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The Military Officers Association of America Cape Canaveral Chapter (MOAACC) is an affiliate of the national Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).  We are the second largest chapter of MOAA with approximately 1450 members.  Our social/service organization has been active in Brevard County since 1958. It is dedicated to supporting the goals and national legislative programs of MOAA and preserving programs beneficial to retired as well as active duty, reserve and national guard of the seven uniformed services, their dependents and survivors.  Secondly through social activities and meetings like the Thursday Morning Breakfast Club (TMBC), the monthly luncheon and evening parties held five or six times yearly, we promote the camaraderie so necessary for working together on our many other projects in community service and philanthropic causes.
 
For readers information:  MOAA National, the various State Councils and their affiliate chapters, including the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral (MOAACC), are all nonpartisan organizations.



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Our Next Meeting

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MOAACC Scholarships

Date: 7/19/2016 Time: 11:30 AM
Location: The event will be held in Colony Hall at Indian River Colony Club, 1936 Freedom Drive, Viera (Melbourne). Enter the main gate off Murrell Road and drive straight ahead on Old Glory Blvd to the parking area.
Program: Please join us for this very special MOAACC Scholarship Luncheon where we will be awarding ten $3000 scholarships to future leaders of America. The luncheon will be at Colony Hall in IRCC at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, 19 July. Make plans now to attend and congratulate these outstanding college students. See the center section of The Intercom for the list of the 2016 MOAACC Scholarship winners. Use the reservation form on the last page of The Intercom or reserve online at www.moaacc.org.



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MOAACC Team Philanthropy

Submitted by CDR A Courtney Yelle, USN Ret, Scholarship Donations Committee Chairman


Did you know that all members of MOAACC are philanthropists? You are. In your name, the Chapter awards scholarships each year to deserving college students.

You do not need to be wealthy to be a philanthropist, but you do need to define your goals and determine the extent of your interests and abilities to maximize the impact of your giving. MOAACC has such defined goals.

This month (July) the Chapter is awarding a substantial sum of money to deserving students who are benefiting from member’s philanthropic team efforts over time. As individuals, everyone’s philanthropy is different, but a common thread is to create a plan, and maybe include a mission statement to include the MOAACC Scholarship Fund. Providing education is an important part of everyone’s lives. Education at all levels is critical to society.

For example, I know of a couple who have devised a formula for their annual giving and selected a handful of charities to receive a substantial portion of their income each year. There are many worthwhile charities and it is difficult to narrow the charities to a small group that corresponds to their interests. This couple determines how their gifts will be used. Some of their gifts are restricted and some are for unrestricted use. “It depends on the needs of each charity and how they can best use our gifts,” they stated. “By using gift-with-income plans like trusts and annuities to generate tax deductions and income, we can also maximize our lifetime giving and preserve the bulk of our estate for children and grandchildren.” They also said, “Education is also passing on family values to future generations. Philanthropy creates a family accomplishment for children and grandchildren to explore and expand. It’s giving back and giving forward. Philanthropy is a lifelong journey that returns immense satisfaction as we make a difference in our lives and the lives of others.”

Where do you fit into this journey? Please consider giving regularly to the MOAACC Chapter’s greatest philanthropic endeavor, the Scholarship Fund, a tax deductible 501(c) (3) organization. Please contact me, or any of the Chapter’s Scholarship Fund members, using the contact information in this newsletter to begin your journey.

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