Georgia Mountain Chapter

Address PO Box 1703
City, State, Zip Dahlonega, GA 30533-0029
Meeting Time 3rd Thursday of Month, Jan-May, Sep-Nov
Meeting Place Golden Corral Restaurant 2025 Market Place Blvd. Cumming, GA
Council Website


Retirement Status
Phone Number
Email Address


Name Theodore G Chopin Jr.
Rank COL
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (757) 291-3485
Email Address

Membership Ch

Name Larry G Lobaugh
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (678) 971-5660
Email Address


The Georgia Mountain Chapter shall promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association Of America. It shall foster fraternal relations among retired, active, and former officers of the uniformed services to include all National Guard and Reserve components and their families. Our chapter activities shall help protect the rights and interests of all active duty, retired, and former members of the active, Reserve, and National Guard components of all uniformed services and their dependents and survivors. A major focus of our Chapter activities includes community services of primary benefit to all current and former uniformed service personnel and their dependents, survivors, and family members.

Information on Joining the Chapter

PLEASE JOIN US! Membership in the MOAA Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. If you are already a member of MOAA, you can join our chapter for only $25 per year. If you are not already a member of MOAA, the annual dues are $43 for national membership. Adding $25 for chapter membership brings your total is only $68 per year. You may join by using the national website by clicking on the "BENEFITS & DISCOUNTS" then "JOIN" button at the top of this page, or by contacting any of the chapter officers listed above.

Chapter Activities

Legislative Issues

Our Georgia Mountain Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda. We regularly invite our Federal, State, and local elected representatives to speak to the chapter. Additionally, we invite a broad spectrum of local law enforcement and civic leaders as well as leaders of commercial development to address our membership. The chapter is also very active in supporting the state and various other military and veterans' groups and individuals.

General Information

Our regular Chapter meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 1800 hours at Papa's Place restaurant in Dawsonville, GA. (In the winter months we will meet for lunch at noon. We meet to socialize and enjoy each other's company as well as to hear interesting speakers from our community and conduct a little business. Please join us. (Note: We do not have regular meetings in June, July, August, or December.) Our community and Veterans support service activities are varied. Come join us and find out how you can participate and enjoy.

About Our Chapter

Learn more about our chapter at our webpage,