Welcome to WNC MOAA and our website! I hope you will find plenty of information here to help you get acquainted or to update your calendar. Founded in 1968, WNC MOAA was incorporated as an affiliate into National MOAA in 1969 and has continued as an active and thriving chapter for 50+ years.
As we move into June 2020, we are adjusting all of our efforts to deal with the new reality of COVID-19. We have already conducted one 100% outreach to our members and are looking to do another one in the near future. We have beefed up our new website and are considering the idea of publishing our newsletter monthly rather than quarterly. These steps have (temporarily, we hope) replaced our quarterly meetings where we gather to catch up with friends, find out what’s going on in the chapter, and hear an interesting guest speaker. We’ve had some extraordinarily great guest speakers! We have all enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship and the inspiration we draw from one another to never stop serving.
We have been in constant contact with our normal venue, the Hendersonville Country Club, as we begin to plan for future get-togethers. The board tentatively plans to meet there on July 8 to test out their new procedures and layout prior to planning any general membership meetings.
I like to think of our continued commitment to serve as a multifaceted jewel that radiates light in all directions, from the heavy lifting done on the National level all the way down to the personal level of neighbor helping neighbor. President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” From the day we raised our hand to serve until today, as MOAA members, we do exactly that. We ask what can we do to help? And we find a way.
I look forward to our time together and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Donna Culp, CAPT, USAF (Fmr) President