The New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter Mission is two fold:
FIRST: Support active and retiree benefit programs for all members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense.
SECOND: Generate local community support for active and retired military members and their families.
Information on Joining the Chapter
Membership in the New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter is open to any person who currently holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any of the seven United States uniformed services: the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. Membership applications may be obtained by contacting our Membership Chairman, Lt Col Ted Cannon, USAF (Ret), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are located in Central New Jersey and meet at the Garden State Diner, Wrightstown, NJ near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL).
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS. YOUR SUPPORT CAN AND WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU!!!
We are active in the MOAA NJ State Council of Chapters. The Chapter awards the MOAA Medal for Military Leadership to outstanding cadets from college ROTC and high school JROTC Units within our region. The Chapter awards several annual College Scholarships to outstanding graduating JROTC senior cadets nominated from our regional high schools. We also sponsor a Junior Officer of the Year (JOY) Award Program selecting outstanding company-grade officers from among all military service units stationed at JBMDL. This program enhances our continued Active Duty-Guard-Reserve recognition/membership recruiting efforts. Additionally, our Legislative agenda (presented by the Chapter Legislative Officer) as well as membership drive efforts are included as part of the annual JBMDL "Retiree Appreciation Day." Finally, the Chapter participates in the annual Memorial Day Ceremonies at JBMDL, the Brigadier General Doyle State Veterans Cemetery and the Burlington County Veterans Memorial Park.
The New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter actively supports the National MOAA legislative agenda through visits, telephone calls, e-mails, letters and cards to our Representatives and Senators in support of National MOAA legislative agenda items. Our monthly newsletter also highlights individual national and state legislative agenda items and urges our membership to actively support these various efforts. Congressional Representatives and Senators are invited periodically as guest speakers at various chapter forums. The Chapter is also very active within the State of New Jersey through working with our District Legislators in supporting State legislation that benefits our service members and veterans.
Announcements of location and speaker for the next monthly MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON MEETINGS are made through our newsletter, by email notices and this website.
***SATURDAY, 10 MARCH 2018: CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON, 1200H, GARDEN STATE DINER, WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ.
***SATURDAY, 14 APRIL 2018: CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON, 1200H, GARDEN STATE DINER, WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ.
***SATURDAY, 12 MAY 2018: CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON, 1200H, GARDEN STATE DINER, WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ.
***SATURDAY, 9 JUNE 2018: THE 2018 LT COL RAY FLAVION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS LUNCHEON, 1200H, TOMMY B's COMMUNITY CENTER, JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NJ.
For all CHAPTER LUNCHEONS, please RSVP to Major James Badgley by EMAIL to: email@example.com or by PHONE to 609-314-4678. All RSVP's need to be received no later than 1900H on the WEDNESDAY preceding the schedule membership luncheon.
Please join us for a time of fellowship and celebration.
About Our Chapter
The New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter of MOAA, chartered in 1962, has a membership area covering Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Meetings are held monthly from September through June. A monthly newsletter provides current highlights of local and national import. The New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter, with a current membership of 143, is a highly active chapter and very proud of both its sixteen 5 Star Ratings and its legislative successes at both the national and state levels on behalf of all military beneficiaries. At the national level, the New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter is credited as the main lobbying force in gaining the Paid-up provision to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). At the state level, the New Jersey Lakes & Pines Chapter is credited as the primary veterans’ organization to lobby for and gain the change in New Jersey law that exempts military pensions and survivor benefit payments from state income taxes.