MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Central Florida Chapter
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Four Star Chapter—2003—2004—2006 –2009 May 2012 Volume 54Issue 5
President’s Message School.
Each Cadet received a check for
The April Chapter luncheon $1,000 and a plaque.
featured our Eleventh Annual Cadet Lockheed Martin Corporation
of the year program and it was a contributed $4,500 towards the
great success. awards and the remaining funds
The nine top cadets of the year came from our Annual Golf and
were selected from the 30 JROTC Auction held each year which is
schools located in Central Florida. Chaired by COL Dick Aldinger and
The winners were Cadets Amy LTC Mike Patterson.
Bonilla and Armando Santin from COL Bill Gates has managed the
Boone High School, Cadets Sebas- Cadet of the Year Program for a
tian Catano and Jeancy Rossy from number of years now and I want to
Celebration High School, Cadet personally thank him for all his hard
LTC Robert M. LePage, USA, Ret. Spencer Wiesner, Hagerty High work.
School, Cadet Timothy Wofford, Our MOAA Leadership Awards
Lyman High School, Cadet Justin program is almost complete with
Inside this issue:
Kraus, Ocoee High School, Cadet 30 Leadership Medals awarded to
Aubrey Hoffman, West Orange the top Junior leader in each of the
Key Personnel & phone numbers 2
Meals/Reservations Information High School and Cadet Daniela 30 JROTC schools and the Army
Acosta Correa, Winter Springs High (Continued on Page 5)
Chapter Board Minutes 3
TAPS MAY PROGRAM
The Officer Placement System (TOPS) 4 NOVELS—
CIVIL WAR NOVELS—DR. MICHAEL J. DEEB
Help Your Survivors Now
Retired Officers Wives Club
Michael J. Deeb earned his Liberal Arts undergraduate
Citrus Club Membership degree from Aquinas College and a master’s degree
ID Card Procedures from Michigan State University. His doctorate was
Retired Officers Wives Club 5
earned from Wayne State University in management
Cadets of the Year 6
He spent twenty years in teaching & administration at
Membership Application/Renewal 7 the high school, college and university levels. Following
the teaching career he was hired as an administrative
DATES TO NOTE! Assistant to the Chairman of the newly created Depart-
Sat, May 12 & Sat, June 19 10:00 am: ment of Interdisciplinary Education at Wayne State University. During his
Board of Directors meeting at Ascension four years in this position he was responsible for the design and implementa-
Lutheran Church Office
tion of the newly consolidated teacher training departments. This task in-
Sun, May 13, Mother’s Day
Sat, May 19, MOAA Luncheon & Armed cluded the creation of a secretarial pool and instructional modules for the
Forces Day professorial staff to use in teacher training. (Continued on Page 2
Volume 5 4 Issue 5 FOCUS Page 2
Chapter Communications Numbers
Office Phone 407- 646-4283 CHAPTER LUNCHEON
Office FAX Number 407- 646-4213
(Mark FAX messages “For MOAA“)
Mailing Address: MOAA CFC, Inc.
PO Box 141025 Saturday Meeting May 19, 2012
Orlando, FL 32814-1025
KEY PERSONNEL/OFFICERS 11:00—12:00 Social Hour - Lunch at 12:00
(All telephone numbers preceded by (407)
PRESIDENT Location: Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, Wymore Rd. Altamonte
LTC Robert M. LePage USA, Ret. 298-7228
Springs Second traffic light on 436 West of I-4, 1 block South of 436
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT West of I-4, 1 block south of 436.
COL William J. Gates, USAF, Ret. 788-8923
E-mail: Gator15pat@hotmail.com Menu
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT
LTC John Ruzich, USA, Ret. 359-7273 #1 Pot Roast with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Medley
Mrs. Patricia Green, AUX. 774-7933 #2 Chicken Cordon Bleu with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable
ASSISTANT SECRETARY Medley.
Capt Charles J. Fitzgerald 314-3707
E—mail: email@example.com Both with Cole Slaw, Rolls, Butter, Coffee, Water Iced Tea and
LT COL Joseph Hines, USAF, Ret. 788-3696
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org #Price: $16.50, including gratuity.
