Yuma Chapter

Last updated 2/22/2024
Address PO Box 4861
City, State, Zip Yuma, AZ 85366-4861
Meeting Time sep-Jun Various Locations
Meeting Place Various locations (call 928-287-9915)
Council Website http://azcouncilofchapters.org/
Basic information
Address PO Box 4861
City, State, Zip Yuma, AZ 85366-4861
Meeting Time sep-Jun Various Locations
Meeting Place Various locations (call 928-287-9915)
Council Website http://azcouncilofchapters.org/
Information President Membership Chair Webmaster
Name Linda J Matthias Mr. James R Adler Mr. James R Adler
Rank LT LT
Service USN USN
Component USN USN
Retirement Status FRM FRM
Phone Number (928) 345-3152 (928) 783-0922 (928) 783-0922
Email Address joeysgma15@gmail.com jra@jolenterprises.com jra@jolenterprises.com
President
Name Linda J Matthias
Rank
Service
Component
Retirement Status
Phone Number (928) 345-3152
Email Address joeysgma15@gmail.com
Chairman
Name Mr. James R Adler
Rank LT
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status FRM
Phone Number (928) 783-0922
Email Address jra@jolenterprises.com
Webmaster
Name Mr. James R Adler
Rank LT
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status FRM
Phone Number (928) 783-0922
Email Address jra@jolenterprises.com

Mission

The mission of the MOAA Chapter is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the 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.

Chapter Activities

The MOAA Chapter holds 10 monthly meetings per year featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to the members. (The Chapter does not meet in July and August.) The chapter sponsors the JROTC Leadership medals for the Kofa HS (Yuma AZ) and Palo Verde HS (Blythe CA) JROTC programs. The chapter assisted in establishing the MCJROTC program at KOFA HS which began in August 2012 and currently sponsors Cadet of the Quarter awards for the program. The chapter provides lap quilts to veterans in nursing homes during the holiday season. The chapter sponsors the Young American Award which recognizes 7th grade students who demonstrate academic excellence, patriotism and leadership. The chapter sponsors a scholarship program for seniors who demonstrate academic excellence.

Legislative Issues

The MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we annually invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues.

General Information

MOAA Chapter meetings are dinner meetings held on the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. During the April meeting, the Chapter recognizes the Surviving Spouse members. The May meeting recognizes the Young American Awards and Graduating Senior Scholarship winners. The Chapter does not meet during July and August of the year.

About Our Chapter

The MOAA Chapter was chartered January 12,1990 and serves southwestern Arizona. Meetings are held monthly at the Sonoran Pueblo Officers Lounge at MCAS, Yuma, AZ. Contact President Jim Adler at 928-783-0922 or at jolenterprises@earthlink.net if you plan to attend. The chapter publishes a monthly newsletter covering recent activities, meeting notices, local, state and national issues. The chapter currently has 57 members made up of currently serving, former, and retired officers and their spouses and Auxiliary members.