Heeding the Year of the Chapter call, MOAA members from Ashe County North Carolina, and the surrounding area, held an exploratory meeting to discuss the formation of a new chapter. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx attended the event as the keynote speaker. Located in the picturesque High Country of western N.C., Ashe County is the year-round home to many MOAA members and a seasonal home to several others.
Seated: Cathy Ehrhardt, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Edith Jones.
Standing: LTC Hugh Halsey, USAR-Ret., Maj. Lee Eldreth, USAR-Ret., CAPT Karen Strickland, USNR, Dan Strickland, Lt. Col. USAF-Ret, Dan Soucek, LCDR Jim Duncan, USN-Ret., Maj. Louis Burge, USAF-Ret., LtCol William Horner, USMC-Ret., Col. Ken Lynn, USAF-Ret., CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret., CDR Mac Hunt, USN-Ret., LTC Calvin Brown, USA-Ret., RDML Scott Sears, USN-Ret., Diane Brown, COL Charles Knapp, USA-Ret.