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NC Council of Chapters Scores BIG in MOAA Annual Communications Awards Contest April 10, 2014
NC Council of Chapters Scores BIG in MOAA Annual Communications Awards Contest

NC Council of Chapters Scores BIG in MOAA Annual Communications Awards Contest

April 10, 2014

* NC Council President Jeri Graham received news and awards for nine of the state council efforts in the 2014 Col Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards contest while she was in DC representing our state as part of MOAA's "Storming the Hill."

* Awards received were as follows:

- Council Print Newsletter, 2nd Runner Up: "Council Comments" (Bill and Dee Culler, Co-editors)

- Council Electronic Newsletter, Winner: NCCOC "Council Connections" (Doug Ehrhardt, Editor)

- Council Website, 1st Runner Up: NCCOC (Doug Ehrhardt, Website manager)

- Chapters - Category 3

- Electronic Newsletter, Winner: Cape Fear "Gram of Info" (Juan Chavez, Editor)

- Website, Winner: Cape Fear (Juan Chavez, President)

- Website, 2nd Runner Up: Sandhills (Mary Schneider, Website manager)

- Chapters - Category V

- Print Newsletter, 2nd Runner Up: New River "New River Current" (Ken Lynn, Editor)

- Electronic Newsletter, Winner: New River "Current Happenings" (Doug Ehrhardt, Editor)

- Website, 2nd Runner Up: (Doug Ehrhardt, President and Website manager)

KUDOS to all the Council participants and award recipients...BRAVO ZULU!

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North Carolina's Division of Veterans Affairs 50th Anniversary Commemoration

North Carolina's Division of Veterans Affairs

50th Anniversary Commemoration

* By authorization of the Governor, the Honorable Pat McCrory, the Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, Ilario G. Pantano has sent a letter dated February 28, 2014 to All Parties seeking to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

* At no cost, organizations like small businesses, county or city offices, Veteran services, schools, museums, libraries, nursing homes, and of course Posts or Chapters of the VFW, VVA, DAV and the American Legion, etc. can participate and receive the commemorative materials.

* The below downloadable file is the letter from Mr. Pantano.

* The below link is to the website that has all the information on how to become a Commemorative Partner.

Link: Click here:

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140228 - NCDVA Vietnam 50 Commemoration (pdf 313 Kb)

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Congress Repealed the Unjust COLA Reduction Thank you, MOAA!

Congress Repealed the Unjust COLA Reduction

Thank you, MOAA!

295,000 messages sent to Capitol Hill by MOAA members...the result? Congress was forced to listen.

Link: Take action...subscribe to MOAA's Legislative Alerts here...

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Increase COLA Repeal is Just the Beginning MOAA President VADM Norb Ryan, USN-Ret.

Increase COLA Repeal is Just the Beginning

MOAA President VADM Norb Ryan, USN-Ret.

* The below link is a message posted on the MOAA website on February 20, 2014 that explains that efforts by the Association to repeal the COLA increase is just the beginning.

* Take steps now to work with MOAA and help prevent further cuts to military benefits for all service personnel.

Link: Click here:

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Do Associations Matter? - Redux Follow-on Post Concerning Membership

Do Associations Matter? - Redux

Follow-on Post Concerning Membership

* The attached link opens a post on the MOAA website by Lt Col Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret.) and Deputy Director, Transition Center for MOAA. It includes a summary of some of the benefits accrued for the military since 2001.

* As we embark on another year of program efforts in our North Carolina Council of Chapters, lets do all we can to encourage other eligible persons to not only join a state Chapter, but to help increase the One Powerful Voice® that is the imprimatur of MOAA.

Link: Click here:

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Chalk Up Another Win in the MOAA Column...

Chalk Up Another Win in the MOAA Column...

* It appears that the lobbying efforts by MOAA, supported by the 100's and 1,000's of e-mails sent in by members who receive the Legislative Alerts from MOAA, will soon be able to count the repeal of the 1% COLA hit that the Congress had proposed on the military.

* Open the below link, "Why Associations Matter", to read of other successes that MOAA has won on behalf of servicepersonnel - active, retired, former, Guard, Reserve and survivors of prior military personnel.

* THANK YOU, MOAA!

Readers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to log onto the MOAA website and sign up for the Legislative Alerts that get sent to registered e-mail addresses on a regular basis to make you aware of IMPORTANT TOPICS of real consequence to all military personnel.

The reversal of the COLA penalty to the military is just one more example of how your support to MOAA does make a difference!

Link: Link here:

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Cape Fear Chapter Spouse Wins MOAA Annual Essay Contest

Cape Fear Chapter Spouse Wins MOAA Annual Essay Contest

MOAA has announced the winner of the annual essay contest. Sara VanderClute, wife of LTC Burt A. VanderClute USA (Ret.) of the Cape Fear Chapter is the winner and the recipient of a $1,000 prize. Sara's essay, Disabled or Disassembling is on page 66 of the November Military Officer magazine.

Link: Link here to open Sara's Essay in Military Officer Magazine

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