Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart, P.O. Box 1345, Lecanto, FL 34460-1345

Tel:  352-637-3265 or 352-382-3847               Email:  info@citruspurpleheart.org

Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 MOPH


To preserve the proud legacy of the Purple Heart Medal.



President Vikki Pietras

Sr Vice President Shirley Platt

Jr Vice President Carol Hayes

Treasurer Mari-Elain Ebitz

Parliamentarian Linda Golfieri

Sgt at Arms Annie Fair

Trustee-1 year Mickey Hunt

Trustee 2 year Heather Stants

Trustee 3 year Linda Schlaudraff



Secretary Ann Fair

Chaplain Pat Michael

Americanism Sandy Cross

Historian Ann Fair

Publicity Mari-Elain Ebitz

Marshal Linda Schlaudraff

Gold Star Tea at the Tilted Tea Cup, Brooksville, FL on October 1.  Special guests were Gail Nemesh, Department of Florida President and Barabara Mills, founder of Operation Welcome Home, Citrus County.  Front row from left, Gold Star mothers, wives and daughter; Toni Gross, Pat Flanagan, Nancy Weaver, Savannah Weaver and Bonnie Lee.

All the Divas from Unit 776 of the Aaron A Weaver LAMOPH, who attended the Citrus County Chronicle's Diva Night on October 8.  Left to right; Nancy Laska, Mickey Hunt, Vikki Pietras, Sandy Cross, Pat Michael, Linda Schlaudraff and Barbara Bradshaw.  Not shown, Carol Allen.

The "Breastplate of Courage" (designed by Carol Allen) is Unit 776's entry in The Citrus County Chronicle's "Sassy Cups" competition to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness, Detection and Treatment.  

“Breastplate of Courage”

Dedicating this symbolic Breastplate to

 women in the Armed Forces.  

Be Resilient Lady Guardians of America!  

Thank you for your service.

It was a real card party!  Our Christmas Cards for VA hospitals project is chaired by Sandy Cross.  After our November meeting ten members placed postage stamps on and tied packs of three cards for 390 blank Christmas cards.  Our new member, Toni Gross, will distribute them to VA hospitals in Florida. We know it’s a very worthwhile project, as we have received many thank you letters from the hospitalized veterans.  

Breakfast in Homosassa was enjoyed by the LAMOPH 776 family of volunteers after their presentation to management at the Homosassa #1029 Walmart.



Join us at the "Real" Military Card Party

Unit 776, Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary (MOPHA) will have their Sixth Annual “Real” Military Card Party on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Crystal River Armory, 8551 W Venable St, Crystal River, FL 34429.

Doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon and cards to follow.  Make your own table of four or, if less, we will pair you.  Gentlemen are also cordially invited! The cost is $12 prepaid or $15 at the door, which includes lunch, coffee and dessert.  Gift baskets and other items will be available during a Chinese Auction.  All funds raised support our local Citrus County veterans.   

If you were in the military, please wear your uniform or military service organization uniform (optional).  We'd like to salute you.  If you weren't in the military, please wear red, white and blue in honor of our military (optional).    

This is a reservations only event and reservations must be made by Friday, February 16, 2018. Seating is limited, so be sure to get your reservation in early!  To make reservations, please call:  Annie at 249-7827 or Linda at 344-8196.

National Votes for Name Change

At the 2017 Ladies Auxiliary Military Order of the Purple Heart (LAMOPH) national convention, the membership voted to change the name to Military Order of the Purple Heart Auxiliary.  The new abbreviation is MOPHA and the new and old logos are below.