CALL FOR USO VOLUNTEERS

CALL FOR USO VOLUNTEERS

We recently lost some of our long-serving USO volunteers due to age and/or medical limitations and we need young and enthusiastic folks to replace them. If you are tired of your sedentary life style, and wish to get out of the house and do something physical, worthwhile, self-fulfilling and fun please consider signing up as a USO volunteer – WE NEED YOU!

Getting more of our chapter members actively involved in service projects in support of our military and their families here at Fort Bragg helps promote chapter cohesion, esprit de corps, and a sense of purpose.

USO volunteerism is by no means new to our chapter, since the USO center at the Fayetteville Regional Airport opened in November 2011 a small number of our chapter members (11 to 14) have volunteered their services as USO stewards at the airport lounge. The number has remained relatively constant, with only 12 currently serving. Our goal is to get that number up to around 20 or 24 to embellish this chapter-sponsored endeavor.

The Fayetteville Airport USO Center is behind security on the second floor of the airport. The center is 100% operated by volunteers who have gone through the badging process and are dedicated to keeping the center open, available and a comfortable center for our traveling military and their families. At this time, the USO needs dependable volunteers who are willing to commit to at least two 4-hour periods per month serving in the center; you make your own schedule. There is also a dire need for volunteers to work at the Fort Bragg USO Center located in the Soldier Support Center at Fort Bragg.

If you are interested, please complete the initial steps at "http://www.volunteers.uso.org/ and then, email Brian Knight at Send e-mail to get your application process moving forward. Please let Brian know that you are a member of the Cape Fear Chapter, MOAA.

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2018 COL MARVIN HARRIS COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS WINNERS by Ira Watkins

2018 COL MARVIN HARRIS COMMUNICATIONS AWARDS WINNERS

by Ira Watkins

Congratulations to us for repeating as MOAA communication awards winners in 2018. Our chapter was awarded a 5-Star COL Marvin Harris Communication Award for its website “www.cfmoaa.org”, and a 5-Star Award for its eNewsletter “Gram of Info” for 2018. This is the sixth consecutive year we have received this distinction for our communications platforms. All of us may be justifiably proud.

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ROBERT F. DEMETER CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD FOR 2018 by Ira Watkins

ROBERT F. DEMETER CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD FOR 2018

by Ira Watkins

It was my pleasure to present the Robert F. DeMeter Chapter Service Award for 2018 to Carol Ivey at our Awards and Recognition Luncheon held at McKellar’s Lodge on the 16th of March 2019. The DeMeter award is the most prestigious award the Chapter can bestow upon one of its members. This is the first time in the history of the chapter that this award was conferred to a surviving spouse.

The certificate reads as follows: “For sustained outstanding service to the Cape Fear Chapter, Military Officers Association of America from January 2013 to December 2018. Her faithful and selfless service on the Chapter’s Executive Board as the Surviving Spouse Liaison Officer for six years is without precedent. In discharging her duties, she never lost sight of her responsibilities to look after the interests and concerns of our surviving spouses. She not only served as an exemplary role model for the ladies, but for the entire Chapter, always carrying herself with dignity and poise. Her long-lasting contributions to the Cape Fear Chapter are worthy of the highest esteem and clearly warrant her selection as the 2018 recipient of this coveted service award.”

Congratulations Carol, you have earned our eternal gratitude for your dedicated service and unselfish contributions to the chapter.

See list of all previous DeMeter award recipients at download below.

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NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICIALLY INSTALLED January 25, 2019

NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD OFFICIALLY INSTALLED

January 25, 2019

The newly elected Cape Fear Chapter officers for the 2-year term beginning January 2019 were officially installed in a ceremony during the traditional biennial Installation Dinner held at the Fort Bragg Iron Mike Conference Center on 25 January 2019.

Retired Air Force Lt. Gen Dana Atkins, President and CEO of the Military Officers Association of America administered the oath of office to: MAJ (Ret) Ira M. Watkins, President; MAJ (Ret) George Bond, 1st Vice President; COL (Ret) Richard Underwood, 2nd Vice President; LTC (Ret) Marty Williams, 3rd Vice President; LTC (Ret) Ralph W. Hinrichs, Jr., Treasurer; and, Mrs. Sara Ballard, Secretary.

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2018 ROTC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FUND RAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP by Tammy Beshlin

2018 ROTC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FUND RAISING GOLF TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP

by Tammy Beshlin

This year’s golf tournament played at Baywood Golf Club on 29 September was an incredible success. Our heartfelt thanks to all our commercial sponsors for their continued loyalty and support, to the players who made the day special, and to our chapter members for a commendable outpouring of generosity.

The following is a list of all sponsors and donors; those indicated by an asterisk (*) contributed in multiple ways.

Prime Sponsor

Mr. Steve LaHam, President & CEO*

Anfinsen Plastic Molding & Assembly

Major Material Sponsors

AAFMAA*

Healy Wholesale

Rogers & Breece, Inc.

USAA*

Hole Sponsors

A+ Home Health Care Services*

Anstead’s Tobacco Company

Arrow Exterminators of Fayetteville, Inc.*

Chap (LTC)(Ret) & Mrs. Timothy Atkinson

COL (Ret) & Mrs. David L. Baggett*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Eli Ballard*

Baywood Golf & Community Association

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. David Beshlin*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. George Blanc*

Bob Maier’s Automotive Services*

MAJ (Ret) George Bond*

Brown & Associates Investment Services*

Bryan Honda

Bryant’s Restaurants, Inc./Wendy’s

Buie, Norman & Company, P.A.

