Vietnam Veterans of America

Chapter 137 Dallas

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Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 137 in Dallas, VVA137 for short, is the first and largest chapter in the State of Texas. We just celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2014 and we’re proud that over 85% of donations to our organization go directly to the vets we are trying to help.

From the President

Fellow VVA137 members ... 

     Looks like our May meeting (coming Saturday, 5/16/20 - see calendar) is also cancelled due to concerns for the safety and health of each of us surrounding the Corona virus and its possible implications. The Big Town and Market Hall gun shows are postponed as well.

     So what about our Chapter Elections? National and State bylaws have provisions that allow for postponing elections for up to 3 months without requesting permission. We will continue to monitor and discuss what's happening with the virus and decide on when our next meeting will be (June looks good so far). Those of you that may not have made your intentions to run for chapter officers known will still be able to do so at our next meeting. Until then the officers in place now will continue in their positions until the elections are held; we are planning for June.

     We have also extended the drop-dead due date for scholarship applications to COB Monday, June 1, 2020.

     Meanwhile stay safe, take care of your families and we'll keep you posted either by email or through our chapter website. And always, if you want to speak to me or email me, see my phone number and email below.

     May God continue to bless you and the United States of America.

Semper Fi
LTC Norman Van Gilmore
Chapter 137 President

cell phone 468.418.6893


     We have also closed the VSO offices temporarily.
You can still contact us by the phone numbers below on
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Thank you all for your continued support. We appreciate you! 

New office phone numbers:
John 214-792-9367
Van 214-792-9602
Fax:  214-915-8814

Our address is:

VVVA137 Offices
3200 S. Lancaster
Suite 300 (at the back of the shopping complex,
proceed east on Kiest to reach that location)
Dallas, Texas 75216


Keep up with the changing environment as it evolves right here on our website.  Those of you who have VSO actions pending, please check here for where
your records will be, and how the logistics change. 
Your representation (POA) will not change!
Do not let someone talk you into changing your POA if you do not want it changed