The mission of the Lincoln Land Chapter is to keep its members informed on matters which affect the military community, encourage the education of America’s future leaders through support of a local and national scholarship program, and provide an opportunity for member social interaction through frequent, varied, and informative meetings.
Information on Joining the Chapter
You may obtain information on joining the Lincoln Land Chapter or making dinner reservations by contacting our Chapter Secretary, CW5 (USA, Ret) Jack E. Pascoe at 217.622.0127.
The Chapter typically meets five times per year, usually in the months of March, May, August, October and December. The specific meeting dates, times and locations are shown below and announced in the chapter's award winning newsletter, The Salute. Our normal meetings consist of a social hour, meal, short business meeting and a guest speaker on a topic relevant to the members. The August meeting is considered our picnic, and most recently it has been held at Island Bay Yacht Club. December’s meeting is our holiday meeting and it is during this meeting that we hold our annual auction to benefit both the national and local scholarship programs. Membership meeting dates and locations are typically announced in the State Journal Register in the Who, When, and Where section of the newspaper. The chapter also support the Gold Bar Program in conjunction with the Illinois Military Academy.
Lincoln Land Chnapter MOAA is strictly a non-partisan organization whose mission is to promote the interest of the military coalition, military officers and military families. The chapter vigorously promotes the legislative priorities of the Military Officers Association of America.
All meetings are held in Springfield, Illinois and upcoming meetings and locations for 2013 and 2014 are:
Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:00PM-President Abraham Lincoln Hotel;
Friday, May 2, 2014, 6:00PM-Panther Creek Country Club;
Friday, August 8, 2014, 6:00PM-Island Bay Yacht Club;
Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:00PM-State House Inn;
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 6:00PM-Illini Country Club.
All interested current or former commissioned officers of all service branches are welcomed to join us, though reservations are requested.
About Our Chapter
Lincoln Land Chapter, Military Officers Association of America was founded in the early 1970’s by a small group of military officers, and has been chartered as an affiliate member in 1973. Since that date, the chapter has grown to over 120 active, guard, reserve, retired, and former military officers from all branches of the military and their surviving spouses. Also eligible for membership are current or former members of the Coast Guard, Public Health Service and NOAA. The chapter publishes a newsletter, The Salute, several weeks in advance of member meetings. Lincoln Land Chapter activities are held in the Springfield, Illinois area, and has members within a 50-mile radius.