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FEBRUARY 7, 2015 NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER, MOAA — CHARTERING DINNER
You and your spouse are invited to attend the Chartering Dinner of the new North Texas Chapter of MOAA on Saturday evening 7 February 2015. Vice Admiral Ryan, the President of the Military Officers Association of America, will present our charter, formally install the elected officers, and will be the principal speaker.

Time: Social hour begins at 1800. There is a cash bar. Dinner will start at 1900. The program should end by 2100.

Menu: This will be a plated (sit down) chicken dinner. Please indicate on the form below if you would prefer a vegetarian meal.

vadm ryan
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 705 Central Expressway South, Allen TX 75013 phone 214-547-1700.
Reservations: Please RSVP to our chapter Treasurer, Col. Mike Tinsley 214-669-8934 and tinsley76@hotmail.com. Mail check payable to North Texas Chapter, MOAA and send to PO Box 1166404, Carrollton, TX 75011. Cost is $40 per person. Unfortunately, we are not equipped to handle Pay Pal or Credit Card yet. We will also accept cash payments at the door. Timely receipt of reservations is critical. Reservations are due no later than 2 February 2015!
Dress: Gentlemen   Coat and Tie    Ladies: As appropriate.

For Reservations clip form below and Mail in:


February 7, 2015 Chartering Dinner

Total Number of Guests: ______________
Payment: $_______($40 pp) Vegetarian meal? __Yes __No. Number meals desired: __One __ Two
Names on Badge:  _____________________________   _________________________

February 24, 2015 Luncheon Meeting Speaker - Greater Dallas Chapter

Paul Hendricks, III, Lt Col USAF Retired and Chairman of the Board and Director of Veterans Center of North Texas. Lt Col Hendricks will be presenting “Never Stop Serving.” With about 1.8 million veterans, Texas has the second largest veteran population in the nation.  Approximately 300,000 of these veterans live in the areas served by the MOAA Greater Dallas chapter.  Lt Col Hendricks will discuss the efforts of several Veterans Coalitions and Service Centers in North Central Texas to assist veterans transition to civilian life.  He will also describe what MOAA National is doing to take the “Texas model” and implement it across the nation.

Paul Hendricks is a retired Air Force officer. During his 20 years of service he flew B-52Ds in Vietnam, had assignments in the intelligence and acquisition fields and was the Deputy Test Director for the Operational Test and Evaluation Team on the B-1B bomber. Following his retirement from the Air Force he joined the Rockwell International and Boeing companies. He served as a Program Manager for numerous defense programs and retired from industry in 2011.

Mr. Hendricks is very active in the local community and is involved with local and state government initiatives. He is an officer in his church and holds leadership positions in both the Air Force Association and the Military Officers Association of America. Mr. Hendricks is also been a leader in the Town of Fairview. He served on the Fairview Planning and Zoning Commission for 9 years and is currently serving as a Fairview Councilman following a successful election in 2013. Mr. Hendricks is also actively engaged with State and National elected officials with the goal to ensure active and retired military members are recognized and afforded earned benefits.

Use the reservation coupon or reserve online.  You can even pay by PayPal.

You can also mail the Reservation coupon to MOAA-GDC Programs, PO Box 7692, Dallas, TX 75209-0692 For more information or to make a phone reservation contact  Dave Schafer at (214) 577-4107or email moaaschafer@att.net.

The Park City Club  5956 Sherry Lane, Dallas, TX, 75225
 
17th Floor  Dallas, Texas 75225

Directions from Dallas North Tollway

From the North - Heading south towards Northwest Highway: Exit Northwest Hwy and keep straight onto local road(s)  Turn LEFT (East) onto Northwest Hwy  Turn RIGHT (South) onto Douglas Ave   Turn RIGHT (West) onto Sherry Lane

From the South - Heading North towards of Lovers Lane: Lovers Lane Exit, Road name changes to Lomo Alto Drive, Turn RIGHT (East) onto Sherry Lane.

Parking Information

The parking entrance is on the South side of the street and at the West side of the building. You enter and take a ticket from the automated machine; drive up ramps to the second or upper levels and park at any available space [the first level is generally full or reserved]. There are signs to the parking elevator which you take down to the lobby level and then change to the building elevators; go to the 17th floor [club] and ask the person at the desk for the MOAA luncheon room. Remember to get your  parking ticket validated.


April Luncheon Meeting Speaker Colonel John Antal, US Army (Retired) 
This is a meeting that you will not want to miss ...
We have an Incredible speaker that we know you will like to hear. This is a very special luncheon and we are honored to have a man of this stature to speak for us. He has served his country for 30 years retiring in 2003.

His last assignment was as Operations officer for the 62,000 soldier III Armed Corps at Fort Hood Texas.He has held key positions in the U.S. Army and was special assistant to the Joint Chief's of Staff. He's a West Point graduate, Army Command and General Staff College. He schools ROTC groups and takes these groups to Normandy and also to Vicksburg, Miss. for reenactment of battle scenes. He holds a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences.

In retirement he is VP for Knowledge Operations for Gearbox Software in Plano. TX. and Founding editor of Armchair General - a military magazine. He is an author, historian, speaker and soldier. He will be speaking about how we all can make a difference and change today's world for the better.



Colonel John Antal,
US Army (Retired)

News and Information

2013 & 2014
5 Star Chapter

This unit was established in October 1967. Membership is open to any retired, active duty, former or reserve officer, including Warrant Officers, and widows of uniformed officers.

Our December newsletter is now available. If you are not receiving the newsletter and would like to receive, email LtCol David Schafer USAF Retired VP Membership MOAA-GDC
moaaschafer@att.net.
For past newsletters, please visit our Newsletter section.
2015 Luncheon meetings are scheduled for February 24, April 28, June 23, August 25  and October 27.  Our annual Holiday Gala is in December.

The MOAA-GDC Executive Committee typically meets the third Saturday in January, March, May, July, September, and November at 9AM.  All Members and Auxiliary are welcome to attend and to observe the meeting. For more information please contact a member of the Executive Committee.

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission continues to solicit input. MOAA members need to add comments also. This is shaping up to be the next big battle and we need to provide that One Powerful Voice to fight for our current and future service members. To send in your comments go to www.mcrmc.gov and click on Comments.

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