Grand Strand Chapter
National MOAA Surviving Spouse Advisory Committee
Grand Stand Chapter Surviving Spouses
The Surviving Spouses organization, within the Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA has been established, according to the guidelines from MOAA, to assist the surviving spouses of deceased officers. The organiztion name (Auxiliary) was changed in 2016 to reflect the continuing changes to the role of Surviving Spouse.
This group has become very close-knit and supportive of each other. They assist at Chapter functions, contribute to other service organizations nationally and within the community.
Melody Wages is the Chairperson of the Surviving Spouse group; you can contact her to get more information on joining the group by sending her an e-mail at MelodyWages@gmail.com
Our Prior Surviving Spouse Liaison, Joan Perry, received the first nation-wide MOAA Auxiliary (Surviving Spouse) Liaison Award. Pictured below, Joan is receiving the award from MOAA Board Chairman, General Charles T. Robertson, Jr., USAF (retired), at the annual conference in Orlando.
Congratulations, Joan !!!!
Luncheon meetings will be held monthly at different locations on The Grand Strand, from North Myrtle Beach to Pawley's Island to accommodate all locations of residence...
Please contact Melody Wages at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the luncheons.
Throughout 2018, they will be collecting funds to purchase wreaths to support for the Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolinas " Wreaths Across America " project.
Thank you for supporting our endeavors.
Also, please consider inviting any widows and/or widowers of MOAA members you may be acquainted with, to join us at either of the next monthly meetings - Membership Dinner or Luncheon - to learn more about the chapter and the members who tirelessly give of their time and talent.
We look forward to meeting new members, and to help them to overcome the hurdles of being a "surviving spouse" and mounds of paperwork whenever possible.
To access information from MOAA regarding survivor benefits click here .