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1)   TOGETHER AGAIN            POINT PAPER

Celebrating the reopening of family visits to Georgia War Veterans Home residents

GWVH is largest of two state owned and operated assisted living institutions providing skilled nursing for veterans in Georgia

  • Located in Milledgeville, GA

  • Provides residential care to over 200 veterans

  • Residents come from all corners of the state

TOGETHER AGAIN was put in place:

  • To facilitate family visits to GWVH residents

  • Residents isolated from their loved ones during the pandemic

  • Failure to thrive

  • Separated from family while in hospice

  • To draw attention to service to our country

    • 22 WW II vets at GWVH

    • Families also serve – Gold, Silver, and Blue Star families

  • To involve the community

    • Milledgeville Main Street – Milly Money

    • Visitors & Convention Bureau involvement with lodging selection

MOAA Foundation Community Outreach Grant awarded May 2020

  • Provides (pays) for guest lodging of GWVH visitors in community hotels

  • Pays for marketing, advertising and promotion of the program

MOAA brand being promoted locally and throughout the state

  • Photo ops for media exposure

  • Military Officer magazine article

  • Grand Opening event

  • Georgia Veterans Service Board presence

Visitation resumed 12 Oct 2020

  • Fisher House Hotels for Heroes inspired

  • Comfort Suites

  • Discounts for all GWVH visitors

Fund raising underway

  • MOAA chapters – GMOAA website

  • Other Georgia VSOs (auxiliaries)

  • Private donations

  • Gratifying response!

2)CHAPTER NEWS

Chapter President Col Jerry Johnson USAF (R)  (top row sunglasses), and other members of the chapter along with Milledgeville Downtown Development Committee team meets together for a city promotion program. Funds are matched and provided to visitors to our city.

 Union Recorder

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Covid-19 Relief

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is offering COVID-19 relief fund grants to individual veterans.  Briefly, qualifying individual veterans who have suffered from economic impact may apply for a grant of up to $500 to assist with household expenses.  They are asking councils and chapters to help identify active duty, veterans, and caregivers who may be eligible and in need, and to facilitate the processing of their applications by forwarding and collecting the applications, verifying service-connection (if possible) and forwarding completed packages to MOAA.  MOAA will verify qualifications and make the grant decision. 

Notice of the COVID-19 relief fund grants has been announced through the Georgia Department of Veterans Service network of field offices and the Georgia Military College network of campuses throughout the state.

Interested Georgia veterans are encouraged to contact Colonel Jerry Johnson for assistance in processing applications.  He can be reached by email at dakrist3@gmail.com. 

Jerry Johnson

Colonel Gerald A.Johnson, USAF, Retired

Director, Veteran Affairs, Georgia MOAA

President, Old Capitol Area Chapter, MOAA

dakrist3@gmail.com

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AGENDA

                           Georgia MOAA (Virtual) 61st Annual Conference

                                               Saturday, 24 October 2020

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Saturday, October 24 -- ALL Attendees

 

9:00                  Welcome                                                                           COL Paul Wingo

                          Invocation                                                                        CH (COL) Ron Crews

                          Pledge of Allegiance                                                        LTC Barry Gardner

                          Chapter Roll Call                                                              Col Dan Holtz

                                                                  

Old Business   Review of 2020 Business Meeting Minutes                    Col Dan Holtz

                          Approval of Minutes                                                         Col Dan Holtz

                         Recognition of 50 Years Commissioned Service            Col Dan Holtz

 

Introduction of Our Sponsor                       Fleet Landing                       Trish Hadden

 

New Business Treasurer Report                                                                LTC Paul Clark

                         Historian/ GA Historical Society                                       Col Ed Wexler      

                          Membership                                                                       COL Biff Hadden

                          Website Administration                                                   1LT Don Nau

                          Committee Module Training Brief                                   1LT Don Nau

                         2021 Conference                                                                COL Biff Hadden (Ft Benning)

                         2022 Conference                                                                MAJ David Dupree (Athens)

                          Legislative Issues   “Storming the Dome”                     Col Les Arent/MAJ Bill Howerton

                          Veterans Affairs                                                                Col Jerry Johnson

                         Coalition of One/Homeless Vet’s/Fisher House             LTC Barry Gardner

                         LOE and CAP Awards                                                      COL Paul Wingo/ LTC Barry Gardner

 

                        MOAA Update Briefing                                                      COL Terri Coles, Sr. Director,                                                                                                                               Council & Chapter Affairs, MOAA

 

                          Chapter Presidents Updates                                         Chapter Presidents

                         

                         Close - October Meeting                                                 COL Wingo

 

Memorial Moment                             CH (COL) Ron Crews                                       

Benediction                                        CH (COL) Ron Crews                                     

Song                “God Bless America”                                           Col Dan Holtz /All

                           

NLT 1100          Adjourn

                         

 

Note:  Next meeting Jan 8/9 TBD, Warner Robins, GA

 

 

 

 

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