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November 2022

  • 11 November - Veterans Day Ceremony, Boone Mall, Boone, NC
    • We were again able to offer a full Veterans Day Ceremony in the Boone Mall. It was very well attended and appeared to be well-received
      by all. In addition to the Veterans Day Ceremony we held a General Membership Meeting in which we selected a new board of officers. We now have:
      • President - Frankie Groff, Surviving Spouse
      • 1st VP - Fred Schmitt, CAPT, USCG (Ret)
      • Secretary - Lance Campbell, LTC, USA (Ret)
      • Treasurer - George Brudzinski, LtCol, USMC (Ret)
      • Immediate Past President - Douglas May, Capt, USMC (Fmr)
      • Chaplain - James Fisher, CAPT, USN (Ret)
      • Directors - Patsy Alley, Surviving Spouse, Ben Covington, COL, USA (Ret), Bob Love, LT, USN(Fmr), Melanie Trado, MAJ, USA (Act),
        Rick Williams, CAPT, (Ret) USN (Ret), Marv Williamsen, MAJ USA (Ret)

September 2022

  • 15 September - New River Chapter - Breakfast on the Mountain, Mt. Jefferson, West Jefferson, NC
    • 2 of our members: Lance Campbell and Doug May, attended the New River Chapter "Breakfast on the Mountain."
    • The event was held at the pavilion at Mt. Jefferson in West Jefferson, NC.
    • Many New River Chapter members were there to enjoy a wonderful breakfast and a nice morning of socializing with fellow MOAA members.
    • It was a beautiful morning in an incredible setting.

  • 23 September - Road pick-up - Booneshine Brewery, Boone, NC
    • Met at 1100 to take care of the street clean up.
    • Gloves, safety vests, and bags were provided.
    • Afterward we went to Booneshine Brewerey for mingling, food, and beverages.

June 2022

  • 7 June - HCCMOAA Joint Meeting with New River Chapter - National MOAA Speaker
    • We had a very enjoyable evening, socializing with our fellow members along with members of the New River Chapter.
    • In addition, we had a very informative talk by an interesting and well-informed speaker from National MOAA - Col. Dan Merry
      • Col. Merry is the Vice President of Government Relations and spoke on several requested issues.

May 2022

  • 30 May - Memorial Day Ceremony, Boone Mall, Boone, NC
    • We held our first full event at the Boone Mall since the beginning of the pandemic and it was well-attended.
    • We spaced the chairs a little further apart and it appeared that everyone felt comfortable.
    • As has been the case at former events held at the mall, we had the additional support of the Watauga Community Band and the folks from the Boone Mall.
    • A big thank you to all who attended and made this year's event a hugh success!

April 2022

  • 19 April - Blue Star Mothers Fundraiser at Come Back Shack
    • We passed along information to our members regarding the Blue Star Mothers' fundraiser at the Come Back Shack in Boone.
    • The Blue Star Mothers partnered with Come Back Shack to get a portion of the price of a meal donated to them.

  • 23 April - Rescheduled Road pick-up and Officers' Call - Booneshine Brewery, Boone, NC
    • We held our rescheduled inaugural road pickup, picked up trash along Industrial Park Road, and enjoyed a delicious meal afterward.
    • This event was rescheduled from our original date of 7 January when it had freshly snowed, covering the entire area we were due to pickup. In addition, it was bitterly cold, so we rescheduled it for a time when it was bound to be more reasonable weather...

March 2022

  • 10 March - MC JrROTC Presentations - MOAA Awards were given to deserving cadets in the Watauga High School MCJROTC.
  • x March - MC JrROTC Scholarship Awards - We were able to give financial scholarships to 4 cadets.