Emerald Empire Chapter

Military Officers Association of America


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2017 Newsletter Award  

The Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA is a Eugene-based 501(c)(19) veterans organization that meets regularly at the Veterans’ Memorial Building at 1626 Willamette Street. We have 110 regular and associate members made up of active, retired and former members of the nation’s seven uniformed services and their surviving spouses. This Chapter, and the national organization (MOAA), are a non-partisan advocate on military personnel matters, especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community and veterans of the uniformed services. As a local chapter, we focus more on the local military community, e.g., gathering clothing and personal care items for the patients in the VA Hospital in Roseburg. On a state level, we advise state Legislatures on allocation of funds used for veteran services. National organization areas of emphasis can be found at 

Chapter Calendar 2018/2019 

  2/27 - Strategic Planning  

             Board Meeting
  3/13 - Luncheon 
  3/27 - Board Meeting   
  4/10 - Luncheon 
  4/24 - Board Meeting 
  5/08 - ROTC Recognition Dinner 
  5/22 - Board Meeting 
  6/12 - Luncheon 
  6/26 - Board Meeting 
  7/24 - Board Meeting
  8/28 - Board Meeting
  9/8  -  Chapter Picnic  
  9/25 - Board Meeting
 10/9  -  Luncheon
 10/23 - Board Meeting
 11/13 - Luncheon
 11/20 - Board Meeting
 12/11 - Christmas Dinner 
 12/18 - Board Meeting

Emerald Empire MOAA is proud to share that we are a 2017

5-star recipient of the Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications award winner for Website and Newsletter.


​   2017 Website Award Winner

“The Emerald Empire, MOAA”

This website is published monthly by the Emerald Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA),  PO Box 767, Eugene, Oregon 97440-0767. 


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The Emerald Empire Chapter is affiliated with the national MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (MOAA) and has been in existence since 1965.  The Chapter is comprised of retired, active and former officers of the seven uniformed services who have served this nation, and is incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Oregon.
The objectives and purposes of the club are primarily patriotic and social.  The club supports several local community activities and maintains liaison with the University of Oregon ROTC unit.

Our membership: Active duty, Reserve, National Guard, retired and former members of the seven uniformed services of the United States of America

General Membership Meeting and Luncheon

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Veterans’ Memorial Building, 1626 Willamette, Eugene
11:30—12:00 Social / 12:00 Lunch 
Lunches are $17.00

Homemade Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Corn with Roasted Peppers and Onions
Fresh Green Salad with 3 Dressing Choices
Grandma’s Rolls and Butter
Hazelnut Cheesecake

Guest Speaker: Pete Kerns

Former Eugene Chief of Police and current

Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County

Guests are always welcome.

The mission of the Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA is to advocate for our military community and connect it to the nation we serve.