The general membership voted on 16 November 2019 to maintain the dues structure at $20 for regular members/$10 for surviving spouses for the coming year. Accordingly, the Membership Renewal Campaign for 2020 is underway with the goal of achieving 100% retention.
We are asking our members to submit their renewals NLT 31 December 2019 if possible. Remit by USPS mail using renewal form at download below together with check payable to “CFC MOAA” and mail to “CFC MOAA, P.O. Box 53621, Fayetteville, NC 28305”; or, online using a charge card by going to https://chapterdues.moaa.org/Membership.aspx and following the prompts.
There are still a significant number of chapter members (31%) who have not renewed for 2019. If you fall in this category, please bring your account up to date by remitting for both 2019/2020; call Secretary Sara Ballard at (256) 426-7487 if not certain.
One of the criteria for earning a 5-Star Chapter award is to achieve 95% or better retention, you can contribute to clearing that hurdle by renewing your membership now.
The Robert F. DeMeter Chapter Service Award was established in 1998 in memory of the late LTC (Ret) Robert F. DeMeter, USMC, a former Chapter President (1989), to annually recognize a chapter member for outstanding service to the chapter, either as an extraordinary single act or achievement, or sustained meritorious service to the chapter over a period of time. The award is the most prestigious award the Chapter can bestow upon one of its members.
The award consists of a rotating trophy, which the recipient retains for a period of one year. Nominations for the award are being solicited from the general membership. Please submit in hardcopy or Send e-mail to Secretary Sara Ballard NLT 28 February 2020. A selection committee will determine the winner, and the award will be presented during the March general membership meeting
This is to serve notice that the Cape Fear Chapter, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is now accepting applications for ROTC scholarships effective immediately and through March 1, 2020.
Applicants must be in good academic standing. Applications need be submitted in accordance with CFC Policy Memorandum 15-1 using the application form prescribed therein. Application forms may be accessed by clicking on the “Documents” link on the left side panel.
It is preferred that all applications be submitted via email accompanied by all pertinent documentation (scanned) to firstname.lastname@example.org NLT March 1, 2020. Applications or documents received after the deadline will not be considered.
This year’s golf tournament played at Baywood Golf Club on 14 September was a big 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 support.
The following is a list of all sponsors and donors; those indicated by an asterisk (*) contributed in multiple ways.
Mr. Steve LaHam, President & CEO*
Anfinsen Plastic Molding & Assembly
Major Material Sponsors
Rogers & Breece, Inc.
A+ Home Health Care Services*
Anstead’s Tobacco Company
CW2 (Ret) & Mrs. Fleming L. Asbury, Jr.
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*
Bryant’s Restaurants, Inc./Wendy’s
Buie, Norman & Company, P.A.
Cape Fear Eye Associates, P.A.*
Cape Fear Cardiology*
Cape Fear HS Navy JROTC
Mrs. Zobeida Carrion
Caviness & Cates Building Development*
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Juan I. Chavez*
Mrs. Maria Corey
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Tad D. Davis*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Thomas Donnelly
COL & Mrs. John P. Dunigan*
Edward Jones Financial*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Clark Ecklund*
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Ronald Elrod
First Command Financial
Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Ronnie Foxx
LTC (Ret) Dennis Franken*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Robert T. Garman*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. George W. Glann*
Lisa Gushion, D.D.S.*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. John W. Hazlett*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Ralph Hinrichs*
Horne Brothers Construction, Inc.*
David & Sandi Hubbard
Hubbard Kitchen & Bath Showroom*
LTC (Ret) George Hutnan*
Mrs. Lois Ives
Jimmy John’s Sandwiches
Ladies of MOAA*
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Hank Larsen*
Mash House Brew Company*
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Maxwell, Jr.*
John & Mary Beth Parker/McDonald’s*
GEN (Ret) & Mrs. Dan K. McNeill*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Hans Meinhardt*
Military Order of the Purple Heart
COL (Ret) & Mrs. David L. Miller
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.
