Greater St. Louis Chapter

Address PO Box 27917
City, State, Zip Saint Louis, MO 63146-1417
Meeting Time 3rd Sat (Sept - May)
Meeting Place Missouri Athletic Club West
Council Website None

President

Name Denzel E Garner
Rank CAPT
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (901) 494-7811
Email Address denshigar@yahoo.com

Webmaster

Name William D Wolfinger
Rank LTC
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (636)484-0248
Email Address don17609@yahoo.com

Membership Ch

Name Joseph Dumont
Rank LtCol
Service USMC
Component USMC
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (757)892-4330
Email Address joseph.dumont@yahoo.com

Mission

The purposes of the chapter shall be to: promote the purposes and objective of the Military Officers Association of America; foster fraternal relations among retired, active duty, National Guard and Reserve component officers and former officers of the uniformed services; protect the rights and interests of all members of the uniformed services, their dependents and survivors; and support their communities and the nation.

Information on Joining the Chapter

For luncheon reservations and/or membership forms please contact: MOAA Treasurer P.O. Box 27917, St. Louis, MO 63146, any current member, or request a current monthly Newsletter online with membership applications included to arniejen@sbcglobal.net. Membership in the MOAA, Greater St. Louis 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. Please ask any chapter member for information or forms for regular, auxiliary, or honorary membership. For additional membership information contact joseph.dumont@yahoo.com.

Chapter Activities

See the our page at www.facebook.com/StLMOAA/

Legislative Issues

Legislative issues are brought to member’s attention both as announcements by the legislative committee and as articles in our monthly Newsletter. An example of one of those articles follows: At one of our meetings, some comments were made about the purpose of the Greater St. Louis Chapter. Our purpose is more than just a pleasant luncheon where we meet once a month to renew old friendships, socialize, enjoy a good meal, and participate in a presentation from an interesting guest speaker. Of course, those things are valuable, and our board wants to continue to strengthen the importance of our local chapter. However, we also exist to form one powerful voice that is heard and heeded in the halls of congress and the administration. This year, as a new administration takes over it is critical that we keep our fingers on the pulse of what is going on in Washington -- legislation that is crucial to our Armed Forces, for active duty, former, and retired. Specific areas of topics include Health/Dental Care benefits, Survival Benefit Plan, Widow’s Tax, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issues and more.

General Information

For a complimentary copy of the Greater St Louis Chapter Newsletter, please submit a request to arniejen@sbcglobal.net or joseph.dumont@yahoo.com. Regular Board Meetings are open to all members and are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Regular monthly Luncheon meetings of the membership are held on the third Saturday of the month. Please see the 'Newsletter' for time, place, and program information. Reservations for Luncheons, payment of dues etc., can be mailed to: MOAA Treasurer, P.O. Box 27917, St. Louis, MO 63146.

About Our Chapter

Welcome to the Greater St. Louis chapter of the Military Officers Association of America! Along with a President, 1st Vice president, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, the affairs of the Chapter are directed by the Board of Directors and supervised by committee chairpersons which include Legal Affairs, Legislative, Newsletter, Personal, Publicity, JROTC, Auxiliary liaison and delegate to the Missouri State Council. Greater St. Louis Chapter was chartered in 1960 and has been led by 47 Presidents, all commissioned officers and warrant officers representing most branches of the uniform services. The Chapter has 141 active members. Monthly Luncheons are scheduled from September to May on the third Saturday of the month, usually at the Missouri Athletic Club-West. Board meetings are scheduled on the first Wednesday of the month, frequently at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters and are open to all members.