Entrance to Patriots Colony's Cannon Community Center, where meetings were held. photo by VCOC PAO, MM
MINUTES - draft in Document Library below. NOTE 2ND DRAFT, 29 Dec 2011. 2 MEETINGS: DAY & DINNER. Held once every two years FOR LEADERS OF 18 VIRGINIA CHAPTERS - MOAA. HELD AT PATRIOTS COLONY Continuing Care Retirement Community, Williamsburg Virginia HOSTED BY VCOC (not by an individual chapter) with Patriots Colony. USE NEWS RELEASE TEMPLATE, in document library, this page.
VCOC President of 2010 & 2011 led the day and dinner biennial meetings of VCOC MOAA. photo cropped from picture by Fred Lokay of Patriots Colony
NEW VCOC OFFICERS were elected at day meeting & installed for 2012-2013 at dinner meeting. Some of them are pictured - Left to right: Joe Tarantino, Sam Wilder, Don Kaiserman, Victoria Revilla, Steve Turner. Scroll down for positions, rank, branch of service and other info. photo by Fred Lokay, Patriots Colony.
Pictured at reception (from left) Steve Hornsby, Patriots Colony's Director of Marketing, Sam Wilder, VCOC President and VADM Norb Ryan, MOAA President. photo by VCOC MOAA Public Affairs - Melva Mallison
DAY MEETING ...the usual quarterly VCOC meeting plus election & memorial service. 26 ATTENDED. AGENDA, posted in document library below, included: _ Goals & Objectives Status _ Legislative update...Committee met 27 Sep _ Public Affairs Update & Best Press Display _ Website & Council Crier Reminders _ Membership Pilot Program... booklet handed out and posted on this web page as well as in "Membership Pilot Program" section of this website. _ Open discussion about how chapters conduct their board meetings. _ Election of officers (approved as nominated) _ Memorial Service, led by VCOC Chaplain
10:30 AM to 2:00 PM: SPOUSES OUTING TO JAMESTOWN VILLAGE, led by Virginia Peninsula chapter Vice President, John Harms, himself a resident of Patriots Colony. The group-of-8 dined at Jamestown as well. Transportation was provided by Patriots Colony. Scroll down for photos.
5: 30 - 6 PM GROUP PHOTOS By professional photographer, Fred Lokay, LTC, USA, Ret (MOAA life member and resident of Patriots Colony)
13 VIRGINIA CHAPTER PRESIDENTS represented at dinner meeting. Scroll down on this webpage (below)
DINNER MEETING 52 ATTENDED, including spouses and additional Virginia chapter members who were not at day meeting. _ 6 PM COCKTAILS. Hors d'oeuvres furnished by Patriots Colony. _ 7 PM WELCOME, INVOCATION, PLEDGE, DINNER _ 8 - 9 PM: - - AWARDS TO CURRENT OFFICERS (2010-2011) - - INSTALLATION OF NEW OFFICERS (2012 - 2013) - - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MOAA PRESIDENT, VADM NORB RYAN SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS
chapter Flags made a good backdrop for biennial events. Photo by VCOC PAO M.M.
VCOC Chaplain, Ken Ruppar, LTC, USA, Ret,of Richmond Area Chapter, conducted a memorial service for members deceased in the last two years. Photo by VCOC PAO M.M.
Flags Flying In Front of Cannon Building, Patriots Colony. photo by Fred Lokay.
ELECTED NEW VCOC OFFICERS, FOR 2012-2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO: VCOC PRESIDENT: DON KAISERMAN, COL, USA, RET, of Richmond Area Chapter VCOC 1ST VICE PRESIDENT: VICTORIA REVILLA, COL, USA, Ret of Southside Virginia Chapter 2ND VICE PRESIDENT: JOHN BAUMGARTEN, CDR, USN, Ret of Richmond Area Chapter 3RD VICE PRESIDENT: STU WILLIAMS, COL, USA, RET, of Mount Vernon Virginia Chapter SECRETARY: STEVE TURNER, COL, USAF, RET, of Portsmouth Area Chapter TREASURER: JOE TARANTINO, LTC, USA, RET of Richmond Area Chapter
see also The Council Crier, Sep 2011, page 3 about each nominee, nominating & voting process
VADM Norb Ryan swears in new VCOC officers for 2012-2013 at VCOC MOAA biennial dinner meeting, held at Patriots Colony Oct 13, 2011. photo by Fred Lokay of Patriots Colony.
President-Elect, Don Kaiserman, COL, USA, Ret at podium, addresses VCOC after installation ceremony. Others, pictured from left, are Joe Tarantino, Treasurer; Steve Turner, Secretary, Stu Williams 3rd VP; Victoria Revilla, 1st VP. 2nd VP-elect John Baumgarten was not in attendance.
