Photo Gallery

Please enjoy photos submitted from events among the Council and OCC Chapters. Displayed in reverse chronological order.

Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter Donates Big Check to Veterans Outreach

March 15, 2024 – The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter donated the proceeds from December’s Christmas Dinner Auction to provide a $1,000 big check to Veterans Outreach in Youngstown, OH. Pictured above are MSVC Chapter President Lt Col. Rod Hosler, USA, Ret.; Teri Ely, Veterans Outreach Executive Director; and John Ely, Veterans Outreach Marketing Director. Veterans Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 4-star (91% rating) with Charity Navigator. VO has operations in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. VO provides support to veterans with housing, utilities, auto repair, and a variety of other unique needs. VO does not receive any government grants; they fund operations through their fundraising programs, corporate and foundation grants, and online donations. MSVC-MOAA is very happy to be able to contribute to Veterans Outreach to help sustain their support to veterans.
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Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter Installs 2024 Board

January 19, 2024 – The 2024 Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter Board of Directors was sworn in at the January members’ luncheon meeting by Ohio Army National Guard Brigadier General Andrew Stone. Pictured above are (L-R) BG Stone, MSVC Chapter President Lt Col Rod Hosler, 1st VP CDR David DiTallo, 2nd VP and Membership Chair Florence Hosler, Treasurer Bruce Bille, and Members at Large Col Walt Duzzny, Maj Stephen Motika, and Ralph DeLucia.

Gen Hahn presenting the check to Lt Gen Ferriter at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, December 2023

2023 OCC Bi-Annual Chapter Convention: Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2023

Click on image below for photos from the 2023 OCC State Convention.

Council Installation, Jan 21, 2023. National Veterans Memorial and Museum (NVMM)

Farkas Award Presentation, Jan. 19, 2023 – Ohio Western Reserve Chapter

Outgoing OWRC President, Lynda L. Farkas is presented the MOAA Leadership Award for her tenure as President of the Chapter (2020-2022) by BG Thomas Luczynski, 1 st VP, January 19, 2023. Lynda is a Surviving Spouse.

OWRC Board Seated, January, 2023 – Ohio Western Reserve Chapter

The 2023 Ohio Western Reserve Chapter Board
Seated: President–Andy Emanuele, First VP–Tom Luczynski, Second VP–Bill Maki
Standing: Trustees – Tom Harnden, Lynda Farkas, Don Bratton, Treasurer–James McClellan, Secretary–John Anderson

Dining Out, November, 2022 – Cincinnati Chapter

MOAA LOE Awards, October 28, 2022 – Kansas City, MO

On October 28, 2022, members of the Ohio Council of Chapters (OCC) of MOAA were in Kansas City, MO to attend MOAA’s 5 Star Levels of Excellence Awards Banquet for the year 2022.

Petitti Garden Outing, September, 2022 – Ohio Western Reserve Chapter

Chapter outing at Petitti Garden Center in September. Petitti’s leading horticulturist and Director of Education, Noelle Akin spoke to our group it was “show and tell” as she had gathered plants from the nursery that were low maintenance.

Chicken and Steak Fry, August, 2022 – Ohio Western Reserve Chapter

OWRC chicken and steak fry, is a popular summer event.

Dinner Meeting, June 17, 2022 – Cincinnati Chapter

Civil War History and Artifacts, May 26, 2022 – Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter

Annual Recognition Dinner, April, 2022 – Ohio Western Reserve Chapter

Ohio Western Reserve Chapter honored these local cadets at the 2022 annual chapter recognition dinner. They were the recipient of the MOAA medal which is given to the top junior class cadet in the local JROTC or ROTC. To be eligible for the award the cadet must be in good academic standing; be of high moral character; demonstrate a high degree of loyalty to the unit, school, and country; and demonstrate exceptional potential for military leadership. The JROTC program is designed to teach high school students (elective program) the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. The chapter supports seven JROTC units and three ROTC units.