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


Emerald Empire Chapter

Military Officers Association of America


To join the Emerald Empire Chapter

Currently serving officers, retirees, and former officers of the seven uniformed services of the United States, and their surviving spouses, are eligible to join MOAA. To join the Emerald Empire Chapter, select the "Chapter Membership Application" (below) which will download a form to you. Print it out, fill it in, then follow the instructions in the lower right-hand corner of the form...and welcome aboard!


Veterans' Memorial Building

1626 Willamette Street

Eugene, Oregon

The Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA, an affiliate of the national Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), is a Eugene-based 501(c)(19) veterans organization that meets regularly at the Veterans’ Memorial Building at 1626 Willamette Street. Today, there are 140 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, 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 on the local military community. For example, the Chapter regularly gathers clothing, personal care items and gifts to take to the patients in the Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Roseburg.

Go to to learn about all of National MOAA's areas of interest, or push the button below to see how you can be heard.



To join national MOAA

The Emerald Empire Chapter is a local organization (and separate) from National MOAA. Membership of either organization does not make you a member of both. National MOAA has many benefits that the local chapters cannot provide, and is very active as the voice of the military members before the members of Congress. For more information about the benefits of joining the National MOAA organization, press the red button: 

​For more information, select the "National MOAA" button here, then select the "JOIN" button near the top right corner of their web page.



The Oregon State Council of Chapters Military Officers Association of America support the activities of the affiliated chapters, as well as the military community.  As of October 2014, our association numbers nine chapters, representing nealy 800 members, located from the borders of the State of Washington to the State of California and from the Pacific Ocean to the State of Idaho.

You can visit our website here: 

Each year, national MOAA holds a Communications Award contest to identify those Councils and Chapters that do an outstanding job communicating with their members. There are two categories of competition. The Emerald Empire Chapter won the 5-Star award for this website and  for our monthly newsletter.

· Monthly meetings with guest speakers
· Routine newsletter
· Member directory with updates
· Annual picnic in September
· Holiday dinner in December
· Periodic updates on matters of interest effecting military and former military members
· Regular in-kind donations to Veterans Hospital, Roseburg
· Annual scholarship awards to University of Oregon ROTC Cadets


The Retired Officers Club of the Emerald Empire was organized in late 1965, and became a chartered affiliate of The Retired Officers Association (TROA) on 11 May 1966.  In 1977 the club was incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Oregon.

The objectives and purposes of the club as expressed in the original constitution are primarily patriotic and social.  Occasional non-partisan political activity is undertaken where the rights and interest of active, retired and former members of the various services are concerned.  In order to achieve its objectives, the club has actively participated in the Oregon Council of Chapters of MOAA and is associated with the Oregon Council of Federal Retired Organizations.  In addition, the club supports several local community activities and maintains liaison with the University of Oregon ROTC unit.

On 1 January 2003, the name of the organization was changed to MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA.  The new name clearly identifies who we represent, and invites all generations of officers to join those nearly 390,000 members who already have committed themselves to that mission..  MOAA will be known widely for the elite organization it is, comprised of retired, active and former officers of the seven uniformed services who have served this nation.


The chapter officers consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Directors is composed of the elected officers, the Immediate Past President, the Legislative Representative, and seven elected Directors, one from each of the represented uniformed services.

Elections are held annually in November and the winners are installed at the December dinner.


General meetings of the Emerald Empire Chapter of MOAA are held monthly except during July and August. 
The Board of Directors and Officers meet on the last Wednesday of each month.  The general membership meeting is held at 1200 on the second Wednesday in January, February, March, April, June, October and November, and at dinner time on the second Wednesday of the month in May and December. 
Each meeting includes a social hour, lunch or dinner, a guest speaker and a brief business meeting.  Most business details are handled at the Board of Directors meetings.  
*Exceptions to the second Wednesday rule are made if there is a conflict with important religious or social events, and for other reasons of convenience. 
May dinner meeting focuses on 
recognizing the University of Oregon graduating ROTC cadets, and awards scholarships funded by the chapter. 
General Meetings are not held in July and August. 
A pot-luck family picnic, usually scheduled on the second Sunday in the month of September.
Christmas Dinner and Installation of Officers in December. 
​*Officers and the Board of Directors are elected at the November meeting and installed at the annual Christmas Dinner.
                                    Guests are always welcome at all meetings

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

A 5-Star Chapter

The Emerald Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is a Five Star Chapter, the highest possible, based on national MOAA's Levels of Excellence annual rating system. The ratings are based on objective and subjective scoring on civic and charitable activities, membership and organization, legislative affairs and support of local ROTC programs.