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,

Upcoming Speakers:

May 30, 2017 (Tuesday) –  Mary Galvez, who was going to speak on guardianship and care management services, has been rescheduled for the October Breakfast Club due to a conflict.  In her place, Phil Messuri, MOAA member, CFP, and Registered Investment Advisor, will be our guest speaker, talking about IRAs.  IRAS have many rules that include required minimum distributions (RMD) starting at age 70½.  Besides understanding the RMD rules, there are many tax strategies associated with IRAs that investors should consider.  Whether you have already started your IRA drawdowns or are planning to, you won’t want to miss what Phil has to say.  Remember, it is not how much you make, but how much you keep.  Timing is everything! 

June 27, 2017 (Tuesday) – Luke Esquibel, Education Specialist, UNMH – The BATCAVE Healthcare Simulation Program is a state-of-the-art simulation program for medical education at UNMH. The facilities include 2 classrooms, 3 Adult Simulation Labs, Pediatric Simulation Lab, 3 Infant Simulation Labs, Birthing Simulator Lab, and several breakout rooms. Mission: (1) Deliver life support classes and competency-based education and assessment to all health care providers. (2) Support and facilitate simulation based learning, assessment and research for UNM Health Systems. (3) Provide outreach, education and service to the people of New Mexico.

July 25, 2017 (Tuesday) – Don Bullis, NM Historian & Author – “Western Movies in Fact, Fiction, and Trivia”    Don Bullis is the author of 10 non-fiction books and two novels, and has won numerous awards for his books and historical research. In demand around the state, we are happy to have him speak to the Breakfast Club.

August 29, 2017 (Tuesday) – May Reyes, M.D. Endocrinologist – “Diabetes – The Silent Killer that Affects Everything”  29 million people in the US have diabetes or pre-diabetes, including 14.1% of New Mexicans, and 603,000 in NM are pre-diabetic. The cost to NM is $2B/year. Dr Reyes is on staff at Presbyterian, and will talk about what you can do to prevent getting diabetes, and the complications, including death, that are inevitable when patients do not get their diabetes under control.

September 26, 2017 (Tuesday) – Michael Sare, USN (Ret) , Cyber Security Consultant – “Computer Cyber Security” –the personal risks to citizens, homeowners, and small business owners, and the risk/benefit tradeoffs in using the INTERNET.  Michael Sare, a retired US Navy Captain, will talk about cyber trends, and provide tips for cyber safety for various age groups ranging from older adults to children and their parents, including for small businesses. 

October 31, 2017 (Tuesday) – Mary Galvez,  MA, CMC, NCG – A Nationally Certified Master Guardian (NMG) and Certified Manager of Care (CMC), Mary Galvez has been providing guardianship and care management services for the elderly and disabled population in New Mexico.  She will talk about services such as Guardianship, Care Management, Court Visitor Services, Healthcare Power of Attorney/Surrogate Decision Maker, and general Consultation.

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