THE MILITARY OFFICERS
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA CAPE CANAVERAL CHAPTER (MOAACC) is the second
largest chapter of MOAA with approximately 1450 members. Our
social/service organization has been active in Brevard County since
1958. It is dedicated to supporting the goals and national legislative
programs of MOAA and preserving programs beneficial to retired as well
as active duty, Reserve and National Guard of the seven uniformed
services, their dependents and survivors. Secondly through social
activities and meetings like the Thursday Morning Breakfast Club (TMBC),
the monthly luncheon and evening parties held five or six times yearly,
we promote a camaraderie so necessary for working together on our many
other projects in community service and philanthropic causes.
5 Star Award
Presented by MOAA
Every Year Since 2003
Speaker for our February Luncheon, Carol Borden, founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs.
Date: 2/17/2015 Time: 11:30 AM
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Location: This month's luncheon is at the Tides Collocated Club on A1A across from Patrick AFB.
Program: Carol Borden the founder of Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs with be the featured speaker.
Our Speaker for the 17 February Luncheon is a very special
lady whose life has been devoted to raising and training dogs as
service animals for military veterans and civilians in need. Carol
Borden titled her first dog at the age of ten. Professionally, Carol
spent many years in retail managing big box stores, providing
her with the knowledge and experience to take on a project
organization, such as Guardian Angels.
Carol also has over 50 years as a dog trainer which includes
being a professional dog handler and a certified Canine Good
Citizen Evaluator with the American Kennel Club. After being
approached by a young man who had been paralyzed from the
neck down after a tragic high school football accident, Carol took
on the challenge of training her first service dog for him. This
experience grew into the founding of Guardian Angels Medical
Service Dogs in 2010,
In its few short years, Guardian Angels has become one of the
larger trainers of medical service dogs, averaging about 70 dogs
at various levels of training at any given time. Guardian Angels
Medical Service Dogs, Inc. currently has 5-star rating on greatnonprofits.org, a Gold Star
Top Rated Non profit Award for 2014 on GuideStar and is listed as a Certified Mentor
Training Facility by the nationally recognized Animal Behavior College. The Got Your Six
Foundation named Guardian Angels a Community Champion for 2014; it is also a Petco
Charitable Partner and was named one of the Top 25 Pet Charities by EntirelyPets.com
in 2013 and 2014.
Carol was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Stephen R. Wise Advocacy Award
from the Florida Rehabilitation Council (FRC) for the state of Florida, was one of six
nominees selected for the Joe Sanchez, Jr. Leadership Award, was selected as one of 30
nominees for the National L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth Award and was just notified
that she will be receiving Presidential honors including a letter from the President of
the United States Barack Obama, a certificate and a commemorative pin for “Lifetime
Carol serves as an expert consultant for State of Florida and has assisted State
Representative Jimmie Smith on HB849, a bill to allow people with disabilities to have
public access with their service animals. Additionally, HB515 increases penalties on those
who defraud the entitlement system.
Guardian Angels trains service dogs for people with many different disabilities and
helps both veterans and civilians. They are nationally recognized for their work with Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder in our combat veterans. About 90 percent of their dogs are
donated to veterans with PTSD and other secondary combat injuries.
Make plans to come to the February Luncheon to meet this exemplary woman and
learn more about her outstanding organization.