Greater St. Louis Chapter

Address PO Box 27917
City, State, Zip Saint Louis, MO 63146-1417
Meeting Time 3rd Sat (Sept - May)
Meeting Place Missouri Athletic Club West
Council Website None

President

Name John J Glenn
Rank 1stLt
Service USMC
Component USMC
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (314) 960-0484
Email Address glennjjjr@gmail.com

Webmaster

Name Mrs. Mary G O'Gorman
Rank
Service
Component
Retirement Status
Phone Number (636) 938-6635
Email Address mjgogorman@gmail.com

Membership Chair

Name Denzel E Garner
Rank CAPT
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (901) 494-7811
Email Address denshigar@yahoo.com

Mission

Chapter Mission: To promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America. To protect the rights and interests of all members of the uniformed services, their dependents and survivors. To foster fraternal relations among retired, active duty, National guard and Reserve Components and survivors. To support our community and the nation. The newest Fisher House, located next to the VA Hospital at Jefferson Barracks, is the focus of the chapter fund raisin activity. Please donate any un used credits for hotels etc. from your credit cards to the Fisher House Foundation. Thanks!

Information on Joining the Chapter

For luncheon reservations and/or membership forms please contact: Treasurer PO Box 11, Ballwin, Mo,63022,any current member,or request a current Newsletter on line with membership applications included @ arniejen@sbcglobal.net.***. Membership in the Greater St. Louis MOAA 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. Please ask any chapter member for information or forms for regular or Auxiliary membership.

Chapter Activities

See Greater St.Louis Chapter,MOAA at our facebook page.

Legislative Issues

Legislative Issues are brought to member’s attention both as announcements by the legislative committee and as articles in our monthly Newsletter. An example of one of those articles follows: At one of our meetings, some comments were made about the purpose of The St. Louis Chapter. Reiterating,it is hoped that our purpose is more than just a pleasant luncheon at the St. Louis County Country club, where we meet once a month to renew old friendships and socialize, have a good meal and hear an interesting speaker. Of course, those things are valuable, and our board wants to continue and strengthen them. However, we also exist to form one powerful voice that is heard and heeded in the halls of congress and the administration. This year, as a new administration takes over it is critical that we keep our fingers on the pulse of what is going on in Washington -- legislation that is crucial to our Armed Forces, both active duty and retired. WE MUST LET THEM KNOW WHAT WE THINK. Call or write your representatives directly.Specific issues? Health Care, SBP/DIC, VA issues and more. Herman Son,Legislative Officer (We mark the passing of Lt. Col. Herman Son, USAF, Ret, on January 31, 2009 with deep sorrow.He will be missed.)

General Information

***For a copy of the Greater St Louis Chapter Newsletter, contact mjgogorman@gmail.com,or arniejen@sbcglobal.net. Regular Board Meetings are open to all members, and are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the St. Louis County Library Main Office,beginning at 2:00pm. Regular monthly Luncheon meetings of the membership are held on the third Saturday of the month. Please see 'The Newsletter' for time, place and program information. Reservations for Luncheons, payment of dues etc., can be mailed to: MOAA Treasurer, PO Box 11, Ballwin, Mo 63022-0011 All Chapter Members actively support The Fisher House with donations of paper goods, personal items and telephone cards. Many members are active volunteers, coordinated by MOAA Chair Linda Wolfinger

About Our Chapter

Welcome to the Greater St. Louis chapter of the Military Officers Association of America Along with a President, 1st. Vice president, 2nd vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, the affairs of the Chapter are supervised and directed by committees including Legal affairs, Legislative, Newsletter***, Personal, (St. Charles and St. Louis areas), Publicity, ROTC awards, Auxiliary liaison and Delegate to the State Council. Greater St. Louis Chapter was chartered in 1960 and has been led by 47 Presidents, all Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers representing most branches of the uniform services. The Chapter has 198 members. Monthly Luncheons are scheduled from September to May on the third Saturday of the month, usually at the Missouri Athletic Club-West. Board meetings are scheduled on the first Wednesday of the month, in various locations,frequently at the main St.Louis Co.Public Library,and are open to all members.