In this section we hope to share the good news, accomplishments and other items of interest from chapter members and their families worthy of recognition! If anyone has read an article on-line that you would like to include here, please email the link to email@example.com so that we may share the news with our members.
Congratulations to chapter member LTC Brenda M. Pennels, USAR who has been appointed as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for the state of Maine. See photos.
Congratulations to chapter member CW5 Bernard L. Satterfield, USA (Ret.) who was chosen by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team to throw out the first pitch at a Fisher Cats home game (8/22/2018) on behalf of Eastern Propane and Oil to recognize Veterans, enlisted Military and their employers for work within the various New Hampshire communities. See photo.
Congratulations to chapter member CW5 Bernard L. Satterfield, USA (Ret.) who received a Director's Coin from Alfred J. Montoya, Director of the Manchester VAMC, in recognition of 40 years of service. See photo.
Congratulations to chapter president COL H. Allen (Chad) Chadwick, USA (Ret.), Chairman of the Piscataqua Maritime Commission, for his efforts in executing another successful Sail Portsmouth in 2015. Read the letter to the editor in SeacoastOnline.
Congratulations to chapter member COL Roger A. Sevigny, USA (Ret.), New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner, who has been named chair of the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, a policy group of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Congratulations to US Senator Kelly Ayotte (wife of chapter member Lt Col Joe Daley, USAF (Ret.)) who received MOAA's Colonel Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award in recognition of strong and consistent support of national defense and the uniformed services community, including her role in leading the successful fight to repeal unfair cuts to military retiree benefits. Read the press release.
Congratulations to chapter member CDR Peter S. Burdett, USN (Ret.) who has been appointed as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for the state of New Hampshire. It's good to see a Navy person helping out the Army! See photo.
ADVOCACY IN ACTION 2022
The following is a partial reprint of the article by Bob Jaffin in the June 2022 Granite Slate (read the whole asrticle):
As of this writing we have been able to sit down and meet with three of our congressional delegation and their staffs here in New Hampshire, while Senator Shaheen and her staff have not set up any sort of meeting. I did remind all that MOAA is rated as one of the 25 top lobbying organizations in DC.Check back at MOAA.org/AiA for ongoing updates on this year’s three advocacy topics: Support the Major Richard Star Act , Support the Stop Copay Overpay Act, Ensure a Competitive Military Pay Raise. Read MOAA's Issue Papers on these three topics.
On April 12 we met with Congresswoman Kuster and her staff in Concord and followed that up by going down to Manches-ter to meet with Congress-man Pappas and his staff. Both fully supported MOAA national’s objectives. In addition, we were able to cover other issues of national importance as well as our two current local issues. In both cases the delegation expressed a great deal of interest in all of the topics and had great suggestions for how we might proceed. The topics we covered included con-current receipt, continuing resolutions, the defense health agency at the macro level, and our two earmark suggestions: a new full-service commissary at Pease and the environmental cleanup at Portsmouth Naval shipyard. While some questions were raised about all of the additional issues, there is clearly considerable support across the spectrum.
New Hampshire Chapter Appoints New Auxiliary Liaison
Surviving spouse members are recognized in both the national and New Hampshire arenas as being a very important component of MOAA. They possess many skills and talents, understand the challenges of military life, and appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and their families. They are a valuable resource for our organization.
At the April MOAA-NH Board of Directors’ meeting, Gwen Devoe was appointed as our chapter’s new Auxiliary Liaison, the primary point of contact for the legislative and benefits issues concerning our surviving spouses. She relieves Beverly Kemp of Peterborough who performed this important duty faithfully for five years, and for which MOAA-NH is most grateful and appreciative. Gwen is a surviving spouse herself, having lost her husband of 26 years in 2012. When asked if she would accept the Auxiliary Liaison office she said, “I am honored. It is important that they (our surviving spouses) be remembered as well, and if I can help ease their burdens in getting them the information that they need after a loved one has died, I am more than happy to do so.”
