Southwest FL – Our April luncheon was excellent! Our speaker, MSgt Barbara Miller-Vaughn, USAF (Ret), the SW Florida Honor Flight Coordinator, is truly a gifted speaker and we were delighted to host her for our monthly membership meeting and luncheon!
Based on feedback from our luncheon participants the presentation of the Honor Flight Program, whose sole purpose is To transport WWII Veterans to Washington, DC to be honored at their memorial, was very well received. What an incredibly important
organization, and one funded completely on donations.
We learned about the program itself and it’s impact on veterans here in SW Florida, including many of our own MOAS members who would like to sign up for an Honor Flight. We hope that some of you may offer to serve as a Guardian and accompany the WWII veterans on those flights as well.
To assist and support the Honor Flight Program, MOAS presented a $250 Honorarium on behalf of our organization. Mrs. Helen Bermann also presented a check after the luncheon for $1,000 in honor of her husband, Cliff Bermann, who is hoping to go on
the September Honor Flight this year! Additional information on the SW Florida Honor Flight Program can be found at www.pchonorflight.org
We strive at MOAS to bring you interesting programs that provide a variety of military related themes, as well as arts and cultural here in our wonderful community. If any of you would like to suggest a program or help with the Programs Committee, please contact Linda Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be accepting nominations for our Board throughout the year so if any of you would like to serve on the MOAS Board, perhaps as the Director for Programs starting in 2015, please let one of our current MOAS Board members know!
MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America.
MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers with 370,000 members. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com