The MOAA-Indianhead Chapter an affiliate of the National MOAA organization. The Chapter's mission 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,
-- actively support legislative aims and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America at both the national and state levels; and,
-- support the strength and capability of our armed forces.
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, Board approval of the application, and payment of annual dues. Membership dues are $20.00 per year ---due on January 1st of each year. Membership application forms are available through contact with the Chapter Membership Chair, Robert Gadwill at 1327 Glades Dr., Altoona, WI 54720, or by email at; Bdgrcreek@aol.com.
RECENT ACTIVITIES; The Board has prepared a tentative activity plan/schedule for 2018 events---copies have been distributed at meetings and are available on request. The Chapter is a member of the Chippewa Falls Veterans Home Recreation Committee, which meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month. The Board has appointed Col Bob Gadwill as Delagate and CDR Joe Gadwill is the Alternate Delegate effective November 5, 2017. The Wisconsin Council of Chapters will hold it's biennial convention in 2019 and and will be hosted by the Indianhead Chapter. Initial planning has begun by a designate committee of the Board. A briefing on proposed plan and venue will be presented at the annual meeting. The annual meeting is scheduled for 1130 on April 21, 2018, at the Avalon Conference Center in Chippewa Falls, beginning with lunch. Annual Meeting invites will be sent out soon. For any event information, contact President, CDR Keith Daniels at 715.835.6085.
The Chapter supports the MOAA National legislative agenda. The Chapter is also active with the State MOAA Council in various state veterans' programs and issues.
The National MOAA goals for 2018 are published in the January 2018 Military Officers magazine. The goals are a good reference for talking points with legislators --check them out below!
The 2018 MOAA Goals are: 1. Ensure any TRICARE reform sustains access to top-quality care; 2. Prevent disproportional TRICARE fee increases; 3. Sustain military pay comparability with the private sector; 4. Block erosion of compensation and non-pay and quality of life benefits; 5. Protect military retirement and COLAs; 6. Sustain wounded warrior programs and expand caregiver support; 7. End financial penalties to survivors and the disabled; 8. Ensure the Guard and Reserve system adequately supports the requirements for an operational reserve; 9. Ensure spouse and family support programs are aligned with current and emerging needs of an all-volunteer force; and, 10. Ensure timely access to VA health care and preserve earned veterans benefits.
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. There are many activities ongoing within the Chapter on a regular basis. Membership renewals for 2018 are due. Referrals of potential members are welcomed.
Some of the planned 2018 events ---mark your calendars:
-- March 9 at 1130. Board Meeting at the airport. Plans for Annual Meeting
-- April 21 at 1130. Chapter Annual Meeting and luncheon. Location undecided.
-- June 9 at noon. Chapter Meeting and Summer Picnic at Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls
--July 4, 2018. Popcorn stand at the Vets Home in Tomah. Contact Bob Gadwill--715.834.1498
-- July 16 - 17. Planned dates for Lake Michigan salmon fishing trip. Contact Bob Gadwill--715.834.1498
-- September 14 at 1130. Board Meeting at the airport
-- November 2 at 1130. Board Meeting at the airport.
-- December 6, 2018, Christmas Party. Time and location being planned
Note: All members and spouses are welcomed to attend all Board Meetings.
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 Hwy 39, 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. The 2018 Annual Chapter meeting will be held on April 21, 2018, at the Avalon Hotel and Conference Center, 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls. 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 attendance of officers living in those areas. If there is an interest in holding a Chapter meeting outside the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls areas, contact a Chapter Officer