Gwen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 603-501-0994, or by writing her at 319 Post Rd., Greenland, NH 03840-2318.
MOAA-NH President Pete Burdett with Auxiliary Liaison Gwendolen Devoe
CHAPTER RECEIVES NINETEENTH 5-STAR AWARD "MEDALLION"
CHAPTER RECEIVES COMMUNICATIONS AWARD FROM MOAA FOR 2021
CHAPTER SUPPORTS CHRISTMAS AT THE TILTON HOME
NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM
The NH Chapter Scholarship Loan Program was established in 1985. Scholarships are made with funds donated by the chapter membership, and the program is managed by a Scholarship Committee as established in the chapter by-laws. Over 85 students have been assisted by this program since it began.
NOTE: Contributions to the Scholarship Program are NOT tax deductible as the Program is not an IRS 501(c)(3) category non-profit organization.
Eligibility is restricted to children and grandchildren of chapter members.
In 2022 the chapter voted to change the nature of the Scholarship Program from a Loan program to a Grant Program.
The Scholarship Committee meets in June/July each year to review applications. Applicants are considered based on merit, not need. The amount of a grant will be based on funds available and the number of students applying. Currently the grant amounts are either $2,000.00 (Freshman/Sophomore) or $4,000.00 (Junior/ Senior)
Application forms may be obtained by contacting: LtCol Wayne Balcom, USAF (Ret), 7 Rhode Island Ave, Nashua, NH 03060. Telephone: 603-566-5703. Email: email@example.com. The application form can be downloaded here. (UPDATED)
Check out the photo of a recent scholarship recipient.
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE APPROVES 10 FOR LOANS
The Scholarship Loan Committee met on July 8, 2021 to consider applications for loans for the 2021-2022 academic year. Tem applications were approved. In accordance with the change of policy, first year student applicants receive $2000 and continuing students receive $3000. A list of those students approved is attached.
For all of you that go south for the winter (or at any other time), we need your help. In order to keep our mailing list current, we need to know your alternate address where you go (other than in NH). Please help us out by providing your other mailing address to include street, city, state, ZIP +4 and phone number (if available) and the approximate dates that you are out of New Hampshire. This way you can continue to receive important information about your chapter. Please provide the information to MOAA-NH at PO Box 712, Dover, NH 03821-0712 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your assistance.
SOME INTERESTING NH CHAPTER STATISTICS
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MARCH 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
The Board of Directors meets every other month on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm, currently at the Red Blazer Restaurant in Concord, NH. All chapter members are welcome to attend any Board meetings. If a chapter member has any item they wish to put before the Board, please send it to any of the chapter officers listed on the "Contacts" page of this web site.
(The Chapter hopes to keep its membership informed of important items/issues that were brought up, discussed, or voted on by the Board of Directors at their most recent meeting.) The file format is PDF. You will need Adobe Reader in order to open and read it. If you don't have Adobe Reader, click on the icon to download it.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOVEMBER 2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JANUARY 2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
ELECTION RESULTS !!
The following are the results of the elections for
Chapter officers and Board members held at the Annual Meeting of the Chapter,
November 6, 2021:
|President||CPT James R. LeFebvre, USAR|
|Vice President||Lt Col Laurance M. Miller, USAFR (Ret.)|
|Secretary||CDR Michael A. McLean, USN (Ret.)|
|Treasurer||CDR DiJon R. Fasoli, USN (Ret.)|
Board of Directors (Three year term)
MAJ William E. DuVall, USA
CW5 Thomas Goff, USA (Ret.)
CAPT Gary W. Lovgren, USN (Ret.)
CDR Jennifer L. Wright, USNR (Ret.)
Board of Directors (One year term)
CAPT F. Warren Coulter, USN (Ret.)
COL Roger A. Sevigny, USA (Ret.)
MOAA-NH CHAPTER TAPS
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2012 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2013 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2014 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2015 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2016 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2017 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2018 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2019 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2020 Annual Meeting
A list of chapter members deceased since the 2021 Annual Meeting
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