PRESENTED AWARDS TO "OLD" VCOC OFFICERS: The 2010-2011 VCOC team each received framed MOAA outstanding service awards (2 are shown below). VCOC Minuteman award was presented to 2nd VP Melva Mallison, Maj, USAF, Ret.
Melva Mallison, Maj, USAF, Ret, of Newport News, received Minuteman Award. Presented by VCOC President, Sam Wilder. Melva is the first female recipient of the award, which rotates through recipients every two years, since 1988. photo by Bob Mallison
Jim Rose, COL, USA, Ret, of Richmond, received Award presented by VCOC President, Sam Wilder and MOAA president, not pictured, VADM Norb Ryan. Jim serves as VCOC MOAA Secretary 2010-2011. photo by Fred Lokay.
Award presented to VCOC President, Sam Wilder, by MOAA president, VADM Norb Ryan. photo by Fred Lokay.
Shown in photo at right, leaders of the 13 chapters represented at VCOC Biennial Dinner (name and chapter): seated: 1. Diana Kupchella, Northern Virginia (NOVA); 2. Frank Duckett, Virginia Peninsula (VIPMOAA); 3. Bob Patrick, Mount Vernon; 4. Jim Brown, Heritage; 5. Victoria Revilla, Southside (SVC-petersburg area). Standing: 1. Louis Preysz, CAPT, USA, Ret George C. Marshall (GCMC); 2. Hank Shelton, COL, USA, Ret, Central Virginia, 3. Joe Tarantino, LTC, USA, Ret, Richmond Area (RACMOAA); 4. Jerry Mulholland, CAPT, USN, Ret, Potomac; 5. Jim Jones, CAPT,USN, Ret, Hampton Roads; 6. Steve Turner,COL, USAF, Ret, Portsmouth Area (PACMOAA); 7. Tony Waring, Col, USA, Ret, Northern Neck; 8. Bud Winn, Maj, USAF, Ret, Heritage Hunt.
photo by Fred Lokay, Patriots Colony
13 VIRGINIA CHAPTERS REPRESENTED AT DINNER MEETING - VCOC BIENNIAL 13 OCT 2011. photo By Fred Lokay, Patriots Colony.
INCLUDES ZIPCODE LISTING for MEMBERSHIP PILOT PROGRAM posted 15 Oct 2011
NEWS RELEASE TEMPLATE posted 19 Oct 2011. Chapters fill in the orange parts to obtain publicity about chapter participation in VCOC biennial The blue parts can be deleted if chapter needs the space for more chapter info.
SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS. You may also send your biennial photos for posting here for others to use. You should be able to save photos from this web page by right clicking on the desired photo and using the "save as" command. If you have difficulty copying photos, or want a particular picture in larger-size format, email VCOC Public Affairs Officer/Web Manager (through 2011) email@example.com Be sure to credit the photographer if you use the photo in a chapter newsletter, website, press release or other publication.
PHOTOGRAPHERS are identified by initials in the photo captions. Use this Key to obtain name & title:
FL = Fred Lokay, LTC, USA, Ret, Professional Outdoor & Travel Photographer, resident of Patriots Colony & MOAA Life Member. MM = Melva Mallison, Maj, USAF, Ret, VCOC MOAA 2nd VP & Public Affairs Officer (PAO) BM= Bob Mallison, husband of Melva Mallison, mentioned above. Mallisons are VIPMOAA chapter members. GM = Gary Metzinger, COL, USAF, Ret Southside Chapter's Legislative Rep LP = Lou Preysz, CAPT, USA, Ret, George C. Marshall Chapter Member JJ= Jim Jones, CAPT, USN, Ret, Hapton Roads Chapter VCOC Rep SW= Stu Williams, COL, USA, Ret, VCOC Legislative Vice Chair & elected for next term's 3rd VP. VR= Victoria Revilla, COL, USA, Ret, VCOC Treasurer and elected Vice President for next term.
Fred Lokay, LTC, USA, Ret of Patriots Colony answered the call for a volunteer to help with professional quality group photos. Lokay is a resident of Patriots Colony and a life member of MOAA. this photo by VCOC PAO MM
PHOTOS BELOW ARE MOSTLY "THUMB NAILS" - View with the slide show features, or click on an individual photo to see a larger image. PHOTOS ARE IN THREE SEPARATE SECTIONS - Day Meeting, Spouse Outing & Dinner Meeting. The Day and Dinner Meeting photos may be viewed as slide shows.
/ Melva Mallison, VCOC Public Affairs Officer & Web manager (through 2011)
SPOUSE ACTIVITY - TO JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT
VIPMOAA Vice President, John Harms, ready to lead spouses to one of his favorite local historical sites, Jamestown Settlement. Photo by VCOC PAO, MM
DINNER MEETING Reminder: many of the best photos are by Fred Lokay of Patriots Colony, so be sure and credit him if you use the photos. And contact VCOC Public Affairs Chair / Web manager if you need a few photos emailed to you in a different size/quality/format. firstname.lastname@example.org
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