Chapter Announcements, Quarterly Reports, Listing and Membership
On 30 December 2020, LTC Joe Tarantino, USA (Ret) passed away. To our Virginia Council of Chapters, LTC Tarantino's service included that as VCOC Treasurer in the 2012 timeframe. As seen in the Richmond Times Dispatch, 6 January 2021:
TARANTINO, Joseph Maurice, On Wednesday, December 30, 2020, Joseph M. Tarantino of Chesterfield, Va.,loving husband and father, passed away peacefully at the age of 93.
Joe was born on March 19, 1927 in New Jersey, and was a longtime resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Chesterfield, Va.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debra; and his four children, daughter, Ellen Tarantino Jarvis of S. Burlington, Vt.; and sons, James of Glen Allen, Va., Chris of Hollywood, Fla. and Mathew of Chesterfield, Va.; granddaughter, Ravyn Tarantino; grandsons, Jake and Eric Tarantino and Ryan, Josh, Alex Jarvis; and many other family members.
He'll also be greatly missed by the family dog, Sasha.
Joseph graduated from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He joined the U.S. Army during WWII and proudly served his country during three wars, as both an enlisted man and an officer in the Military Police.
He later worked as the Chief of Security at Philip Morris USA, and as the owner of his own small business.
His love for the Washington Redskins was as strong as his love and devotion to this great country.
Joe loved life, had dozens of close friends and always had a smile for everyone he met. He was actively involved in several military organizations after he retired from service. In the words of his favorite entertainer, he did things "My Way." Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, there will only be a small, private service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Virginia War Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 27247, Richmond, Va. 23286-8745, vawarmemorial.org, 804-786-2069.
December 2020 Update: MOAA Committee Module
As I work my way through understanding what I need to be doing a Acting Membership Chair I run across all kinds of things I believe will help everyone with recruiting and retaining members. Scott Risser from the George C. Marshall Chapter helped me with understanding our membership reporting to MOAA National. Check below links to some tools for reporting membership. Also see Scott's below feedback. If you have other questions or issues you want me to hit them up with let me know soonest.
Scott also added a comment later “I find the Excel spreadsheet quite useful; the key = to update it and MOAA's on-line chapter roster at the same time when we add or lose a member. I also try to compare my chapter roster with MOAA's on-line roster at least once every 4-6 weeks, as a sanity-check to catch and correct any oversights or clerical errors.”
LtCol James Stephan, USAF (Ret)
Acting Membership Chair