General Hugh Shelton USA(Ret) -Welcome Home event at Patriot Plaza

Received a nice note [attached] from General Hugh Shelton USA(Ret) thanking us for our participation in the Welcome Home event at Patriot Plaza, at which he was the keynote speaker. You may not be aware that this was his final public appearance, as a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Thanks to all of our Chapter members and Tidewell for making this event such a success for over 2,000 attendees. I believe we passed out over 700 pins to our Vietnam veterans.


Brian McCarthy
President, Military Officers Association of Sarasota, Inc.
Executive Director, Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund, Inc.

May 8 Tribute to Veterans

May 2 Honoring Our Surviving Spouses

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May Breeze

Dear Member

Attached is the May 2018 issue of the MOAS monthly newsletter, The Sarasota Breeze, as well as a separate Reservation Form for you to use when making your reservation for the May Luncheon on on Friday May 18, 2018 at Michael’s on East.  

The May luncheon is our Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon.  We will be presenting scholarships to ten outstanding young high school graduates embarking on their future education. Our luncheon speaker will be Allison Nash of the State College of Florida.

I am going to use this space to mention 3 important events that require your assistance.

1.  As we have done in the past, we are asking you to please consider sponsoring a luncheon for a student and/or parent attending the scholarship awards luncheon.  See Luncheon Reservation Form 

2. Please utilize the period of May 1 1200hrs to May 2 1159hrs to go online to contribute to our Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund (SMOSF) though the Giving Challenge.  All of your donations between $25 and $100 given during this time will matched by The Patterson Foundation.  If you wish to donate more than $100 you might want to use multiple credit cards. See Page 9 of the newsletter.

3.  On May 2 at 11:00 AM there will be a special Surviving Spouse Luncheon at the Bird Key Yacht Club where attendees will receive a MOAA Surviving Spouse pin, and you will have the opportunity to donate to the SMOSF through the Giving Challenge. See Page 8 of the newsletter.
Don’t forget the May Meet and Greet May 9th at 6:00 PM at Marina Jack.  Please invite any of your officer friends to join us at this event.

As usual, we hope you enjoy this issue—and ask that you let us know if you have any suggestions for future issues.

Len Friedlander


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May 1-2 Giving Challenge

Mark your calendar for May 1st – May 2nd. From noon to noon you have a unique opportunity to donate to our Scholarship Fund and have your donation doubled by the Patterson Foundation. Donations from $25 - $100 will be matched dollar for dollar... and you can donate to as many organizations as you wish. How do you donate? You must go to the Giving Challenge web site that goes live at 12:00 pm noon on May 1st and remains live for just 24 hours, through May 2nd at 11:59 am. 

The web site is: up the Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund. We promise that your donation will be greatly appreciated and 200% of your donation will benefit a veteran or local high school senior. Just one more way to - Never Stop Serving. 

May 1-May 2, Noon to Noon

Click to read more. We appreciate your gifts.

Change 1 To the Fishing Apr 6 !!!

Change 1 to the Word

Fishing moved to April 6 !!!

Dear MOAS Member,

If you are one of Ron Wozniak's YAHOO fishing partners or aspirants, PLEASE BE ADVISED!!! that Ron has had to change the date of the next fishing adventure from TOMOROW!!! (Monday, 2 April) to Friday, 6 April, due to Woz's work schedule.

As published in your April Breeze Newsletter, two outings, are planned - One in the morning and one in the afternoon: 0730-1200 and 1300-1730. We meet at the Freedom Boat Club Dock, Regatta Pointe Marina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, FL - Four (4) Fishermen Per Boat!! Limited Spaces Available!! 1st COME BASIS!! 


Only cost is fuel, bait & tip for dock hand. FL saltwater fishing license required (unless 65+ & FL resident). If you have light-medium saltwater tackle, bring it, if you do not, we will provide. Wear rubber soled shoes & bring your own sunscreen, food and drink. For seasick fishermen Sea Bands, a wrist band that works well. Text Ron Wozniak at 941-779-5448 or e-mail


Ron Wozniak
LtCol USMCR Retired
MOAS 1st VP Operations
Cell: 941-779-5448