The VVA Veteran® Online

May/June 2013

Tuned In To Veterans’ Needs


Every year, Queens, New York, Chapter 32 gives a Christmas gift to the New York Veterans Nursing Home and to the St. Albans Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. In addition, chapter members cater and serve dinner to the residents of the nursing home and the veterans domiciliary.

This year, Chapter Treasurer Tom Corbin suggested flat-screen TVs for the clinic’s waiting rooms. It seemed like a good idea to everyone at the chapter meeting. A business proposal was put together, and VVA National President John Rowan was asked to present it to the Military Outreach Committee of the Masonic Brotherhood Fund of the Grand Lodge of New York. The Masons approved the expenditure, and chapter members purchased three 47-inch TVs with the donated money.

Rowan, chapter members, and Masonic representatives met on February 6 to present the TVs to the clinic. From left: Mike Daughtry, 2nd vice president, Chapter 32; Tom Buono, president, Chapter 944; John Rowan; Dennis Breheny, chair, Military Outreach Committee, Masonic Brotherhood Fund, GLNY; Tom Corbin; and Ernie Monteleone, St. Albans CBOC.

Chapter 32 believes in helping our hospitalized brother and sister veterans. As long as we’re able, we will do our best to see that they are well cared for. They can count on Queens Chapter 32 to fight for them.n

For additional information on Chapter 32 and its collaboration with the Masons, email Chapter President Paulie Narson at

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