* The regular meeting of the New River Chapter held on May 20th included many activities for members and guests, alike.
* Our featured speaker was SSGT Darryl Vaughn, NCANG-Ret., the Veterans Service Officer (VSO) for Ashe County who informed our members of his role, and continuing education in service, for ALL veterans in our county. In a Q&A / discussion period that followed his presentation, chapter members learned of new opportunities to become involved with SSGT Vaughn in support of his important role.
* Another part of the meeting included the Chapter's awarding of the MOAA Leadership certificate and medal to the ACHS JROTC Leadership nominee, Cadet Captain Joshua Goodman. Click on the below link to read additional information on the award ceremony.
* Lastly, President Ehrhardt presented, and displayed, several plaques and certificates of awards from the 2013 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Award contest during which the NC Council was the recipient of 9 total awards - six of which were from duties and activities in our New River Chapter.
Cover photo (upper) SSGT Darryl Vaughn and (lower) 1st VP Charles Knapp introducing the guest speaker.
Thumbnail #1 - President Ehrhardt presents SSGT Vaughn with a certificate of appreciation for sharing information about the VSO.
Thumbnail #2 - Secretary Ken Lynn receives a certificate acknowledging a 2nd Runner Up award from MOAA's Communication contest for The New River Current, our bi-monthly newsletter.
Thumbnail #3 - President Ehrhardt display one of the 1st Place plaques received from the MOAA 2013 Communication Contest.
Thumbnail #4 - Cadet Captain Joshua Goodman is presented with his MOAA JROTC Leadership Award.
Thumbnail #5 - chapter members - Bill and Joan Horner - enjoy a meal prior to the regular meeting. Monica Madden-Lynn is just to Joan's left in the photo.
Thumbnail #6 - more meeting attendees...Ken Lynn speaks to Bill and Joan Horner as Tim and Marj Fuller share a meal at the Coffee House counter and 1stVP Charles Knapp confers with Legislative Chair Ron Wilsbach whose back is to the camera. Also with her back to the camera is Monica Madden-Lynn and to her right is Karen Strickland.