Dear Central California Coast Chapter Members


As we all know, the moto of MOAA is, To Continue to Serve, and during September some nominations were submitted/received for our Chapter’s Officers for the upcoming 2020 & 2021 term. If you have not yet offered up your service for the coming year, or submitted any nominations, please do so at this month’s luncheon, or sooner if possible, as we will be voting from among these nominees in November, so that the incoming Officers can be sworn in during our January 2020 Luncheon. Remember, each of these Officer functions will be fully supported by the previous holders, do not hesitate to start, or continue, serving your Chapter.

In addition to nominating new Chapter Officers, November’s luncheon meeting will cover several additional and important topics, including possible changes in the location, frequency, and character of our Luncheon meetings. Although the National MOAA organization exists to ensure support for our nation’s defense and assuring our active duty and retired personnel and their survivors receive their on-going Federal and State support, our Chapter exists to serve our Members and their Families. Many suggestions will be discussed as to how best serve our Members, and several new ways to increase opportunities for meaningful participation.

Finally, this month’s Luncheon meeting will again be held at the Madonna Inn, on Friday, October 11th, starting at 11:30 AM, and again, it will be a joint MOAA / MOWW Luncheon, with the program featuring Lt. Col Nelson (Ed) “Fast Eddie” Cobleigh, a renowned fighter pilot, author and speaker, who flew for the Air Force of 5 different Nation’s governments.


Finally, please remember that it’s very important for you to contact either Ken or Jim to confirm your reservations ASAP:

LtCol Ken Chapman (805) 489-8214 - , or
Maj. Jim Hawkins (805) 226 8503 - .

Capt. Dave






Prior newsletters for your review, all are in Adobe Reader .pdf format:


      October, 2019
Aug/Sept, 2019 June/July, 2019 May, 2019 April, 2019
March, 2019 February, 2019 January, 2019 December, 2018





First of all our disclaimer, we have no affilitation with Costco or their products other than being Costco members. With that said we wanted to call your attention to the June 2018 edition of the Costco Connection, volume 33, number 6.


There is a special section ”FOR YOUR HEALTH”. There is a series of 7 articles, Each article will provide tips and advice for staying healthy and fit at any age.; 1) Fitness as we age focuses on the BESS-S training - Balance, Endurance, Strength, Speed, and Stretching and Flexibility.; 2) “Agercize” your life provides some unconventional approaches to exercise to help motivate you.; 3) Decades of women’s health provides some common health con­ditions that affect women, and steps to take at various life stages to help you stay as healthy as possible.; 4) Joint Account - joint-health advice from Chris Evert to help keep joints healthy and active.; 5) Nap Chat - there’s a nap for that. Discusses how proper sleep habits can make you healthier - and better at your job (for those of us still working, I still enjoy, promote and demonstrate the value of a good “combat nap”; 6) Buyer’s Picks. Provides sever­al product selections from Costco health buying team.; (7 The Pain of Shingles suggests treatment options for this common condition. It is a painful skin and nerve condition that can last for weeks or longer. The centers for Disease Control and Prevention tell us shingles is increasing among adults. Both our family doctor and our VA health care provider have recommended shingle vaccinations to us and we have taken their advice and been vaccinated.


If you don’t receive the Costco Connection I’m sure you know someone who does and who may let you read their magazine. I will send our magazine to whoever may want it. Live LIfe Well! Enjoy the Fall, still wear sunscreen!!

Bob & Margy Moynihan




By Maj Jim Murphy, USMC (ret)

This has not been an especially happy few days. By the time you read this, in late September, two old WW II Marines died and I attended both funeral services. Over that two day period I also attended a memorial service for another dear friend. But how do we grieve, how do we honor those, and how do we celebrate their lives? Many have probably read the following, but in tribute to my friends who are no longer of this earth, I offer the words by Mary Elizabeth Frye:

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sun on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circling flight. I am the soft starlight at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there; I did not die.

Think kind thoughts of those who are still with us, and to those who are not. Remember the pleasant moments you shared with each and hold those thoughts as you go through your days.