Program Notes
Submitted by Michael McLean

Spring Meeting - Promises To Keep

The Spring Meeting was held at Promises To Keep in Derry on April 12, 2003.  Outside it was dark and dreary, but inside it was bright and cheery!  By the end of the luncheon, everyone inside had caused the day outside to turn to sunshine.  The 190 members and guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  This was the first time we had come to Promises To Keep, and everything was done to perfection!  The setting was elegant, the meal was delicious and the service was outstanding. We were given an informative and entertaining presentation by our guest speaker, Maj Dennis J. Viola, USAF (Ret.), Director of the New Hampshire State Veterans Council, who is also a chapter member.  He answered a number of important questions from the members on veterans issues, both statewide and national.  We were joined by one first timer: Chuck Packard of Hooksett.  We look forward to returning to Promises To Keep in the future. 

Internet Website
Have you checked out the Chapter’s internet website lately at  If not, you should to see the new features that our Webmaster (Michael McLean) has added.  The site now has an electronic version of this newsletter, a list of locations to obtain ID cards, a ready reference of telephone numbers, the 2003 Federal Benefits Book for Veterans and Dependents, highlights of the Board of Directors monthly meeting, members’ e-mail addresses, and much more.  While you are on the internet, don’t forget to visit the national MOAA site at:   Happy web surfing!

Time to Volunteer
By Paul Bernard
It’s that time of year again – time to get ready for the clambake.  Our “Bake Master” (Don Holroyd) is temporarily out of the country, but is expected to be back in late June – in time to coordinate this very important event.  In the meantime, if you would like to volunteer for a specific task, or you are willing to help with whatever needs to be done, please contact me by phone at: (603) 229-1334 or by e-mail at:  I will keep track of the volunteers until Don returns.  If you have helped out in the past, we look forward to working with you again, and if you have not helped out in the past, now is the time to get involved!


New Chapter Members — Welcome Aboard !

Mrs. Helen Gettelman, USAF
Portsmouth, NH 
CDR Richard Lines, USN (Ret)
Spouse:  Sandra
Madbury, NH 
CPT Mark Roberts, USA/NG
Spouse:  Gail
Charlestown, NH 
1LT Christine Tebbetts, USA/NG
Gilford, NH 


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