Columbia River Chapter MOAA

Event Photos

Columbia River Chapter MOAA booth at Costco Heroes Night. Each June, Costco in East Vancouver, WA opens its doors to the public offering organizations an opportunity to have a booth to educate the public about their organization. The event is open to the public and includes firefighters, police and sheriff departments as veterans organizations. The event is attended by thousands and usually results in our chapter recruiting two or three new members. (L-R) Dave Casteel, Jim Brady, and Frank Hill.

Chapter members enjoy conversation at the Rusty Grape Vineyard.

Chapter members at the Rusty Grape Vineyard.

(L-R) Susan and Mike Ellis, Dave Casteel, Jim and Evelyn Brady at MOAA booth at Vancouver Memorial Day 2018. The chapter offered 15 gallons of coffee donated by area Starbucks. Not pictured is past President, Rod Williams.

Dave Casteel and Terry Whisenant try out one of the benches the chapter donated to Fisher House at the second anniversary Open House. Guests use the benches while they wait for transposition to the VA Hospital. The chapter also donated a covered swing for guests to relax on outside.

Judy Russel, Executive Director at Clark County Veterans Assistance Center (CCVAC), and Dan Kern (chapter member volunteer) talk about how the center helps veterans.

President Evelyn Brady made this beautiful quilt for Air Force veteran chapter member who is undergoing rigorous treatment for an inoperable tumor

National MOAA Senior Director for Councils and Chapters, COL Terri Coles, USA, Ret, met with chapter leadership prior to the lunch discussing issues pertinent to effective chapter leadership. #moaaserves

(L-R) Chapter President, Evelyn Brady, Senior MOAA Director, Terri Coles, and Jim Brady.

 

National MOAA Senior Director for Councils and Chapters, COL Terri Coles, USA, Ret, met with chapter leadership prior to the lunch discussing issues pertinent to effective chapter leadership. #moaaserves

 

FBI Vancouver Resident Agency Chief, Michael Rollins,accepting thank you from President Evelyn Brady

 

Evelyn Brady chairing annual meeting 20 January 2018

Maj Gen Buck Marr presents 2017 Legislative Affairs review to Chapter at Annual meeting and installs new chapter officers

L-R. Chapter officers Treasurer Susan Ellis, President Evelyn Brady, 2nd VP Programs Dan Sockle, and Secretary Chris Rubadue, sworn in at 20 January 2018 annual meeting. Installation officer, Maj Gen Buck Marr administers oath of office

Chapter Chaplain, COL Rev. Max Metcalf, delivers invocation, blessing of newly installed officers, and benediction.

Terry Babin presents Annual chapter and foundation audit reports and membership services report

Mike & Susan Ellis at Annual Meeting

L-R. CRMF Treasurer Frank Hill, VP Jon Frederick, and President Dave Casteel installed 20 January 2018 by Chapter President, Evelyn Brady, at Annual CRMF meeting

Ivadell Crosby and Sherry Marr at Annual Meeting

Bob McNeal, Lee Golden, Dave Casteel at Annual chapter meeting

Peggy Pastor & Linda Gibson at Annual meeting

 

Dave Casteel presents Barbara DeCoito-Weaver, Vancouver Fisher House manager, with a $300.00 VISA gift card on behalf of the MOAA Columbia River Chapter and Columbia River MOAA Foundation (CRMF). These gift cards enable Fisher House staff to purchase emergency items (like food and after-hours transport to/from the VA hospital) needed to support guests. The Chapter and CRMF previously donated $1,000.00 in gift cards earlier this year. Since the Vancouver Fisher House opened in March 2016, the MOAA Columbia River Chapter and Columbia River MOAA Foundation (CRMF) has donated over $5,100.00 to the local Fisher House.

