The Portland Chapter
Military Officers Association of America
The Portland Chapter of MOAA meets most months for dinner or brunch and to enjoy entertainment and speakers on timely topics. Come join us in the camaraderie. The chapter recently has won 5-Star recognition from the national MOAA (the best award for active chapters.)
In a national MOAA competition, both this web site and the Brass Bulletin newsletter produced by the chapter came in at number one in the country among chapters of our size. Take a moment to look around the site and see what the chapter has to offer.
In the News:
--Now is a good time to pay your dues if you haven’t already. Dues are only $25 a year and are important to the Chapter activities, such as allowing us to give scholarships to ROTC college students and helping the residents of the Vet’s Home in the Dalles. Please make out your check to PDX-MOAA and mail it to PO Box 68959, Portland, OR, 97268.
--The next meeting of the Portland Chapter will be a brunch meeting on May 7, 2016, at the Monarch Hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Ave., Clackamas. Social time begins at 9 a.m. with brunch starting at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Mrs. Mary Jaeger, Aging Veterans' Services Director at the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs. Reservations are due no later than 1100 on Wednesday, May 4.
Col Paul Fitzgerald, USAF, Commander of the 142nd Fighter Wing at the Portland Air Guard Base, and his wife, right, share a moment with Chapter President Col Mary J. Mayer, USAF (Ret) at the April dinner meeting of MOAA at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Col Fitzgerald spoke of the mission of the 142nd and helped present 50th anniversary pins to the 16 chapter members who fought in the Vietnam War. The 50th anniversary commemorates the official beginning of the Vietnam War.
MILITARY EXCHANGE OPEN AT CAMP WITHYCOMBE IN CLACKAMAS
The military exchange at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas is open to retired service members and other members of the military. A military ID or dependent ID is required. The exchange is part of the 41st Infantry Division Armed Forces Reserve Center, located at 15300 SE Industrial Way, Clackamas.
Reasons to Join the Portland Chapter
If you’re on active duty, a National Guard or Reserve officer, retired or served earlier, you should consider joining the Portland Chapter of MOAA. Dues are only $25 a year. Here are a few reasons why you should join:
• Strength is in numbers, and when we stand together we can get much more accomplished to benefit our brave service members and to take care of our members who have served.
Other issues will arise in the future – they always do – and we’ll be ready to go to bat for you. Consider membership like insurance: We’ll be there when you need us.
We hold monthly meetings most of the year on the first Tuesdays at various locations. For the latest details, please check our newsletter by clicking on the "meetings-newsletters" link above, under MENU. You are invited to join us: like-minded fellow officers and their spouses. The fellowship at our gatherings is wonderful.
P.O. Box 68959