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July 2015 Affiliate

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Director’s Notes: Maintain Momentum

Each year during July and August, about 70 chapters take a break from chapter meetings and pause for vacations before resuming chapter meetings again in September.

Surviving Spouse Corner: Auxiliary Liaison Excellence Award

The Auxiliary Liaison Excellence Award is presented each year to a surviving spouse (formerly auxiliary) liaison who has demonstrated superior performance in recruitment and retention, representation, and leadership.

Enter MOAA’s Essay Contest

Do you think you have the “write stuff”? Then enter MOAA’s 2015 military professional essay contest, which is open to members of the military and their families and those affiliated with professional military educational institutions.

Embrace MOAA’s New Brand

The MOAA logo and seal represent the MOAA brand. Many council and chapter leaders are embracing the new brand by downloading the new MOAA logo and seal and displaying them in their newsletters and on their websites.

Schedule Congressional Visits

Each year during the August congressional recess, legislators return to their home districts and meet with constituents.

Recruit at Outreach Events

Members of the Tennessee Council of Chapters recruit new national MOAA members every year during the National Guard Association of Tennessee Conference.

Use Electronic Support Messages

Do you need help promoting an upcoming council or chapter event? Or maybe your chapter could benefit from having a recruiting message sent out via email.

VA Launches “Summer of Service”

The VA recently launched its “Summer of Service” initiative and is seeking support from local citizens, communities, veterans service organizations, and private and nonprofit organizations such as MOAA.

Tip of the Hat

… to members of the Alamo (Texas) Chapter who invited all 14 of San Antonio’s mayoral candidates to take part in a Q-and-A session so local citizens could learn candidates’ stances on the issues that affect servicemembers and their families.