PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - June 2021
Hello MOAA teammates! Mike Hester here with another letter as time seems to be flying by.
June already and I hope by the time you are reading this you have had an opportunity to sign up for our first face to face lunch in a long, long, time. Yes, you heard correctly, we are hosting our first face to face lunch on 5 June at the Underwood Golf Course. We will have our own Lennie Enzel as the guest speaker and although we are pulling it together as we speak, I think it will be worthwhile to have some face to face comradery (I certainly need it) and it should be a good time to catch up. However I expect to have some rust in the gears as it has been a long time but please show up if you can it should be a hoot! Good food, great people and a chance to catch up and feel human again.
By this time, I hope most of our members have been vaccinated and are finally confident enough to venture out a bit. If you are concerned about the COVID we are not judging anyone and I hope to be able to live stream our lunches in the future so folks can stay home and join in a bit of fun. From my foxhole fun is exactly what the doctor has ordered.
We have a ton of good news this time around. Two of our members were awarded the MOAA Communications Award, Bill Oseles for our Border Bulletin and Bill Moore for our electronic media. Way to go Fellas! You are both making us look very good, thanks for your hard work! Well done, if you see these guys around town, please give them a tip of the hat for their hard work on our behalf!. Read More
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