Mountain Empire Chapter of MOAA
SEP 2017 – Greetings Everyone!
RUN FOR THE DOGS 5K IS HERE! Next Saturday, Sep 9th, many of us will either be running, walking, or volunteering to “work the course” for this 2nd Annual Stephen T. Sharar RUN FOR THE DOGS 5K. Come out to join us in earning funds to help a veteran and a dog be trained to help fight PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). Of course, you can always send a donation if you can’t attend! Your Board members are working very hard to put this all together; we would appreciate your support. The Student Veterans Chapter of ETSU has joined us to co-sponsor this run. ETSU ROTC is sending a couple of runners! Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council and the Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union are major sponsors. We are very appreciative of their support!!!
If you need a flyer about the Run, or information about MOAA to pass out, please email me. I can attach the information, or mail out MOAA brochures.
Congressman Phil Roe and Arlan Hensley will be our speakers for the regular meeting on Saturday, Sept 16th. This event will begin at 11:30 for social time, 12:00 for the buffet meal and introduction of Arlan Hensley, a Korean War veteran, who will share his perspective on events there. Congressman Roe will speak about the Korean Peninsula situation and other veteran related information, and will answer questions. The meal will be a buffet, barbecue pork with a variety of sauces, sides, and a drink for $15. We will NEED RESERVATIONS due to limited space in the Lancaster Room. The first 40 responders will get the ticket! Please email me or call Tom Shafer at 423.639.0874, or 423.426.1416. You can mail checks to Tom made out to MECMOAA. His address is: 1300 Kevin Lane, Greeneville TN 37745; or once you have RSVP’d, you can bring payment to the meeting.
Have you checked out the Facebook page that Mark Tipton set up. At the present, it is under Military Officers Association of American Mountain Empire Chapter. Check it out, like it, and if you aren’t on Facebook, consider it. We can post events, share information, and keep it current. If you would like something posted, please email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans are in the works for MOAA National to send a representative to our January 20th.
Important Project to come: Anyone have room to store all of the MECMOAA archives? I need some of my attic opened up. Does anyone have a suggestion?
Coming Events: Sep 9thth, Sat, 2nd Annual Run For The Dogs, ETSU (different course)
Sep 16th, MECMOA Meeting, Johnson City Country Club 11:30am; Congressman Phil Roe, and Korean War veteran, Arlan Hensley.
Sept 12th, Ladies Luncheon at Guiseppe’s in Kingsport. RSVP to email@example.com if you haven’t done so yet.
Oct 12th, a Wednesday, Ladies Luncheon at Captain’s Table by Watauga Lake, 11:30. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call at 423.202.8162, or 423.768.0161.