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

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 Member Dues Reminder

All members are requested to forward your dues payment by March 1, 2021.  Due are $20.00 and checks should be made out to MECMOAA and mailed to MECMOAA, P.O. Box 5024, Johnson City, TN 37602. We will be sending out 2021 membership cards to paid members.  

 

2021-2022 Board Installation Ceremony

On January 22, 2021 an installation ceremony was held for the newly elected Board. LCDR John Rice, USN (Ret.) relieved Maj Mark Tipton, USAF (Ret.) as President.  Thank you Mark for your dedication and leadership over the past two years which was highlighted by our 40th Anniversary Gala.  Click on the Members Page to see the updated Board and on the Gallery Page to see photos of the ceremony. Click on the Red Button below to read the new President's letter to the Board and Membership.

Wreaths Across America

On December 19, 2020 the Chapter participated in the wreath laying ceremony at the Mountain Home Veterans Cemetery in Johnson City.  Our Chapter also sponsored five wreaths.  Click on the Gallery Page to see photos.

Annual Business Meeting

On November 15, 2020 the Chapter held its annual business meeting at the Blackthorn Club. A new Board for 2021-2022 was voted into office.  Our guest speaker was Ms. Courtney Lynne Smits.  She is in the U. S. Army Reserves and was 2019 Miss Virginia USA. Click on the Gallery Page to see photos.

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.

March 21, 2021

Sunday Brunch at Blackthorn Club

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

Guest Speaker: Col Donald F. Thompson, USAF (Ret)
Cost: Members and Guest $25 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below

 

May 16, 2021

Sunday Brunch at Blackthorn Club

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

Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
Cost: Members and Guest $25 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below

 

July 18, 2021

Annual Picnic at Winged Deer Park

More information will be provided as event agenda is confirmed

September 19, 2021

Sunday Brunch at Blackthorn Club

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

Guest Speaker: To Be Announced
Cost: Members and Guest $25 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: Members and Guest $25 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below