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 dinner meeting Sept. 1 at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. CDR Doug Sheehan, USCG (Ret), nephew of Douglas A. Munro, will speak on the “Story of Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, the only Coast Guard Medal of Honor winner and hero of the Guadalcanal campaign in WWII.” Reservations are due by noon on Aug. 26. Social time at the meeting begins at 5 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.
Eddie Murphy, the former executive officer aboard the USS Pueblo when it was captured by North Korea, was keynote speaker at the June meeting of the Portland Chapter at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Murphy spoke of his time as a POW in a North Korean prison and the events surrounding the capture of the Pueblo.
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