Greetings from your MOAA National Council and Chapter Affairs team. We hope everyone is faring well and staying safe so far in the new year. Below are some of the important initiatives and events of which you’ll want to be aware. Please share as appropriate with your member chapters.
Recruiting: 2021 will be our Year of the Chapter. We are ramping up efforts to increase both numbers of chapter members and numbers of chapter members who are MOAA national members. We will be doing so with national marketing and communications campaigns, but we need your help. Recruiting incentives for 2021 will reward measurable efforts. We will reward the use of tools intended to attract and retain new chapter and national members and recognize those chapters that continue to innovatively recruit—in diverse environments—even in challenging times. Many of the awards and incentives that have been in place over the past few years (e.g., awards for most members recruited, end of year retention incentive) have been eliminated and replaced with quarterly incentives for recruiting activity. We strongly encourage full use of available tools as well as “out-of-the-box” thinking to implement unconventional practices, such as a virtual meeting option during and perhaps beyond the pandemic. We encourage you to review the entire 2021 Recruiting Guide particularly the introduction and incentives section, for further explanation and details and, as always, we welcome your feedback and ideas.
Revenue generation: The Mercer insurance advertisement program, and opportunity to get $100 for your affiliate, is underway. More information here.
Training resources: Recordings from the most recent leaders workshop have been posted and are available here. If you haven’t been to one in a while, we encourage you to check them out.
Communications Awards: Self-nominations are due on February 1st—just a few days away. Please complete and submit right away to be eligible to win.
Opportunity for members in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia: TRICARE is doing a pilot program related to lower back pain treatment in your area. To learn more, see the MOAA article here.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
Erin E. Stone
Captain, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Program Director, Council and Chapter Affairs
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
201 N Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2539
Need help on any of these topics from MOAA?
Each of the below topics are hot linked to take you to the MOAA webpage dealing with the subject or provide a Word (.doc) or Adobe (.pdf) document on the subject.
- DoD Ranks By Service - Adobe (.pdf) document
- DoD Entry Access to Military Installations - Adobe (.pdf) document
- DoD Guidance: Relations with Non-Federal Entities - Adobe (.pdf) document
- Interaction with Military Associations - Adobe (.pdf) document
- Self-Evaluation Checklist - Word (.doc) document
- Chapter Recruiting Awards and Incentives - Adobe (.pdf) document
- Chapter Voucher Program - Adobe (.pdf) document
- How to Work a Recruiting List - Adobe (.pdf) document
The following information about dates for upcoming events and activities for NCCOC Chapters are shown in the below bullets...underlined text indicate hot links that will open the subject information on the National MOAA website or other resource pages.
- The USAA grant program will open back up by mid December, 2020 and run through 2021 until funds are no longer available. Generally, funds are depleted near late September/October time frame so chapters are strongly encouraged to open the link in order to apply for the 2021 grant.
- Mercer Liability Insurance grant runs January 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021.
- Chapter Officer Reports, if there are any changes since the last submission, are due to email@example.com. It should be noted that an updated officer roster can be submitted at any time there are changes.
- NCCOC meeting - February 20, 2021 via Zoom (by invitation)
- NCCOC meeting - May 15, 2021.
- Link to the COL Steve Strobridge Legislative/Liaison Award criteria; submissions are due June 1, 2021. (Note: the submission criteria in this post says June 1, 2020).
- Link to the Surviving Spouse Liaison award; submissions are due June 1, 2021. (Note: the attached file describes the role of a Surviving Spouse; award criteria will be posted when available.
- A Leaders Workshop will be held in Raleigh, NC on a date TBD September 2021. Additionally, a NCCOC quarterly meeting will be combined with the Leaders Workshop in Raleigh.
- Annual National Meeting of Membership on a date TBD October 2021.
- NCCOC meeting - November 13, 2021.
* The North Carolina Council of Chapters 2019 5-Star and 4-Star winners, as published in 2020 on the MOAA's website that can be opened in the below, downloadable file include:
North Carolina Council of Chapters
Cape Fear Chapter
Coastal Carolina Chapter
High Country Chapter
Southeastern Carolina Chapter
Tarheel Central Chapter
Catawba Valley Chapter
Western North Carolina Chapter
* Kudos to all the winners!
The High County Chapter's celebration of veterans on Memorial Day was affected by the limitation due to COVID-19, but a memorial event took place at the site of the Chapter's Memorial in Boone, NC.
BRAVO ZULU! High Country Chapter, Military Officers Association of America
HCC Recognition on MOAA FB page...
5-Stars (Thumbnail, right, upper)
North Carolina Council of Chapters (website)
Cape Fear Chapter (website and e-newsletter)
Eastern Carolina Chapter (print newsletter)
Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter (website and print newsletter)
Southeastern NC Chapter (website and print newsletter)
Catawba Valley Chapter (website and print newsletter)
New River Chapter (website and print newsletter)
4-Stars (Thumbnail, right. lower)
Tarheel Central Chapter (website and print newsletter)