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

 

National Wreaths Across America Day

 

On Saturday, December 18, 2021 a ceremony and wreath laying event was held at Mountain Home National Cemetery.  This event is held to Remember and Honor our Veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.  

 

See below photos.

 

IMG_5290
IMG_5292
IMG_5288
IMG_5295

December 2021 Newsletter

 

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

NOVEMBER 2021 BUSINESS MEETING AND SOCIAL EVENT

 

Our Chapter annual business meeting was held on November 21, 2021 at the Blackthorn Club. Members were provided financial, membership, website and  legislative updates. The highlight of the meeting was to recognize Tom Shafer for his many years serving on the Board as the Chapter Treasurer. Thank you Tom for keeping us on a good financial course over the years.  Also, Chapter Legislative Liaison, Don Thompson provided a very informative update on congressional issues and National MOAA priorities to continue the fight for veterans benefits.  See photos below.

235DDAAB-8280-47FB-84A0-1469419D65F6

Chapter President, LCDR John Rice, USN (Ret.)

B4464B8B-744B-45AC-A958-956E3F8823DF

Maj Mark Tipton, USAF (Ret.) Past Chapter President presents an Outstanding Service Award from MOAA National to LCDR Tom Shafer, USN (Ret.) for his time as Chapter Treasurer

19BC4A84-2D82-4AFA-8BBB-E7C6B4ABD20D

Col Don Thompson, USAF (Ret.) Chapter Legislative Liaison

098317FA-2F68-4D85-B097-80D6F95F1D0A
6BCDFC1E-A4F1-4F34-B96C-2B494267EDAB
4DB47486-BC7A-4944-B410-D3247AA69230

Annual Business Meeting Attendees (3 photos)

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.

 

2022 Social Events

Member meetings (social events) are bimonthly on the third Sunday in January, March, May, July,  September and November.

March 20, 2022

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 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below 

 

May 15, 2022

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 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below 

 

July 17, 2022

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 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below 

 

September 18, 2022

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 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below 

 

November 20, 2022
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 at the door
RSVP to mecmoaa@gmail link below