Dear MOAA California Central Coast Chapter Members & Friends,


On this Memorial Day 2020, the COVID-19 global epidemic crises, which hit the United States’ media on March 13th, with CDC’s recommended virus containment strategies  and has since morphed into each States’ Governor determining their own strategies, timing, and legality of their interpretations of CDC’s Phase I guidance. From “Social Distancing”, the closing of many “Non-essential” businesses, the requirement of wearing face masks in public, and frequent hand washing, to California’s version of, “Home Quarantining” and “non-essential businesses”, we still do not know when our next Chapter meeting can be held.

As we work through these challenges, it is the responsibility of each Member to reach out and contact the other Members of the Chapter. Our EXCOM Members will soon be initiating a new, “Call Tree”, however, you do not need to wait for their calls. Instead, I am requesting that during the next three weeks, each of you make at least 3 phone calls to other Chapter Members . . . JUST TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOING!

At our May 12th EXCOM (CDC Phase I meeting allowing for up to 10 people), we decided to begin planning for two Chapter luncheon/dinner events during the remainder of 2020. As we start our planning within CDC Phase II guidance, our EXCOM Members will be contacting each Active Chapter Member to discuss any quarantine related needs that you might have; and, what type of events you would like planned for the 3rd Quarter. In the 4th Quarter, we are still planning for our 3rd Annual CCCC MOAA & Hoyt Vandenburg Chapter MOWW Christmas Luncheon to be held in early December.

Finally, a reminder on your 2020 dues: If you have not already done so, please submit your check for $25. to P.O. Box 5002 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-5002.

In remembrance of those who died for our freedom, sincerely

Capt. Dave





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


      2nd Q, 2020
February, 2020 December, 2019 November, 2019 October, 2019
Aug/Sept, 2019 June/July, 2019 May, 2019 April, 2019



Exercise is a fundamental component to our health and well-being, which is why staying active has been featured as a key recommendation in many Government COVID-19 strategies. The best form of medicine is exercise, so let’s stay active, and in doing so, stay healthy.


'Physical distancing’ may keep you away from the gym, so it can be a real challenge to sustain your normal exercise routine, especially during this abnormal time when amenities are limited, and motivation levels may slip. Look into many of the virtual exercise programs that are available online or break out those old exercise cassette tapes or DVDs to exercise at home.

Bob (PTA) & Margy (PT) Moynihan



By Maj Jim Murphy, USMC (ret)

Everything Good Comes from God

Trusting in the unconditional love of God: That is the way in which Jesus calls us. The more firmly you grasp this, the more readily you will be able to perceive why there is so much suspicion, jealousy, bitterness, vindictiveness, hatred, violence, and discord in our word. Jesus compares God’s love to the light:

Though the light has come into the world people have preferred darkness to light because their deeds were evil. And indeed, everybody who does wrong hates the light and avoids it, to prevent those actions from being shown; but whoever does the right and true, comes out into the light, so that what is being done may plainly appear as done in God.

Jesus sees the evil in this world as a lack of trust in God’s love. He makes us see that as we persistently fall back on ourselves, rely more on ourselves than on God, and are inclined more to love self than love God. Leave the dark! Walk in the light, and then we will acknowledge everything good, beautiful, and true comes from God and is offered to us in love.

Reflect: “All that is good, all that is perfect, is given from above; it comes from the Father of light; with Him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow caused by evil and darkness.” (James 1-17)

During this terrible time of trial and tribulation, it is even more important that we offer our selves to God our father. Take time throughout your day to reflect and ponder; give hope and prayers to those who suffer, and strength to those who provide services and care. Without these dedicated citizens, we cannot continue our discipline to see this through.