Next meeting:
Casual Dinner, Papa's Place, Dawsonville. 1800 hrs, 19 Sep.

Join Us st the Georgia MOAA 2019 Convention

MOAA members from across Georgia will gather at the Marietta Hilton 20-22 September 2019.  Click below to check out the great program and fun events and register!  Also click below to find the link to the special discounted rooms at the convention hotel.

2019 GA MOAA Convention

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19 Sep 2019 Meeting Speaker/Agenda

Topics of discussion will include:

Retiree Activities Day and Infantry Museum bus trip to Ft Benning in November.

Wreaths Across America Opportunities

Chapter Christmas Social and Silent Auction

VA Christmas Bags and Gift Cards

New Chapter Officers

Planned 2019 Planned and Completed Activities



Month -  Service Event Description – Lead Chapter Coordinator/s


January: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

GMOAA Council Meeting in Warner Robins - President

February: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Check for UNG Scholarship Award ($3500) sent to UNG – BJ Austin/Treasurer 

JROTC POC assign JROTC schools to chapter members – Second VP; Asst._____

Begin chapter coordination for Wreaths Across America (WAA) activity/fundraiser – Larry Munhall

March: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

 Quarterly newsletter published (15) – Ron Viles

Christmas Silent Auction Chair confirmed and solicitation for donations begins – Second VP; Assst._____

Prepare/send letters to JROTC OIC for JROTC cadet awards– Second VP; Asst._____

April: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings 

GMCMOAA ROTC Scholarship Award ($3500) presented to UNG junior during Parent/Alumni weekend activities – BJ Austin

Complete JROTC Awards school assignments to chapter members - Second VP; Asst._____

May: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings 

JROTC medal, coin, and cash award ($100) presentations at 23 area high schools – Second VP and all volunteer presenters as assigned

Prepare and present University of North GA (UNG) ROTC commissioning award (62 cadets spring 2018) – BJ Austin, President, Ron Viles, others

County/City Memorial Day ceremony participation – Don Brown

Solicit volunteers for duties and finalize support to For The Warriors (FTW) Golf Classic – Mike Seely

June: Support FTW Golf Classic at Lanier Islands, gift bags, dinner, assist golfers – Mike Seely

Quarterly newsletter published (15th)

Prepare/Complete Levels of Excellence application to National MOAA - President

July: Enjoy your summer in beautiful North Georgia

August: Prepare and present UNG ROTC commissioning award (11- summer 2018) – BJ Austin, President, Ron Viles, others 

September: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Quarterly newsletter published (15th) – Ron Viles

GA MOAA State Convention, 20-22; President & Paul Wingo

Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America; - Larry Munhall

Organize and Lead Trip to Retiree Appreciation Day, Ft Benning – Chad Cartwright

October: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Organize and Solicit Nominees for Slate of Chapter Officers for next year – Committee Chair - ______

National MOAA Meeting with presentation of Level of Excellence Award - President

Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America - Larry Munhall

November: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Chapter elections - ______

Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America and submit all wreath orders to National- Larry Munhall

Retiree Appreciation Day, Ft Gordon, GA; ______

Organize Participation/Support local Veterans Day ceremonies and parades – Don Brown

December:  General Membership Christmas Social and Auction- President 

Installation of new Chapter Officers - President

Prepare and present UNG ROTC Commissioning Award for Fall grads (27- Fall 2018) – BJ Austin, President, Ron Viles, others

Lead assembling and distribution w/NGA Mtn Vietnam Veterans 100 Gift Bags to vets at Atlanta VA Hospital – Paul Wingo

Participate in GA State WAA ceremonies – All Volunteers

Participate in WAA National Placement Day – All Volunteers

Quarterly Newsletter published (15th) – Ron Viles

Collect chapter dues for following year – Treasurer; Asst. Treas. _____

Every month ongoing projects:

New Membership Activities to Invite and Encourage - All

Fundraising in general, and in particular the major earner, the Christmas auction items need to be solicited/gathered all year. - All

Item collection/donation for VA Gift bags to be given in December - All

Excess medicine collection for Free Clinic distribution – Paul Wingo, Treasurer, all

Maintain chapter meeting speaker program – First VP

Maintain/execute financial statements and budget plan – Treasurer, Asst.Treas. ____

Maintain personnel roster - Secretary

Support Interment/Funeral Ceremonies at GA National Cemetery - Chaplain

Maintain Website - President

Conduct Chaplain visits – Chaplain

Chapter Service Off. Specific ad hoc veteran support – As appropriate and assigned

Newsletter articles and pics to editor – All

Monthly Auction/Raffle – Second VP

Membership Chairman - ___________________

Webmaster; _______ Asst. Webmaster ___________

Draft Update and revise by-laws - President

Chapter Officers and Board of Directors:

President – Theodore (Ted) Chopin

First VP – Ron Crews

Second VP – Kevin Moore

Treasurer – John Bredfeldt

Secretary – Tom Billings

BOD Member – Don Brown

BOD Member – Brian (BJ) Austin

BOD Member – Ron Viles

BOD Member – Paul Wingo

Chaplain – Chad Cartwright 

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Come meet with us!

We meet in the private room at Papa's Place Family Restaurant in Dawsonville, GA.  The meeting begins with you ordering dinner from  their menu and includes the meal, a guest speaker, and a little business to get all the good works of the Chapter done.

Join us. We meet the third Thursday of the month for lunch during Standard time in Nov, Jan, and Feb. During Daylight Savings time we meet on the third Thursday for dinner in Mar, Apr, May, Sep and Oct.  Our December meeting is a very enjoyable, semi-formal social for dinner and an exciting Silent Auction that is sure to please.

We do not meet in Jun, Jul, or Aug.

Join us for great camaraderie and to be a part of doing good things for past, present, and future members of the uniformed services of the United States of America.