The Mission of the Santa Cruz, CA, Chapter is to provide a cordial, social and supportive environent for our members and their families. We uphold the honorable principles of our military services. We are proactive members of our communities.
Information on Joining the Chapter
Either write to our President or Membership Chairperson at the Chapters mailing address, or call them at the telephone numbers listed.
Dues are $20 for Regular Members and $10 for Auxiliary Members. It is payable yearly on January 1 and pro-rated for new members.
The chapter has a dinner meeting with a guest speaker or entertainment on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Peach Tree Restaurant, Paseo Tiempo exit of Highway 17. Social Hour is at 5:00 pm. Dinner is at 6:00 pm. Cost $20.00. Meal includes salad, main course, coffee and dessert.
We setup "The Avenue of Flags" with the assistance of the Santa Cruz Sea Scout Post at 7:00am and remove the flags at 3:00 pm at the Oakwood Memorial Park on Paul Sweet Drive off of Soquel Drive in Santa Cruz on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day.
We participate in the MOAA Scholarship Program using member donated funds and funds raised from Chapter activities.
1600 Penna. Ave.
331 Hart Building
112 Hart Building
1117 Longworth Bldg.
205 Canon Building
701 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
BY ARTIE MEEK, LCDR MSC USN ((Ret)
”Stocks rally on jobs data” said CNN in early June. The so-called rally was
because the jobs lost in May amounted to 345,000, fewest since last
September and far less than anticipated. The numbers of workers
employers plan to hire in June are the “highest totals for six months,” yet,
with 13.7 million unemployed, five people will be vying for every job
available. In our community, the City of Santa Cruz may lay off 40
employees and cut all salaries by 10%, while the county will require
employees to take unpaid leave amounting to 5% of their annual salaries.
Another report showed our country has the worst unemployment rate since
1983, at 9.4%.
For our Auxiliary Members: If your late husband was receiving any type of VA
compensation or VA pension benefit (not to be confused with regular retirement pay) when he
died, you may be eligible to receive these benefits for the month of his death. Eligible for the
payment are surviving spouses of veterans who died after Dec 31, 1996. The VA has established
a special Survivor Call Center (1-800-749-8387) for spouses who believe they may be
eligible for this retroactive benefit. The call center is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am
to 7:00 pm Central Standard Time.
Donations: If you wish to make a donation to the Scholarship, Cemetery or General Fund,
please send a separate check payable to “MOAA Santa Cruz” and write the fund name on
the lower left “for” line. Your financial support will keep these programs going and for the
General Fund, allow us to keep our dues low.
About Our Chapter
The Santa Cruz Chapter was founded in July 1964. Besides Santa Cruz, it includes the communities of Scotts Valley, Soquel, Aptos, Watsonville and Boulder Creek.