COL Carol L. Reagles, AUS, Ret. 657-7219 Reservations: Not later than noon, Tuesday May 15.
DIRECTORS 2011-2013 Call: Kit Frazer at (407) 834-4864 OR e-mail kitfra-
COL Roger Hakola, USA, Ret.
313-0304 email@example.com OR Fran Klingberg at (407) 645-5304
LT COL John Harman, USAF, Ret. 788-1260 If you must cancel your reservation, please do so as early as possi-
CWO Robert L. Hoy, USA, Ret. 324-7616 ble—regrettably, we must bill “no-shows” for the cost of the meal.
CAPT Robert S. Rosen, USN, Ret. 880-6279
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org MAY
CAPT Karen E. Dennis, USNR. Ret. 493-5122
E-mail: email@example.com NOVELS—
CIVIL WAR NOVELS—DR. MICHAEL J. DEEB
LTC Mike Patterson, USA, Ret. 240-7609
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
LTC Sylvester Johnson, USA, Ret. 805-0518 Following the awarding of his doctorate, he was hired by Utica Schools to fill
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS the new position of Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. He supervised all
NOMINATING COMMITTEE administrators for elementary and secondary education serving 25,000 students.
CAPT Bob Rosen, USN, Ret. 880-6279
MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE During his stay, he changed the report card system, introduced new textbooks
LTC Mike J Patterson, USA, Ret. 240-7609
PROGRAM COMMITTEE for all elementary subjects and created a scope & sequence curriculum for the
LTC Robert M. LePage 298-7228 elementary and middle schools.
LTC Robert M. LePage, USA, Ret. 298-7228
CHAPLAIN & PERSONAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE After his work in education, he owned and operated an accounting firm. His
Chaplain (MAJ) David P. Mulder 831-7788
E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org work also included the design and sale of employee benefit programs for group
OTHER COMMITTEE CHAIRS life, dental, disability, medical ins. coverage and retirement savings plans such
CWO Robert L. Hoy, USA, Ret 324-7616 as 401ks, and tax deferred payroll deduction programs. He also implemented
RESERVATIONS COMMITTEE sec. 125 payroll plans for his client business owners and worked with them on
Mrs. Kit Frazer, AUX. 834-4864
E-mail: email@example.com business continuation planning and personal retirement planning.
Mrs. Fran Klingberg 645-5304
CHAPTER NEWSLETTER COMMITTEE
LTC Robert M. LePage, USA, Ret. 298-7228 Dr. Deeb has been retired since he sold his accounting practice. He now lives in
THE OFFICER REPLACEMENT SYSTEM (TOPS)
LTC John Ruzich, USA, Ret. 359-7273
Sun City Center, Fl. He can be reached at (813) 633 4647.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Over the last five years he has written a series of four historical novels set in the
LTC Robert M. LePage, USA, Ret. 298-7228 era of the American Civil War. You can review his work at
ROSTER/MEMBER DATA BASE www.civilwarnovels.com He is currently teaching classes on American History
LTC Robert M. LePage, USA ,Ret 298-7228
Mrs. Patricia Green, AUX 774-7933 in his community and marketing his novels at appearances in both in Michigan
Web Site Coordinator and Florida when he gives presentations.
Mr. Michael Paquin 754-
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Volume 54Issue 5 FOCUS Page 3
Chapter Board Meeting chaplain—
From the chaplain—about Chaplains
As I write this, my oldest grand-
MOAA Board Meeting April 14, 2012 daughter, Julie, and her husband are
packing up in preparation to leave after
CALL TO ORDER: LTC Johnson led the invoca- a delightful week’s visit to my wife
tion. LTC LePage led the Pledge of Allegiance and and I. I had the privilege of officiating
called the meeting to order. at their marriage in Virginia a year ago,
QUORUM: A quorum was established: attendees and it was a real treat to have them
were LtCol Hines, COL Hakola, Mrs. Green, CAPT visit us.
