Military Officers Association of America Heartland of America Chapter

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Heartland of America Chapter
***** March 2015 *****
Our Military did their duty serving our country –
Our Legislatures need to do their duty
And honor the promises made for such service!
(Dinner meeting on March 18th)
(see inside back cover for details)
(ed.- A free drink to first to identify gentleman above at next dinner)
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The Bulletin Board
Is the Newsletter of the Heartland of America Chapter
of the Military Officers Association of America. Content is from members, MOAA
internet mail, MOAA’s Affiliate, and other military-oriented sources. Material used is
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Lt Colonel Patrick L. Jones, USAF (Ret) Editor & Webmaster
Volume XXIX
Number 3
March 2015
Our February dinner meeting speaker was Col
Scott Graham, USAF (Ret), now a GS-15, Air
Force Global Strike Command’s advisor to
USSTRATCOM. He assumed this position in
February 2013. Scott joined the civil service in
2009 after 26 years in the Air Force and four
years as a contractor assigned to STRATCOM.
Scott’s military service focused on missile
operations, maintenance, planning, and
command. His final position was vice
commander of the 91st Missile Wing at Minot
AFB. He also served at Offutt in the Strategic
Air Command (SAC) staff, at the Pentagon in
the Air Force Secretariat, and later, back to
Offutt, now STRATCOM.
Scott’s presentation showed how strategic
Chapter President, Col Dan Donovan with airpower evolved from the two World Wars, the
our speaker, Col Scott Graham
Cold War with the introduction of
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) and the large bomber force on runway
alert, to today’s posture with single warhead ICBMs and Naval nuclear
submarines always on alert, and with no bombers on alert. Scott incorporated
some little-known facts into his presentation. The first was that Gen Billy
Mitchell was the first “joint commander” in World War I as British and French
aircrews along with US airmen were all under his command. Another was that in
World War II, more airmen were killed in 8th Air Force, shot down flying 10 man
bomber crews, than in the entire Navy and Marine Corps.
The AFGSC mission is to provide combat-ready forces for nuclear deterrence and
global strike operations--safe, secure, effective--to support the President of the
United States and Combatant Commanders. AFGSC manages the bomber and
missile elements of our nuclear TRIAD. The nuclear capable bombers are the B52s based at Barksdale and Minot and the B-2s at Whiteman AFBs and the ICBMs
are at Francis E Warren, Grand Forks, and Minot. AFWC supports the Pacific as
up to eight bombers are always deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam. Scott
discussed how this past March, two B-2 stealth bombers flew from a base in the
American heartland, dropped test charges on targets near North Korea, and
returned to the U.S.
Scott’s presentation clearly showed the
important role of AFGSC and he also mentioned
the increasing need for upgrades on both
aircraft and missiles. Both are aging, the
missiles are based on 1970’s technology and
the B-52 radar, 1960’s technology, and sorely
need to be replaced. Unfortunately, funding for
these nuclear forces is less than 5% of the Air
Force budget and less than 1.0% of the entire DoD budget. We thank Scott for his
superb presentation and his responses to some tough questions.
As many of you know, the MOAA career transition program conducts about 150
seminars per year at military installation reaching about 4000 service members
and military spouses. Presentations cover three major areas of interest to
transitioning members: jobs, education, and health care. The Offutt Airman &
Family Readiness Center formerly hosted this event at the Capehart Theater.
With the theater closed and with the ongoing ACC TAP program, the base is
unable to support our MOAA presentation. Our Chapter has volunteered to
support this valuable program and we have made arrangements with the Bellevue
University Veterans Services Center to sponsor an evening presentation in the
Muller Administration Building. It is tentatively scheduled for April 30, 2014.
Each year, I am surprised how busy our Chapter Board is in January and February.
