2011 Marvin J. Harris Communications Award MOAA National's Awards Announced

2011 Marvin J. Harris Communications Award

MOAA National's Awards Announced

* The New River Chapter's web site (which you are currently logged on to) and the Chapter's newsletter, the New River Current each brought home an award from the 2011 Marvin J. Harris Communications Award competition which recognizes those councils and chapters that do an outstanding job communicating with their members.

* The web page won 1st place honors in Category V, Chapters with fewer than 120 members.

* The newsletter won 1st runner up (it took home a 1st place in 2010) in Category V.

* Kudos all around to the Chapter officers, Board of Directors and members for their support and interest in our Chapter that makes this all possible.

^top   Contact   General News   Permalink   Posted: 04/25/12

DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNTS! Military.com link to "ALL KINDS" of discounts

DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNTS, DISCOUNTS!

Military.com link to "ALL KINDS" of discounts

* As most active and retired military are aware, large outlet retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot give a percentage discount to servicemembers when presenting a valid ID.

* Depending upon where you shop, however, retail offerings of discount goods or services may be far more extensive than many realize.

* By following the below link, you can surf literally "hundreds" of stores that have discount offerings for the military.

Link: Click here:

^top   Contact   General News   Permalink   Posted: 02/09/12

"Fly Navy" by Alvin Townley Bestselling author of "Legacy of Honor"

"Fly Navy" by Alvin Townley

Bestselling author of "Legacy of Honor"

* Alvin Townley has received high praise for this work that gives his readers a revealing insight into the world of U.S. naval aviators.

* Chapter members are heartily encouraged to get and read Townley's newest work, not only to enjoy discovering the extraordinary people and enduring spirit of naval aviation but also to read more about the son of chapter member, CAPT Jim Need, MSC, USN (Ret.), whose heroic efforts as rescue swimmer on the HS-5 Nightdippers team are chronicled in Chapter 7, "Rescuers.

Click the below link to reread the release by USS Eisenhower's PAO on the daring rescue that is so much more fully detailed in Townley's book...

Bravo zulu again AW2 Kyle Need, USN.

Link: Click here:

^top   Contact   General News   Permalink   Posted: 05/05/11

MESOTHELIOMA

Information regarding the Mesothelioma Center, a Veteran's resource for individuals needing assistance dealing with applying for benefits has been added to the Documents section.

Link: Click here to link to Documents/Benefits:

^top   Contact   General News   Permalink   Posted: 07/22/10

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Flag Stand displayed by craftsman Lee Eldreth Lee displays his workmanship at the June membership meeting

Flag Stand displayed by craftsman Lee Eldreth

Lee displays his workmanship at the June membership meeting

The flags of the New River Chapter are proudly displayed in a stand built by Chapter member Lee Eldreth, MAJ USA (Ret.) from a piece of wormy chestnut that he harvested from his tree farm in West Jefferson, NC.

^top   Contact   General News   Permalink   Posted: 06/16/10

MOAA Military Family Initiative $25 in '15

MOAA Military Family Initiative

$25 in '15

* The MOAA Military Family Initiative's $25-in-‘15 campaign ends on December 31, 2015. Are you in?

* The annual $25-in-’15 campaign, hosted by the MOAA Military Family Initiative (MMFI), is a challenge to every MOAA member to contribute at least $25 once annually in direct support of MOAA's 14 Initiative-supported programs. These programs reflect the urgent needs of the nation’s military families in five critical areas: career transition, VA disability and survivor claims, warrior family reintegration, military spouse programs and financial education outreach. By the close of 2015, these 14 programs will have touched the lives of over 75,000 military families.

* If one-third of all MOAA members made a single $25 donation to MMFI just once each year, every program would be fully paid for.... If every MOAA member contributed $25 just once each year, the Initiative would be able to fully fund all national MOAA military family programs every year and make annual grants totaling $6 million to help vital military family initiatives at the community level throughout the nation.

* Giving Tuesday is one of the very best ways to support the $25-in-‘15 campaign during the holiday season. Now one of the biggest single philanthropic events worldwide, Giving Tuesday will happen on December 1, 2015. MOAA members, their families and friends, and the general public can help make a difference in the lives of the nation’s remarkably deserving military families just by going to www.MOAA.org/foundation and making an online donation.

* Friendly Competition to Support Military Programs

* This year, to add a bit of competitive fun to MOAA's Giving Tuesday event, MOAA will recognize in the March issue of Military Officer the state council (or group of MOAA chapters, if there is no council in the winning state) from which MOAA receives the highest number and greatest amount of online donations between Giving Tuesday and December 31, 2015. There will be two state winners: 1. Top State, Online MOAA Member Participation and 2. Top State, Total Online Contributions. Here are the rules:

- Top State, Online MOAA Member Participation - Determined by dividing the number of national MOAA member online donations from each participating state by the total number of national MOAA members in that state. This creates a level playing field for all states.

- Top State, Total Online Contributions - Determined by calculating the total amount raised online on Giving Tuesday by each participating state.

- For the purposes of the competition, only online donations made during the 24-hour period of December 1 count.

* For those 1,500 of you that have already graciously joined the $25-in-’15 campaign, thank you! Your commitment to never stop serving by supporting our nation’s military families is an example for all. For those of you who haven’t yet joined this year’s campaign, will you take the leap on Giving Tuesday?

* Please DONATE NOW

^top   Contact   Fund Raising   Permalink   Posted: 11/18/15

Rear Admiral Scott L. Sears, USN Memorial Scholarship Program

Rear Admiral Scott L. Sears, USN Memorial Scholarship Program

Persons wanting to learn more about our Chapter's fundraising scholarship program, or wanting to purchase or donate to the fund, can now link directly to the category on our web pages menu - to the left.

To go to the category now, click on the below link.

Link: Click here:

^top   Contact   Fund Raising   Permalink   Posted: 11/04/11