Rosen, LTC Johnson, COL Gates, Capt Fitzgerald and Their presence brings back many
LTC LePage. memories in addition to that marriage
MINUTES: The minutes of the March 10 meeting ceremony. Julie, her sister, and their
were approved. mother lived with us for a time, when their father, like so
TREASURER’S REPORT: The Treasurer’s report many of us, was assigned elsewhere. I remember her as a
was approved. The 2011 financial records were re- tiny infant, in the same crib that was mine as a baby. I re-
viewed by COL Fost. There were no discrepancies or member her as a toddler, during her elementary, middle,
deficiencies. and high school years, and as she grew into a lovely and
SECRETARY’S REPORT: A thank you letter from very gracious young woman. Now I look forward to seeing
the Center for Independent Living for our wheel chair her own children–my great-grandchildren, should the Lord
ramp efforts and contribution was received. be pleased to provide them.
COMMITTEE REPORTS I realize too that someday we must part, for I’m not go-
Programs: ing to live forever. That thought brings a tinge of sadness,
but then I consider that, for those of us who hold to this
April - JROTC Cadets of the Year faith, goodbye on this earth is not goodbye forever. The
May-Dr. Michael Deeb, author of several civil great beauty of that faith is that we may have the assurance
war books of seeing our loved ones again, in a wonderful place where
June -Mr. Harold Barley, Executive Director, there is no need for doctors, cars, money, or chaplains (I’m
Metropolitan Orlando Planning sure the Lord will find something for me to do!).
September-COL Susan Neugebauer, MOAA There’s not a person in our Chapter who has not experi-
Area Vice President enced the loss of someone close to them; may that precious
October -Dr. Gloria Payne will speak on PTSD hope sustain each of us when we must part from a dear
Membership: The current count is 355. The last dues
collection letter has been sent. Fifty-two delinquent In His love—Chaplain Dick
members will be dropped.
JROTC: Twenty-three applications have been inter-
viewed for scholarship awards. Nine awards of
$1000 each are planned for the most outstanding ca-
dets. The Chapter extends deepest sympathy and sincerest
NEW BUSINESS: The Treasurer announced that our condolence to the famil and friends of:
CD will mature 5/13/2012. After discussion, a mo-
tion passed that the CD be renewed. COL Ned B. Mabry, USA, Ret., who died sometime in
Announcements March 2012.
April 21 -JROTC Award Luncheon
May 12 -Board Meeting CDR George F. McClure, USN, Ret. who died March 26,
2012 and is survived by his wife Glenda.
Respectfully submitted, Patricia Green, Secretary
Volume 54 Issue 5 FOCUS Page 4
Central Florida MOAA Chapter TOPS HELP YOUR SURVIVORS NOW
If you have a family, one of the most important things
I am the Central Florida MOAA Chapter TOPS (The you can do during your lifetime is laying out the plans to
Officer Placement System) representative. This is a take care of your family after you die. Upon your death,
new position in our chapter and with your help; we your survivors can expect to receive certain payments and
have an opportunity to assist fellow officers in career benefits from the federal government, but it’s up to you to
transition. Do you remember how unsure you were help your survivors.
when you departed military service for a civilian ca-
reer? Did you ask others how they did it and about MOAA has several publications, listed below, which
their experiences? I’d like to invite you to help others will give you an excellent start in this process. You can
by joining the national or local network of volunteers request these documents by e-mail: www.moaa.org or by
to provide advice on your current or previous profes- calling 1-800-234-6622.
sion. If you are an officer in a career transition, please - Help Your Survivors Now—A Guide to Plan-
request our help. For more information, please contact ning Ahead
me at email@example.com or 407-359-7273. - Survivor Benefit Plan—Security for Your
John Ruzich, LTC, USA, Ret. - Survivor’s Checklist—First Steps for Moving
SPECIAL OFFER ! Also, you can request assistance in Orlando from the
Retired Activities Office Phone: 407-646-4204 and Fax:
An opportunity to win a free meal at a Chapter 407-646-4212. Office hours are 10:00 am—2:00 pm
meeting and here is how it works: Monday through Friday. Personnel at this office are all
⇒ Make copies of the membership application/ retired military and they can provide you with the various
renewal from on page 7. agencies and telephone numbers to include notifying the
⇒ Insert your name (please print) on the bottom retired finance center.