Carolina Specialties International*

Cape Fear Discount Drugs*

Cape Fear Eye Associates, P.A.*

Cape Fear HS Navy JROTC

Mrs. Zobeida Carrion

Catlett Family Dentistry

Caviness & Cates Building Development*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Juan I. Chavez*

LTC (Ret) David Cheney*

LTC (Ret) James E. Chrishon, Jr.

Copper Cricket Pub, Sanford, NC*

Mrs. Maureen Dadek*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Tad D. Davis

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Stanley D. Dodson*

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Thomas Donnelly

COL & Mrs. John P. Dunigan*

E.E. Smith HS AFJROTC

Edward Jones Investments*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Ronald Elrod

Fairmont HS AJROTC

Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Ronnie Foxx

LTC (Ret) Dennis Franken*

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Robert T. Garman*

Dr. Ben Gersh, M.D.*

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. George W. Glann*

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Marv G. Gordner

COL (Ret) Jeri Graham

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. John W. Hazlett*

MAJ (Ret) Peter A. Hill*

Hinkamp Jeweler’s

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Ralph Hinrichs*

Horne Brothers Construction, Inc.*

David & Sandi Hubbard

Hubbard Kitchen & Bath Showroom*

LTC (Ret) George Hutnan

Mrs. Carol Ivey*

Jernigan-Warren, Inc.*

Jimmy John’s Sandwiches

Lane Automotive

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Hank Larsen*

Mash House Brew Company*

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Maxwell, Jr.*

John & Mary Beth Parker/McDonald’s

Carl Meinhardt*

Erika Meinhardt*

LTC (Ret) Hans Meinhardt*

Lise Meinhardt*

Metz Glass*

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Morty Pride Meats

BG (Ret) Joseph L. Nagel*

MAJ (Ret) Warren R. O’Brien*

Col (Ret) & Mrs. Chester G. Oehme, Jr.*

Paper, Pens, Etc. Inc.

Powers-Swain Chevrolet, Inc.

Public Storage of Fayetteville, Inc.

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Deogracia Quinones*

QwikMed Pharmacy & Clinic*

Mrs. Barbara Raizen

Rhudy’s, Inc.

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Arturo Rodriguez*

Sanco Construction Company, Inc.

Savvy Cleaning Company

Sharonview Federal Credit Union*

Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Shereff

Strickland’s Portion Pak, Inc.

Superior Bakery

Terry Sanford HS AFJROTC

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Edward R. Thomas, II*

TLC Express Carwash*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. James A. Volkmann*

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Vonnegut*

CPT (Ret) & Mrs. David S. Vroom*

Watson Family Dentistry

Mrs. Sara White*

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Jim Wilde*

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Martin C. Williams*

Ziegler Properties

Soldier Sponsors

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Bill Bell

Mrs. Helen Beshlin

Cape Fear Cardiology Association

LTC (Ret) Kenneth W. Chelf

MAJ (Ret) Gerald Croll

Mrs. Maria Cory

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Clark Ecklund

Mrs. Mary Eidman

First Command

CW3 (Ret) & Mrs. James Fleming

Foust Heating and Air Conditioning

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Darwin A. Frett

Mr. Jack Fulp

COL (Ret) & Mrs. John R. Hermann

Miss LaTonya Jackson

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Thomas R. King

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Earl F. Klinck

Lt Col (Ret) Geraldine B. McGowan

Erika Meinhardt & John Parks Families

Miss Lise Meinhardt

CW2 & Mrs. Carl Mitchell

LTC (Ret) Charles Pimble

Mr. Mark Rohrig*

Sandhills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Jon R. Sheets

Simon Funeral Home

LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Walter M. Swing

MAJ (Ret) & Mrs. Robert Tiffany

Mr. Pete Tilton

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Larry Vick

Claudie & Tom Wallen*

COL (Ret) & Mrs. Willie Wright

Cash Donors

Yong Dutmer

MAJ (Ret) & Mrs. Phil Flynn

Mrs. Lois Ives

Prize & Giveaways Donors

Anderson Creek Golf & Country Club

ASOM Gift Shop

Bayonet Golf Course

Baywood Golf Club

Black’s Tire and Auto Service

Carolina Lakes Golf Club

Carraba’s Italian Grill

Chick Filet Skibo Square

Cypress Lakes Golf Club

Day Spa

Defy Fay & Bone Fish Grill

Edward Jones Investments

Firestone Fort Bragg

Fresh Market

Gates Four Golf & Country Club

Hyland Golf & Country Club

Kings Grant Golf Course

Logan’s Roadhouse

Luigi’s Italian Restaurant

Mission Bar BQ

Newk’s Eatery

Olive Garden Italian Kitchen

Red Lobster

Ryder Golf Course

Sam’s Club

Stryker Golf Course

Whispering Woods Golf Club

316 Oyster Bar

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CFC REPEATS AS A 5-STAR CHAPTER 2017 MOAA Levels of Excellence Awards

CFC REPEATS AS A 5-STAR CHAPTER

2017 MOAA Levels of Excellence Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, the Cape Fear Chapter was awarded a MOAA 5-Star Levels of Excellence Award. This is an extraordinary achievement of which all chapter members can be justifiably proud.

Chapter President Chavez will attend the MOAA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in November 2018 to accept the 5-Star medallion on behalf of the chapter. Congratulations to all!

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