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Grand Strand Chapter

 Monthly meetings:

Members and their spouses and guests are invited to monthly dinner meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, normally at Pine Lakes Country Club (5603 Granddaddy Dr., Myrtle Beach).  No meetings in July or August.  Social hour begins at 1730 hours, meeting at 1800, dinner at 1830, and program about 1915.  Meetings are announced via email to all members and registration is open on the first of each month.  Members are asked to RSVP via:

     - registration link provided in the meeting announcement email, or

     - on-line via this website under "Events", then "Current Events" tabs above, or

     - by Email to Peggy DeVivo:, or

     - by phone to Peggy DeVivo: 843-340-1727

Walk-ins are welcome, but early registration is preferred as it lets Chapter leaders and Pine Lakes management know how many guests to set up for.


OUR NEXT MEETING: 10 MARCH 2020, Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach

Our speaker will be Thomas Robillard, Colonel, USAF (ret), State of South Carolina Council of MOAA Chapters and National MOAA Legislative Officer (bio and picture below).  Col Robillard will update us on recent changes in state and federal law that directly affects veterans' and seniors' healthcare, pay & benefits.  He will also discuss some of the current proposals being considered in Columbia, SC and Washington, DC. that will further affect veterans and seniors.  Col Robillard last spoke to our Chapter two years ago.  Since then a lot has changed and you won't want to miss this important update that directly impacts you and your family now and into the future.

Social hour begins at 1730 with dinner and the meeting at 1800.  Dress is business casual; cost will be $25.00 per person.  Spouses and other guests are encouraged to attend as well.

The Colors this evening will be presented by the St. James High School Army Junior ROTC, under the leadership of LTC Scott Bartley, USA (ret).

For more information and to Register, click on the "Next Meeting" menu item above, or the following link:


Col Robillard is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force who hails from Bristol, CT and began his career as an enlisted Medical Laboratory Technician.  He and his wife Susan moved to South Carolina 17 years ago and he served as President of the Columbia Chapter of MOAA for 6 years.  He now serves as Vice-President for Leglative Affairs at the South Carolina Council of MOAA Chapters and as Chairman of the MOAA National State Legislative Forum.

As an Air Force Officer, Col Robillard served as Deputy Director for TRICARE Region 5 contract division.  The contract he helped create for Region 5 is the standard used by the entire DoD.  His final assignment was as Commander of the Keesler Medical Center Clinical Laboratory where he also served as Chief of Biomedical Science

Col Robillard has a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science and an MA in Healthcare Administration.  He is an active member of his church and served as Parish Council Chairman for several years.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Dorn VA Medical Center Fisher House, Executive Committee for Dorn VA Midlands Veterans Engagement, Fort Jackson Veterans Advisory Council, and Midlands Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Col Robillard and his wife have been married for 53 years, have 4 children and 11 grandchildren, and love to play golf and travel.

As our former Governor would say: "It's a great day here in South Carolina!"

MOAA Grand Strand Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mailing Address:  Grand Strand Chapter MOAA,  P.O. Box 15842,  Surfside Beach, SC. 29587

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