ALBUMOAA
"ALBUMOAA" - ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER
The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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BREAKFAST CLUB

Where: Weck’s Restaurant at 3913 Louisiana NE – Just south of Montgomery

When: The last TUESDAY of each month

Time: 0730-0900 Hours

Menu: Your choice and come hungry – large portions!

Cost: Pay for your own breakfast. Separate checks are provided – please add a tip.

Reservations: Not required 

Know of a Possible Speaker? Please contact Marsha Thole, 505-856-3352, marshaauthor@yahoo.com

BREAKFAST CLUB 2018 SCHEDULE

We closed out the year with quite an interesting schedule of speakers, covering topics related to the NM legislature, investments, guardianship, cyber security, diabetes, western movies made in NM, and more. Attendance has been increasing (thank you!—and there is always room for more), and EVERYONE is invited. You do not have to be military. If you think a young person would be interested in any of the subject, feel bring to bring them (age 12 and over, please).
The Breakfast Club takes a break over November and December, and resumes in January. We have a great line-up of guest speakers again, and hope you can manage to sacrifice sleeping-in by coming to our programs. There are no dues, no database, no reservations required—JUST SHOW UP.
The Breakfast Club meets at 0730 (and ends at 0900) on the LAST Tuesday of the month at Weck’s Restaurant on Louisiana, a half block south of Montgomery. Your bill is individual, and you just add your tip. There is even a 10 percent senior discount.

Upcoming Speakers:

Here is the schedule the first half of the year, January through May:
January 30Dave Coulie, ABQ MOAA Chapter’s Legislative Liaison. Dave will bring us up to date on what is (or is not) happening in the Round House, on relative to the military. This is always a very well-attended and timely program (for the annual legislative session), so arrive early.
February 27Shelly L. Fritz, DDS. February is National Dental Month: Her topic is: “Dental Health after 65.”
March 27 – Rose Marie Kern, author and former air traffic controller:  Her topic is: “Air Traffic Control: Behind the Scenes –What You Don’t Know is Scary!” She is a popular aviation writer, and also talks about her Oshkosh experiences, too. Website: www.rosemariekern.com) She will have her latest book, Air to Ground, available for sale.
April 24 – George Richmond, board member for the League of Women Voters:  He will talk about the history of the non-partisan LWV, local operations, and the Voter Guide.
May 29 – Loretta Hall, author:  Loretta’s books have won awards, as she has become an in-demand speaker on “space” subjects, of which New Mexico has played a long role in its history. Her topic is: “New Mexico’s Contributions to Space Travel” — a history from 1930 to the present (largely about Holloman AFB and White Sands Proving Ground/Missile Range.)

BREAKFAST CLUB – SOMETHING NEW IN 2018
The Breakfast Club will be trying something new in 2018. Remember when you had to give a book report in school? Well, if you forgot what that experience was like, forget no more. In October 2018—actually, starting a bit before then—you can choose a book from a list of military books or choose your own book. Read it, and then tell the rest of us what it was about.
A list of 24 titles was given to attendees at the October meeting, and already people are making their selections. You have nearly a year to read the book (surely, you can do that, right?), write up a short report that you can read, and present it to the group. No need to stand in front of the room, either. ALL the books can be found in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System. So you do not even have to spend a dime to get a book.
If you would like a copy of the book list, please email Marsha Thole at [marshaauthor@yahoo.com] and she will send you the list; it is in Word. For those who already have the list, please email your selection to Marsha by January.

Marsha Thole
TEL: (505) 856-2080
(after 11 AM MDT)

Upcoming Events
Jan
4
Thu
7:30 pm CINDERELLA (Rodgers and Hammerst... @ Popejoy Hall
CINDERELLA (Rodgers and Hammerst... @ Popejoy Hall
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
* January 4, 2018 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m., Popejoy Hall – CINDERELLA (Rodgers and  Hammerstein’s): Tickets are no longer available through MOAA.  We have 18 participants, who will receive their tickets in the mail soon. *

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Jan
20
Sat
11:00 am Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
You and Your Friends are Cordially Invited to the Military Coalition’s January 2018 Luncheon Sponsored by Local Chapters of the: Association of the U.S. Army, MG John S. Lekson Chapter Navy League of the United

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Jan
30
Tue
7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
Jan 30 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MOAA Breakfast Club Speaker: January 30 – Dave Coulie, ABQ MOAA Chapter’s Legislative Liaison. Dave will bring us up to date on what is (or is not) happening in the Round House, on relative to

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Feb
1
Thu
7:30 pm Swan Lake (Russian National Ball... @ Popejoy Hall
Swan Lake (Russian National Ball... @ Popejoy Hall
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Swan Lake (Russian National Ballet Theatre) @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* February 1, 2018 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m., Popejoy Hall – SWAN LAKE (Russian National Ballet Theatre): “Young Prince Siegfried witnesses a swan transform into a beautiful woman in this tale of dark magic and soaring

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Feb
25
Sun
7:30 pm The Ten Tenors @ Popejoy Hall
The Ten Tenors @ Popejoy Hall
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Ten Tenors @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* February 25, 2018 (Sunday), 3:00 p.m., Popejoy Hall – THE TEN TENORS: “Australia’s “vocal wonder from down under” will take you on a feel-good journey through some of the world’s greatest hits of all

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Mar
8
Thu
7:30 pm A Chorus Line @ Popejoy Hall
A Chorus Line @ Popejoy Hall
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A Chorus Line @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* March 8, 2018 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m., Popejoy Hall – A CHORUS LINE: “A CHORUS LINE, with its powerful true life stories, is what ‘American Idol’, ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, and ‘The Voice’,

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Jul
6
Fri
4:45 pm Santa Fe Opera – Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Santa Fe Opera – Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Jul 6 @ 4:45 pm – 1:00 am
Santa Fe Opera - Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* July 6, 2018 (Friday) – Santa Fe Opera “MADAME BUTTERFLY”: “Featuring Puccini’s longest and most passionate love duet, much of his most lyrical music, including the ‘Humming Chorus’ and ‘Flower Duet’, a justly famous soprano

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