Ancient City Chapter

Address PO Box 4571
City, State, Zip Saint Augustine, FL 32085-4571
Meeting Time 4th Thurs except Jun, Jul, Aug
Meeting Place Holiday Isle St. Augustine Beach
Council Website http://www.moaafl.org/

President

Name Henri F Erkelens
Rank COL
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (904) 823-8643
Email Address rik.erkelens@gmail.com

Webmaster

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Membership Ch

Name Gary C List
Rank LTC
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (904) 217-0468
Email Address glist2002@yahoo.com

Mission

The mission of the Ancient City Chapter is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, active or retired, their families and survivors, and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community and its' citizens.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Please join us at our luncheon meetings, or call our Secretary, John Mountcastle, at (904) 471-1202. Our local annual dues are $15.00, due upon joining and billed each January.

Chapter Activities

In cooperation with the Florida National Guard Bureau, the Chapter conducts two Veterans observances each year. Each Memorial Day, the Council, assisted by National Guard Headquarters staff, conducts observances at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St., St. Augustine. Each Veterans Day, the Council assists the National Guard at ceremonies conducted at the City of St. Augustine's Special Events Field, west of the Castillo de San Marco. In December, we work with the Salvation Army with a "Toys for Tykes" theme; funds and gifts are distributed to deserving families in St. Johns County.

Legislative Issues

The Ancient City Chapter supports the MOAA National Legislative Agenda. The Chapter is also active in supporting the Florida State Council, addressing Florida state Veterans' issues.

General Information

Officers of the Ancient City Chapter: Col. Howard McGillin, USA (ret.) President Capt. Charles Stratmann, USN (ret.) First Vice President LT John Schilin, USN (Former) Second Vice President CW4 George McCrea USA (ret.) Treasurer LCDR John Mountcastle, USCGR (ret.) Secretary & webmaster (904) 471-1202 john@mountcastle.org Members of the Ancient City Chapter Board of Directors: Col. Ron Radford, USAF (ret.), Immediate Past President Col. Rik Erkelens, USA (ret.) LCol. Howard Metz, USAF (ret.

About Our Chapter

The Ancient City Chapter meets at the Holiday Inn, St. Augustine Beach, FL at 1130 on the 4th Thursday of each month, excluding June, July and August, when there are no meetings, and November and December, when we meet on the 3rd Thursday. Attendance is usually about 50, with a guest speaker at each meeting. The Chapter publishes a monthly newsletter. Membership is currently above 100 members, most of whom reside in St. Johns County. In cooperation with the Florida National Guard Bureau, the Chapter conducts two Veterans observances each year. Each Memorial Day, the Council, assisted by National Guard Headquarters staff, conducts observances at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St., St. Augustine. Each Veterans Day, the Council assists the National Guard at ceremonies conducted at the City of St. Augustine's Special Events Field, west of the Castillo de San Marco. Please visit our chapter website at www.ancientcitychaptermoaa.org