SGM Kelly Jones, USA, Ret,, Clark College Veterans Resource Center Manager, (L) receives thank you memento from chapter President Evelyn Brady at November lunch

MOAA members enjoy chatting before lunch at chapter’s November event that featured guest speaker SGM Kelly Jones, USA, Ret, Clark College Veterans Resource Manager

Joel Scot presenting ESGR support certificate to Columbia River Chapter VP Jeremy Baenen at October business lunch held at Club Green Meadows

L-R: Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall Meeting at Armed Forces Reserve Center. Dave Casteel, MOAA VLC Rep,, Mary Forbes, WDVA Asst Director, Evelyn Brady CRC Chapter President

Costco Heroes Night 2017: (L-R) President Evelyn Brady, Jim Brady, Jeremy Baenen, Marilyn Casteel, Ron & Peggy Pastor. Not in photo: Terry & Virginia Babin, Frank Hill & Dave Casteel

Our chapter purchased and delivered patio umbrellas, bases and grill covers in time for Memorial Day 2017.

President Evelyn Brady presents Dan Herrigstad with MOAA coaster at April 20, 2017 lunch.

VA briefing to MOAA lunch April 20, 2017

Dan Herrigstad, Chief of Public & Congressional Affairs at Portland VA (VAPORHCS) talks about VA issues and improvements at April 20, 2017 lunch

March chapter lunch. L-R: Jon Frederick, Guest Speaker, Micki Stauffer, WSU Master Gardener, Chapter President Evelyn Brady, Frank Hill.

 

President Brady poses with Pat Jollota, mother of CW5 “Blackhawk Down” pilot Dan Jollota after February chapter lunch event. Brady showed the video of Dan’s interview of the incident after which Pat talked about the incident from a mother’s perspective.

Chapter President Evelyn Brady discusses issues with BG Bob McFarlin prior to the start of the Annual Business meeting held on January 21, 2017 at Club Green Meadows. General McFarlin conducted the audit of the CRMF.

Rod Heidelberg takes the oath of office for chapter Secretary from MG Buck Marr at the Annual Business meeting. Ron Pastor was re-elected to the office of Treasurer, but was out of town.

First VP Jeremy Baenen, introduces new member Chris Lehman. Jeremy also introduced a new transfer, Eleanor “Ellie” Shea.

Scholarship Chair, Paul Crosby, introducing Clark and WSU-V College scholarship recipients at annual Christmas scholarship social

2016 Christmas Scholarship Social:

 

Scholarship Chair, Paul Crosby, introducing Clark and WSU-V College scholarship recipients at annual Christmas social
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President Brady presents Col Sitler with MOAA coaster

President Brady presents Col Sitler with MOAA coaster after Nov 17 lunch presentation

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Col Adam Sitler, 142 FW/CV talks about wing's Special Ops capabilities

Col Adam Sitler, 142 FW/CV talks about wing’s Special Ops capabilities

President Brady opens November lunch with comments about LOE 5 Star Awards streamer and introudcution of guest speaker

President Brady opens November lunch with comments about LOE 5 Star Awards streamer and introduction of guest speaker

 

Chapter President, Evelyn Brady, staffing MOAA information booth at 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver, WA. Also helping at the booth were Jim Brady, Ron Pastor, Frank Hill, and Dave Casteel.

Chapter President, Evelyn Brady, staffing MOAA information booth at 2016 Veterans Day Ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver, WA. Also helping at the booth were Jim Brady, Ron Pastor, Frank Hill, and Dave Casteel.

 

Lt Gen Dana Atkins, MOAA President and CEO, congratulating Evelyn Brady on receipt of Five Star Level of Excellence Award. Photo courtesy of Maj Gen Buck Marr

Lt Gen Dana Atkins, MOAA President and CEO, congratulating Evelyn Brady on receipt of Five Star Level of Excellence Award. Photo courtesy of Maj Gen Buck Marr

 

President Evelyn Brady receiving Five Star Level of Excellence Award from Gen Robertson, MOAA Chairman of the Board. Photo courtesy of Maj Gen Buck Marr

President Evelyn Brady receiving Five Star Level of Excellence Award from Gen Robertson, MOAA Chairman of the Board. Photo courtesy of Maj Gen Buck Marr

 

Columbia River Chapter President, Evelyn Brady (right), with other 2015 Five Star award winners from Olympia and Kitsap chapters. The awards were presented in Arlington, VA on October 24, 2016.This year's streamer is unique as it is the first year MOAA starts adding year plates rather than issuing a whole new streamer.

