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MOAA's 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards April 6, 2017
MOAA's 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

MOAA's 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

April 6, 2017

* The MOAA Councils and Chapters that are the recipients of 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards were announced at the President's Seminar which took place after "Storming the Hill."

* Pictured (above right): CAPT Douglas Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., President of the North Carolina Council of Chapters is presented a 5 Star award for the Council website by Lt Gen Dana Atkins, USAF, Ret., President and CEO of MOAA.

* Pictured (below right) is the group photograph of the representatives of the 137 award recipients from the attendees at the President's Seminar.

North Carolina Council of Chapters Awards:

* 5 Star

- North Carolina Council of Chapters Website

- Cape Fear Chapter Website

- Sandhills Chapter Website

* 4 Star

- North Carolina Council of Chapters E-Newsletter

- Cape Fear Chapter Print Newsletter

- Coastal Carolina Website

- Coastal Carolina Print Newsletter

- Sandhills Chapter Print Newsletter

- SENCLand Chapter Website

- SENCLand Chapter Print Newsletter

- Triangle Chapter Website

- Triangle Chapter Print Newsletter

- Catawba Valley Chapter Website

- Catawba Valley Chapter Print Newsletter

- New River Chapter Website

- New River Chapter E-Newsletter

KUDOS TO ALL OUR COUNCIL AWARDEES!

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Marix Awards Ceremony, Dirksen Senate Office Building April 4, 2017

Marix Awards Ceremony, Dirksen Senate Office Building

April 4, 2017

The Military Officers Association of America Marix Awards Ceremony, named for MOAA's first president, was on April 4th...North Carolina Council of Chapters President, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., and his wife Cathy, attended the ceremony as part of the annual event on Capitol Hill with the North Carolina Council of Chapters delegation and other MOAA council and chapter members in DC for "Storming the Hill," 2017.

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NCCOC Prepares to "Storm the Hill" April 4, 2017

NCCOC Prepares to "Storm the Hill"

April 4, 2017

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters delegation that will "Storm the Hill" tomorrow, April 5th to meet our 2 Senators and 13 Representatves to bring our message of two primary issues of importance to the military - active, retired, Guard and Reserve, officer AND enlisted, as well as surviving spouses of deceased persons is pictured. Issue #1 - sequestration, and Issue #2 - the SBP/DIC offset.

* Shown (left to right): COL Ed Baisden, USA, Ret., COL Jeri Graham, USA, Ret., Lt Gen Dana Atkins,USAF, Ret. and CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret.

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Department of Veterans Affairs New Rule on Presumptive Care - Now In Effect March 14, 2017 (effective date)

Department of Veterans Affairs New Rule on Presumptive Care - Now In Effect

March 14, 2017 (effective date)

* The document (right) can be opened in a larger view - right click on the image - in order to read, or it can be downloaded to your computer below.

* Please ensure widest delivery of this information to all veterans who may have been affected by this situation at Camp LeJeune.

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David and Catherine Sevier March 18, 2018

David and Catherine Sevier

March 18, 2018

David and Catherine Sevier gave an informative presentation to the 1st quarterly meeting of the North Carolina Council of Chapters regarding the Carolinas Center (TCC), a nonprofit association serving a large network of hospices and palliative care organizations across North and South Carolina for which they received a $1.1 million Duke Endowment Foundation grant to help persons "Own One's Own Health" and to also enable them, and their families, in making important end of life decisions.

The two files, below, are downloadable for use by chapters to share this information with their members.

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The Carolinas Center - Duke Endowment Press Release (pdf 295.8 Kb)

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Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Morehead City, NC May 26-30, 2017

Vietnam Traveling Wall Coming to Morehead City, NC

May 26-30, 2017

* The Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend 2017. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall® will provide a venue that allows Vietnam War veterans, families, and local residents the ability to see the memorial, attain closure, and learn about the Vietnam War.

* The Otway Burns Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), with presenting sponsor Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament, is hosting the memorial at Glad Tidings Church (4621 Country Club Road, Morehead City, NC) Friday, May 26th until Tuesday, May 30th.

* At approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 25th, the memorial and a motorcycle escort will leave the New River Shopping Center in Jacksonville and proceed east on Highway 24. In Morehead City, the escort and memorial will proceed across Highway 70 onto Bridges Street, then turn left on Country Club Road, and enter the Glad Tidings Church property.

* Groups and individual bikers interested in escorting the Wall should contact Cindy Knigge (cdmidgette@aol.com).

* Round-the-clock viewing of the memorial will commence following the opening ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, May 26th until 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30th when the brief closing ceremony will be begin.

* Chapter Regent Linda Phelps says the Otway Burns Chapter is sponsoring the monument in Morehead City, which has a large veteran population, for healing and to allow people the opportunity to visit who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington, D.C.

* For more information, find the event on Facebook “Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Morehead City” or contact Otway Burns Chapter NSDAR Regent Linda Phelps (910- 326-6164 or rphelps@ec.rr.com).

* Tax deductible donations can be made to the Otway Burns Chapter Treasurer and mailed to Dolores Witt, 312 Bonita Road, Cape Carteret, NC 28584.

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MOAA Levels of Excellence (LOE) March 2017

MOAA Levels of Excellence (LOE)

March 2017

* The March "Affiliate," MOAA's e-Newsletter, contains information on changes to the LOE awards program that affect both Councils and Chapters.

* It is recommended that Chapter Presidents read the new policy regarding Levels of Excellence awards and plan accordingly for efforts within their chapter to participate in the revised program.

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