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Veterans group names new officer
VVA officers
Outgoing chapter president Gary Ely, from left, administers the oath of office to incoming officers: President Gary Goyette, Vice President Jim Cole, Treasurer Kevin Curry and Secretary Jim Kirley.

The Membership of Cumming Chapter 1030 of the Vietnam Veterans of America has elected a new leadership team to head the group for the next two years.

Cumming resident Gary Goyette will lead the organization as its new president. The career Army veteran had been the chapter’s secretary and is also the group’s 2017 selection as Veteran of the Year.

Also elected and installed at the veterans’ organization’s March meeting were Vice President Jim Cole, Treasurer Kevin Curry and Secretary Jim Kirley.

Goyette succeeds Gary Ely as head of the Vietnam veterans group. Ely did not seek re-election.

The Cumming Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at AA driving academy at 216 Atlanta Road, Unit E, in Cumming. All Vietnam Era veterans are invited to attend.