line of the form— on the line “New Member Your survivors should know the location of your in-
Referred By“. surance policies, retirement orders, birth certificate, your
⇒ Give the forms to friends, neighbors, work as- current Retiree Account Statement and any other docu-
sociates, etc, who are former officers or retired ments of importance before and after your death.
officers or a widow or widower.of a former offi-
⇒ For every new member’s application received RETIRED OFFICERS WIVES CLUB
with one year’s dues payment and with your The Luncheon meeting will be Tuesday May 15 at the
name on the form’s bottom line, we will receive Elks Club, 12 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando. The Social hour
a complimentary meal at one of the regular will begin at 11:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.
Chapter meetings The Program will be Installation of Officers. Please call
Reservations Chairman Shirley Clark at 407-831-2544 be-
fore noon on Friday May 11.
LIFE MEMBERSHIP IN THE CENTRAL
Life membership in the Chapter is available on a
“Sliding Scale” dues fee schedule as noted below: INSURANCE
* Age 46—50: $375
* Age 51—55 $326 MOAA has worked with Marsh Affinity Group Services,
* Age 56—60 $299 a service of Seabury & Smith, Inc. since 1981 to adminis-
* Age 61—65: $269 ter Group Insurance Plans. These plans have been negoti-
* Age 66—70: $238 ated exclusively on behalf of MOAA members and their
* Age 71—75: $204 families. As an active duty or retired MOAA member,
* Age 75 and above $135 you may qualify for insurance to complement your and
It you have already paid your dues for 2008 and desire your family's military entitlements. Choose from TRI-
to convert to a Chapter Life Member, deduct the CARE Supplements, Term Life insurance, Long Term
amount you already paid ($10 or $15 as appropriate). Care insurance and others. For more information, go to
Volume 54Issue 5 FOCUS Page 5
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE (CONT) NEW MEMBERS
Mrs. Jane G. Denisenko, AUX.
and Air Force ROTC units at the University of Cen- 1321 Carlton St.
tral Florida. I would like to thank those in our Chapter Longwood, FL 32750-7524 407-831-0389
who took their person time to attend and present the
MOAA Medal to each of the Cadets. Mrs. Diana L. White, AUX.
3448 Herringridge Ct.
Bob LePage Orlando, FL 32812-0000 407-275-3448
CITRUS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
I am Captain Robert S. Rosen, USN (Ret), a
life member of MOAA, a longtime member and
past President of our Central Florida Chapter, and
PROCDURES FOR ID CARDS
a member of the Board of Governors of the Citrus
Army Reserve Center
Club. The Citrus Club is a very prestigious private
3701 Corrine Dr., Orlando, FL 32803
business club in Orlando. It offers excellent oppor-
tunities for social and business networking.
M-F 0830-1230 & 1330-1530
The regular initiation fee to join is $500. As a
National Guard Armory
member of the Board of Governors, I can offer,
8385 Daetwyler Dr., Orlando, FL 32862
for a limited time, an initiation fee of only $250
to prospective members that I sponsor into the
Tuesday & Thursday 0900-1530
Naval Support Activity Orlando
The Citrus Club is a private club with limited
12350 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826
membership. Prospective members must be in-
vited to join and sponsored by a current member.
Monday—Friday, call for appointment
Only members of the Board of Governors can of-
Patrick AFB, Cocoa Beach
fer the reduced fee. There are many levels of
membership from Young Executive to Platinum
MacDill AFB, Tampa, FL
and Signature Gold Unlimited. Each level has a
different monthly fee. The club serves breakfast,
PSD NAS Jacksonville, FL
lunch, and dinner, has a business room with com-
puters, printers, and phones available for mem-
bers free use, a spa, and many social functions. VOLUNTEERS
The club has recently completed a $4 million dol-
lar renovation. The club is located on the 18th CAPT Thomas Bates has over 300 hours at ORHS as a
floor of the building at the corner of Orange and Spiritual Care Volunteer.
