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Our next event is the YAA Banquet!

2022 YAA Program

This is our SIGNATURE Event!  Although we  were not able to hold the YAA banquet for the past 2 years, the full WCMOA  Young American Awards Program RETURNS in 2022!!   This will be our 46th year promoting leadership and patriotism in Fairfield County high school graduates.  As you know, the program is built around genuine contact with the awardees, school counselors and administration, and student parents and we look forward to this year’s event.  Stay informed of this year’s event here on our Website.  We had our “kickoff” meeting of the YAA committee and all school liaisons in January.  We have 32 schools participating and soon the awardees will be selected by the school counselors.  This year’s program culminates with our “dining out” style military banquet on June 5th at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, a spectacular venue.   We have over $15,000 in scholarship monies to award.  All are welcome to attend. 

You won’t want to miss it!

Sign up here for the YAA!

 Our Last Quarterly Event

Was our SPRING LUNCHEON on 24 April

It was a resounding success at a brand new venue –  Bernard’s in Ridgefield.  It had a lovely ambiance and the food was truly gourmet.  Our speaker was Dr. Michael Crystal who spoke of his involvement with The Honor Foundation, providing unique career transition services to special operations military personnel when they decide to leave the service.

Dr. Crystal has thirty years of diverse experience as a talent leader, manager, and developer in multiple industries, disciplines, and enterprises of varying sizes. He is an author and executive coach who advised and counseled more than 300 C-suiters, leaders, and managers, four of whom were selected to FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business lists, and eight of whom went on to become CEOs.
He also donates his time and energy to WeSpeak, an organization focused on providing a supportive environment for women across all industries to develop their presentation skills and build confidence through coaching.
His presentation focused on the volunteer work he does with a unique institution, The Honor Foundation. This group was created to serve the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF), helping those who are leaving the Special Operations community. He coaches these Special Warfare Operators (Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Marine Corps Raiders and Air Force Pararescuers) as they transition into professional careers.

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2022 YAA Program

The WCMOA  Young American Awards Program RETURNS in 2022!!   This will be our 46th year promoting leadership and patriotism in Fairfield County high school graduates.  As you know, the program is built around genuine contact with the awardees, school counselors and administration, and student parents and we look forward to this year’s event.  Stay informed of this year’s event here on our Website.  We will resume our normal YAA schedule with a kickoff meeting of the YAA committee and all school liaisons in January.  The program culminates with our “dining out” style military banquet at a spectacular local venue.  All are welcome to participate in the rewarding event! Drop an email to this year’s YAA Chairman, Lt Col John Simonetti at  and become a part of our annual signature event!

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Our Fall BBQ at Port 5 was a resounding success! 

We had 40 attendees – Our MOST EVER!

The weather was fabulous and the entire event took place on the scenic deck overlooking Long Island Sound. 

Our guest speaker, Tara Carr, LTC, USA (Ret), gave a fascinating account of her career and some thoughts about leadership and the future of our local communities.  She was just elected the new First Selectman of Brookfield, displacing the incumbent!  Good luck Tara!

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Chapter Activities

The chapter holds business and social meetings quarterly.    Regular quarterly meetings are held at a variety of venues within Fairfield county and we always have an engaging guest speaker.

In June, the chapter conducts an impressive formal military dinner and ceremony to honor our Young American Awardees.  The Young American Awards Program (YAA) honors  graduating seniors from over 30 area High Schools, selected for their patriotism and leadership potential.  Be sure to check the chapter’s newsletter for location and program information, or or contact Donna Cole, Membership Chair, on or +1-203-847-7689.

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