Welcome to the
            Grand Strand Chapter of

              Military Officers Association of America

                        

                                 Welcome  from Dave Townsend, Grand Strand Chapter President

Thank you for visiting our new website.  Our chapter is a welcoming and active organization with 160 members.  Membership is open to active duty, retired, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the uniformed services (Active, Reserve, National Guard, and State Guard):  Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In general, we support veterans’ issues locally and nationally.  We provide leadership awards and college scholarships to deserving area high school cadets in JROTC units.  We attend and support numerous veteran activities in the Grand Strand area including the “Stand Down” for homeless veterans, May Military Appreciation Month events and Memorial Day parade.  We let our voice be known concerning legislative issues both at the state and national levels.

We normally have a dinner meeting ten months of the year (excluding July and August) at the Pine Lakes Country Club on the second Tuesday of the month.  You are invited to give us a try.  Call me at 843-907-1763 to make a reservation, and I hope to welcome you to our award-winning chapter,

Dave Townsend

 

               

                    WHO ARE WE ?

We are one of 12 chapters in South Carolina welcoming all officers and their families to the Carolinas ...- Beautiful Places - Smiling Faces...
Please click on this link South Carolina MOAA Chapters to locate a chapter close to you.  
 

Become a member:

MOAA Membership is open to active duty, retired, former officers, Reserve, National Guard, and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Surviving Spouse memberships also are available.

If you are interested in joining please either click on the membership tab (on this site), or contact our membership Chairman, John Bradley (CDR, USN, retired): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com  .                     

Learn more

The Grand Strand Chapter was formed on January 13, 1960. 

It's membership consists of:

  • currently serving
  • former officers
  • retired officers
    and
  • their survivors.

Monthly meetings

Members and their spouses are invited to the monthly membership meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at a local location.   As soon as the monthly meeting message is provided (via email), members are asked to RSVP to:

John Bradley: jebradjr46@gmail.com     Phone: 727-771-3712 

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March Monthly Meeting:

Our March monthly dinner meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13th, at the Pine Lakes Country Club (located at 5603 Granddaddy Drive, in Myrtle Beach). The social hour begins at 5:30; and dinner and the meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.  Dress is business casual; and the cost will be $ 25.00/person.

Our special guest speaker for March will be Mr. Charles Wheeler, President, MidCon (a defense contractor that manufactures wire harnesses for weapons systems).  More specifics will be provided in his bio, when the meeting message is distributed.

The color guard will be provided the Carolina Forest Navy JROTC unit, under the direction of CAPT Kevin Boyle, USN (retired).  Please RSVP (either via the invitation message, or directly to CDR John Bradley (USN, retired): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com 

April Monthly Meeting: 

Our April monthly dinner meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th, at the Pine Lakes Country Club (located at 5603 Granddaddy Drive, in Myrtle Beach). The social hour begins at 5:30; and dinner and the meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.  Dress is business casual; and the cost will be $ 25.00/person.

Our special guest speaker for April will be MG Laurie Newton, USA (NG), (retired). General Newton, a member of our Grand Strand Chapter, is a highly respected (and personable) SC National Guard past Commander and leader, who is a resident of Conway and very familiar with our local NG, State Guard and other service organizations.  He is eminently qualified to present Gold Bars - and the leadership award - to the graduating CCU Cadets, who will be joining us for the annual CCU Cadet recognition dinner.

The color guard will be provided by Coastal Carolina University, under the direction of MAJ Chad Hodkins.   Please RSVP (either via the invitation message, or directly to CDR John Bradley (USN, retired): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com 

May Monthly Meeting: 

Our May monthly dinner meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8th, at the Pine Lakes Country Club (located at 5603 Granddaddy Drive, in Myrtle Beach). The social hour begins at 5:30; and dinner and the meeting will be at 6:00 p.m.  Dress is business casual; and, the cost will be            $ 25.00/person.

Our special guest speaker for May will be LTC Richard Kilroy, USA (retired).  LTC Kilroy is a Professor at Coastal Carolina University.  Given his past experience with intel in the southern hemisphere, his presentation is bound to be interesting and thought-provoking.  His presentation should be especially well received by the JROTC leaders and scholarship recipients who will be attending this special dinner in their honor.

The color guard will be provided by the Aynor High School Army JROTC, under the direction 1SG Allen York, USA (retired).   Please RSVP (either via the invitation message, or directly to CDR John Bradley (USN, retired): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com 

June Monthly Meeting:

Specific meeting information will be provided shortly.

 

Editorial Policy: This website and  “The Coastal Tide Newsletter" are published by the Grand Strand Chapter, which is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). 

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