Grand Strand Chapter

Address PO Box 15842
City, State, Zip Surfside Beach, SC 29587-5842
Meeting Time 5:30 PM - Every second Tuesday
Meeting Place The Pine Lakes Country Club
Council Website http://moaasc.org/

President

Name David A Townsend
Rank CAPT
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (843) 907-1763
Email Address davemoaa@gmail.com

Webmaster

Name Robert T Hawkins
Rank COL
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (843) 235-3972
Email Address rhawkins21@sc.rr.com

Membership Chair

Name John Earl Bradley Jr.
Rank CDR
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (717) 732-3009
Email Address jebradjr46@gmail.com

Mission

The mission of the The Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members. To quote our President, Roger Pilcher...There is so much good we can do!

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the MOAA Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. For more information on joining the Grand Strand Chapter please contact: Roger Pilcher, President at rogerpilcher@aol.com or Bob Hawkins, 2nd Vice President at rhawkins21@sc.rr.com

Chapter Activities

The Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA meets monthly, on the second Tuesday, at Pine Lakes Country Club located in Myrtle Beach. Meetings start at 6:30 with a social, the dinner meeting, with a speaker/program begins at 7pm. We were excited to be particpating in Military Appreciation Days, May 28-31, 2012 in Myrtle Beach, SC The Grand Strand Chapter awards scholarships to those High School seniors participating in Jr. ROTC programs, who will be attending college the following fall. To date the Chapter has been able to award the minimum of two scholarships each year. The members volunteer to personally present the ROTC and JR ROTC awards each year at the participating High Schools in the Grand Strand area. We actively participate in the Toys for Tots campaign during the Holiday Season;have sent "Care packages' to the servicemen and women serving in Iraq and took part in the Honor Flight for WWII veterans from the Grand Strand.

Legislative Issues

The Grand Strand MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we invite and encourage our Senators and Congressional Representatives to speak to the members at any of the meetings. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues.

General Information

Our hope and strongest desire is to find that one thing that will inspire everyone to be on-board and involved. There is a huge potential for us to not only create awareness of MOAA but to develop our group as a leader in military affairs in this city and this area. Every member that we have and every potential member has already proven themselves to be a leader by the status they achieved in the military, spouses included, so now is the time to put this leadership on display for the community. We invite all military families to join us at Miliatary Appreciation Days in Myrtle Beach, SC over Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31, 2013.

About Our Chapter

2010, marked the 50th Anniversary of the The Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA. It was formed on January 13, 1960. The chapter currently has members made up of currently serving, former, and retired officers and their survivors. We are one of 12 chapters in South Carolina welcoming all officers and their family to The Carolinas - Beautiful Places - Smiling Faces...