Members and Friends:


At our January luncheon meeting we discussed MOAA’s Key Goals for 2019, and the actions that each MOAA Chapter Member should take to support our 2019 MOAA National Goals. In the Newsletter is the PowerPoint presentation, prepared for our chapter by Colonel Dan Merry, USAF (Ret), MOAA’s Vice President for Government Relations, which was used to assist us in discussing the coordination of our support and communications of these goals with both of California’s Senators, and our local Congressman, Salus Carbajal. We sincerely appreciate Col. Merry’s work in preparing this PowerPoint presentation for our Chapter.  


Please note that in your copy of the February 2019 Coastal Clarion, is your reminder to make your reservations for our February 8th luncheon, featuring The Mighty Oaks Warriors, for their third year in a row. In addition, please note that at March’s luncheon, on March 8th, we will have our very popular annual-update from “Paws 4 A Cause” (now called Pausabilities), so mark your calendars as we follow up on their amazing growth over the past four years. Finally, you will also find the Chapter’s 2019 Dues Letter which needs to be submitted ASAP. We look forward to seeing each of you at both these important annual update meetings.


Capt. Dave




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


  February, 2019 January, 2019 December, 2018
November, 2018 October, 2018 September, 2018 June, 2018
May, 2018 April, 2018 March, 2018 February, 2018
January, 2018 December, 2017 November, 2017 October, 2017


New Year Resolutions!

The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many people. It is often a season of excesses-too many parties, too much food and drink, too many relatives or perhaps no relatives, too much buying and now that the holidays are over too much worrying about how to pay those bills. Many will be making resolution to lose weight, eat better, quit smoking, and manage stress.

To reduce the stress of making lots of resolutions we would suggest focus on one positive- Start an exercise program! Gretchen Reynolds of the New York Times writes  “By now, we can all agree, I hope that being physically active is good for us. It raises fitness, reduces disease risks, lengthens life spans, improves heart health and, in multiple other discrete ways, makes us stronger and more well”.

In her article published in the San Luis Obispo Tribune on December 25, 2018 she writes “How Exercise May Help Health”. Studies are now looking into how people who exercise have different proteins moving through their bloodstreams than people who do not exercise. Data suggests that changes in protein levels are likely to be integral to the complex process by which a workout becomes wellness. But to minimize the stress you don’t need to know or understand how exercise does so many good things all you need to do is start.

Happy New Year! Live Life Well!
Bob & Margy Moynihan





By Maj Jim Murphy, USMC (ret)

“Turn us again to yourself, O God. Make your face shine down upon us. Only then will we be saved. “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer and while they are still speaking, I will hear.”

It is with this promise from God that we extend our prayers. It is said that all things are possible to those who believe. Faith is intangible; it cannot be seen but without faith, we have nothing. Faith allows us to please God. We, who come to God, must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him.

Faith has a voice. God hears that voice of faith. Our prayers will serve as a declaration of our dependence on God. God promises to hear our prayers when we rely on Him through faith. He never promises we will see the fruit of our faith (our prayers) in our lifetime because faith is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. Faith is the evidence of things we cannot yet see. Sometimes people claim to pray to God, but sometimes those pleas are selfish. For their sake, may the Lord fulfill all our rightful petitions.
May God bless and keep us as we partner with Him in prayer. God hears, God cares, and God answers.