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 on Feb. 1 at Hayden’s Lakefront Grill in Tualatin. Keynote speaker will be Cameron Smith, Director of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs, who will give an update on veterans’ issues in the state. Social time begins at 9 a.m. with the brunch starting at 10 a.m.
Displaying the 5-Star banner to denote the best, most-active chapters, recently awarded by the National MOAA, are, from left, Chapter President Col Mary J. Mayer, USAF (Ret.), Treasurer CAPT James Main, USNR (Ret.), LtCol Boyd Yaden, USAF (Ret.), and Immediate Past President LTC Gary Brink, USA (Ret.). Not pictured is Second Vice President CAPT Larry Roberts, USN (Ret.). The unfurling of the banner was at the Chapter’s holiday celebration at the Gray Gables Estate in Milwaukee in December.
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