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 “Never Stop Serving.”

That is the motto of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), boasting more than 350,000 members from every branch of service. This non-profit, nonpartisan organization supports policies that benefit military members and their families. Veteran support services include families and caregivers.  Local youth are encouraged to lead a life of service via Junior ROTC, scholarship programs and ongoing recognition.

The MOAA chapter of Lake and Sumter Counties includes members who reside in The Villages as well as Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties. Monthly meetings are held January through November at the historic Eisenhower Recreation Center. “Along with outstanding speakers,” Chapter President Don Hansen explains, “cadets from local schools are recognized and encouraged to choose meaningful careers of service.”

Bruce Hacker is proud to be the event chairman for the 13th Military Charities Golf Tournament at Harbor Hills. His twenty-one years as an Air Force pilot make him uniquely qualified to promote the goals of MOAA. Bruce’s commitment to continue to serve has taken him from his Colorado home to retirement in The Villages and active participation in his local MOAA chapter.

On Friday, April 16th, the 13th Military Charities Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Harbor Hills Golf and Country Club. The tournament format is a step-aside scramble with a shotgun start at 1PM. The $90 donation per golfer includes golf, an outstanding silent auction, dinner and awards.

Virus concerns forced last year’s cancellation of this major fundraising event, making this year’s event even more significant. Funds and sponsors are greatly needed to provide $500 and $1,000 scholarships to six local schools as well as to support local military. To participate, sponsor or volunteer contact Bruce Hacker at 719-963-3727 or visit the website at http://www.lakesumtermoaa.org.

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