Guidelines for SENCLAND Chapter Outreach
The Executive Board of the chapter intends to increase our involvement with veterans, veterans organizations, and military communities within our six county area, (New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Onslow, Columbus and Duplin). Accordingly, we have established guidelines and parameters in order to determine which organizations, activities, and individuals should be considered for outreach. Our goal for 2017 is to donate $3000 to the Outreach Program.
Outreach is defined as support to local military and veterans’ organizations, as well as community and civic groups that support veterans and the military.
Our support is not limited to financial but may also include chapter members donating time and talent. When considering requests for outreach, some factors we will evaluate are:
• What services to veterans does this organization provide?
• Do their services duplicate services provided by other organizations?
• What is the organization’s track record?
• What is this organization’s structure? (a local grassroots organization or a national organization with a local branch?)
• What kind of recognition will SENCLAND receive?
• How will our funds be used and over what period of time will these funds be used?
• This will be a one time contribution to the organization in most cases.
• How will this outreach maximize the use of our contribution?
• The JROTC scholarships become part of Outreach. For 2017, we are budgeting $9500. The Chair or Chairs of Outreach / Scholarship programs may authorize the disbursement of funds for any purpose up to $500 within the scope of their program's annual budget. Disbursements in excess of this provision must be approved by the Board of Directors.
Revised Jan. 2017
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SENCLAND does a lot more than what your membership fees cover. Your donation to the scholarship fund and Outreach is tax-deductible, and will help us raise budgeted amounts for 2017 scholarships and Outreach . Please indicate in remarks the amounts you desire to be designated for the JROTC scholarships and/or Outreach. Thanks in advance for your support.
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The local SENCLand Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) have partnered to create scholarships for veterans. Given the need in the Allied Health and Nursing fields for qualified graduates, the scholarships are awarded to veterans who meet the following criteria: a military veteran who has been honorably discharged; a student in the Allied Health Field; GPA of 2.5 or better.
The first 3 scholarships of $700 each we awarded in December 2017 to Allied Health and Nursing students from UNCW, Cape Fear Community College and Brunswick Community College.
UNC Wilmington Nursing Student is Recipient of SENCLand Chapter, MOAA and and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Scholarship
Matthew Riley, Marine Corps Veteran, and student in the Nursing department is the recipient of the first SENCLand Chapter, MOAA and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Scholarship in the amount of $700. Matthew was chosen from several well deserving students in the Allied Health areas of study. Scholarship criteria includes military veteran honorably discharged, student in the Allied Health field, and a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Jim Brumit, President, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA presented the check to a very happy, deserving, humble Matthew Riley. Also in attendance were Corey Click, President UNCW Student Veterans Organization; Larry Wilson, Outreach Chair, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA; Matthew Riley, UNCW Veteran Student (recipient); Jim Brumit, President, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA; Dr. Laurie Badzek, UNCW Director School of Nursing; Bill Kawczynski , UNCW Director Military Affairs
Brunswick Community College Practical Nursing Student is Recipient of SENCLand Chapter, MOAA and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Scholarship
Lauren Carter, US Army National Guard and Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, and student in the Practical Nursing department is the recipient of the first SENCLand Chapter, MOAA and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Scholarship in the amount of $700. Lauren was chosen from several well deserving students in the Allied Health areas of study. Scholarship criteria includes military veteran honorably discharged, student in the Allied Health field, and a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Jim Brumit presented the check to a very deserving Lauren Carter. In attendance for the presentation were (from left to right)
Tanya O. Mace, Director, Practical Nursing and Phlebotomy; Chuck Akstin, Marine Corps Representative SENCLand, Chapter, MOAA; Don Hill, Navy Representative, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA; Lauren Carter, scholarship recipient; Jim Brumit, President, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA; Susanne Adams, President, Brunswick Community College; Chrissy Sanford, 2nd VP, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA; Paul Mills, Faculty Adviser for Veterans Club; Lois Smith, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Cape Fear Community College Occupational Therapy Student is Recipient of SENCLand Chapter, MOAA and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Scholarship
Scott Springer, Marine Corps Veteran, and student in the Occupational Therapy department is the recipient of the first SENCLand Chapter, MOAA and New Hanover Regional Medical Center Scholarship in the amount of $700. Scott was chosen from several well deserving students in the Allied Health areas of study. Scholarship criteria includes military veteran honorably discharged, student in the Allied Health field, and a GPA of 2.5 or greater. Jim Brumit, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA President and Chrissy Sanford 2nd VP, SENCLand Chapter, MOAA presented the check to a very deserving Scott Springer. Also in attendance were Dr. Jennifer K.Renshaw, OTA Program Director; Ray Charfauros, Veterans co-ordinator; and Rachael Cavenaugh, Director of Financial aid and Veterans Services.
On June 2, 2017 at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington, NC, six area high school seniors were awarded a total of $8500 for university and college expenses by the Military Officers Association of America, SENCLAND Chapter NC-07. Pictured from left to right are: LTC (Ret) Lee Hanna, Scholarship Chairman, Rebecca Lindsey (North Brunswick HS) will attend LSU, majoring in political science and history, Mavelin Zavala (James Kenan HS) Meredith Univ. majoring in civil engineering/interior design, Geraldine Baldelomar (LeJeune HS) Coastal Carolina CC to study computer science, Kyle Miller (West Brunswick HS) NCSU majoring in chemistry/biology, Katia Cabrera (James Kenan HS) Wingate Univ. majoring in pre-pharmacy, Thomas Wallace (North Brunswick HS) NCSU majoring in electrical engineering, and COL (Ret) Jim Brumit, SENCLAND Chapter President.
Vic Olsen from Ashley HS NJROTC won the top scholarship of $3000. He will attend NC State. Jacob Beamer from North Brunswick HS JROTC won the second award of $2000 and will attend Belmont Abbey College. Miss Hayden Huffman from West Brunswick HS JROTC won the third award for $1500 and will attend UNC Chapel Hill. Alexandria Seabrook from Hoggard HS NJROTC won the fourth award for $1000 and will attend UNC Greensboro.
Parents, family members, and JROTC Instructors from all four High Schools were in attendance to honor the dedication and excellent efforts demonstrated by all four highly qualified recipients.
The Outreach Committee of the SENCland Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America is please to announce the winners of the 2015 scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually to cadets in the JROTC programs in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus, and Onslow Counties or children of honorably discharged or active duty service members. This year a $3,000 scholarship is presented to Ariella Bode, a senior at White Oak High School in Onslow County and the daughter of an Army Master Sergeant stationed at Ft. Bragg. Ariella will attend Texas A&M University to study Bio-medical Engineering. She will be a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M. Ariella ranks 8 out of 259 seniors at White Oak. Due to her father’s military duties she has moved 7 times between her 5th grade year and her 11th grade year.
The award of $2500 is presented to Joseph Johnson of the JROTC battalion at North Brunswick High School in Leland. Joseph will attend Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on a 3 year ROTC scholarship. Joseph ranks 12 out of 215 seniors at North Brunswick. He is a member of North Brunswick”s nationally ranked air rifle team.
We're very proud of our Scholarship Recipients and know that we've made a difference in their lives.