Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Seven Oaks Country Club (132 Lisbon Rd, Beaver, 15009)
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Come to our live, in-person breakfast in Beaver, PA, and meet these two speakers pictured above.

Jerry Fisher, left, joined the Navy to see the world and, of course, was shipped to California for shore duty. Larry Googins, right, was a weapons systems officer who flew 193 combat missions in an F4 fighter in Vietnam.

These two people have done as much on behalf of veterans and the military community as anyone I’ve ever met. Jerry was a founding member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862 in Beaver, PA, established in 2000, He’s run a twice-annual free bus trips to the national war memorials in Washington, DC, for the past 16 years. He spearheaded the creation of a Veterans Memorial in Beaver County. And he drives a van once a week to take veterans to appointments at the VA Hospital in Pittsburgh. Wherever he goes, he hands out copies of VBC Magazine. We owe him much.

We also owe Larry, who is the President of not only VVA Chapter 862 but also of the VVA PA State Council. Larry travels the state advocating for and meeting with veterans of all eras and ages. He exemplifies what makes Vietnam Veterans so special: their outreach to the larger community of our nation’s veterans. People like Larry are the glue that hold the community together.

Join us to meet people like Jerry, Larry, and others who served from WWII to the present day.

We meet at Seven Oaks Country Club (132 Lisbon Rd, Beaver, 15009). You’ll walk in, pick up your name badge, pay $15 if you plan to eat (no cost for those who don’t), and meet others who are there to hear and share the stories. Breakfast is served at 8:30am. At 9:00am, we start the program. For the next 90 minutes, we circulate the room with the microphone and have veterans share a slice of their service experience. You never know what you’re going to hear, and there’s always new people with new memories to offer.

RSVP by calling 412-623-9029 or emailing Please make sure to RSVP for events at least two days in advance. We understand that your schedule can change quickly, but advance notice of attendance always helps us and our venues prepare the program. Thank you!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors, Beaver Financial Group and  Encompass Health!