Frank Hartranft had to document and submit membership rosters to National
MOAA and send post card reminders for Chapter dues. Dick Doolittle is learning
the new policies on Chapter recruiting and designing a new Chapter membership
form, Ron Russell built some traffic cone signs for reserving a couple of parking
signs at Anthony’s, Sharon Russell devised an envelope system that reduces the
check-in time for a dinner meeting at Anthony’s. And, our legislative activity has
started in earnest: Gen Cohen testified in support of Senator Crawford’s bill on
military custodial issues; Rene Dreiling and Pat Jones testified in support of
Senator Crawford’s legislation for a military retirement tax exemption; the
following week, Pat and I testified in support of Senators Krist, Garrett, and
Kintner’s tax exemption bills. Rene and I hosted a pizza luncheon for State
Senators and were surprised when Governor Ricketts joined us. And Gen Cohen
has scheduled more trips to Lincoln to visit our senators. Finally, Terri Lehigh
and Paula Muth exchanged positions seamlessly and continued our excellent
Auxiliary and Personal Affairs’ functions
We did lose a long-time Chapter member and a friend to many of us: Col Bud
Rousseau, USAF (Ret). We express our condolences to his wife Joan and their
family. -- Col Dan Donovan [email protected] 402-339-7888
The Legislative Situation
(by Paul Cohen, B/Gen USAF (Ret))
We have been active in support of several pieces of
legislation with some positive results, but much is
left to do as the session rolls along.
Of note:
LB 219 (Crawford) The Uniform Deployed Parents Act
passed 49-0-0, and forwarded to the Governor. This
bill will allow judges to consider alternative custodial
arrangements for children of deploying parents.
LB 272 (Crawford; Garrett; Morfeld; Nordquist;
Watermeir) The Voluntary Veterans Preference in
Hiring has passed 2nd reading. This bill would allow
employers to give hiring preference to veterans. An
amendment from Senator Garrett that would extend
the preference to spouses of military members lost to
hostile action is part of this proposal.
LB 146 (Crawford; Garrett) deals with cremated remains of veterans and has advanced
from committee to 1st reading.
LB 109 (Crawford) revises the residency for veterans to receive in-state tuition and now
is in line with the Federal law that was passed following Nebraska’s adoption of a statute
that granted in-state tuition to veterans. This bill passed 49-0-0 with an emergency
clause, and is forwarded to the Governor.
We have been in contact with the senators and their staffs on these bills and have
furnished information that clarified and sustained many of them. National MOAA
provided needed information for the Veterans Preference bill at our request. Their help
was almost instantaneous and right on point.
LB 264 (Morfeld; Crawford; Garrett; Kolowski; Nordquist) is next up for hearing on March
5. It would recognize military training, education and experience as qualifying for
credentialing in 36 professional classifications. Nebraska is the only state that has not
passed this legislation and we have so informed the sponsor, Senator Morfeld of Lincoln.
We have provided significant data to him and will attempt to engage the Governor’s
office to at least ask his HHS staff to not oppose this bill. We plan to testify in support
and Mr. Martin Dempsey, the DoD liaison for this region, is also planning to attend.
Certainly not least, the four income tax exemption of military retired pay proposals
continue to generate considerable conversation and debate. Dan, Rene and Pat did
outstanding work on their testimony in support of the legislature doing something to
correct the current statute. In spite of the Governor’s support and inclusion of $23
million in his budget for this, there remains considerable opposition on the part of
members of the Revenue Committee who are focused on property tax relief. We have
had conversations at two recent legislative receptions with members of the committee
and have their attention. It remains to be seen how the dollars all play out, but we
remain cautiously optimistic.
Programs for remainder of 2015
(from Ken McClure, Maj USA (Ret))
18 March, Mark Langan will be our speaker. Mark is a
retired Omaha police sergeant and spent most of his
career undercover. He has a book out (a best seller on
Amazon) called “Busting Bad Guys”. The book is about his
experiences. Mark is VP of Operations for the Humane
Society and talks about that, too, in his presentation.
We are working to bring you an 15 April program by the
Raptor Recovery program of Fontenelle Forest.4
20 May, we hope to have UNL Head Basketball coach Tim
Miles give us his assessment of the season and the future.
Ken McClure, Program Chairman
On Saturday June 27, we’re going to see Spamalot at the
Omaha Community Playhouse. Again, that is a Saturday night. The College World Series
will be over, so no conflict there. We’ll have our usual back stage tour and catered meal.
It will be a truly terrific night out. Hope you join us.
