|Highlights of the Military Officers Association of South West Florida|
A Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America
Eligibility: You do not have to be a Retired Officer to join MOASWF! All Commissioned and Warrant Officers: active duty, retired, former - National Guard and Reserve of the uniformed services - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration as well as spouses of deceased Officers- are eligible for membership.
Stability: The MOASWF has been in existence since 23 June, 1967. Membership is composed of all ranks, Warrant Officer to General and Admiral.
We are on the world wide web: See all about us at: www.moaswfl.echapters.com
Enjoy camaraderie: We gather each month for dinner at one of the many country clubs in the area. At that time we have a short business meeting and normally have a presentation pertinent to the membership. These meetings are attended by members, spouses and guests. It is a great chance to meet new friends, renew old friendships and catch up on the latest news.
An Asset to Our County and State: We support and our volunteers participate in activities such as: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day. We support members of the armed forces through collaboration with the Collier County Veterans Council and our community with our Holiday Gift Program for selected charities.
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps ( JROTC ): We believe firmly in the youth of America and believe that JROTC helps produce good citizens. We support 8 county high school JROTC Detachments. Additionally, we honor outstanding cadets, their parents, their Senior Instructors and spouses at an annual awards banquet. Our members present MOAA Award Medals to cadets at high school commencement award ceremonies.
Fun Times: We have an annual Holiday Dinner Dance at which time members may donate gifts for our Holiday Gift Program to bring a happier holiday to the less fortunate in our community. We have a Formal Military Ball with installation of officers in January at which time members and guests are encouraged to wear their dress uniforms, and many do. We also have Monthly Social Events throughout the year with a variety of timely and interesting topics.
Help for Surviving Spouse: Support of a survivor assistance program is available upon request.
Spouses Club Membership: The MOASWF Spouses Club is an informal social group in which anyone may participate. Members and their guests usually meet monthly for a luncheon at various restaurants in the area, at a member’s home or other places of interest. There are no dues. Our monthly Chapters Affairs Bulletin is delivered to members electronically or by regular mail upon request.
Auxiliary Membership: Effective with Bylaws Update November 15, 2008, surviving spouses of officers eligible for membership in our Chapter, may become Auxiliary Members with all the rights and privileges of Regular Members including the right to vote and hold office.
To talk with a member, call our Membership Co-Chairman – LT Neil Frost at 595-6783. Also check out our web site at www.moaswfl.echapters.com
The Military Officers Association of South West Florida
P.O. Box 1212 Naples, FL 34106
Officer’s Name: ____________________________________________Spouse’s Name: ___________________
Rank: __________________ Branch of Service: __________________ Date of Birth _____________________
Local Address: _____________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: __________________________ E-mail: ________________________________________________
Status: Active ____ Retired ____ Former Officer ____
MOAA National Membership Number __________________________________
Recruited by: _________________________________
Chapter Participation Interests: ________________________________________________________________
Membership application fee is $30.00 with no Membership dues charged for year of application. Chapter dues are then $30.00 per year. Officers on active duty or over age 90 do not pay yearly dues.
Please attach proof of officer service.
Signature: _________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________
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