The Calusa Chapter, MOAA

Address PO Box 100508
City, State, Zip Cape Coral, FL 33910-0508
Meeting Time 2nd Sat 09:00 Sep-May, except Dec
Meeting Place Golden Corral, Cape Coral
Council Website http://www.moaafl.org/

President

Name Gary L Peppers
Rank Lt Col
Service USAF
Component USAF
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (239) 573-6690
Email Address garypeppers199@gmail.com

Webmaster

Name Jason Menapace
Rank LCDR
Service USCG
Component USCG
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number
Email Address Power_Cord64@rocketmail.com

Membership Ch

Name Thomas C Wagner
Rank COL
Service USA
Component USAR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (608) 658-6254
Email Address Redleg70@gmail.com

Mission

The mission of the CCMOAA is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members. One of our very important missions is fundraising for scholarships for JrROTC cadets from local high schools. Also, we donate to Pride and Patriotism and other veterans organizations. Closely following legislation that affects veterans and contacting our legislators to voice our concerns is always a top priority.

Information on Joining the Chapter

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. Applications for membership are provided in the monthly newsletter, and by request for either an e-mailed or USPS mailed copy.

Chapter Activities

The CCMOAA Chapter holds 9 meetings a year featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to the members. Installation of officers occurs in December.

Legislative Issues

The MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda, and we annually invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues. We have an active Legislative Affairs representative who keeps the chapter current on relevant issues in addition to encouraging members to write or email their members of Congress regarding bills that affect veterans. We also have a Chapter member who is on the Lee County Veterans Affairs Committee, who briefs members on issues at the national and local level based on MOAA legislative updates and from local veteran's organizations, composed of 23 veterans groups. Several of our members are very active with this group frequently serving as officers.

General Information

Our monthly breakfast meetings are held September-December and January-May at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral, cost $10.00. Breakfast starts at 0900 with the meeting beginning around 0930.

About Our Chapter

The Calusa Chapter (CCMOAA), was chartered in 1968 and serves Lee County, Florida. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary in 2008. Also, we are a 5-Star Levels of Excellence Award Chapter. The Chapter publishes a monthly newsletter (except for June, July, and August), THE CALUSA COMMUNICATOR. In addition to our meetings, we have a Military Ball for our members once a year. The Chapter currently has 78 members made up of currently serving, former, and retired officers and their survivors.