Speaker: Ben Van Etten, CWO5 U.S. Army Aviator
Our program for April allows us to hear fellow-Chapter member Ben Van Etten, CWO5, USA (Ret.), talk about his experiences flying fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for the Army and for Air America, the “CIA’s airline” in Southeast Asia. Ben has recently published “Fifty Years Before the (Rotor) Mast: A Memoir of an Air America Helicopter Pilot”, detailing his experiences in a variety of situations. Included are rescues, combat operations, mountain and offshore flying, medical evacuations, flight instruction and numerous flight missions that require pushing the flight envelope to the maximum
Please RSVP NLT Friday, 29 March, to JoAnn Doleman via email: email@example.com, or 910-540-8459.
Sunday March 31st at 2pm. Free to Veterans and family
Instructions for Processing your comments
Your Chapter leadership is very interested in knowing what you enjoy about the Chapter and its activities and what you would like to see added or improved. This survey is intended to gather that information, but your input is always welcome in any form and at any time.
Completing the survey will take only about 10 minutes. Although participation is voluntary, we would like input from as many Chapter members as possible.
Please complete the attached survey and return it to me as soon as convenient, but we would like to compile survey results by April 10th.
Step #1: The survey can be completed in either of these two ways:
• Print it and fill it out in pen or ink
• Save it as a Word document and fill it out
Step #2: Return it to me in any of the following ways:
•Scan it and e-mail it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an attachment
•Attach it as a Word document and e-mail to me (email@example.com) .
•Bring it to the April 2nd luncheon and I will get it at the door
•Mail it to me at: 161 Spring Creek Lane
Wilmington NC. 28411
Thanks for your help.
Your Donations help SENCLAND in our Mission
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 2019 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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Order Your Permanent Name Tag Info
Anyone interested in obtaining a MOAA SENCLAND Chapter name tag can contact CAPT Brud Deas, CAPT USN(Ret) either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 910-338-0409. The cost is $12.75. Please let Brud know how you would like your name to appear (proper name, nickname, initials, etc.), rank, branch of service, and 'retired' if applicable. Your request can typically be turned around in a few weeks time.
The SENCLAND chapter has meetings with outstanding programs ten months of the year, usually the first Tuesday of the month. The chapter meeting in June is traditionally a Pig Picking (BBQ) activity at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington where we include our Scholarship winners and their families. The May meeting is held in Southport. All other meetings are held at the Bluewater Grill in Wrightsville Beach. Our Board meets several times during the year. The monthly newsletter is available electronically and in hard copy and is published 10 times a year. Our chapter supports 18 local JROTC programs with leadership awards and provides scholarships each year to JROTC college bound students and assists veteran organizations locally with donations.