MOAA Pittsburgh Chapter meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of topics of interest to members. The theme for last year was China: Strategic Choices and Capabilities. 2022 speakers are still being assigned for the 15 August, and 10 October luncheons. The December meeting is a special Christmas party on 05 December. DISREGARD THE DATES IN THE GREY AREA ABOVE IF THEY DIFFER; we cannot change information in the greyed-out blocks, These are the correct meeting dates for 2022: 10 April, 12 June, 14 August, 09 October, and our Christmas Party on 11 December. All meetings start with a social hour at 1300, meal at 1400, and speaker at about 1500.
The 10 April luncheon is a business meeting with a visit from MOAA National Program Director, Council and Chapter Affairs, Frank Michael, CAPT USN (ret). In June we will host Ed Blank, former TV/radio/film editor with the Pittsburgh Press who will tell us behind-the-scenes stories and anecdotes about the many dozens of movie and TV stars he has interviewed over his decades as a reporter.
In addition, when COVID restrictions are lifted we will resume scheduling additional activities: Hosting bingo at SWPA Veterans Home, hosting a picnic at the John Heinz VA Center, Pittsburgh Pirates or Washington Wild Things baseball games, chapter picnics, a Gateway Clipper river excursion, and weekend bus trips for members and their extended families.
The chapter supports 15 JROTC programs and 3 Army/Navy/Air Force ROTC programs. We have supported the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc. as well as the Allegheny County Veterans Court.