* The North Carolina Council of Chapters received three awards in the 2012 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards Contest which is held annually to recognize both MOAA Councils and Chapters that do an outstanding job communicating with their members.
* The New River Chapter (NC-22) also received two awards during the competition in Category V (Chapters with fewer than 120 members).
* The five North Carolina Council of Chapters awards were:
Winner, Council Electronic Newsletters - Council Connections (CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret)
1st Runner Up, Council Print Newsletters - Council Comments (Maj. William Culler, USMC (Ret), and Dee Culler)
1st Runner Up, Council Web site - www.moaa-nc.org (CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret)
Winner, Chapter Electronic Newsletters - Current Happenings (CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret)
1st Runner Up, Chapter Web site - www.newrivermoaa.org (CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret)