A new local chapter being formed

Mitch Steinberg

The Tucson Chapter of MOAA held a meeting on February 14 in SaddleBrooke and local members moved forward to establish their own MOAA satellite chapter. The new satellite will be named Catalina Mountains. This Chapter will encompass Northwest Tucson to include Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke and Sun City. Arizona Council of Chapters President Colonel Ron Perkins was our speaker, and provided valuable information and guidance for establishing the Chapter.

The next meeting is scheduled Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the East Room, MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85739; phone: 818-1000. Note: Lunch may be ordered and spouses are also encouraged to attend. The next meeting is planned for April 11, 2015, same location.

At this meeting we will review and complete election of officers and initiate plans to move forward.

For additional details contact Colonel Tom Owens, MOAA Tucson President, 760-3476, [email protected], or Colonel Rett Benedict, 825-7424, [email protected]. Check website: www.tucsonmoaa.com for information.

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a nonprofit veterans’ service association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserve the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

MOAA is the current Co-Chair of The Military Coalition (TMC) which is a consortium of 33 influential military and veterans’ organizations. These include the VFW, Wounded Warrior Project, Vietnam Veterans Association and a host of organizations representing every military service as well as the National Guard and Reserve components. The TMC represents and protects the interests of 5.5 million members including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, Veterans of the seven uniformed services, plus their families and survivors. This new local MOAA Chapter when established will join the other nine Arizona chapters in communicating support for these interests directly to our Governments, to include Congressional and State legislative representatives.