The purpose of the MOAA-Indianhead Chapter is:
--to bring together commissioned officers and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services of the United States, including all active, retired, former, reserve and the national guard; and,
--to actively support legislative aims and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America at both the national and state levels.
Information on Joining the Chapter
Membership in the MOAA-Indainhead Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. The Chapter requires completion of a membership application form and payment of annual dues. Membership application information is available through contact with the Chapter Membership Chair, Robert Gadwill at 1327 Glades Dr., Altoona, WI 54720, or by email at; Bdgrcreek@aol.com, or contact with any officer of the Chapter.
RECENT ACTIVITIES; The Board has prepared an activity plan/schedule for 2011 events---copies have been distributed and are available on request. The annual meeting in April elected our new Chapter Officers--President, Maj Fred Kuss; V/Pres, Col Dan Doughty; and, Sec/Treas, Cdr Keith Daniels. The Give Me Ten recruiting efforts are going well--great support from our area ROTC units. Our next Chapter event is the Fall Color Outing on Sep 24, 2011---honoring former State Senator and Marine Dave Zien. The event is hosted by Bob and Mary Gadwill at their cabin in Exeland, WI. Invitations will be sent to all known addresses---guests invited! The Wisconsin Council of Chapters will hold it's bi-anniel convention on October 8-9, 2011, at Ft McCoy. Invitations/registration info has been mailed/emailed to known officers. For any event information, contact Cdr Keith Daniels at 715.834.3078.
The Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda. The Chapter is also active with the state MOAA council in various state veterans' issues.
The State Council legislative effort for a Wisconsin "Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children" has been successful. The proposed legislation was passed and signed by the Governor in May 2010. The next MOAA State Council meeting on July 17, 2010, in Wisconsin Dells. The Chapter President and Council First Vice, Col. Gadwill, plan to attend.
Information regarding the Chapter or its activities may be obtained by contacting the Chapter Membership Chair, Robert Gadwill, at 715.834.1498 or email: Bdgrcreek@aol.com.
About Our Chapter
The MOAA-Indianhead Chapter was chartered in 1970 and serves the northwest portion of Wisconsin. The chapter area extends from south of Eau Claire to north of Hayward and from Hudson, east to beyond Marshfield. The Chapter holds meetings for all members and interested officers and warrant officers two to six times each year. The annual meeting of the Chapter is held in April of each year. Meetings are announced via email and/or postal mail to our known membership. Activities of the MOAA-Indianhead Chapter are centered in and around the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls areas. Periodically, meetings are held in other areas to accommodate attendence of officers living in those areas.