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President’s Column: November 2017

It is amazing the weather changes we have experienced in the last 4 weeks, but then again, it is ‘that’
time of year in North Eastern Ohio. When I penned the last President’s Column we were hovering in the
90’s but today, barely half of that. And yes, the trees are finally starting to get some ‘color’ that we all love in the Fall.
On October 17, we lost Elaine Cameron. Elaine was a stalwart provider of corn for the Steak and Corn Roast each August and always displayed a smile at any meeting- no matter how she was feeling personally. Rest in peace, our dear friend.
On a happier note, Gene and Pat Champe have made their relocation to Naples, FL. We suspect we may see Gene again in the Spring as they place their residence in Akron on the real estate market.

The Wallach’s departed on October 1 st for their winter home in North Carolina. The Stultz’ have made their trek to the Arizona for the winter and the Churgovich’s have relocated to Colorado permanently. We wish each of them a warm winter, happy family time and look forward to seeing them whenever they are in the area. And the Stephenson’s are back in Ohio… well, until the next trip Deb tells me. Included later in this newsletter is a new section: ‘ Community Involvement’. Please let me know what you are doing in the community as we attempt to spread the news of member activity in our respective areas- community or cross-veteran services. Also see the 2018 OWRC calendar within this issue of the newsletter. 

By the time you receive this we will or may have had our November meeting. It is/was in conjunction with the Fairlawn VFW Post 349 and the Annual Veteran’s Day Networking Banquet. We have several ‘mutual’ members and it’s an opportunity to share the day with another military group. Hint: “ a community involvement” activity. This will be a new requirement for the 2017 LOE award for which we will apply in early 2018. We attained 5-Star LOE for 2016 and do not wish to break the cycle.

Acme CashBack Receipts: PLEASE bring these to the December 1 st Annual Holiday Party and Cookie Exchange. These will be collected thru December 31 st and submitted in January. Yes, registration for the event is now available on the website. Note: we will be located at the Comfort Inn Suites Ballroom- the building next to ( on the west side of) the Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. The Galaxy commented on a ‘double booking” situation and have moved us to the other building. Same great Galaxy food and a cash bar service will be available. And the Manchester Singers will be with us again! Thank you, Tony Cookro. One parting thought for December, please bring any travel size or ‘hotel’ size toiletries also. We will give these to the patients at Wade Park VA. Elections were held at the October meeting and installation of the officers and trustees will take place at the December 1 st meeting. Will Handrich will replace Dennis Churgovich as 2d VP and Membership Chair. Otherwise the officers remain the same for 2018. Also for October, we also had 6 guests present.

An over-flow crowd to hear Rep Bob Gibbs (R, OH-7). At least one has already join MOAA National and we are looking forward to receipt of his OWRC application. Welcome, Bill Theiss! A new roster and dues statements will be mailed prior to the end of the year. Something new for 2018 on your dues statement will be an opportunity for ‘directed giving’ of $10 toward your choice of one of three programs OWRC supports: a) ROTC, b) Fisher House at Wade Park, or, c) Veterans StandDown. Dues remain at $20 per year. The additional monies will assist us to better serve these programs. The Board felt this was a preferable option to raising dues..

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DECEMBER 2017 HOLIDAY PARTY

OWRC -MOAA BRIEFING BOARD

A publication of The Western Reserve Chapter - Military officers Association of America

P O Box 4272, Akron Ohio 44321
OWRC & CANTON~AREA

Where: Galaxy Party Center

Date: 1 December 2017

SOCIAL: 1800(6 PM) hrs with hors d’oeuvres

        CALL TO ORDER:  1830(6:30 PM)Music Prelude

        DINNER: 1850(6:50) 

        MENU:

           .House Prime Filet

           .Chicken Marsala

           .Pan Seared Salmon

                Roasted Rosemary Redskins

                              and 

                Haricot Verte w/ Red Peppers

.       Program: 1950(7:50) hrs.

        Cost $35 per person, includes salad, roll,potatoe,beverage,gratuity.

        Installation of Officers/Cookie

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