WHY SHOULD I JOIN A CHAPTER?
Seven Good Reasons
Make yourself heard. MOAA’s chapters provide critical grassroots support for
MOAA’s national legislative agenda. Our benefits are under attack and MOAA is
in the fight to preserve them. Chapter members let their legislators know what’s
on their minds and open doors for MOAA’s legislative team in Washington, D.C.
In these difficult times, MOAA members need to stick together and our chapters
are the best way we know to do that.
Giving back to the community. Chapter members are MOAA’s ambassadors in
their communities, supporting countless programs that make a difference in the
lives of others. These members continue their “officership” service and are giving
back in the truest sense.
Value added to chapter member lives. MOAA chapters sponsor interesting
programs and opportunities to interact with civic, political, military, and business
leaders on issues important to members.
Networking with fellow officers. Chapters include second career members in
the work force and retired servicemembers who have contacts in their
communities that can be valuable to transitioning officers.
Stay informed. Chapter newsletters, websites, and meetings provide you the
latest information on local, state, and national issues and changes to military
Influencing state legislation. Most states have a council of chapters that unites
every MOAA chapter in the state. These councils and independent chapters in
states without a council often lobby for and pass state-level legislation that affects
military members and their families, such exempting military retired pay from state
income tax or increasing funding for state-run VA programs.
Camaraderie with a purpose. MOAA chapters unite active duty, former, and
retired officers from every branch of service, including National Guard and
Reserve, as well as surviving spouses. These centers of camaraderie not only
give you a chance to connect with other members with similar backgrounds and
interest, but to also develop close and lasting friendships.