Submitted by Ed Baisden
16 May 2021
COL (Ret) Ed Baisden
We continue to show steady growth in our membership. As of mid-May 2021, we have 336 members in all fifty states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. We are trying in 2021 to expand and reorganize our Membership “Committee” which now has only one person. We have broken out all the functions into discrete segments which can be handled by newly added members of the Committee, without imposing too much work onto any single person. If you feel like stepping up to participate in the management of the Virtual Chapter please consider the following areas where just a little bit of help would be greatly appreciated:
* SOCIAL MEDIA: Monitors our Facebook Group page to ensure that it stays up to date; sharing posts from other groups and organizations with information of interest to our members. (WE HAVE "FILLED" THIS POSITION, WITH LENNIE ENZEL NOW ADDED AS AN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FB GROUP)
* SCOUTING/RECRUITING/ASSESSING: I initially saw this as three separate functions, but now realize that everything can easily be done by the same person. Actually, every VC member can be doing this simultaneously. The steps that are involved are:
* Identify a friend of yours who has current or past service as a Uniformed Service nurse
* Get this friend to agree to join the VC and report this to . I will send you a "New Member In-processing Check List". Obtain all the necessary personal information and return the completed Check List.
I can then do everything else necessary to bring the new member into the VC and National MOAA.. If you would like to help with this recruiting effort, please just send me an email expressing your interest and I'll get with you to explain more fully how you can make a much-needed contribution to the overall management of the Chapter. This will NOT require much time or effort on your part. I promise.
We have also created an OUTREACH LETTER with information about the chapter, along with an application form, which includes an easy way to join MOAA for those who are not yet members. I’d like to suggest that you print off a few of these, put them in envelopes, and be ready to pass them along to eligible folks you might run into at your Nurse Organization meetings and conferences or at promotion/retirement ceremonies. It is both easy and cheap and these gatherings probably present “target-rich environments”.
Thanks very much for your continued support and willingness to “Never Stop Serving”. Cheers…Ed Baisden, Membership Chair
Submitted by webmaster
Here is a look at the 2021 NDAA and some of the key items MOAA has advocated for.
We await to see what the new Administration and new Congress will bring.
You can be certain MUSNAVC will continue to advocate for issues important to all of our beneficiaries.
COL (Ret) Lorna Griess
TRANSITION and PERSONAL AFFAIRS
Submitted by webmaster
COL Tonya Dickerson
MOAA offers a range of resources for servicemembers seeking to take the next step in their professional life. Whether you plan to enter the workforce or maximize your GI Bill benefits, don't skip this must-read guidance.
Get the details from the MOAA 2021 Transition Guide HERE