Our Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) chapter takes pride in serving our north Georgia community.
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Our guest speaker at our 18 April, 2019 dinner meeting will be Mr. Tim Echols, Vice-Chairman of the Georgia Public Services Commission. He is the commissioner from District 2. He will address utility issues and his personal story of his career in public service in our great state.
Tim was selected by the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club as "Student of the Year" from his high school in 1978. Soon after that he set a goal to become a statewide elected official. Echols was elected to statewide office in 2010 serving as a Public Service Commissioner.
The Commission’s primary job is energy regulation. In 2010 Georgia was 34th in solar power. Now, 9 years later, the state is 10th in the nation in approved solar. In this power generation area and many others Tim has provided solid leadership for Georgia.
Tim has three degrees from the University of Georgia and lives in Hoschton, Georgia.
GMCMOAA LIST OF 2019 CALENDAR YEAR EVENTS/TASKS
Updated 2 Mar 2019
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 GMCMOAA.org 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
We meet in the private room at Papa's Place Family Restaurant in Dawsonville, GA. The meeting begins with you ordering dinner off 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 at lunch or dinner on the 3rd Thursday of the month. We meet for lunch during Standard time in Nov, Jan, and Feb. During Daylight Savings time we meet for dinner in Mar, Apr, May, Sep and Oct. Our December meeting is a very enjoyable 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.