Mountain Empire Chapter

affiliate of MOAA

Mountain Empire Chapter Affiliate of The Military Officers Association of America
Mountain Empire Chapter Affiliate of The Military Officers Association of America

MECMOAA Membership APPLICATION

Do you miss the Officers' Club?

We have the next best thing in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Find camaraderie, interact with fellow officers and spouses, meet old friends, make new ones and share stories. We meet socially on a bi-monthly basis, and we welcome you to our next gathering. See below for upcoming events, look through the information on our site, and join us!

CHAPTER NEWS

MAY SOCIAL BRUNCH

 

Our May social was another successful event with about 30 members and guest in attendance.  Our guest speaker, CAPT Margaret Scarlett, USPHS (Ret.) provided a very informative presentation about the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps. and their mission to deliver the nation's public health promotion and disease prevention programs as well as advancing public health science. Also during this event MOAA National Communication Award Certificates for our Website and Newsletter were presented.  

 

Click on the Gallery page to see event photos.

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Chapter President John Rice and wife Janet welcomes new member MAJ Brett Monette, USA (Ret.) and wife Alisha

MOAA recognizes Mountain Empire Chapter

 

Our Chapter was awarded the 2020 Four-Star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award for our Newsletter and Website.  Each year, MOAA recognizes affiliates that achieve excellence in communications with four- or five-star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Awards.  There were 210 five-star awards and 7 four-star awards in 2020.  As a four-star winner we can proudly display the four-star logo shown below.

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May 2021 Newsletter

 

See the latest Chapter Newsletter.  Click below or visit The Newsletter page to see previous newsletters.

Lifeline for Vets

Will you help one veteran?

 

Whether you support veterans with your time or monetary donations every little bit does make a difference.  As Mountain Empire Chapter members we continue to serve our local area and now we need to help our local veteran community. During the COVID-19 Pandemic many people are losing their jobs or having their work hours reduced.  Our mission is to provide a Lifeline for Vets that need financial assistance with rent, electric bills, groceries or other day to day expenses. This is not a monetary hand out but will be assistance to a specific veteran and their family needs. One source for finding veterans in need is the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System. Other sources will be identified as this fundraising event progresses.  Please click on the Donate button below to provide a Lifeline for Vets. You can also contribute by mailing a check to MECMOAA, P.O. Box 5024, Johnson City, TN 37602.  Any amount will be appreciated.

 

2021 Social Events

Member meetings (social events) are bimonthly on the third Sunday in January, March, May and September.  The July meeting is a picnic at Winged Deer Park and the annual business meeting is in November.

 

 The Annual Picnic in July has been cancelled in favor of Sunday Brunch at the Blackthorn Club.  See information below:

July 18, 2021

Sunday Brunch at Blackthorn Club

Begin arriving at 12:30 with Brunch at 1:00

Guest Speaker: To be announced
Cost: $25 per person for members current on Chapter dues and their spouses and $30 for non-current members and guests - Pay Tom Shafer at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below 

 

September 19, 2021

Sunday Brunch at Blackthorn Club

Begin arriving at 12:30 with Brunch at 1:00

Guest Speaker: To be announced
Cost: $25 per person for members current on Chapter dues and their spouses and $30 for non-current members and guests - Pay Tom Shafer at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below 

 

November 21, 2021
Annual Business Meeting

Sunday Brunch at Blackthorn Club

Begin arriving at 12:30 with Brunch at 1:00

Guest Speaker: To Be Announced

Cost: $25 per person for members current on Chapter dues and their spouses and $30 for non-current members and guests - Pay Tom Shafer at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below