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Chapter Members Birthdays, October 2023

MOAA National Chapter Visit

2022 Col. Marvin D. Harris Communication Award

Council Receives 5 Star Level of Excellence Award for 2022

2024 Changes to Medicare

Scott Gate Construction and Closure

Letter of Appreciation Mount Scott Cemetery Support

Spaghetti Fundraiser Volunteer Signup

Chapter Members Birthdays, September 2023

3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Oklahoma Veterans Forum

Summer Recess is the Perfect Time to Join our Legislative Action Center

Chapter Members Birthdays, August 2023

Chapter Members Birthdays, June 2023

2023 Memorial Day Flag Emplacement and Recovery

2022 2023 High School Area Scholarship Program Recipients

May 9, 2023 Annual Meeting Highlights

Chapter Members Receive National Awards

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Chapter Members Birthdays, May 2023

Chapter Members Birthdays, April 2023

MacArthur JROTC Update

2023 Cameron University SROTC MOAA Awards Presentation

Chapter Members Birthdays, March 2023

MOAA Representative Visit to September 13, 2023 Chapter Luncheon

SWOK MOAA Auxiliary 28 February and 28 March Luncheon Invitation

Help Needed for the Military Welcome Center

Chapter Members Birthdays February 2023

Fires Symposium 1 4 May

'Widows Tax’ Will Be Completely Gone as of February 1, 2023

Volunteers for Wreaths Across America Recovery

Shared Advocacy

President's Update 11 January 2023

Nov 2022 GMM Guest Speaker Presentation

Chapter Member Birthdays January 2023

Presidents Update December 2022

Chapter Member Birthdays December 2022

New Veterans Crisis Line Number

Chapter Member Birthdays November 2022

Gift Presentation to the Cameron University ROTC

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

2023 Medicare Part B Rates Announced

Making the National Newsletter

SBP DIC Offset Elimination

Chapter Member Birthdays September 2022

President's Update August 2022

Fort Sill National Cemetery Update

Chapter Member Birthdays August 2022

Chapter Member Birthdays July 2022

Chapter Maintenance Support of Abandoned Cemetery

2022 High School and Cameron University Scholarship Winners

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United States Field Artillery Association Hall of Fame

SB 401 Income Tax Exemption for Military Retirement Signed 26May22

UPDATE 2021 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award Winner

Presidents Update, April 30, 2022

Chapter Member Birthdays May 2022

Preparing for Storm Season

Social Security Restores In Person Services April 7, 2022

Chapter Member Birthdays April 2022

2022 State of the Chapter

Presidents Message and Chapter 2022 Goals and Objectives

Medicare Premiums Rise

Erin Stone 10 Nov GMM Presentation

Cameron University Veteran Resource Fair, November 8 9, 2021

Cameron University Veterans Day Activities

President's Update 9 October 2021

Chapter Fundraiser Update

President's Message Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

DoD ID Card Extensions

27 May 21 Annual Membership Meeting "MOAA Vacations"

Chapter Members Placing Flags at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, OK

Date Posted:05/28/21
Lawton Couple Named Oklahoma Veteran Family of the Year

New President's Message May 2021 Update

Cameron ROTC Commissioning

Vet Center Donation Thanks

Date Posted:05/02/21
2021 Oklahoma Veterans Council Award Recipients

COVID 19 Funeral Assistance UPDATE 4APR21

FDA Lifts Ban on Blood Donations Based on Past European Service

The next phase of the SBP/DIC phase out is here!

Indefinite ID Cards at Age 65 for Spouses of Retirees

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President's Update 9 October 2021

President's Update - 9 October 2021

Greetings! While it is officially fall, as usual in Oklahoma the weather seems to have a mind of its own. We’ve already had some cool fall like days; but the last few days have been in the mid to upper nineties, and now the forecast calls for severe weather over the next few days. Football season is in full swing at all levels and I hope that your favorite teams are doing well. I just finished watching the crazy game between OU and Texas, exciting for all, but certainly disappointing for some. For me, October always kicks off the busiest three months of the year with a number of major holidays squeezed into such a short period of time. It will be January before we can really catch our breath. For this update I have just two topics that I want to address.

Looking Forward: First, our final General Membership Meeting of the year will be held on 10 November at 11:30 in the Prairie Building at the Great Plains Coliseum. Stop what you are doing right now and save that date on your calendar as you will not want to miss this meeting. Our guest speaker is scheduled to be CAPT (Ret) Erin Stone, Senior Director of Council and Chapter Affairs at National MOAA. It is not often that we have the opportunity to hear from a national staff member. This is also the perfect opportunity to invite a guest/prospective member to one of our Chapter meetings. Please watch your email for the invitation which will be sent out NLT 25 October. I am looking forward to seeing you there.

Looking Back: I also want to say a few final words about the fundraiser we conducted just a few weeks ago. I attended the VFW Post #5263 monthly meeting last Thursday, 7 October for the check presentation with the final tally from the meal. VFW Post Commander Ron Albert presented a check to SWOK MOAA for $2088. (See photo.) Combined with the money from our Silent Auction and Sale ($686.00), the event raised a total of $2774.00. These funds will be used over the coming year as our Chapter supports organizations in the Lawton Community that assist Service Members, Veterans and their families. Again, my personal thanks to all who assisted in any way with this year’s fundraiser. Learned a few lessons this year which next year’s fundraiser even more successful. I also included a few photos from the fundraiser.

Dennis Clippinger
President SWOK MOAA

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