Jackson Street in downtown Orlando. This club Mrs. Laura Hernandez has during the last fourteen (14)
was designed for professionals, like yourselves, in years volunteered 2,300 hours.
mind. I would be happy to sponsor you into the Mrs. Reba Dellamonico has been a volunteer at Florida
Citrus Club. Hospital for over 29 years with 5,000 plus hours.
Mrs. Mary Wooden averages 40 hours per month com-
Call me at 407-810-1549 or email me at capt- bined with Quilting Angels and active in her community
firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information: Crafts group.
and set up a tour of the Club. Lt Col Jim Cardarelli, a volunteer in the Community Ser-
Bob Rosen vice Department, Orange County Sherriff’s Dept. for the
past three years. Also, was a volunteer at the VA for over
11 years with 3,500 plus hours.
Volume 54 Issue 5 DAY—
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION DAY—APRIL 21, 2012 Page 7
TOP NINE CADETS OF THE YEAR SELECTED FROM 30 HIGH SCHOOLS
Cadets Amy Bonila and Armando Santin, Boon High School, Cadets Sebastian Catano and Jeancy Rossy, Celebration
High School, Cadet Spencer Wiesner, Hagerty High School, Cadet Timothy Wofford, Lyman High School, Cadet Justin
Kraus, Ocoee High School, Cadet Aubrey Hoffman, West Orange High School and Cadet Daniela Acosta Correa, Win-
ter Springs High School.
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MOAA CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION or RENEWAL
Central Florida Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
Eligible persons: Retired, Former or Active duty Commissioned or Warrant Officers of the seven uniformed services of the
United States, and surviving spouses (eligible for Auxiliary Membership) of persons who would have been eligible, if living. Ap-
plicants for membership in the Central Florida Chapter are required to be members of National MOAA. Dues are presently
$15 per year ($10 for Auxiliary) for calendar year 2012 Please complete all applicable portions below and mail check payable
to “MOAA, CFC, Inc” to the address indicated in “Amount enclosed“ box, below.
This is my membership Application ___, or Renewal ___ (Note, if this is a Renewal, complete the form only if there are
changes – otherwise, just sign and enclose your check)
1. NAME (please print, first, MI, last ____________________________________________________________________
2. Address ______________________________________ City __________________________ FL, ZIP ________________
3. Telephone # ___________________________________ Spouse (if applicable) ________________________
4. E-mail address, if applicable ________________________________@_________________________
5. Birth date _____________________________
6. National MOAA (TROA) member # (from mailing label of The Military Officer magazine) ________________________
For Regular Membership
(Check as applicable) Retired Officer ____ Former Officer _____ Active Duty Officer _____ Rank/Grade _________
Service: Army ____ Navy ____ Marine Corps ____ Air Force ____ Coast Guard ____ USPHS ____ NOAA ____
For Auxiliary Membership (Complete items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, above, plus the following)
Deceased Spouse name (First, MI, Last) _________________________________________
Spouse service ________________ Grade/rank _____________
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URGENTLY NEEDED AND WILL BE MOST SINCERELY APPRECIATED. PLEASE CHECK ONE (OR MORE) AREAS YOU
WOULD BE WILLING TO HELP IN:
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Chapter Officer _____ Personal Affairs _____ Regular $15 $______
Membership recruitment _____ Newsletter (editor, get ads, etc.) _____ OR
Reservations (take phone calls, check in members at meetings) _____ Auxiliary $10 $______
ROTC/JROTC (coordinate program and/or make presentations at schools’ ROTC/JROTC
awards functions) _____ (Voluntary) $______
OTHER ______________________ (Voluntary) $———
ALL APPLICANTS PLEASE SIGN:
Total enclosed $_____
New member referred by________________________________________
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