MINNESOTA CHAPTER

military officers association of america




2018

 

         A FIVE STAR CHAPTER

                 OVER 1100  Members Strong

Welcome to the Website of the Minnesota Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MCMOAA) an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).  MOAA and its affiliated councils and chapters are politically non-partisan.

WEB MASTER  engr549@msm.com

      CW2 RET RITA COX

             PRESIDENT

Thank you all for renewing your membership in the Minnesota Chapter of MOAA (MCMOAA) for 2018!  The beginning of 2018 also marks the beginning of our Board officers for the 2018-2019 years.  After serving as your President for five years from 2011-2015, I have again accepted the position as President.  A huge thank you to Tim Kennedy and the Board for the great job they did the past two years.  I look forward to similar successes in the coming two years.


Our Chapter was third in the nation for recruiting for 2017.  Thank you to BG (Bvt) John Abrahamson and his team for recruiting over 150 new members with 116 counting toward the $10 per member incentive offered by MOAA.  We also won $100 for each of the three quarterly recruiting awards.  These efforts provided $1360 from MOAA that will be used toward our ROTC Scholarships and other grants we provide.  Last year we supported Fisher House, the Armed Forces Services Center at MSP, Military Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V) and the National Guard Youth Camp at Camp Ripley as well as the ROTC Scholarships.  Thank you to all who supported these endeavors.


APR is the month that MOAA “Storms the Hill” and lobbies our congressional delegation on MOAA’s top three goals for the year.  These are:


1.Ensure TRICARE reform sustains access to top quality care.

2.Prevent disproportional TRICARE fee increases

3.Sustain military pay compatibility


All of MOAA’s Top Ten Goals are listed on page 39 of the JAN issue of Military Officer Magazine.  This year Minnesota will be represented at Storming the Hill by BG (Bvt) Ron Hein of the Head of the Lakes Chapter in Duluth.


The Board is discussing the opportunity to have a service project for our Chapter this year and next.  We will be refining possibilities at our next several Board meetings.  Please let me know if you have ideas and/or if you would be willing to help.  We need involvement from our Chapter members to be successful in whatever we choose as a project.


Our next Chapter meeting will be on Thursday, 10 MAY at the Lilydale Pool and Yacht Club.  Our speaker will be from MOAA, so plan on attending.  It will be our chance to hear directly about MOAA’s goals and legislative agenda.  There will be more information in our next MCMOAA’n.


Looking forward to seeing you in MAY.


Rita

ritakcox@gmail.com

952-461-4319

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