Southwest FL – Bill Church, Executive Editor of the local Herald-Tribune felt right at home as he met and engaged with MOAS members at the June monthly luncheon. He was proud of his heritage as “a military brat” and he has fond memories of his
experience moving around the USA each time his Air Force dad received a new assignment. His recollection of those days enabled him to step right into a nice comfort zone for himself and his audience.
Within Sarasota, Bill Church is one of the few who reside at the top of the local news pyramid. His local perspective is developed by the mountain of information (maybe here it’s called the bayou or inlet of data
(smile)) that is constantly available for collection and redistribution to readers. As a key player within the local newspaper industry, he served as a good media spokesperson for the MOAS audience. He likened the newspaper to the trends within the MOAS organization. “We may have been stronger in the past but we are still
in good shape and our futures are bright.”
He pointed out some of the clear advantages of this area and he used them to exemplify why the stock in our local community was going to remain strong. He held a copy of a recent article about MOAS as a good example of the type of change that we will see even more of in the future. His quick survey of smart phone users served as a reminder of how capable citizens are becoming relative to information collection. His examples served to demonstrate the importance of recognizing, accepting and implementing changes within our organizations. “Our processes and methods of the past will need to be altered so to best fit our needs and capabilities of the future.”
Bill Church enjoyed his visit with MOAS and his positive reception served to make a strong statement about how much his participation was appreciated by attendees.
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