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Central California Coast Chapter MOAA,

P.O. Box 5002,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-5002.

 

Email Contact: President

 

2017 OFFICERS:

 

OFFICE

NAME

PHONE

(all 805 area code unless noted)

 

 

 

President

CAPT David Brandmeyer, USMC (Ret) 

714-287-7601

 

 

 

1st Vice President:

MAJ James Hawkins, USMC (Ret)

226-8503

 

 

 

2nd Vice President

Lt Col Keith Kuhlenschmidt, USAF (Ret) 489-6680

 

 

 

Treasurer

Lt Col Richard Ennes USAF (Ret)  227-7138

 

 

 

Secretary/Administrative Open  
     

Past Presidents

LTC Louis Stout, USA (Ret) 596-0343
  1LT Charles Ward, USMC (Ret) Deceased
     
  APPOINTED COMMITTEE CHAIRS:  

 

 

 

Membership

CDR Harald Bauer, USN (Ret)

466-4440

 

 

 

Sergeant-at-Arms

Maj Adrian Hurtado, USAF (Ret)

995-3738

 

 

 

Auxiliary Advisor

AUX Member Mary Ellen Benson

927-8164

 

 

 

Meeting Facilities/
Program/Speakers:

Lt Col Ken Chapman, USAF (Ret)

489-8214

 

 

 

Chaplain/Personal Affairs

CDR Bill Houston, USN (Ret)

995-2254

 

 

 

Medical Rep

Open  

 

 

 

Legislative Lt Col Keith Kuhlenschmidt, USAF (Ret) 489-6680
     
Finance open  
     

Newsletter

Annie Lawrence, Editor

 

     

MOAA Regional Dr.

Lt Col Michael Kwan, USAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DUTIES OF OFFICES

 

 

President


serves as the chief executive officer and official representative of the council;

presides at all council and executive committee meetings;

appoints standing and special committees, subject to the approval of the council, as required in the bylaws or otherwise authorized by the council;

acts as an ex-officio member of all committees with voting rights on all except the nominating committee;

confers with the secretary regarding contents of notices of meetings, each meeting agenda, and mailing of the minutes;
confers with other officers and chairs regarding their scheduled duties and reports; and n coordinates passage of information or proposals with other council members that could increase the effectiveness of the council.

 

First Vice President


serves as parliamentarian;
performs the duties of the president in the event of temporary disability or absence of the president;
succeeds to the office of president in the event of a vacancy during a given term; and
assists the president when called upon.

 

Second Vice President


performs the duties of the first vice president in the event of the temporary disability of that office;
assists the president and first vice president as needed; and
chairs the chapter committee.

 

Treasurer


collects dues (or assessments)
maintains an accurate record of all sums the council received and expended;
deposits all sums received in a council-approved federally insured bank and arranges withdrawal of funds only upon the treasurer’s authorized signature or, in the event of the treasurer’s disability or absence, the signature of the president;
makes disbursements only as authorized by the council;
files copies of the itemized quarterly reports as well as copies of the required annual reports;
makes funds, books, and vouchers available at all times for inspection and verification by the council or finance committee; and
chairs the finance committee.

 

 

Secretary


records the minutes of all council and executive committee meetings, including the names of those present, has the council minutes reproduced, and mails a copy to each council officer, director, immediate past president and each member chapter;
confers with the president in advance of each meeting regarding its agenda;

sends the agenda at least 30 days in advance of all council meetings to officers, chairs, the immediate past president, and all member chapters;
makes copies of the approved minutes of each meeting for at least the past year, a copy of the current bylaws and standing rules, and council rosters available at each meeting;

notifies the association’s Council and Chapter Affairs Department of changes in the council officers or committee chairs and their addresses; and
maintains and stores all council records. (The Council and Chapter Affairs Department can archive important legal documents.)

 

Immediate Past President


The immediate past president should be an active officer of the council, subject to the needs of the president for counsel and advice, and shall serve on such committees as the president might request.

 

Auxiliary Liaison


function as a point of contact for surviving spouse issues with chapter counterparts;
coordinate directly with national MOAA’s Auxiliary Member Advisory Committee (AMAC); and
provide information for dealing with questions or problems concerning surviving-spouse issues, to include legislation and benefits information.

 

Standing Committees


The president is the appointing official of standing committees and serves as an ex-officio member of all committees. In appointing committees, the president should explain clearly the goals and duties of each committee. Here are some common committees and their suggested duties.

 

Finance Committee
The committee, chaired by the council treasurer, is responsible for inaugurating financial management procedures to keep the council on sound fiscal footing. A finance committee should:
recommend to the council new or revised financial policies, when appropriate;
recommend to the council, for approval at the fourth quarterly meeting, a budget for the next calendar year;
recommend to the council, when appropriate, changes to the approved budget; and
exercise general oversight of the council’s financial affairs and make such reports or recommendations as appropriate.

 

Legislative Committee


A major objective of a council of chapters should be to focus on legislative matters affecting the rights and interests of service retirees and active duty military personnel in the state.
A legislative committee should comprise individuals who have a keen interest in the legislative process at the national and state levels. The committee has a key role in planning and coordinating the council’s legislative affairs. The committee may be subdivided into a national affairs subcommittee and a state legislative affairs subcommittee, as the situation dictates. A legislative committee should:

monitor state and national legislative developments that might affect service retirees;
inform the council and member chapters of legislative developments of interest to the membership;
recommend a council legislative plan for the next calendar year and coordinate that plan to ensure timely integration of chapter grassroots efforts;
select an e-mail activist to receive weekly legislative reports or other legislative alerts from national MOAA and mobilize grassroots efforts, as necessary;
execute lobbying-related tasks as directed by the council;
develop a council legislative alert procedure capable of responding to requests from national MOAA for assistance and of meeting emergency needs in the state; and
provide representation to statewide coordinating councils of military-oriented organizations whose goals are compatible with the council’s goals.

 

Personal Affairs Officer


This position will function as a point of contact regarding chapter counterparts;
coordinate directly with MOAA’s Benefits Information and Financial Education Department;
be a source of solutions to questions or problems about issues such as military rights and privileges, survivor benefits and entitlements, etcetera; and
attend the Personal Affairs Workshop held in conjunction with the national association’s Chapter Presidents’ Symposium.

 

 

 

 

OFFICER RANK COMPARISONS
Air Force Army Marine Corps Navy
Grade:
O-1 Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Ensign
2d LT 2LT 2dLt ENS
O-2 First Lieutenant First Lieutenant First Lieutenant Lieutenant Jr Grade
1st Lt 1LT 1Lt LTJG
O-3 Captain Captain Captain Lieutenant
Capt CPT Capt LT
O-4 Major Major Major Lieutenant Commander
Maj MAJ Maj LCDR
O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Commander
Lt Col LTC LtCol CDR
O-6 Colonel Colonel Colonel Captain
Col COL Col CAPT
O-7 Brigadier General Brigadier General Brigadier General Rear Admiral
* * * Lower Grade
Brig Gen BG BGen RDML
O-8 Major General Major General Major General Rear Admiral
** ** ** Upper Grade
Maj Gen MG Mgen RADM
O-9 Lieutenant General Lieutenant General Lieutenant General Vice Admiral
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Lt Gen LTG Lt Gen VADM
O-10 General General General Admiral
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Gen GEN Gen ADM
O-11 General of the AF General of the Army Fleet Admiral of the Navy
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