Dr. Reba Hollingsworth, Ph.D.,
who gave a very inspiring talk about her childhood years growing up in Milford. (She recently turned 96 in October.)
Chapter member LtCol Theo Dressler, USAF (Ret) briefed the membership on the PACT Act which was passed
by Congress and signed by the President in August. The Act expands VA health care benefits to veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.
The MOAA Dover Chapter won two communications awards from MOAA National. The chapter won the MOAA 4 Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award for our Print/E-Newsletter and the MOAA 5 Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications award for our chapter website. MOAA National sent the following note with the awards:
Congratulations to you and all the members of the Dover Chapter for earning the MOAA 5 Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award for your Website and the MOAA 4 Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award for your newsletter. We at national MOAA are extremely proud of all our affiliates who were able to keep their members connected and informed through print and electronic media during 2021. The number of nominations submitted for this award has continued to grow each year; this year we received 227 nominations. As you know, effective communications are critical to recruiting and retention as well as keeping your members connected and engaged. Thank you and your team for prioritizing superior communications and for taking the time to submit a nomination.
The Military Officers’ Association of America (MOAA) is pleased to announce the Dover
Chapter is once again among the winners of the annual Council and Chapter Levels of
Excellence Awards for 2020.
Out of almost 500 MOAA affiliates, Dover Chapter was judged by national committee
members’ subjective evaluations and objective performance data, according to a long-
established grading scale, to meet 5-Star Standards for the 10th year in a row.
Even during the pandemic, Dover MOAA Chapter members and their volunteer leaders,
found new and innovative ways to serve the community and help veterans, excel in
grassroots advocacy by nurturing relationships and educating elected officials (often
virtually) and growing its membership even without in-person meetings.
The Dover MOAA will resume in-person dinner meetings, with spouses, at Roma’s on
Sept 16 and will continue to meet every third Thursday thereafter until spring.
Membership in MOAA is open to active duty, former, retired, and National Guard and
Reserve commissioned and warrant officers of the uniformed services and their