Columbia River Chapter President, Evelyn Brady (right), with other 2015 Five Star award winners from Olympia and Kitsap chapters. The awards were presented in Arlington, VA on October 24, 2016.This year’s streamer is unique as it is the first year MOAA starts adding year plates rather than issuing a whole new streamer.

 

Clark County Auditor, Greg Kimsey, addresses chapter members at October 20 business lunch.

Clark County Auditor, Greg Kimsey, addresses chapter members at October 20 business lunch.

Greg Kimsey discussing issue with Jim Brady (L) and John Hill (center)

Greg Kimsey discussing issue with Jim Brady (L) and John Hill (center)

 

September 2016 Barbecue (L-R) Kay DeRoos, Marilyn Casteel, Terry Whisenant, and President Evelyn Brady

September 2016 Barbecue (L-R) Kay DeRoos, Marilyn Casteel, Terry Whisenant, and President Evelyn Brady

 

September 2016 Barbecue. Past President Rodney Williams (L) and 1VP Jeremy Baenen undoubtedly discussing football

September 2016 Barbecue. Past President Rodney Williams (L) and 1VP Jeremy Baenen undoubtedly discussing football

 

L-R: President Evelyn Brady, Yvette Brown-Wahler, Jim Brady, and Jeremy Baenen

Costco Heroes Night 2016. L-R: President Evelyn Brady, Yvette Brown-Wahler, Jim Brady, and Jeremy Baenen

 

Chapter Presdient, Evelyn Brady, presents a $6000 check to Bob Knight for our chapter endowment at Clark College, May 18, 2016 at the Savoring Excellence Dinner

Chapter President, Evelyn Brady, presents a $6,000 check to Clark College President, Bob Knight to add to our chapter endowment at Clark College, May 18, 2016 at the Savoring Excellence Dinner.

 

Chapters members enjoy a warm afternoon at Bethany Vineyards socializing.

Chapters members enjoy a warm afternoon at Bethany Vineyards socializing.

 

Memorial Day 2016 at Ft Vancouver Barracks. L-R. Dan Sockle, Rodney Williams, Dave Casteel, Evelyn and Jim Brady, John Donnelly

Memorial Day 2016 at Ft Vancouver Barracks. L-R. Dan Sockle, Rodney Williams, Dave Casteel, Evelyn and Jim Brady, John Donnelly

 

President Evelyn Brady & Speaker Joseph Cavalli. Joe presented an extremely interesting perspective of the Vietnam Era.

President Evelyn Brady & Speaker Joseph Cavalli. Joe presented an extremely interesting perspective of the Vietnam Era at our May dinner.

 

New chapters officers. L-R: President elect Evelyn Brady, 1VP Jeremy Baenen, 2VP Yvette Brown-Wahler

New 2016 chapters officers. L-R: President elect Evelyn Brady, 1VP Jeremy Baenen, 2VP Yvette Brown-Wahler

Maj Gen “Buck” Marr, Chairman MOAA Board of Directors Government Relations “Committee, installs new chapter officers February 20, 2016

 

2015 Scholarship Christmas Social. L-R Pat Williams, Liz Cross, Terry Whisenant, Marge VanNus, Gert Ionata

 

 

2015 Veterans Day. Ch Jim Erixson, MG Karen LeDoux, USAR, MCee Larry Smith (CRC) and JD Litton (CRC)

2015 Veterans Day. Ch Jim Erixson, MG Karen LeDoux, USAR, EMCee Larry Smith (CRC) and JD Litton (CRC)

 

2015 Veterans Day. Ron Pastor & Jim Brady

2015 Veterans Day. Ron Pastor & Jim Brady

 

