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 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.

June’s speaker, Dan Pennington, LCDR, USCGR (Ret) presented a most interesting talk on fountain pens, his career in retirement. We had more than a dozen people there, and a lot of questions. The Breakfast Club continues to get new attendees and, along with our “regulars,” we are now at 12 or more each month. There is still room for more, so please do bring guests. Meal checks are separate, and seniors enjoy a 10 percent discount.

Upcoming Speakers:

July 31, 2018 – TOPIC: Exercise and Maintaining Mobility for Seniors.
Jamel (PT) and Stacy Esch (OT), owners of Balanced Physical Therapy and Wellness in the Far NE Heights, will give a presentation and “show and tell” on how seniors can lead a flexible and pain-free lifestyle. Their small clinic offers various forms of physical and occupational therapy, and they also take most insurances, including TRICARE. Their approach is highly personalized, and they work with you as a team, whether it is rehab therapy ordered by your doctor or in concert with your needs individually. The clinic is an atmosphere of healing. If you have ever had a joint replacement, injuries, or arthritis, you won’t want to miss July’s presentation.

August 28, 2018 – TOPIC: Military Recruiters and the tough job they have in today’s environment. We will have an active duty Air Force recruiter and a US Marine Corps recruiter. The MOAA Magazine featured a lengthy article at the beginning of the year that addressed the problems recruiters are having.  So I thought it would be interesting to hear how those problems are playing out right in our state.

September 25, 2018 – TOPIC: New tax changes affecting seniors. Our speaker will be Jim Hamill, who writes the tax column for the Monday ABQ Journal Business Outlook section.

October 30, 2018 – TOPIC: What’s on your reading list? This month’s meeting is devoted to the Breakfast Club attendees and what has been on their reading list. We will have book reports on books related to the military, from history to politics, memoirs and more. If you haven’t yet selected a book from the list (all are in the libraries around town), email or call Marsha.

I already have some speakers lined up for 2019, and ask your help in suggesting people who have something interesting to say. Just provide the contact information and I will take it from there.

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
Breakfast Club Coordinator
Tel: (505) 856-2080 (Landline)
(after 10 AM MDT, please)

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Sat
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Jul
31
Tue
7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
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MOAA Breakfast Club Speaker:  July 31, 2018 ========================================= TOPIC: Exercise and Maintaining Mobility for Seniors. SPEAKERS: Jamel (PT) and Stacy Esch (OT) Jamel (PT) and Stacy Esch (OT), owners of Balanced Physical Therapy and Wellness

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Sun
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