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MSC Bylaws

The current Bylaws represent changes proposed at the 2008 Reunion and these changes have been approved by the membership and accepted by the Secretary, State of Texas, and the IRS.

Should you desire a copy, please send your request to:

Silver Caduceus Association
P. O. Box 39514
San Antonio, Texas 78218

A copy will be mailed to you.

Welcome...
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Good MSC Friends
From Jim Vinci, SCA Board Member

"Good MSC friends are like quilts - they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."

I have posted to LinkedIn too many MSC friends and colleagues that have left this world, too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.

Whose business is it, if I choose to read, or play on the computer, until 4 AM, or sleep until noon? I will sing along with those wonderful tunes of the 60s & 70s, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost MSC, I will.

I will walk the beach, in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves, with abandon, if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set. They, too, will get old.

I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, eventually, I remember the important things.

Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, when a fellow MSC friend dies or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength, and understanding, and compassion. A heart never broken, is pristine, and sterile, and will never know the joy of being imperfect.

I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many of our MSC colleagues have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.

As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore. I've even earned the right to be wrong.

So, to answer the question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be.

And I shall eat dessert every single day, a cannoli when available (if I feel like it).

May our friendship and collegiality never come apart.

Happy 2015.
Jim



On September 9, 2012 the Silver Caduceus Association celebrated a decade of committed and dedicated service to its membership and the US Army Medical Service Corps. The SCA is proud of its accomplishments, outstanding commitment and dedicated service to our membership and the Medical Service Corps.

The origins of the SCA date from the business meeting of the 2000 MSC Reunion in San Antonio, Texas, when a majority of the attendees voted to establish a Medical Service Corps Association. The group formed a committee to develop plans for such an organization.  In Clearwater, Florida on September 9, 2002 at the 2002 MSC Reunion, the organizing committee presented organizational plans to the elected Board of Directors. (See Founders)

We have been officially organized since December 1, 2003 when the Secretary of the State of Texas assisted us in selecting our name MSC Network, Inc. Later the name was changed to Silver Caduceus Association of MSC Officers and Warrant Officers, Inc. (SCA).  We are incorporated and have federal and state tax exemption. 

The purpose of the SCA is to promote the history and traditions of the Medical Service Corps, to enhance continuing education and to support social and recreational activities to its members.  Enduring strength comes from core values of service, loyalty, honestly, and integrity.  Camaraderie is one of the main ingredients of the SCA.  It was an important ingredient in shaping the careers for all of us.  Camaraderie was the prop frequently available to help us on our next venture.

A Scholarship Program has been a great success and the awarding of numerous scholarships has been outstanding due to the generous donations by SCA members.  Anyone related to and recommended by an SCA member may apply. 

The SCA Reunion - Plans are underway for the 2014 SCA Reunion which will be held in Washington, DC.  More details to follow soon. (See Events/Reunion page)

Membership - Come join us!!!  We welcome all Active Duty and Retired Medical Service Corps Officers!  Membership is $25.00 the first year, and $15.00 yearly to renew. 




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