Military Officers Association of Sarasota, Inc. for earning the MOAA 5 Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award for your Website.

Fm: Troy Scott
Congrats Guys, great job

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From: MOAA Chapters <chapters@moaa.org>
Subject: MOAA Harris Communications Awards Results
Date: May 4, 2022 at 4:50:11 PM EDT

Dear Colonel Scott:
 
Congratulations to you and all the members of the Military Officers Association of Sarasota, Inc. for earning the MOAA 5 Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award for your Website.  We at national MOAA are extremely proud of all our affiliates who were able to keep their members connected and informed through print and electronic media during 2021. The number of nominations submitted for this award has continued to grow each year; this year we received 227 nominations.  As you know, effective communications are critical to recruiting and retention as well as keeping your members connected and engaged.  Thank you and your team for prioritizing superior communications and for taking the time to submit a nomination.
 
Your award certificate and pin(s) will be mailed to your address of record within the next few weeks (unless you belong to a council which is planning to present it to you in person).  Either way, please confirm your mailing address to: chapters@moaa.org.  Please be aware that, instead of individual mailings from National, some councils may choose to present these awards at a ceremony or otherwise distribute to their chapter leaders. 
 
To download the award logo to display on your printed or electronic communications, go to:  http://www.moaa.org/communicationawards/ 
 
Please accept my sincere congratulations and very best wishes for continued success!
Sincerely,
Erin E. Stone
Captain, Judge Advocate Generals Corps, United States Navy (Retired)
Senior Director, Council and Chapter Affairs
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
201 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA  22314-2539
800.234.6622, ext 108; 703.838.8108
 
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Heroes R&R Weekend Event

 



In 2020, the Military Officer’s Association of Sarasota (MOAS) began a relationship with My Warrior's Place, located in Ruskin FL, which seeks to provide a safe refuge and bring about healing and hope to all veterans, military service members who have returned from the battlefield and military families (Gold, Blue and Silver Start) whose lives have been touched and forever changed due to a tragic event.

In 2021, MOAS applied for and was awarded a Community Outreach Grant from the MOAA Foundation, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), to fund an all-inclusive weekend retreat for eight military veterans from the Sarasota area. The eight veterans attending this weekend retreat were selected by a MOAS selection committee from a group of individuals nominated by other veterans, veteran’s families, friends, and co-workers. The weekend retreat, titled “Heroes R&R” will consist of group sessions emphasizing a holistic approach, and conducted by professional therapists who are themselves veterans, focusing on physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family well-being.

Complementing these sessions will be evening campfires to create an atmosphere of comradeship and support, and half-day barbecuing classes from competitive grilling chefs, ultimately capped off by a barbeque competition between the attending veterans.