This is the website for the local chapter of Veterans For Peace in Western North Carolina, based in Asheville.
For the most complete and current content about our activities and issues, please visit us on Facebook: Veterans For Peace Chapter 099

You don't have to be a veteran to belong, just a person who wants peace and is committed to taking action to achieve it.

Joan Baez is quoted as saying, "Action is the antidote to despair."

If you feel despair at the many costs and endlessness of our wars please consider joining us in taking action.

Peace and Justice Reading List
Begin with this short book written by the highly decorated Marine General Smedley Butler: "War is a Racket" Click the link to read the book in its entirety on line or download/print it.
Then go on to learn more with this list:

To Become Radicalized in the Cause of Peace, please click here:

Statement of Purpose

We, as military veterans, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others both nationally and internationally

To increase public awareness of the causes and costs of war 

To restrain our governments from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations 

To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons 

To seek justice for veterans and victims of war 

To abolish war as an instrument of national policy. 

To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

For More Information (Including how to become a member):

Join us for the weekly vigil at Pack Square Vance Monument, Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.
MONTHLY MEETING TIME: The Third Tuesday of each month from 5:45PM to no later than 7:15PM. Held at The Block off biltmore, 39 South Market Street, Asheville.

All are welcome; please join us!

Our phone # is:

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dues are due

This is the time of year when we remind members to pay their annual dues. Chapter dues are $25 and can be sent to: VFP Chapter 099, PO Box 356, Mars Hill, NC 28754. Or you can pay our treasurer, Lyle Petersen, in person.

But to be a member of a chapter, you must be a member of the national organization. So make sure that you're in good standing with national. To renew, you can send a $25 check to: Veterans For Peace, 216 South Meramec Ave., St. Louis MO 63105. Or pay online.

Please note that after the August convention, national dues are likely to rise to 40 dollars.

Of course national would be willing to accept the additional fifteen dollars now if you'd like (or even more if you can). Likewise, Chapter 099 is always open to your generosity.

Also please note: Don't let lack of funds stop you from being a member. Contact a chapter officer is you need help.