LTC (Ret) Charles Pimble*
Powers-Swain Chevrolet, Inc.
Public Storage of Fayetteville, Inc.
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Deogracia Quinones*
QwikMed Pharmacy & Clinic*
Mrs. Barbara Raizen
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Arturo Rodriguez*
SANCO Construction Company, Inc.*
Sandhills Oral & Implant Surgery
Savvy Cleaning Company
Dr. & Mrs. Richard H. Shereff*
MAJ (Ret) Henry L. Simpson
Terry Sanford HS AFJROTC
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Edward R. Thomas, II*
TLC Express Carwash*
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Richard A. Underwood*
COL (Ret) & Mrs. James A. Volkmann*
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Vonnegut*
CPT (Ret) & Mrs. David S. Vroom*
Tom & Claudie Wallen*
Watson Family Dentistry
Mrs. Sara White*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Jim Wilde*
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Martin C. Williams*
MAJ (Ret) & Mrs. Ira M. Watkins*
Mrs. Helen Beshlin
LTC (Ret) Kenneth W. Chelf
MAJ (Ret) Gerald Croll*
Mrs. Mary Eidman*
CW3 (Ret) & Mrs. James Fleming
Foust Heating and Air Conditioning
MAJ (Ret) & Mrs. Hubert L. Gibson
COL (Ret) & Mrs. John R. Hermann
Hutchen’s Law Firm
CW4 (Ret) & Mrs. Joseph A. Jasienowski
Lt Col (Ret) Geraldine B. McGowan
Erika Meinhardt & John Parks Families*
CW2 (Ret) & Mrs. Carl Mitchell
Evelyn & Steve Petker
Mr. Mark Rohrig*
Simon Funeral Home
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Walter M. Swing
MAJ (Ret) & Mrs. Robert Tiffany
Mr. Pete Tilton*
LTC (Ret) John R. (Bob) White
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Willie Wright
Carolina Specialties International
COL (Ret) & Mrs. Stanley D. Dodson
LTC (Ret) & Mrs. Doneal Gersh
Prize & Giveaways Donors
Anderson Creek Golf & Country Club
ASOM Gift Shop
Baywood Golf Club
Bayonet Golf Club
Black’s Tire and Auto Service
Carolina Lakes Golf Club
Cypress Lakes Golf Club
Defy Fay & Bone Fish Grill Left
Edward Jones Investments
Firestone Fort Bragg
Gates Four Golf & Country Club
Kings Grant Golf Course
Legacy Golf Links
Luigi’s Italian Restaurant
Mash House Brew Company*
Ryder Golf Course
Stryker Golf Course
316 Oyster Bar
For the fifth consecutive year, the Cape Fear Chapter was awarded a MOAA 5-Star Levels of Excellence Award. This is an extraordinary streak of achievement for the chapter.
Chapter President Ira Watkins will pin the 5-Star medallion on the Chapter colors awards streamer during the annual general membership meeting on 15 November 2019.
Congratulations to all!
If you are a Korean War Veteran or ever served in Korea and would like to revisit Korea on a vacation compliments of the Korean Government you need to read this and take advantage of this amazing opportunity. Dependents of Korea vets are also eligible.
The Korea Veterans Association (Seoul), started the program in 1975 which is now hosted
by the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs, by providing Korean War Veterans and
their families free hotel accommodations, bus tours of Seoul, Inchon and the DMZ, and all
meals in Korea. The Land of Morning Calm remembers and sincerely appreciates all veterans
who fought, protected and sacrificed in securing freedom and democracy for the Republic of Korea.
The Korean government is continuing to subsidize the veterans & family members/companion airfare for the 65th Anniversaries, in addition to already paying for hotel, meals and touring in Korea and will end the program in 2020 so don’t delay.
Please download information brochure and application form below.