“Joe” Voge, USA, (Ret)
I wish you and your families joy in this Easter season as we
celebrate the Resurrection at our places of worship or in our own way. I thank our Chaplain, LtCol Carolyn Smith,
for informing us as to why Easter eggs and rabbits entered the scene in ancient
times and are used today in the commercial representation of the season. While these are appealing to children, I hope
we instill in our children the true meaning.
It was another enjoyable day at “Stumpknockers” as we had our
annual lunch with the Citrus County Chapter.
I look forward to these meetings as we have the opportunity to see old
acquaintances and meet new people. Their
President, COL Peter Tan was unable to attend but I had the pleasure of meeting
and sitting with Angel, their first vice president. In addition to the normal pleasant
conversation, we also discussed MOAA-related issues. Even though we do some things differently,
our goals and results are the same. One of
their members has decided to become a dual member, belonging to both chapters.
It is also the time of year when we submit our applications
for another Level of Excellence Award and Marvin Harris Communication Award. The annual convention is in St. Augustine
this year. It promises to be a fun time
and we will have representation there.
LTC Arlo Janssen is at the Master’s Tournament in Augusta,
GA this week. I’m sure Arlo and the golf
world are hoping for a change in the weather so that these athletes can show
their true skills. Don’t forget it is
also tax season. We have until April 18th
to submit our returns.
“Never stop Serving”