual Pig Roast at the American Legion in Saline on August 28th.)

Financially-

We are on reasonably sound footing.  We rely primarily on donations (tax deductible – we are a 401c-19 tax ID 38-2931801) and our donors have been generous of late.  Most of the donations come as a result of our year-end appeal and that money goes 100% to the Restricted Fund, which is only used to help veterans, (shown below). 

  • The Charles S. Kettles VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor where we provide underwear, pajamas, shirts, upgraded meals and more.
  • The Fisher House which provides hotel-like rooms for the families of veterans who are patients at the VA hospital.
  • WACU – Warriors and Caregivers United – assisting veterans and their caregivers.
  • Michigan Ability Partners helping veterans with the resources they need to be productive members of society.

None of the Restricted Fund money goes to run our chapter.

Our merchandise sales opportunities have been limited by Covid 19 but we have been quite successful where we could sell.

Last year's Pig Roast was a big help and we have high hopes for this year.

We get other donations which go to the General Fund or the Memorial Fund or other special projects.

We are struggling a little to pay for the improvements at the Memorial but in the long view we have a perpetual fund to maintain it when we are gone.

Spiritually -

  • At every meeting we invoke the blessing of Deity.
  • At every meeting we pledge allegiance to our flag and republic.
  • At every meeting we talk about helping veterans in one way or another.
  • At every meeting we try to have some fun.

 

I’ll see you at our next meeting.  In the meantime,

Stay Safe and

Stay Proud.

 

Stan Harrison, President