15 July is open right now. On August 27 (a Thursday), we’re going to go see the Storm
Chasers play. That will include our usual picnic meal before the game. Some of the
players we’ve been watching here have been the
ones who propelled the Royals to the World Series
this past Fall. This is your chance to see them up
close for a whole lot less money.
Reform, Don’t Eliminate TRICARE
(MOAA Legislative Update – 20 Feb)
A new report by the Center for a New American
Security (CNAS) says that TRICARE is in “dire” need
for reform in order to sustain the program. The
report coincides with recent proposals to transform
pay and benefits by the Military Compensation and
Col Dan Donovan with new members,
Linda Olson, and Navy Captain Mark Olson
Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC).
Unlike the MCRMC’s proposals, which would be a seismic shift in benefits to service
members and their families, the CNAS report calls for modest reforms to TRICARE.
According to the report, “the core problem is that TRICARE’s fee-for-service approach is
subject to the same perverse incentive structures that have driven up health care costs
in the United States by explicitly connecting payment to volume of care, not value of
TRICARE’s fee-for-service reimbursement model has created volume-over-value thinking
that has driven up costs without improvements in outcome or quality.
The report calls for DoD to follow the direction of agencies like the Center for Medicare
and Medicaid and private insurers by switching from a fee-for-service model to a valuebased model. By rewarding providers based on quality outcomes instead of quantity,
TRICARE would be able to control costs.
“We’ve seen fee-for-value programs work successfully elsewhere,” said MOAA’s deputy
director of government relations, Kathy Beasley, USN (Ret). “The Department of Defense
should be more receptive to changes being made within the health care industry.”
MOAA thinks that more can be done to reduce DoD’s health care costs without adversely
affecting beneficiaries. MOAA’s put together 16 ways that DoD can save money in health
care. ( ed. Note: that list follows this article)
MOAA will be testifying on health care before the Senate Armed Services Personnel
Subcommittee on February 25. - See more at:
16 Ways to reduce DoD Health Costs Without Adverse Impact
(MOAA Legislative Update – 12 Nov 2014)
1. Work with associations to develop more
beneficiary-centric incentives and communication
methods to allay beneficiary fears and questions
about the mail-order pharmacy
2. Decrease inappropriate emergency room use by
expanding clinic/urgent care venues/open access
appointments and expanding PCM availability by
3. Stimulate use of lower-cost mail-order pharmacy
by reducing/eliminating mail-order copays
Mary Jo Smith, Shirley Graham
4. Better manage chronic disease by expanding the
and Col Scott Graham
medical home model of disease management,
especially for diabetes/obesity/asthma (to include TRICARE Standard and TFL eligibles);
reduce/ eliminate copays for applicable medications to enhance compliance with
medication regimens
5. Reform the TRICARE contracting and acquisition process; provide a contractual
payment structure that incentivizes positive clinical outcomes based on quality
6. Eliminate duplicative functions and expand joint-service initiatives beyond those
currently planned, including establishment of a Unified Medical Command
7. Maximize use of military facilities (including hiring more contract providers to work in
MTFs) to reduce reliance on civilian Prime networks and treat more retirees under age
8. Establish data system commonality between military and private sector providers and
the VA
9. Change electronic claim system to reject errors in real time to help providers submit
“clean” claims and to reduce delays and multiple submissions
10. Simplify TRICARE Prime referral system and pre-authorization requirements to reduce
contractor overhead
11. Reduce TRICARE Reserve Select costs by allowing members the option of a
government subsidy (at cost capped below cost of providing TRICARE) for payment of
civilian employer health premiums during periods of mobilization
12. Eliminate DoD-unique administrative requirements that compel contractors to
assume more overhead costs (and charge higher fees) than entailed in other insurance
13. Establish centralized DoD “high-cost pharmacy” for central ordering and filling of
prescriptions for exceptionally high-cost drugs (AF model has been successful)
14. Realign military treatment facility pharmacy budget process for centralized funding,
with greater emphasis on accountability and cost-shifting
15. Test voluntary participation in Medicare Advantage Regional PPO to foster chronic
care improvement and disease management programs
16. Encourage retention of other health insurance by making TRICARE a true secondpayer to other insurance (TRICARE now often pays nothing, but paying the other
insurance’s copay would be far cheaper than having the beneficiary migrate to TRICARE)
- See more at:
Military Compensation & Retirement Modernization Commission Survey
(MOAA Legislative Update – 20 Feb)
MOAA recently surveyed over 7,500 members of the military community on
recommendations from the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization
Commission. Our survey went out to MOAA Legislative Update subscribers, members of
MOAA’s Currently Serving and Currently Serving Spouse Advisory Councils, our partners
in The Military Coalition, as well as our friends at
Two-thirds of survey respondents prefer the current 20-year cliff-vesting retirement
system. 82 percent said that the government has an obligation to provide a robust
retirement benefit in order to recruit and retain someone for 20 or more years of arduous
Respondents were split on the idea of a hybrid retirement plan, where servicem embers
receive a smaller defined pension with the government providing a portable career
device like a Thrift Savings Plan or a 401k-style retirement benefit. 51 percent of people
surveyed believed that providing such a benefit would make a service member less likely
to serve a 20-year career.
