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 145 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 level.

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.  

 

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). 

MOAA.org and its affiliated chapters and councils are nonpartisan.

 


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. 

Its 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 via theREGISTER  button on the email or, if you prefer, to:

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

PLEASE REGISTER BY THE PRECEDING FRIDAY....THANK YOU 

 


NOVEMBER MEETING


Brenda Bethune, Mayor of Myrtle Beach

Our November Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 13 November, at the Dunes Club, 9000 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, 29572. The social hour begins at 1730 with dinner and the meeting at 1800. Dress is business casual; the cost will be $25/person.

We will be honored this month to have the Mayor of the city of Myrtle Beach, Ms. Brenda Bethune, speak to us.

A link to the Mayors' bio is below: 

 Mayor Bethune Bio.docx

The Color Guard for the evening will be provided by the Loris High School AJROTC, under the direction of  LTC Jim McClean.

Please RSVP either on the Website, via the invitation message, or, if you prefer, directly to CDR John Bradley, USN, (Ret.): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com . 


PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, 9 NOVEMBER. IF YOU REGISTER ON-LINE SUCCESSFULLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION VERY SHORTLY THEREAFTER. PRIOR REGISTRATION, NO MATTER THE METHOD, IS NECESSARY FOR THE DUNES CLUBS' PREPARATION AS WELL AS OUR OWN ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES ! 

           

                                     Thank you !!


John Bradley

Membership Chair



DECEMBER HOLIDAY MEETING

        

                                                                                                                      

Our December Holiday Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 December, at the Pine Lakes Country Club (located at 5603 Granddaddy Drive, in Myrtle Beach). The social hour begins at 1730 with dinner and the meeting at 1800. Dress is business casual; the cost will be $25/person.

We will not have a guest speaker for the evening. Instead, as we did last year, we will be honored and amazed by the orchestral sounds of the Student Orchestra from Carolina Forest High School.

The Color Guard for the evening will be the Aynor High School AJROTC under the direction of Maj. Jason MacDonald.

Please RSVP either on the Website, via the invitation message, or, if you prefer, directly to CDR John Bradley, USN, (Ret.): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com .

 

Don't forget ! We will be collecting:



PLEASE REGISTER BY FRIDAY, 7 DECEMBER. IF YOU REGISTER ON-LINE SUCCESSFULLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION VERY SHORTLY THEREAFTER. PRIOR REGISTRATION, NO MATTER THE METHOD, IS NECESSARY FOR PINE LAKES' PREPARATION AS WELL AS OUR OWN ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES ! 

THANK YOU !! 

John Bradley

Membership Chair


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