2015 MOAA Veterans Day booth. Terry Babin & Dave Casteel

2015 MOAA Veterans Day booth. Terry Babin & Dave Casteel

 

Veterans Day Parade 2015 MG Les Burger

MG Les Burger, USA, Ret (L) at Veterans Day Parade ceremony

 

"Santa" Rich Wersinger recites "Twas the Night Before Christmas" at chapter Christmas Scholarship Social

“Santa” Rich Wersinger recites “Twas the Night Before Christmas” at chapter Christmas Scholarship Social

Christmas Scholarship Social at 40et8 (L-R) Charlene Dahlen, John Donnelly, Liz Cross, Marilyn Casteel

Christmas Scholarship Social at 40et8
(L-R) Charlene Dahlen, John Donnelly, Liz Cross, Marilyn Casteel

WDVA (Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs) "Alfie" Alvarado addresses chapter at October 2014 chapter lunch

WDVA (Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs) “Alfie” Alvarado addresses chapter at October 2014 chapter lunch

Chapter President Dave Casteel presenting Alfie Alvarado with MOAA coaster memento

Chapter President Dave Casteel presenting Alfie Alvarado with MOAA coaster memento

Chapter President Dave Casteel Chapter Legislative Affairs Chair meets with 3rd US Dist Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler September 2014 to discuss FY15 Def Auth Act and issues in the Act affedting our service members

Chapter President Dave
Casteel Chapter Legislative Affairs Chair meets with 3rd US Dist Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler September 2014 to discuss FY15 Def Auth Act and issues in the Act affedting our service members

L to R: Marilyn Casteel, Beth Brown, Frank Hill. Chapter provided 30 gallons of FREE Starbucks coffee

Memorial Day Ceremony May 26, 2014. L to R: Marilyn Casteel, Beth Brown, Frank Hill. Chapter provided 30 gallons of FREE Starbucks coffee. Far right: Rod Williams. (John Donnelly, and Dave Casteel, not in photo also worked booth).

May Dinner L-R Marilyn Casteel, Ron Pastor

May Dinner
L-R Marilyn Casteel, Ron Pastor

May 15 Dinner L-R: City Councilor Larry Smith (Chapter member), Diane McWithey, Ex Dir SHARE

May 15 Dinner
L-R: City Councilor Larry Smith (Chapter member), Diane McWithey, Ex Dir SHARE

May 15 Dinner L-R: Marie Wolfe (Aux Chair), Liz Cross, Dave Casteel

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Marie Wolfe (Aux Chair), Liz Cross, Dave Casteel

May 15 Dinner L-R: George Dashney, Bob McNeal, Bob Cross, Paul Crosby

May 15 Dinner
L-R: George Dashney, Bob McNeal, Bob Cross, Paul Crosby

May 15 Dinner L-R: Peggy & Ron Pastor

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Peggy & Ron Pastor

May 15 Dinner L-R: Chaplin Rev Max Metcalf, Jim & Evelyn Brady

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Chaplin Rev Max Metcalf, Jim & Evelyn Brady

May 15 Dinner L-R: SallySue Boley, Marlene & Al Laurie, Roger DeRoos

May 15 Dinner
L-R: SallySue Boley, Marlene & Al Laurie

May 15 Dinner L-R: Roy Korkalo, Dr. Bonnie Lund

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Roy Korkalo, Dr. Bonnie Lund

May 15 Dinner L-R: Dave & Dee Dee Cacchione

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Dave & Dee Dee Cacchione

May 15 Dinner L-R: Betsy & Marlin Brinkley

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Betsy & Marlin Brinkley

May 15 Dinner L-R: Chaplain Rev Max Metcalf, Jim Brady

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Chaplain Rev Max Metcalf, Jim Brady

May 15 Dinner L-R: Beth Brown, Evelyn Brady, Rod Williams

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Beth Brown, Evelyn Brady, Rod Williams

May 15 Dinner L-R: Marge Van Nus and daughter, Geri Stuart

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Marge Van Nus and daughter, Geri Stuart