Of the active duty population that responded, 71 percent prefer the current retirement
model to the MCRMC’s proposal. 53 percent said that they would be less likely to serve
a 20-year career with a portable career device.
In terms of health care, eight out of ten people surveyed prefer TRICARE for retirees and
military families to a health plan similar to what federal civilians use. A resounding 89
percent people surveyed do not believe that the Office of Personnel Management (OPM),
the federal agency that administers the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan, would be
able to understand and accommodate the unique needs of military families.
Given the choice of a FEHBP-like program, nearly half of active duty respondents said
that they would need extensive information on different program costs and plans.
MOAA believes that overwhelming choice may be just that – overwhelming and
confusing, especially in the face of the existing stressors military families face.
Educating beneficiaries on their TRICARE benefits has been a challenge since the
program’s inception. We are skeptical that the Department of Defense could effectively
educate beneficiaries on an even greater array of plans.
The results were mixed on the topic of survivors’ benefits. Under current law, survivors
who are eligible for both the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and Dependency and Indemnity
Compensation (DIC) must forfeit a dollar of their SBP annuity for every dollar of DIC
received from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Often, the offset wipes out the
SBP annuity for which the military retiree paid. Eliminating the SBP-DIC offset remains a
key legislative goal for MOAA.
The Commission recommended two plans for service members:
 The first plan continues to offer the current, subsidized system of SBP coverage.
Retirees would continue to contribute 6.5 percent of pre-tax retired pay to SBP
coverage and survivors would be subject to the SBP-DIC offset.
 The second plan would require service members to fully fund SBP by contributing
11.5 percent of pre-tax retired pay towards program costs, but it would not subject
survivors to the SBP-DIC offset.
Respondents were split down the middle on whether there should be two SBP systems,
but nearly two-thirds of people surveyed said they would be unwilling to pay the higher
Active duty service members appeared to be more receptive to the idea of two SBP
plans; however, 59 percent said that they would be unwilling to pay higher premiums.
MOAA believes that increasing SBP premiums could be a major disincentive for service
members to elect SBP coverage upon retirement.
While MOAA is thankful for the hard work and analysis that went into the MCRMC’s
recommendations, it is clear that considerable discussion and debate is needed on any
proposals to change pay and benefits for service members and their families. Congress
must carefully examine any proposals that could affect the recruitment and retention of
the all-volunteer force.
- See more at:
MOAA Military Spouse Symposia in 2015
(MOAA legislative Update – 20 Feb)
MOAA will host three Military Spouse Symposiums
throughout 2015. The first in Virginia Beach, VA Feb 24, 2015, will have occurred by our publication
Monday, March 23rd
9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (Registration opens at 8:15)
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
Linda Evans, Deanna Fortney, Ginny
McBlain, Barbara Jones, & Joan Wicklund
This event is free and open to all active duty, reserve, National Guard, retiree, veteran,
and surviving military spouses, service members, and veterans.
Complimentary food, beverages and giveaways are included.
