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President's Greeting

Greetings all.

I am glad to announce that, after two years of COVID related issues, we will again be gathering in person for our Chapter Dinner Meeting.  We have a great guest speaker lined up, and will have a local JROTC unit present the colors.  We have been unable to do this for quite a while and I, for one, am looking forward to getting back to our “normal” dinner meetings.  I hope to see many of you there.  Details about the dinner meeting are laid out in detail in this newsletter.  Due to supply chain shortages, the venue is only able to offer us two dinner choices – but both are good choices.  We included a fish choice for those of us who observe Lent.

Gary Howe, Ginger, and I attended the MOAA Texas Council of Chapters (TCC) quarterly meeting on March 4-5.  We discussed national and state legislative issues that we wish to address with our elected officials.  TCC members will lobby the Texas Senators and Representatives from April 1-30 on three issues that affect active duty members, veterans, and their families.  Details are in Ginger’s Legislative column below.  If you are interested in helping us talk to one of the ten Representatives from the DFW area, please let me know by March 26.   We would love to have you on board.

Finally, I would like to point out an initiative that chapter member Rex King is working on.  He is planning to host an event, some Saturday before Memorial Weekend, were some of our members can talk to some high school students about our time in the military.  The focus is to inform these high schoolers of the benefits, experiences, and duties of military duty in hopes of trying to convince some of them to consider a career in the military.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please let me know.  As more details become available, I will share them with the membership.

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Next Dinner Meeting

We will hold our next dinner meeting on Wednesday, April 13.  Social Hour will start at 6PM, and the dinner will begin at 7 PM.  The location and menu will be finalized by March 27 and will be in the Chapter Newsletter (Officer's Call) sent out by March 28.  A copy of the newsletter is also available at the link to the right of this column

We now have chapter challenge coins for sale for $10 a piece.

Chapter Challenge Coins

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Contact Dave Nelson to get yours now: davenelson@tx.rr.com

If you are a Chapter member and are not receiving the newsletter and would like a copy, send an email to:

david.kerbow@gmail.com
or
si.simonson@verizon.net

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