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August 2015 Affiliate

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Director’s Notes: Executing Ideas and Maximizing Resources

Many of our best ideas come from council and chapter leaders in the field. Whenever we receive an idea from a council or chapter leader, we conduct a scalability test.

Surviving Spouse Corner: The Value of Membership in MOAA

MOAA membership is valuable for many reasons. The services offered by this strong association help veterans, military retirees, and servicemembers and their families and survivors.

Auxiliary (Surviving Spouse) Liaison Excellence Award

Sept. 10 is the deadline for council and chapter leaders to nominate their affiliate’s auxiliary (surviving spouse) liaison for MOAA’s Auxiliary (Surviving Spouse) Liaison Excellence Award. Nominees should demonstrate superior performance in the areas of recruiting and retention, representation, and leadership.

Central PA Chapter Chartered

National MOAA President Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan Jr., USN (Ret), presented a charter to members of the new Central PA Chapter during a cookout June 19 at Sunset Park in State College, Pa. The affiliate, which has 36 members, is based in State College but will serve MOAA members who live throughout central Pennsylvania.

Quarterly Recruiting Awards

As of June 30, MOAA chapter leaders had signed up 1,045 new incentive-qualified chapter members under Chapter Recruiting 2015.

Visit Your Legislators

Congress is in recess during the month of August. Council and chapter leaders are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity by setting up appointments so they can visit with their legislators when they return to their home districts.

Tip of the Hat

… to members of the Green Country (Okla.) Chapter who supported the regional Junior ROTC (JROTC) drill meet held at Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., for the 11th consecutive year.