The MOAA Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®” will open with
our signature panel titled “The Nuts and Bolts of Spouse Employment” will focus on state
and federal policies, national programs, installation resources and local employment and
educational opportunities that assist military spouses in advancing their career
Concurrent workshops include:
 Résumé Writing Strategies for Military Spouses
 LinkedIn Strategies
 “Dollars and Sense” of Working Outside of the Home
 Transition: Life After the Military
 Home Based “Business In A Bag”
The keynote address will be delivered by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), the
youngest women ever elected to the House of Representatives.
After lunch, military spouses will lead a “Real Spouses, Real Stories” discussion.
Attendees will learn about fellow military spouses who have navigated a wide variety of
industries and strategic volunteerism opportunities to keep their careers on the move
while "married to the military".
Spouses will receive:
 Résumé critiques
 Professional LinkedIn photos
 Stella & Dot accessories
Download the MOAA Military Career Events mobile application (search for MOAA Career
in your app store on your smart device) for all of the pertinent details regarding the
Sign up and invite all of your #MilSpouse friends to join us who live in the area!
The final Symposia will be in Tampa, FL - October 2015. Stay tuned for more information
regarding this event! - See more at:
Kudos for Our Membership Efforts
Our Heartland Chapter has been recognized and rewarded for its recruiting efforts.
MOAA notified us that we were the leader in the recent membership competition and are
rewarded with a financial award. Special kudos go to Frank Hartranft and Dick Doolittle.
The money is nice for it helps pay our bills, but the real important reward is that we gain
new members, help inform more veterans, and increase our significance to those in
legislative bodies. All members are encouraged to bring in new members.
MOAA’s New Membership Model
The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan
organization that works to support military officers and their families at every
stage of life. MOAA plays an active role with Congress on behalf of the military
community on issues that affect the career force, the retired community, and
veterans of the uniformed services.
In addition to representing your interests before Congress, MOAA offers a wide
range of personal and financial services exclusive to MOAA membership.
Whatever the stage of your career, your MOAA membership delivers benefits
geared specifically to you – and your family. From active-duty service through
retirement, MOAA can help you make the most of your career as an officer.
When you join MOAA, you become
part of the strongest advocate for
our military’s personnel and their
families. The stronger our
membership is, the stronger our
voice becomes . Consider joining
today because every voice counts.
Three Membership Levels
To Meet the Needs
Of All Officers
Features of each
Membership Level
designed for
today’s junior
Full access to MOAA’s
career resources, countless
discounts on products and
travel, and access to all of
publications and news
Receive all the
benefits that
membership has plus
exclusive privileges
and benefits.
Full access to a wide
variety of member benefits
for today’s career officer.
Membership Dues
1 year - $40
2 years - $75
3 years - $98
Dues are based on
your current age
New chapter members
receive a voucher good for
one year of chapter dues.
New chapter
members receive a
voucher good for two
years of chapter
Support of critical advocacy efforts to protect the
benefits of the entire military community
Electronic access to several of MOAA’s news updates
Discounts on products and travel
Career transition resources
1. MOAA helps transitioning officers by hosting career
fairs, résumé critiques, training sessions, and much
Expert advice on your military pay and benefits
1. MOAA's team of highly trained professionals can help
you receive the military benefits you've earned through
one-on-one counseling.
Financial planning and investment advice
Military Officer magazine
Access to all MOAA-exclusive publications
Scholarships, interest-free loans, and grants
1. For children of MOAA members seeking
undergraduate degrees.
MOAA Chapters
1. Take advantage of the opportunity to get involved and
meet fellow officers in your community. A PREMIUM
or LIFE Membership makes it easy.
Dues vary by
Bonus travel rewards and discounts
Initiation fee waived at the Army and Navy Club of
Washington, D.C.
Protection for your spouse
membership benefits transfer to your spouse should
anything happen to you.
Add your own voice to the fight
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below, select your membership level by
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your payment information
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Reserved Parking NOW Available !!
(no one thought it would ever happen…. Though many of us need to park closer to the door because
of medical limitations, handicapped parking is very limited at Anthony’s. (and there is no assurance
that those limited number of spaces are really being used by authorized drivers; This editor has
personally twice seen young apparently healthy drivers park in those slots with no handicap display)
BUT, our erstwhile dinner planners have done it!!! WE NOW HAVE TWO SPACES !!!
