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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MOAA TDE (pdf 836.7 Kb)
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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Bailey Patton Update

March 6, 2017

* Click here to open an important link to information about the Bailey case that is helpful to ALL North Carolina veterans! The link is to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

* Please provide widest dissemination of this information to all chapter members in the North Carolina Council of Chapters.

* Also, please remember to register on the 4th Branch website to stay informed with action in the NC legislature regarding Bailey.

* Thanks!

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VEAC February 10-11, 2017

VEAC

February 10-11, 2017

Need help filing a VA claim? Questions about survivor benefits? Filing an appeal? Check out this event that will take place in Roanoke Rapids on February 10th and 11th.

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Engage 4th Branch February 23, 2015 Launch Date

Engage 4th Branch

February 23, 2015 Launch Date

* Of the many important activities the North Carolina Council of Chapters has going on, one that is history in the making is our collaboration with The 4th Branch.

* After many months of decision making, collaboration and process improvements, we now all have an electronic communications resource to contact our NC legislators.

* We’ve learned from years of TAKING ACTION with National MOAA important legislative matters, that having the use of technology enables us to have a much more powerful collective voice.

* The 4th Branch, along with other Federal Retiree Task Force members, were heavily involved in the decision making and seeking the support of CQRoll Call ENGAGE. Now YOU are being asked to register in the program.

* START HERE: 4th BRANCH REGISTRATION

1) When completing your registration, enter NCCOC-MOAA where it asks for an organization.

2) When it asks for where you have served, check off all applicable boxes including MILITARY.

3) Make sure that you put in your entire "Zip + 4” zip code.

- Remember that this company has an impressive security system and is very widely used by other advocacy groups.

- The new 4th Branch website houses this program and you will find important links to the mission of the 4th Branch, news feeds and a messaging component where you’ll receive messages to TAKE ACTION.

- After you become registered, let’s build a POWERFUL VOICE IN NORTH CAROLINA by contacting everyone you know and asking them to also register.

- YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MOAA member to have a voice in this system. You just need to live in NC and complete the registration.

- This system will enable us to target messages for organizational groups, but it is only a start! It won't be effective if we don’t all participate.

- Thanks again for all that you do every day to demonstrate that you care and advocate for ALL service members, retirees, veterans, families and survivors.

- I’m counting on you to get ENGAGED. Please know that I welcome your questions and concerns.

Email: COL Jeri Graham, USA-Ret., NCCOC President

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