2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards Contest Winners

April 14, 2016

The North Carolina Council of Chapters, including the New River Chapter, earned eleven 5-Star awards and one 4-Star award in the 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards contest.

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Storming the Hill North Carolina Legislative Visits

April 13, 2016

New River Chapter Past President and current President of the North Carolina Council of Chapters, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret. participated in the annual MOAA Storming the Hill on April 13, 2016.

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New River Chapter Out-Going President Installed as NCCOC President January 8, 2016

New River Chapter Out-Going President Installed as NCCOC President

January 8, 2016

The North Carolina Council of Chapters Officer Installation Ceremony was held on January 8, 2016 at the Regal Ballantyne Theater in Charlotte, NC.

* Captain Douglas Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., was installed as President of the Council for 2016 and 2017. There are 16 Chapters in the North Carolina Council and Captain Ehrhardt will preside over the quarterly meetings held across the state at host chapters. Additionally, in 2017, there will be a convention of North Carolina Council members at which all state MOAA members are encouraged to attend and enjoy the camaraderie and activities of the biennial convention. In 2013, the Council had a 5 day cruise to the Bahamas, while in 2015, there was a land option that visited the historic High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, NC.

* Planning will get underway soon to plan a state convention and information will be forthcoming on this web site as soon as it is available.

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2015 MOAA Level of Excellence Awards Dnner October 31, 2015

2015 MOAA Level of Excellence Awards Dnner

October 31, 2015

* The 2015 Levels of Excellence Awards Ceremony held on October 31st at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel at Disney Springs as part of MOAA's Annual Meeting had the North Carolina Council of Chapters Presidents, or representatives from 8 of the 10 Council Chapters which earned recognition, in attendance to receive their streamers.

* Pictured (above right) is New River Chapter CAPT-Ret. Doug Ehrhardt, USN receiving the 5-star award from MOAA Chairman of the Board, GEN Tony Robertson, Jr., USAF-Ret.

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PO4 William Scarpino

November 4, 2015

* Bill Scarpino, one of the veterans recognized in our Chapter "Veteran's Recognition" program, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Forest Ridge.

* Bill was a WWII veteran who always had a good story to share or song to sing...he will be missed by his many friends in Ashe County.

* Rest in peace.

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Kudos from Lee and Mannon Eldreth August 10, 2015
Kudos from Lee and Mannon Eldreth

Kudos from Lee and Mannon Eldreth

August 10, 2015

"New River Current, August issue is the best and most informative newsletter yet! Thanks to all who contributed – and a special thanks to Ken Lynn for putting it altogether. Certainly deserving of another 5 star streamer!!"

Lee & Mannon Eldreth

A special note sent into the website and I couldn't agree more! Thanks, Lee for your kind words.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USPHS! July 16, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, USPHS!

July 16, 2015

* The Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) sent out this flyer to congratulate the 6,700 commissioned officers serving in the USPHS, one of only two non-combatant corps of the nation's commissioned services...left click on the image to open/read the statement.

* BRAVO ZULU, USPHS!

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