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To enter the park - Take Route 41 to the circle at 14th St. (Imperial Drive).
Coming from the north it is the first exit from the circle — coming from the south it is the third exit. The park has parking, grass, picnic tables, rest rooms, and is on the Bay.
Drive all the way in for parking closest to the largest pavilion and seawall. I'll try to put up balloons.
There is plenty of room for us to bring our own chairs and grills are available if anyone wants cook. As usual bring your own libations and snacks and assemble at 1800 at the west side of the park.
Please wear your mask and keep socially distanced.
If you can't find us please call: Peggy O’Connell at (312)982-1374
Hope to see you there.
March 26, 2021
Need a COVID-19 vaccination?
We are hosting a vaccination clinic this Saturday, March 27th at C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center for Veterans of all ages who receive care from VA. To make an appointment for this clinic, please call our COVID-19 Call Center at 727-395-2400 now.
We also offer COVID-19 vaccinations for enrolled and eligible Veterans at our C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center, Lee County VA Healthcare Center, and our Sarasota Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) locations, by appointment, Monday- Friday as vaccine is available.
CBOCs in Bradenton, Naples, Port Charlotte, Sarasota and Sebring are also offering COVID-19 vaccine to enrolled and eligible Veterans of all ages, by appointment. Vaccine appointments for these locations are based on vaccine availability.
Bay Pines VA Veterans of all ages, regardless of where they receive care, can always opt to get their vaccine at the C.W. Bill Young Medical Center.
Please note: we are continuing to offer vaccine to Veteran caregivers who are enrolled in VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) and designated as a caregiver.
How you can make an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Call our COVID-19 Call Center at 727-395-2400 to schedule your appointment. You can also visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information.
Why should you consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine now?
A vaccine will help protect you, other Veterans and our staff by lowering the risk of getting an infection. Vaccines will also slow the spread of the virus protecting our families, friends, and neighbors.
What else you need to know.
You will need to receive two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, and one does of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to be more fully protected. Depending on the vaccine you receive, you may need to be available to come back to the location you received your first dose in either 21 or 28 days for your second dose.
After you receive the vaccine, it will still be important to continue wearing a mask in public, washing your hands, and staying at least 6 feet from others who don’t live with you until the virus is under control. It is our hope that a vaccine will help us all come through this pandemic together.
Please call us today to make an appointment!
Attached please find the April 2021 issue of the chapter newsletter — The Sarasota Breeze — AND a copy of the Luncheon Reservation Form for the April 16th Luncheon at Michaels on East. The Breeze, as well as the flyer, contain information on the precautions that will be taken at the luncheon in light of the need for social distancing.
Our Luncheon Speaker will be Joe Palmerio a local artist who has won many awards for his work. It is my understanding that he will be creating a painting while discussing his work, and the painting will be offered to the winner of the Scholarship drawing.
A REMINDER IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
With the Convention in your backyard, there are some major events that you should consider attending -
Saturday morning, May 15 All Hand Breakfast
Saturday evening, May 15 Military Gala
CHECK IT OUT AND DON’T MISS THIS CHANCE TO ATTEND THE CONVENTION WHEN IT IS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD!!
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Contact MOAS President Troy Scott if you have specific questions (941-379-3023).
We look forward to seeing you at the Meet & Greet on April 14th and Michaels on East on April 16th for the monthly luncheon..
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this issue of The Breeze - and as always, please let me know if you have a suggestion on how we can improve it.
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For Immediate Release
MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS GET A COVID-19 UPDATE FROM PAUL GROVE, WEDU PBS PRESIDENT AND CEO
Southwest FL – Despite COVID-19 concerns, 31 MOAS members and guests enjoyed lunch at Michael’s on East and heard an update on our local public television station, WEDU PBS, delivered by WEDU President and CEO, Paul Grove. Mr. Grove served as WEDU’s VP for national programming before heading to Chattanooga in 2006 to head up their local PBS station, WTCI.
Returning to WEDU as President and CEO in 2019, Paul found a shift in emphasis at WEDU; less on developing national programs, more towards local programs. He has continued this focus, with a vision that encompasses Community, Innovation, and Education. WEDU provides services to 16 counties in West Central Florida through its six operating channels – WEDU, WEDU World, The Florida Channel, WEDQ, PBS Kids, and WEDU Create TV – and has been working hard during the pandemic to support education and distance learning, as well as public safety and civic leadership. Paul noted that WEDU just completed a five-part series about non-profits and the art world in Sarasota. A future project will cover Sarasota’s business world.
Paul noted that for 18 straight years Americans have ranked PBS and its member stations the most-trusted institution among a consideration set that includes courts of law, commercial cable and broadcast TV, newspapers, and streaming services. Americans also rank PBS highly in terms of value for tax dollars. Viewership is up, both over-the-air and on cable. During the pandemic, WEDU has provided an essential service for so many families unable to access media otherwise.
In the big picture, the goal of PBS educational services is to prepare children for success in school and in life. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought about the need for distance learning, PBS, as a national leader in digital education, was well-positioned to help with the transition into e-learning formats. WEDU created the WEDU PBS At Home Learning webpage featuring an array of resources for families and educators and helped address the needs of families who may have technology challenges by providing daily broadcasts of PBS programming along with companion lesson plans for distance learning.
MOAS is the Sarasota Chapter of Military Officers Association of America. MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers with 400,000 members. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. For more information visit, www.sarasotamoaa.com Are you a former military officer? Please come and join us at our monthly luncheon.