This is a Virtual Meeting using the ZOOM Application or Telephone so we can talk about things that are important to our chapter.
The meeting ID and Passcode will be sent to members as has a one-click link. It will also be posted below right before the meeting as will the telephone number to call to participate that way. We very much need and want your input. Please put it on your calendar.
If you wish to join the meeting and did not get or cannot find the link click below.
This is such a wonderful program. The placing of a wreath on every veterans grave cannot be more emblematic of their sacrifices for our country. Be one of the first this year to gift/sponsor a wreath to place on a grave at the Georgia National Cemetery. Each wreath is $15 and a small portion of that goes to our chapter to help finance all the other support we provide. You can also buy Patriot Pair wreaths as gifts to your friends and family. Click this link and purchase your wreaths NOW! Consider sponsoring 5 or more!
Emergency relief grants are available through MOAA chapters.
Contact any chapter officer to help a chapter member create the application for special financial relief up to $500.
Click on the link below and follow the prompts to join our chapter or to renew your current membership in the Georgia Mountain Chapter by using a credit card. Or you may also mail a check for $25 per calendar year to our chapter address:
Georgia Mountain Chapter, MOAA
PO Box 1703
Dahlonega, GA 30533
“To advocate for our community and connect it to the nation we serve.”
The Georgia Mountain Chapter of MOAA (GMCMOAA) is a non-profit veteran’s association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors.
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LIST OF 2020 CALENDAR YEAR PLANNED EVENTS/TASKS
Updated 30 Jan 2020
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) meeting
Special general membership event at UNG – Paul Wingo
Check for UNG Scholarship Award ($3500) sent to UNG –Treasurer
JROTC POC assign JROTC schools to chapter members – Second VP
Begin coord. Wreaths Across America (WAA) activity/fundraiser – Larry Munhall
March: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings
Complete/send GMOAA Council Chapter Award Program input - President
Quarterly newsletter published (15) – Ron Viles
Christmas Silent Auction Chair confirmed and solicitation for donations begins – Second VP Prepare/send letters to JROTC OIC for JROTC cadet awards– Second VP
April: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings
Prepare/send MOAA Levels of Excellence Award input – President
GMCMOAA ROTC Scholarship Award ($3500) presented to UNG junior during Parent/Alumni weekend activities – President
Complete JROTC Awards school assignments to chapter members - Second VP
May: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings
JROTC medal, coin, and cash award ($100) presentations at 20+ area high schools – Second VP and volunteer presenters as assigned
Prepare and present UNG ROTC commissioning award – Paul Wingo, President, Ron Viles
June: Quarterly newsletter published (15th)
July: Enjoy your summer in beautiful North Georgia
August: Prepare and present UNG ROTC commissioning award – Paul Wingo, President, Ron Viles
Treasurer letter to members highlighting financial position and important revenue items
September: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings
Quarterly newsletter published (15th) – Ron Viles
GMOAA State Convention, President
Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America; - Larry Munhall
Organize and Lead Trip to Retiree Appreciation Day, Ft Benning-?
Christmas Auction item collection/sign-up – 2ndVP
October: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings
Solicit nominees for slate of chapter officers (Pres, 1VP, 2VP, Secy, 2BOD– Don Brown
National MOAA Meeting with presentation of Level of Excellence Award - President
Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America - Larry Munhall
Christmas Auction item collection/sign-up – 2ndVP
November: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings
Chapter elections – President, Don Brown
Write send Presidents Letter asking for 2021 dues, Christmas Party Attendance and general contributions as able from all members - President Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America and submit all orders – Treas., Larry Munhall
Retiree Appreciation Day, Ft Gordon, GA-?
Participation/Support local Veterans Day ceremonies and parades – Don Brown
Christmas Auction item collection/sign-up – Kevin Moore
December: General Membership Christmas Social and Auction- President, Paul Wingo, Kevin Moore
Installation of new Chapter Officers - President
Prepare and present UNG ROTC Commissioning Award for Fall grads– Paul Wingo, President, Ron Viles
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
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
Maintain personnel roster - Secretary
Support Interment/Funeral Ceremonies at GA National Cemetery - Chaplain
Maintain GMCMOAA.org Website - President
Conduct Chaplain outreach – Chaplain
Chapter Service Off. specific ad hoc veteran support – As appropriate and assigned
Newsletter articles and pics to editor – All
Monthly Auction/Raffle – 1stVP
Membership Chairman - ___________________
Webmaster; _______ Asst. Webmaster ___________
Draft 2020 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 – Bob Chapman
Secretary – Tom Billings
BOD Member – Ron Viles
BOD Member – Larry Munhall
BOD Member – Open
Our normal monthly meeting includes lunch, a little business to get all the good works of the Chapter done, and often a guest speaker. We normally meet the third Thursday of the month. Our December meeting is a semi-formal dinner and an exciting Silent Auction that is great fun.
We do not meet in Jun, Jul, or Aug.
Join us to be a part of doing good things for past, present, and future members of the uniformed services of the United States.
Georgia Mountain Chapter, MOAA, PO Box 1703, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533