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Marilyn Smith-Mooney, President

Marilyn Smith-MooneyPresident Marilyn Smith-Mooney moved to Punta Gorda in 1993 from Long Island, NY, where she attended St. Joseph’s College School of Business Administration and earned her Certificate in Leadership & Human Resources Development. The first half of her 30-year private-sector career focused primarily on the field of architecture and construction, with the latter half focusing on executive management team positions in human resources, corporate development and materials management.

While on Long Island, Marilyn added flight training as an additional pursuit and operated a flight training and aircraft rental business after receiving her FAA Commercial Pilot certificate and being certified as an FAA “Gold Seal” Flight Instructor/Ground School Instructor.

More About Marilyn Smith-Mooney

Marilyn held the Punta Gorda City Council’s District #2 Seat from November 1996 through October 2008, serving twice as Mayor in 2001 and 2002 – the city’s first female mayor since its founding in 1887. She is a graduate of the Advanced Institute for Elected Municipal Officials, Leadership Charlotte and Local Government Leadership Florida.

Marilyn joined the Museum board and became its President in 2007, a position she held for more than five years. In 2008, Marilyn also became the Executive Director and Vice Chair of the Tetrault Family Foundation – the private nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation providing the $30M funding and carrying out the development of the 27-acre Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens as a gift to the people of Charlotte County. Currently, she is employed as the executive administrator of the PRB&SG, Inc., the nonprofit that will manage, operate and maintain the Gardens.

In 2011, Marilyn pursued training for and obtained her Florida Supreme Court Certification as a County Mediator and serves as a volunteer mediator for the 20th Judicial Circuit, as well as for the court’s Citizen Dispute Resolution program – a program in which local residents and businesses voluntarily agree to have their dispute mediated in lieu of a judge deciding the outcome.

Marilyn has been recognized in past Charlotte SUN annual lists as one of “the county’s most influential, involved, charitable, powerful and important people.” She is widowed and between her and her late husband, Jack, she has three sons, one daughter and four grandchildren.

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Wall of Warriors’ Honoree Banquet

Military Heritage Museum Logo (right)Wall of Warriors’ Honoree Banquet

Friday, February 23, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Twin Isles Country Club

 

 

 

 

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Make a Donation to The Military Heritage Museum

Military Heritage Museum LogoAll donations are tax deductible. We appreciate your support.

At the Military Heritage Museum, our goal is to ensure that future generations continue to express that gratitude. Our mission is to promote an understanding and respect for the rich military heritage of the United States and the sacrifices made by our country’s veterans, living and dead, emphasizing that freedom is not free.

The Military Heritage Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been in existence for over fifteen years. The Museum is located in Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, Florida. The Museum is funded by donations and grants, and a paid executive director and administrative assistant are supported by 75 volunteers — mostly veterans — who work as Museum guides

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Student Membership

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With your one-year Student Membership you will receive:

  • Monthly postcards with a listing of events
  • A ten-percent discount on items in the gift shop
  • Invitations to members-only receptions at the Museum.
  • Your contribution will help make it possible for the Museum to continue educating the public about the rich military heritage of our country while honoring those Americans who served to preserve our freedom.
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Individual Membership

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With your one-year Individual Membership you will receive:

  • Monthly postcards with a listing of events
  • A ten-percent discount on items in the gift shop
  • Invitations to members-only receptions at the Museum.
  • Your contribution will help make it possible for the Museum to continue educating the public about the rich military heritage of our country while honoring those Americans who served to preserve our freedom.
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Corporate Membership

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  • For $250, up to ten individuals in your business will receive a one-year membership.
  • You will receive a framed certificate for display.
  • You will receive monthly postcards with a listing of events
  • A ten-percent discount on items in the gift shop
  • Invitations to members-only receptions at the Museum.
  • Your contribution will help make it possible for the Museum to continue educating the public about the rich military heritage of our country while honoring those Americans who served to preserve our freedom.
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Life Membership

Military Heritage Museum LogoWith your $500.00 Life Membership you will receive:

  • A logo pin
  • A Museum cap
  • Monthly postcards with a listing of events
  • A ten-percent discount on items in the gift shop
  • Invitations to members-only receptions at the Museum and
  • Your contribution will help make it possible for the Museum to continue educating the public about the rich military heritage of our country while honoring those Americans who served to preserve our freedom.
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A new Veteran Video with Harold Clark

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Dr. Kathy Roth,
LTC, (Ret), U.S. Army,
Interim Executive Director

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Frank Campagne, Vice President, U.S. Army Veteran

Frank Campagne is a retired high school teacher with 38 years of experience. He taught Psychology, Sociology, World History and a course on the Vietnam War, and has 45 credits beyond his Master’s degree. He studied at C.W. Post College and Stonybrook University, both located in Long Island, New York.

More About Frank Campagne

Frank served three years in the Army. He was a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He served in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne as a Recon Infantry platoon leader. He earned a Bronze Star with V device for Valor and the Purple Heart, a Combat Infantry Badge and Paratrooper’s Jump Wings.

Frank is married to Johanna, his wife of 47 years and has three grown children and lots of grandchildren.

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