May 15 Dinner L-R: Robert Stuart, Jerry McWithey, Insitu Dir Flt Ops (guest speaker)

May 15 Dinner
L-R: Robert Stuart, Jerry McWithey, Dir Flt Ops Insitu (guest speaker)

Washington State MOAA Council of Chapters (WSCOC) President, COL Dave "Slots" Slotwinski, addresses Columbia River Chapter (CRC) in Vancouver on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

Washington State MOAA Council of Chapters (WSCOC) President, COL Dave “Slots” Slotwinski, addresses Columbia River Chapter (CRC) in Vancouver on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

 

(L-R) Betsy (mother of Andrea), Andrea Rand, MOAA national Scholarship Fund Development Director, CRC President Dave Casteel, and 1VP and CRC Scholarship Chair discuss scholarships before the annual CRC business meeting Feb. 20, 2014. (Photo courtesy of CRC Chaplain, COL Max Metcalf)

(L-R) Betsy (mother of Andrea), Andrea Rand, MOAA national Scholarship Fund Development Director, CRC President Dave Casteel, and 1VP and CRC Scholarship Chair discuss scholarships before the annual CRC business meeting Feb. 20, 2014. (Photo courtesy of CRC Chaplain, COL Max Metcalf)

 

WSCOC President, "Slots" Installs CRC Chapter President, Dave Casteel, and Secretary, SaleySue Boley at annual business meeting Feb 20, 2014. Each officer's term is two years.

WSCOC President, “Slots” Installs CRC Chapter President, Dave Casteel, and Secretary, SallySue Boley at annual business meeting Feb 20, 2014. Each officer’s term is two years.

 

MOAA Washington State Council of Chapters (WSCOC) President, "Slots" presents CRC President, Dave Casteel, with 2013 Level of Excellence banner

MOAA Washington State Council of Chapters (WSCOC) President, “Slots” presents CRC President, Dave Casteel, with 2013 Level of Excellence banner

 

Paul Crosby, Columbia River Chapter (CRC) 1VP, presents chapter 2013 Programs and scholarship reports on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

Paul Crosby, Columbia River Chapter (CRC) 1VP, presents chapter 2013 Programs and scholarship reports on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

 

Evelyn Brady, Columbia River Chapter (CRC) 2VP, presents chapter 2013 recruiting and member services report on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

Evelyn Brady, Columbia River Chapter (CRC) 2VP, presents chapter 2013 recruiting and member services report on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

Ron Pastor, Columbia River Chapter (CRC) Treasurer, presents chapter 2013 financial statement on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

Ron Pastor, Columbia River Chapter (CRC) Treasurer, presents chapter 2013 financial statement on Feb 20, 2014 at CRC Annual Business Meeting

(L-R) MOAA Chairman of the Board, General John Tilelli, Jr. USA, Ret, Marilyn Casteel, and Columbia River Chapter President Dave Casteel displaying Level of Excellence banner presented by Gen Tilelli. The award presentation was at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, November 16, 2013.

(L-R) MOAA Chairman of the Board, General John Tilelli, Jr. USA, Ret, Marilyn Casteel, and Columbia River Chapter President Dave Casteel displaying Level of Excellence banner presented by Gen Tilelli. The award presentation was at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs, November 16, 2013.

DSC_0044 40th Anniversary Chapter Dinner May 2013 at the Heathman Lodge (L-R: VADM and Mrs. Ryan, Evelyn Brady (2nd VP and Membership Chair), Jim Brady). Photo by John Sentesy.

POW-MIA Day November 2013. (L-R: Jim Brady, Beth Brown, Evelyn Brady, Rod Williams, Dave Casteel). Photo by Dan Sockle

Chapter President Dave Casteel (R), Presenting VADM Ryan (L) 40th Anniversary Dinner Chapter Memento May 2013

Chapter President Dave Casteel (R), Presenting VADM Ryan (L) 40th Anniversary Dinner Chapter Memento May 2013