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  SENCLAND : Southeastern North Carolina (SENCLAND) Chapter MOAA News and Events: What's Happening in SENCLAND


October 5th Program: Paws4Veterans

Location: Long Leaf Park Shelter #6, 1130-1300

We have a special treat for our 5 October meeting – a local organization Paws4Vets will be making a presentation with some of their trained assistance dogs. Paws4Vets places customized assistance dogs with veterans and military dependents living with various disabilities. Through the Paws4Vets Assistance Dog Placement Program, Veterans with physical, neurological, psychiatric or emotional disabilities can receive Medical Alert Assistance Dogs-Psychiatric Mobility Assistance Dogs and Specialized Partner Dogs (Emotional Support Animals). Samantha (Sam) Cleary, the Director of Puppy Development Centers will be out guest along with several Vets and their Assistance Dogs.

For this Program, we will be meeting at Long Leaf Park Shelter #6 at 1130hrs (same location as our annual picnic). The Atlanta Bread Company will be providing box lunches that will include a variety of sandwiches, chips, pastries and bottled water. Cost of lunch is $15 payable upon check-in as follows: Plan to pay by cash or check made out to SENCLAND Chapter when you check-in at Shelter #6. Please send your RSVP to JoAnn Doleman. Email preferred: jdoleman522@gmail.com or call her if necessary at 910-540-8459 prior to October 2nd.

09/23/21 15:29/ Webmaster/ Events/


The Chapter is once again offering the opportunity for members and their spouses to purchase engraved plastic nametags.

The cost of the nametags is $15 and they will be the same style and size as in the past and will have a magnetic clasp.

We will place an initial order on August 31st so that we can deliver the nametags at the September 14th Luncheon at the Bluewater. After that we will order Quarterly or when we have at least 10 paid orders.

There are two ways to order:

  • ON-LINE and E-mail:
    • Step #1: Pay for your nametag or nametags using the Purchase button on this page.
    • Step #2: Send an e-mail to downeast@bellsouth.net including the information you want on the nametag (name, including nick name if you prefer, military service and rank and current duty status. Nametags for spouses only require the person’s name and nickname if desired.

      - or -

  • US Postal Service MAIL & E-mail:
    • Step #1: Download and print the order form (see Download folder), then complete the information on the form and mail it with a check made out to SECLAND MOAA and mail both to:

      SENCLAND Chapter of MOAA

      P.O. Box 10015

      Wilmington, NC 28404

    • Step #2: Send an e-mail to downeast@bellsouth.net including the information you want on the nametag (name, including nick name if you prefer, military service and rank and current duty status. Nametags for spouses only require the person’s name and nickname if desired.

Please complete and submit your order as soon as possible, but no later than 31 August.

If you ordered a nametag in the past and have not picked it up at a luncheon or Chapter event, we will also have those available at future luncheons / events.

If you have any questions, please contact Membership Chair Al Schroetel at downeast@bellsouth.net or call at 910-352-4378.

08/15/21 11:27/ Webmaster/ General/
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News and Events: SENCLAND Nametags - $15

ID Card Renewal Info: Appointments are required. Click on Link below.

Nearest Card Issuing Bases are MCAS New River and Camp Lejeune

Improved Military ID Cards now available by appointment at MCAS New River and Camp Lejeune

[RELATED: ID Cards: What You Need to Know]

A retired military ID card is issued to military retirees and eligible family members. Eligible family members must renew their ID card periodically, usually every four years.

ID Card Renewal Appointment Procedures
08/07/21 14:20/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Pig Pickin' 2021 Mission Complete

Pig Pickin' 2021 Mission Complete
JROTC Scholarship Winners for 2021

130 Members, guests and scholarship recipients attended!

The SENCLand MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) Chapter held its annual JROTC Scholarship presentations at Long Leaf Park on Friday, June 4, 2021. Eight graduating seniors were presented scholarship valued at $900 each. Students receiving scholarships were Austin Rheuby (South Brunswick HS), Jalen Faulk (Whiteville HS), Nicole Waterbury (West Brunswick HS), Mary von Kolnitz ( JT Hoggard HS), Ashton Warren (JT Hoggard HS), Trinity George (Whiteville HS), Andrew Powers (North Brunswick HS), and Alexandra Rupkalvis (South Brunswick HS). Seven students are enrolled in their respective JROTC programs and Alexandra is a military dependent. Austin Rheuby plans to attend VMI and major in physics. He will also shoot on the college rifle team. Jalen Faulk will attend NC A&T and major in criminal justice. Nicole Waterbury will attend Barton College with an undeclared major. She will also be playing on the lacrosse team and plans to take Air Force ROTC. Mary von Kolnitz will attend two years at Cape Fear Community College and then go to North Carolina State University to major in Agriculture. Ashton Warren will attend East Carolina University and major in engineering. He plans to take Army ROTC also. Trinity George will attend North Carolina Central and major in psychology. Andrew Powers will attend East Carolina University with an undeclared major. Alexandra Rupkalvis will attend UNC-Chapel Hill and major in nursing.

