** MAC is a 501c3 and welcomes all tax free donations to further our mission**
The Military Affairs Council (MAC) provides a vital link between the business and military community through activities that complement and support the vast military presence in our area. MAC members help to maintain a dialog between the military and area business, as well as host a variety of events to maintain morale. These include the annual Enlisted Personnel Picnic at Patrick Air Force Base and annual Community Service Awards luncheon, honoring those who not only serve our country, but also volunteer their valuable free time to help community organizations. Membership is open to any Partner that wishes to have a relationship with the military and its ancillary services.
To provide opportunities for our business community to learn more about the military units serving on the Space Coast, and to interface with resident military personnel and their families so they will feel welcome and appreciated.
Only $50.00 per individual **(you must first be a Chamber Partner to join MAC)
Regular Military Affairs Council (MAC) membership meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month, at 5:30 p.m. at various military and business locations.
The Military Affairs Council Meeting (MAC) is
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Our Meeting will be hosted by
5th Space Launch Squadron
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL 32935
Get ready for an incredible MAC Meeting that no one will want to miss!
Our location has been changed to the Cape (5th SLS HQ), about 1 mile from Launch Pad 41,
where an Atlas 5 will open a short window of launch (30 minutes) at 5:00 p.m., while we are there! General Cotton hopes to join us just after the launch and at that time we will bid him "farewell"
as the 45th Space Wing Commander.
Two buses will occur from the SpaceX parking lot (next to south gate) at 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP to a bus time, and please fill the 4:30 p.m. bus first, if possible. If you have a Cape badge then get there using your POV if possible, as I expect this to be a record MAC meeting. We will be meeting at Building 1645.
Dr. Lance Armstrong, MAC Chair
You must RSVP with the above information by May 13th
if you plan to attend the meeting to Sandy Owens at
321-454-2026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming MAC Events - Please Plan Accordingly
Junior Enlisted Picnic - June 28, 2013 - POC: Leslie Ritter/Karen Gregory/Marie Swarner
Council Golf Tournament - October 18, 2013 - POC: Ken Frey
Co-Commander's Picnic - Date TBD - POC: Keith Houston
Community Service Awards - November 20, 2013 - POC: Lance Armstrong
Wine Raffle - December 6, 2013 - POC: Margaret Bodchon
Dr. Lance Armstrong
Capital Choice Financial Servies
Sandy Owens, Director of Operations
Phone: (321) 454-2026
CLICK HERE to view a list of the current board members
CLICK HERE to view a list of all current MAC members
Community Service Award Winners
The three winners are TSgt Issac N. Gonzales, 45th Space Communications Squadron, SrA Mary Katherine Johnson, 45th Medical Support Squadron and E-6 George C. Ollie, Naval Ordnance Test Unit.
*** Chamber Partners Offering Military Discounts ***
ARMSTRONG CHIROPRACTIC : 1401 North Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, 321-783-4455. Discount: $20 for Adjustment to all military personnel.
BEST WESTERN COCOA BEACH HOTEL & SUITES: 5600 N. Atlantic Ave. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931, 321-783-7621. Offer: 20% off Best Available Rate, discount applies to all room types. Includes Free Continental Breakfast.
CENTRAL BREVARD HUMANE SOCIETY: 1020 Cox Road, Cocoa, FL 32926, is offering 10 percent off all pet adoptions on November 10th and 11th for all retired and active military service personnel. All participants must meet adoption qualifications to receive the special discount on Saturday and Sunday. Those military personnel interested in adopting a new “fur” kid from the shelter in Cocoa are asked to bring their Military ID card to present to the staff at the time of the adoption of their new family member. The Central Brevard Humane Society is opened on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the Humane Society at (321) 636-3343 or visit www.crittersavers.com
COMFORT INN COCOA BEACH: 3901 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931, 321-783-2221. Discount: 20% Off Rack Room Rates - Based on Availability requires Advanced Reservations - with Military I.D.
COUNTRY INN & SUITES: 9009 Astronaunt Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920, 321-784-8500. Discount: "Government per Diem, upon availability, including hot buffet breakfast". www.countryinns.com/capecanaveralfl
COURTYARD COCOA BEACH HOTEL: 3435 North Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931, 321-784-4800. Discount: Government Rates/Per Diem Limited Availability. Packages and Special Offers available on our website: http://www.courtyardcocoabeach.com/HotelSpecialOffers.asp
INTERNATIONAL PALMS RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER: 1300 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931, 321-783-2271. Special offer for Military and their Families - Call and reserve our best available rate and we'll give you our full hot breakfast buffet for up to 4 people per room FREE! (Based upon Availability) . Ask for our "MAC Special" when making your reservation. Visit our web site at: www.internationalpalms.com to see all our beautiful property has to offer.
RESIDENCE INN: 8959 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920, 321-323-1122. Discount: "Government Per Diem, upon availability, including hot buffet breakfast". www.marriott.com/mlbri