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

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 have a great line-up of guest speakers again, and hope you can manage to sacrifice sleeping-in by coming to our programs. 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).
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:

February 27Shelly L. Fritz, DDS. February is National Dental Month: Her topic is: “Dental Health after 65.”

March 27 – 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.

April 24  – 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. 

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)

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Feb
25
Sun
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Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Feb
27
Tue
7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
Feb 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MOAA Breakfast Club Speaker: February 27 – Shelly L. Fritz, DDS. February is National Dental Month: Her topic is: “Dental Health after 65.” The Breakfast Club meets at 0730 (and ends at 0900) on the

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Mar
2
Fri
4:00 pm Purgatory Ski Trip @ Meet motorcoach at Tanoan Country Club NLT 4:00 p.m.
Purgatory Ski Trip @ Meet motorcoach at Tanoan Country Club NLT 4:00 p.m.
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 9:00 pm
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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
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Mar
17
Sat
11:00 am Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Mar
27
Tue
7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
Mar 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MOAA Breakfast Club Speaker: March 27 – 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. The Breakfast

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Apr
27
Fri
6:00 pm NM MOAA Convention Reception @ Albuquerque Uptown Marriott Hotel
NM MOAA Convention Reception @ Albuquerque Uptown Marriott Hotel
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Apr
28
Sat
10:00 am NM MOAA Convention – April 28, 2018 @ Albuquerque Uptown Marriott Hotel
NM MOAA Convention – April 28, 2018 @ Albuquerque Uptown Marriott Hotel
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Jun
9
Sat
5:00 pm MOAA Tours Hors d’oeuvre Party @ NM Veterans Memorial
MOAA Tours Hors d’oeuvre Party @ NM Veterans Memorial
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Jul
6
Fri
4:45 pm Santa Fe Opera – Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
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Jul 6 @ 4:45 pm – 1:00 am
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