This is the 20th year that the SENCLand MOAA Chapter has presented scholarships to graduating seniors. Eighty-nine students have received scholarships totaling $110,700 during this time.

2021 SENCLAND MOAA Scholarship recipients. Shown left to right are (front row): BG (Ret) James Carper, USA, Chapter President; Jalen Faulk (Whiteville HS); Mary von Kolnitz (JT Hoggard HS); Trinity George (Whiteville HS); and Alexandra Rupkalvis (South Brunswick HS). Shown left to right in back row are: Austin Rheuby (South Brunswick HS; Nicole Waterbury (West Brunswick HS); Ashton Warren (JT Hoggard HS); LTC (Ret) Lee Hanna, USA, Scholarship Chair; and Andrew Powers (North Brunswick HS).

06/09/21 11:31/ Webmaster/ Events/

Honor Flight Cape Fear Area

Postponed until April 30, 2022

Dear Veterans, Guardians, Volunteers, Donors, & Friends,

As our nation celebrates Old Glory and the U.S. Army Birthday today, we want to share with you some exciting news - the inaugural flight of the Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area (HFCFA) will be held on April 30, 2022. Please be sure to mark your calendar now!

For more information, applications for participants and needed volunteer positions, please open the website link below.

Honor Flight from the Cape Fear Area
02/22/21 16:32/ Webmaster/ General Info/

CFCC Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony Nov. 11, 2020

CFCC Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony Nov. 11, 2020
President Carper Awards Outreach Funds to CFCC Veteran Student

Keynote Speaker: BG James Carper, USA-Ret. SENCLAND President

Please click on Link below for full ceremony done at CFCC, coordinated by Veterans Affairs Director Jason Bocchino, with Veterans Day speech by our Chapter President, BG Jim Carper, USA Retired.

Veterans Day Ceremony
02/18/21 15:20/ Anonymous/ Events/

Sign up for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute from UNCW

Ron Henderson's Presentations on WW II Campaign in the Pacific

Catalogue contains all Fall 2020 course offerings including Ron's six lectures on "Key Battles in the Pacific Campaign during WW II". Registration for OLLI cost is $30 for six months or $50 for the academic year. His course is free. Other courses are individually priced in the catalogue.

OLLI Catalogue and Registration
Sep 16, 20/ Anonymous/ General Info/

SENCLAND Chapter Cooperative Program with Hospice

Lower Cape Fear Hospice Area Info

SENCLAND Hospice Program

Our Chapter Hospice Program to recognize Chapter members entering Lower Cape Fear Hospice facility or receiving Hospice treatment at home, with a Veterans Recognition Ceremony is underway. The ceremony will include the presentation of a service specific lapel pin and an appropriate certificate of service. Ideally, this would be scheduled during the first few days of Hospice Care. Spouses or family members of Chapter Members admitted to Hospice Care should inform Jason Clamme at Lower Cape Fear Hospice (910-442-3000), who will coordinate with Chapter representatives to schedule the Ceremony. Chapter members are ask to notify Jim Carper (910-262-7101) or Bonnie Carper (910-762-4524) immediately upon learning of any member or spouse entering Hospice care, so that no member goes without recognition.

Aug 13, 19/ Anonymous/ General Info/

Chapter Activities

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.

Jan 3, 13/ Anonymous/ General Info/

MOAA Awards SENCLAND 5 Star Communications Award for 2019

Message from SENCLAND President Jim Carper

Great news! MOAA has awarded our SouthEastern (SENCLAND) Chapter 5-star awards during 2019 for our Wes Site and Newsletters. Named the Col Marm Harris Communications Award, is presented Councils and Chapters that do an outstanding job communicating with their members via printed newsletters, electronic newsletters, web sites, and other media. I commend Ken Klassen as Web Master, Alan Turner as Newsletter editor, and Dianne Jinwright as PAO for their outstanding efforts efforts in Chapter communications and for their effective preparation of the award presentation on which these awards were selected. Good Job Allan, who took the lead, Ken, and Dianne! The Award logo below is to be used by the Chapter to reflect excellence in communications.

NC Council of Chapters and many of other NC Chapters were also recognized at the 5 & 4-star levels for their web sites and newsletters. Reflects well on the quality of MOAA in North Carolina.

Mar 27, 20/ Anonymous/ National/State/