Chapter Announcements, Quartely Reports, Listing and Membership
Update on The Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery Volunteers eighth Annual Wreath Laying program
The 8th Annual Wreath Laying ceremony scheduled for 12 December 2020 at 1300 at the Wall of Honor in the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery Dublin, Virginia has been postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Wreaths will be placed by cemetery/volunteer personnel once guidelines are received from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services. Financial support is requested to purchase the approximately 1,550 wreaths wreaths at a cost of $8.59 each. Chapter members have participated in this program these past eight years.
Attached is a flyer with information and a donation form to fill out and donate to this Christmas Wreath Laying program honoring our veterans.
Letter from Mary Lou Summers, Chair, Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetary Wreath Laying Program, may be viewed here: Letter
Flyer with information and a donation form to fill out and donate to this Christmas Wreath Laying program honoring our veterans may be viewed here: Flyer
COL Thomas Dalzell, USMC (Ret)
We are opening this Chapter Membership section on the VCOC website to report current membership across all chapters and to assist all chapters with recruitment by sharing successes and or failures in recruitment methods. We will also post any news or suggestions from MOAA National that applies to chapter membership. Click below to view the recent letter from MOAA National to COL Nix, VCOC President below and our Membeship total chart.
We will also include the current chapter membership count by quarter. To that end I ask your assistance by providing me your membership numbers directly or by including me when you submit your quarterly report. I will get the numbers from your quarterly report but many chapters do not file these reports on a regular basis.
Before I took over the duty as Membership Chair I thought that membership across the chapters had declined dramatically. I was surprised to learn that we are slightly up from the beginning of the year. Keep up the good work and let us know how we can assist you. We have great contacts with MOAA National and can get any help you need.
LtCol James Stephan, USAF (Ret)
Acting Membership Chair