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From the Field: Charleston (S.C.) Chapter Members of the Charleston Chap- ter (www.charlestonmoaa.com) visited veterans at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Sept. 17. Members listened to pa- tients’ war stories and provided books and personal care items to remind them the Charleston Chap- ter has not forgotten their service. Chapter members are planning an- other visit this month.


Dayton Area (Ohio) Chapter The golf league of the Dayton Area Chapter (www.daytonmoaa.weebly .com) held in July its second an- nual tournament to raise money for


the United Service Organizations of Central and Southern Ohio. This year, the event raised more than $1,000, including a $200 donation from the chapter’s board of direc- tors. Prizes were given for both indi- vidual and team performances. The golf league comprises chapter mem- bers and spouses, and members play weekly from April through October.


Southwest Virginia Chapter Members of the Southwest Virginia Chapter (www.moaa.org/chapter/ southwestvirginia) participated in the Brain Injury Services of South- west Virginia’s (BISSWVA’s) Veter- ans Appreciation Reception July 29 at the Military Appreciation Night Salem Red Sox baseball game in Salem, Va. Chapter member Joan Washburn coordinated the event, which includ- ed several guest speakers and more than 80 at- tendees. BISSWVA helps brain injury survivors re- integrate into their com- munities and families.


Members of the Southwest Virginia Chapter participate in the Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia’s Veterans Appreciation Reception July 29 at the Military Appreciation Night Salem Red Sox baseball game in Salem, Va.


CHAPTER VISITS


Richmond Area Chap- ter, Nov. 9, MOAA Presi- dent and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret). Citrus County (Fla.) Chapter, Nov. 10, Col. Barry Wright, USA (Ret). Lee Coast (Fla.) Chap- ter, Sanibel, Nov. 14, Col.


Barry Wright, USA (Ret). Star Spangled Banner (Md.) Chapter, Mount Washington, Nov. 16, MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret). Indiana Council of Chapters, Indianapolis


Chapter, and White River Chapter, Nov. 17, MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret). Suncoast (Fla.) Chap- ter, Nov. 17, Col. Barry Wright, USA (Ret).


Green Valley (Ariz.) Chapter During the Green Valley Chapter’s (www.greenvalleymoaa.org) annual Junior ROTC scholarship award dinner, members of the chapter’s auxiliary collected donated items for Tucson Veterans Serving Veter- ans, a group of federal, state, local, and private agencies that provide outreach, networking, and refer- ral services to assist veterans with employment, financial, medical, housing, and moral support needs. Donations included toiletries and clothing as well as monetary contri- butions totaling $220.


Piedmont (N.C.) Chapter Members of the Piedmont Chapter (www.moaa-nc.org) collected cloth- ing and personal care items includ- ing soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and combs for veterans in need. The donations were distributed Sept. 23 at the Triad Veterans Stand Down, which also provided food, clean clothing, dental care, first aid, job assistance, and other services to local homeless veterans.


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— Contributors are Col. Barry Wright, USA (Ret), director, Council and Chapter Affairs; Col. Terri Coles, USA (Ret), depu- ty director; and Blair Drake. For submis- sion information, see page 4.


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