Read & heed the info below – pj
We have two "reserved parking" signs we'll be using at Anthony's from now on. The reserved parking
spaces are for our mobility- limited members, on a first come, first served basis. Use of these spaces will
be on the honor system to help our members who need to park as close to the entrance as possible due to
medically-related conditions. The MOAA reserved parking space locations will vary from month to
month due to the other events hosted by Anthony's. We will attempt to find spaces as close to the
Anthony's main entrance as possible but members will need to look for our reserved spaces. The signs
are mounted on orange cones and will be placed at the entrance of the parking space. The driver or
passenger must move the sign to the far end to allow the car entry. When you sign-in for your meal, tell
Ron & Sharon you parked there. If you wanted to park there and none was available, tell the Russells. If
they do not have two names using them, it means someone else parked in our slots and we, Anthony’s, &
the offender will have a discussion. – Three cheers for Ron & Sharon Russell
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May They Not Be Forgotten
The men and women who have answered the call and paid the
ultimate price so that we and future generations could have the
freedoms so cherished by human beings. We must ever be vigilant
and prepared to defend our way of life against those who would deny
it. Callous politicians, power hungry egoists, corrupt individuals,
adversarial religions, and even our latest self-oriented generations
pose grave threat to the preservation of what many take for granted.
Every citizen should take a few moments from time to time and reflect
on the benefits we have in our country. They should give thanks to
those who have served and preserved our way of life.
Hopefully, they will also pledge to do their part to keep it so. – pj
Wandering Mind of An Old Retired Guy
Sometimes when I don’t watch TV, don’t have a good book to read, and the weather isn’t good enough to
go outside…… I pick up the newspaper, which I already have read and look it over again…. At least the
pages I usually skip the first time. You can find some good stuff to lighten your mood or at least stimulate
your mind. Such as:
Wanted – A Human Cannon Ball – Must be willing to travel!
Amana Washer-$100 – owned by a bachelor who seldom washed!
Waitress Wanted – Must be 18 years old, with 20 years experience!
Tired of working for $9.75 an hour, we offer profit sharing and flexible hours,
starting at $7 to $9 an hour!
Heartland of America Chapter
Military Officers Association of America, MOAA
Dinner Meeting – Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Anthony's Restaurant (72nd and F Streets)
Registration and Social Hour Begins at 6 pm - Dinner at 7 pm
Reservations are for meal selections only, and should be e-mailed to our
central e-mail address or phoned to Ron and Sharon Russell. Please specify
names of attendees, meal choices and include a phone number in case we
need to contact you. Reservations should be in by Monday night
before the dinner! If you must cancel your reservation, please call Ron
or Sharon at 402-297-4244 prior to 4:00 pm on the day of the event;
otherwise the chapter will be charged if you are a NO-SHOW and we
will send you a bill for the cost.
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 402-297-4244
Meal selections are as follows:
10oz Prime Rib w/ Baked Potato and Corn O’Brien- $35.50
_____________- With Chocolate Ice Cream - $38.45____________
Chicken Picatta w/ Herbal Red Potatoes & Corn O’Brien - $23.65
____________- With Chocolate Ice Cream - $28.60___________
Chef Salad - $14.45
________- With Chocolate Ice Cream - $17.40________
Payment will be collected in the party room.
A pre-made-out check to Anthony's is
preferred. Cash will be accepted but it slows down
entry and causes lines. Thank you for your
support of this procedure.
Note: Prices include tax and gratuity.
Mark Langan is a retired Omaha police sergeant and spent
most of his career undercover. He has a book about his
experiences that is a best seller on Amazon. It is called
“Busting Bad Guys”. Today, he is VP of Operations for the
Sharon & Ron Russell
will welcome you at the door!
Humane Society. Remember the expression, “The more
the merrier”? We ask you to help make our monthly meetings even merrier with your
presence. We strive to provide three things, camaraderie, a good meal and a
stimulating program. We’ll do our best to provide the last two, but only you can
increase the camaraderie we share. Please attend!
Nonprofit Org
Heartland of America Chapter, MOAA
P.O. Box 1756
Bellevue NE 68005
Nonprofit Org
US Postage Paid
Omaha NE
Permit No. 1448