We are the Korean Veterans of Central FL including Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties and The Villages. Our goal is to organize veterans who served in any branch of the U.S. Military during the Korean War and those who served in Korea anytime after the war to date (Korea Defense Service Veterans). Please join us at one of our monthly meetings.
It appears that the COVID-19 Delta variant doesn’t care if you have been vaccinated or not. While you may avoid hospitalization or even death, the number of new case transmissions is higher than Feb 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic! Because of the increased risk to our older member population, we have CANCELLED our general meeting on Tuesday, August 24th at the Saddlebrook Recreation Center and will re-evaluate the Sept 28th meeting at a later date. It has been very difficult to entice members to attend meeting since we reinstated them in June. Prior to the pandemic, we outgrew our room with over 100+ attendees. This past June and July, less than 24 members showed up.
KWVA Chapter 169 in The Villages, Florida held their annual picnic on June 9th at Lake Opahumpka State Park. All 70 participants had a great time with wonderful weather, food, live music and renewed camaraderie following COVID-19 lockdown. Check out our 2021 Annual Picnic Photos in our Photo Gallery.
KWVA Chapter 169 member Rich Sobieray graciously presents MG John McWaters a check for $5,000 as a donation to our chapter at our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 27. THANK YOU, RICH!
KWVA Chapter 169 welcomes Stephen Frangos to our Board as Director-at-Large. He will be responsible for scheduling guest speakers as well as other duties. Steve served in Korea with the Army Signal Corps in ’58-’59. He was a Radio Officer with the 4th US Missile Command and the 226th Signal Co. stationed in Chunchon, Camp Page. After 8 years of Reserve Service which included active duty during the Berlin Crisis he retired as a Captain in 1965.
KWVA Chapter 169 meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 1PM at the Saddlebrook Rec Center.