Green Valley MOAA Elects New Board of Officers

Left to right: Elliott Jones, Dick Kosnick, Jack Bundy, Peggy McGee, Mike Faust, Marianne Rogers Faust, James Whitehead, Jr., Nora Durham, James Rundlett, Robert Lewis, and Joe Longo (photo by Betty Atwater)

Peggy McGee

At its holiday dinner, the Green Valley Chapter Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) installed the Board of Officers for 2022. They are President: 1LT Elliott Jones; First Vice President and Membership: CW3 Jack Bundy; Second Vice President, Programs, and Public Affairs: COL Peggy McGee; Secretary: Maj. Gen. James Whitehead, Jr.; Treasurer: COL Mike Faust; Immediate Past President and President, 501(c)(3): 1LT Joe Longo. Nonvoting directors include: Legislative and Transition Liaison: Lt Col Darren Venters; ESGR Representative: Lt Col Dick Kosnick; Surviving Spouse Liaison: Nora Durham; Director, Personal Affairs: CWO3 James Rundlett; Chaplain: CWO3 Robert Lewis; Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Liaison and Chapter Historian: COL Marianne Rogers Faust; and Webmaster/Newsletter: Marianne Cobarrubias. Most are Quail Creek residents.

The Green Valley Chapter is the third oldest in Arizona, and though rather small in size in comparison with those in the Phoenix area, is one of the most active in the state. The chapter hosts at least six social events per year and throughout the year engages in philanthropic activities that support hospitalized and homeless veterans; the JROTC cadets at Walden Grove, Sahuarita, Rio Rico, and Nogales high schools; Women Warriors; and the 162nd Air Wing, Air National Guard.

All currently serving officers and warrant officers, retired, former, reserve, and national guard from the five military services as well as officers in the public health service and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration are eligible for MOAA membership, as are spouses of deceased officers. For more information about the chapter or to join, contact Quail Creek resident CW3 Jack Bundy at 951-760-8706 or [email protected].

The group’s January meeting will be held at Dominick’s restaurant on Jan. 18 (see the December Crossing for details). Contact Peggy McGee at 520-207-6188 or [email protected] for last-minute sign-ups.