ABOUT The Council Crier Quarterly Newsletter of the Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC) Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
The Council Crier is published quarterly in an electronic version, in March, June, September and December. It is is posted on this website in PDF format. Chapters may use any portion of the newsletter in their own publications or publicity.
In 2011, VCOC received THREE MOAA Communication Awards for 2010 including Best Council Legislative Coverage in print Newsletter. Comm Awards won every year starting with 2009 (for 2008 communications).
The purpose of the VCOC newsletter is to help Virginia chapter leaders.
Each Crier contains a handy reference of: contact info, upcoming schedule & reminders.
INPUT for The Council Crier is due to editor the 10th of the month prior to publication: 10 Feb for March Crier. 10 May for June Crier. 10 Aug for September Crier. 10 Nov for December Crier.Please provide photos and graphics in JPEG format and separate from text documents. Provide by email if at all possible.
Editor since 2007 is Major Melva Mallison, USAF, Ret, Public Affairs Officer (PAO) of the Virginia Council of Chapters (VCOC). firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2010-2011 she is also the 2nd VP of the VCOC in 2010-2011. NEW EDITOR STARTS JANUARY 2012
To review a particular Crier on this website, point your curser to the menu option "Newsletters", then select the Crier date that you would like to review (listed on the drop down menu).
You may also email the Crier Editor or Web Manager (same person).
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When using the MOAA shield logo, be sure to use the one with "R" for registered trademark at bottom right, not the old "TM" designation. If your chapter won MOAA Communication award or awards please show off with communication award logo on chapter newsletter, website and other publications. If your chapter won Level of Excellence Award you may want to mention this as well in your newsletter masthead.
CHAPTER NEWSLETTERS: Each Virginia MOAA Chapter is requested to send at least one copy of each Chapter newsletter to each of the other Virginia chapters, plus one to VCOC President, Vice Presidents and Secretary. This helps to share info, ideas, and best practices. Email copies are encouraged to keep printing and mailing cost down.