Pictured, along with VCOC & MOAA Presidents are leaders from the ten Virginia chapters receiving 5-star MOAA Excellence Awards and of the (seated) two chapters receiving 4-star MOAA Excellence Awards. Photo was taken by Fred Lokay, LTC, USA, Ret, of Patriots Colony, at VCOC MOAA biennial meeting held at Patriots Colony Williamsburg Virginia 13 Oct 2011.
Standing - from Left:
1. Richmond Area’s Joe Tarantino, LTC, USA, Ret, chapter VCOC Rep
2. George C. Marshall’s Lou Preysz, CAPT, USA, Ret, chapter member
3. VCOC President, Sam Wilder, USA, Ret, of ChesterVirginia
4. Southwest Chapter, represented in photo by VCOC VP, Don Kaiserman, USA, Ret
5.MOAA President, Norb Ryan, VADM, USN, Ret, of national MOAA in Alexandria
6.Potomac’s Lyle Mulholland, CAPT, USN, Ret, chapter president
7.Southside’s VictoriaRevilla, COL, USA, Ret, chapter president
8.Portsmouth Area’s Steve Turner, COL, USAF, Ret, chapter VCOC Rep
9.Hampton Road’s Jim Jones, CAPT, USN, Ret, chapter VCOC Rep
10.Mount Vernon’s Bob Patrick, COL, Ret, chapter VCOC Rep
11. VirginiaPeninsula’s Frank Duckett, Maj, USAF, Ret, chapter president
12.Northern Virginia’s Diana Kupchella, Col, USAF, Ret, chapter president
Seated – from Left
1) Heritage Virginia chapter’s Jim Brown, COL, USA, Ret, chapter past president
GEORGE C. MARSHALL (GCMC) HAMPTON ROADS MOUNT VERNON NORTHERN VIRGINIA (NOVA) PORTSMOUTH AREA (PACMOAA) POTOMAC VIRGINIA RICHMOND AREA (RACMOAA) SOUIHSIDE VIRGINIA SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA VIRGINIA PENINSULA (VIPMOAA)
TWO 4-STAR CHAPTERS:
HERITAGE HUNT HERITAGE VIRGINIA
Individual flag streamers will be formally presented at MOAA 2011 annual meeting in San Antonio later this month. MOAA loaned the streamers for a Virginia group photo at the biennial meeting. VCOC President, Sam Wilder, asked VCOC Public Affairs Officer & 2nd VP, Melva Mallison to set up the photos at the biennial meeting, and specified the time. VCOC Vice President, Don Kaiserman, brought the streamers and mailed them back to MOAA.
CAPTION, with people identified, for the above 58-star photo is in the document below.
Click on thumbnail photos at right to see larger version of the photo. Contact VCOC PAO / Web Manager, Melva Mallison, if you need the pictures in another size/quality.
Virginia Chapters received nine MOAA Levels of Excellence Awards... two 4-star awards and seven 5-star awards.
4-STAR AWARD CHAPTERS: Heritage Hunt & Southwest Virginia
5-STAR AWARD CHAPTERS: George C. Marshall Hampton Roads Mount Vernon Potomac Richmond Area Southside Virginia Virginia Peninsula
Presidents of Chapters winning 2009 Levels of Excellence Awards were invited to attend the awards dinner at MOAA's Annual Meeting, Nov 2010, with lodging and meals provided by MOAA for president and spouse. Flag streamers were presented, dated 2010. See photos from the awards dinner at right.
VCOC MOAA has a goal to increase Virginia 5-star awards to:
AT LEAST TEN CHAPTERS for 2010 excellence
(Chapter Award submissions due to MOAA by 1 June 2011)
39 STARS OF EXCELLENCE IN 2009
MOAA awarded 2009 flag streamers for excellence in 2008.
The 4-star award went to Virginia's Northern Neck Chapter.
Seven Virginia chapters received 5-star awards: George C. Marshall, Hampton Roads, Mount Vernon, Potomac, Richmond Area, Southside Virginia and Virginia Peninsula Chapters.
MOAA presented the award/streamers at the President's Conference in Hershey Pennsylvania and paid for attendance of 5-star chapter presidents to again be presented with the streamers at the MOAA Annual Meeting & Year of the Chapter Dinner in San Diego.
35 STARS - EXCELLENCE AWARDS - VIRGINIA HAS MOST! 2008 Streamers for Excellence in 2007
Virginia's 35 Stars!
MOAA's Admiral Norb Ryan recognized Virginia's seven chapters receiving 5-star level of excellence awards for 2007 activities, by providing 2008 flag streamers. Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) again leads in number of five-star awards – well ahead of even those states with more chapters. This photo was taken at the MOAA Give Me Ten 2008 appreciation dinner, held at the Boars Head Inn, CharlottesvilleVirginia, Oct 24, 2008. Shown from left to right are:
1. LTC James Dellaripa, USAF, Ret, President Hampton Roads Chapter, Norfolk & VirginiaBeach.
2. LTC Lisa Cramer, USA, Ret, President Mount Vernon Chapter.
3. COL Jerry Lazzaro, USA, Ret, Chapter Rep, Potomac Chapter.
4. Vice Admiral Norb Ryan, USN, Ret, President of MOAA.
5. LTC J. Pat Green, USA, Ret, President, Virginia Council of Chapters, MOAA.
6. MAJ Melva Mallison, USAF, Ret, Immediate Past President, VirginiaPeninsula Chapter, Newport News.
7. LTC Bob Hopkins, USAF, Ret, President, George C. Marshall Chapter, Lexington.
8. COL Victoria Revilla, USA, Ret, President, Southside Chapter, Petersburg.
9. CDR John Baumgarten, USN, Ret, President, Richmond Chapter.
Photos by MOAA Photographer: Steve Barrett
VIRGINIA 30 STARS - MOAA EXCELLENCE AWARDS - 2007 Streamers for Excellence in 2006
6 Chapters Receive 5-star Level of Excellence Awrd.
Five-Star Level-of-Excellence-Award streamers are displayed on the flags of six Virginia chapters of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The Excellence Awards are given for chapter excellence in 2006. The streamers are dated 2007 (when the awards are presented). The awards were presented individually at the Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) meeting Oct 12, 2007 by MOAA Marketing Director, COL Mike Jordan. Then these group award photos were taken the next night outside the Williamsburg Inn, where the MOAA Give Me Ten Appreciation Dinner was held. It's no coincidence that the 5-star chapters did well at the MOAA Give Me Ten campaign as well.
Photos are "thumbnails" - click on a photo to see it in larger size and with additional captioning. PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT (alphabetical order by chapter):
COL Pat Webb, George C. Marshall Chapter Representative;
LTC Jim Dellaripa, USAF, Ret, Hampton Roads Chapter President;
CDR Doug Borden, USN, Ret, - Mount Vernon Chapter Representative;
VADM Norb Ryan, MOAA President;
COL Bill Flanagan, USA, Ret, VCOC President 2006/7;
COL Don Kaiserman, USA, Ret, Richmond Area Chapter President;
COL Victoria Revilla, USA, Ret, Southside Chapter President &
COL Ernest Hinojosa, USA, Ret Virginia Peninsula Chapter - VIPMOAA - President.
More Smiles - and 30 stars, 13 Oct 2007
Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)