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*IN THIS ISSUE:  November 2019

Central Ohio News  

From National MOAA

This Month's Foundation Focus


There are many topics to cover for November, so I will get right to the point.

SPEAKERS.  CAPT Bill Tate was the guest speaker at our October luncheon.  He provided an excellent and interesting presentation of the players and events which took place in the Ohio territory prior to Ohio becoming a state along with identifying several current historical sites based on events during that period.  The November speaker 


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Come enjoy a pancake breakfast honoring all veterans. This is free to veterans, but $5 per person for all others. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. Program begins at 9 a.m.


To register, please visit the Senior Center (310 W. Main St.) or the
Westerville Community Center (350 N. Cleveland Ave.)
There is no online registration available for this event.


Monday, Nov. 11  8:30 to 10:30 am


American Legion Young-Budd; Post 171
393 E. College Ave.


Notes from the Membership’s Log, November 2019

Welcome New Members:  

COL Vincent L. Foulk USAR/RET    Life MOAA Member 
Mrs. Claudia Ann Foulk     Supporting Member


Just a reminder that you will be receiving either an email or a letter reminding you that it is time to renew your 2020 Chapter dues, if you have not already paid them.  I will again offer renewing for 2 years (2020 & 2021).  You save me a lot of extra work the sooner you get them in.  PLEASE remember this is your Chapter dues NOT your MOAA National dues.  
Hope you have a delicious Thanksgiving with family and/or friends!

Continually serving,

Nancy F. Rey LCDR  US Navy (Ret)
Membership VP







The legislative alerts on the MOAA website at have not changed much since last month.  Here are other legislative alerts featured on the website, “Support these important defense bill provisions”, “Ensure Safe Housing for Military Families”, “Do Not Dismantle Military Medicine”, “Do Not Raise TRICARE Fees”, “Support full concurrent receipt for disabled military retires”, “Act Now to Help Veteran Caregivers”, “Let’s Put an End to the Widows Tax”, and “Protect Gold Star spouses during future shutdowns”. 

I would encourage everyone to go to the site and take action by contacting Congress using the drafted message.  For the alerts, go to the action page and enter your zip code.  It will then take you to the draft correspondence.  Enter your name, address, and POC information and follow the simple directions to send the correspondence.  The entire process takes about two minutes.

 There are also nine key bills that MOAA is supporting listed at  This is a great list if you're interested in learning more about the bills.  You can click on the names of the bills and learn more about each of them.  If you have any questions, please contact Jen Travers at



Lt Col Pryor Timmons



Lt Col Timmons retired in 1993 after over 25 years of active service. Throughout his career, he served in aircraft maintenance, personnel, and in operations as a C-141 pilot and staff officer. His most recent assignment was at Rickenbacker ANGB and Wright-Patterson AFB, as the Active-Duty Advisor to the Air Force Reserve.

Previous assignments were at Charleston AFB, South Carolina; Scott AFB, Illinois; Norton AFB, California; Incirlik AB, Turkey; McGuire AFB, New Jersey; Williams AFB, Arizona; Altus AFB, Oklahoma; and Chanute AFB, Illinois.

Following his Air Force retirement, he flew for 16 years for NetJets Aviation, Inc., in Columbus. There he flew the Raytheon Hawker 1000 and the Gulfstream G-200. 

Lt Col Timmons earned his commission through ROTC while studying International Studies at The Ohio State University. He also earned a Master’s degree in Management from Troy State University, is a graduate of Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer School. His decorations and awards include four Meritorious Service Medals, the Air Medal, two Air Force Commendation Medals, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. He is a Life member of both MOAA and the Order of Daedalians.

Pryor and his wife Donna live in Hilliard; they have two children, and four grandchildren.

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From National MOAA

Here Is Your 2020 Military Retiree, VA, and Social Security Pay Bump

Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly checks for 2020.


2019 MOAA Annual Meeting

The 2019 MOAA Annual Meeting of the Membership is nearing, and all members are invited to attend. After the meeting, attendees will have an opportunity to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at the newly renovated headquarters building.



Congress Is Back to Work: Ask Your Lawmaker to Support These Critical NDAA Provisions

Regardless of where you get your news, it’s likely the lead story hasn’t focused on a key bill that should be top of mind for all members of the military community.


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