Grand Strand Chapter
The Surviving Spouses group within the Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA was established according to the guidelines of national MOAA, to assist the surviving spouses of deceased uniformed officers. The organization name (Auxiliary) was changed in 2016 to reflect the continuing changes to the role of Surviving Spouses.
This group has become very close-knit and supportive of each other. They assist at Chapter functions, contribute to other service organizations nationally and within the community. The Grand Strand Chapter graciously invites all Surviving Spouses to join the Chapter, Annual dues are waived.
Luncheon meetings are held periodically at different locations on The Grand Strand, from North Myrtle Beach to Pawley's Island to accommodate all locations of residence...
We hope to be able to start meeting again when the covid-19 emergency procedures regarding groups is not required.
Please contact Peggy DeVivo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the Surviving Spouse initiative.
Also, please consider inviting any widows and/or widowers of MOAA members you may be acquainted with, to join us at either of the next monthly meetings - Membership Dinner or Luncheon - to learn more about the chapter and the members who tirelessly give of their time and talent.
We look forward to meeting new members, and to help them to overcome the hurdles of being a "surviving spouse" and mounds of paperwork whenever possible.
To access information from MOAA's National Headquarters regarding survivor benefits click here .
Attached are brochures issued by MOAA to help surviving spouses organize the information needed to file a claim and get the paperwork stated to receive the survivor benefit.
DFAS has issued the attached information for the spouses who have had their retirement allowance reduced by the DIC which was repealed this year.
Please click on the following link and read if you are affected by the adjustment.
This year, the 2020 campaign requesting support of the Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolinas " Wreaths Across America " project will be done by requesting members to either fill out the forms for wreaths at the dinner meetings or by access the order form by going on-line to either the Wreaths Across America website: www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/SC0017
(you can pay by credit card on their website.)
or accessing the Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina website: http://bluestarmothersofcoastalcarolina.com/wreaths_across_america
Print the order form, fill it out and mailing your check made out to “Wreaths Across America “
Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina
P.O. Box 30307
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
Thank you for supporting our endeavors.
National MOAA Surviving Spouse Advisory Committee