Chapter Membership Talking Points

  • National MOAA board of directors approved the formal affiliation of councils and chapters in 1953
  • Over 440 affiliates nationwide
  • Councils and chapters are independent, self-governing and self-supporting organizations who voluntarily choose to affiliate with national MOAA for the purpose of cooperation and mutual support in attaining common goals
  • Personal and professional responsibility to never stop serving
  • Affiliate members are highly encouraged to be national MOAA members
  • Grass-roots advocacy: influence local, state and federal legislation
  • Community Ambassadors: opportunities to volunteer in local community
  • Support JROTC, ROTC and newly commissioned officer programs
  • Provides opportunities for local networking for second career service members
  • Scholarship funds to support the local community
  • Camaraderie with a purpose: maintain connection to the military family by developing close and lasting friendships with other members with similar backgrounds and interests