Narragansett Bay Chapter

Address PO Box 545
City, State, Zip North Kingstown, RI 02852-0545
Meeting Time 2nd Friday
Meeting Place Various Locations
Council Website None

President

Name William Babcock
Rank COL
Service USA
Component ARNG
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (401)524-4664
Email Address babbie1@cox.net

Webmaster

Name John L Grenier
Rank CAPT
Service USCG
Component USCG
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (401) 333-9890
Email Address jgrenatj@aol.com

Membership Ch

Name Joseph J McGarry Jr.
Rank LTC
Service USA
Component USAR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (401) 821-9136
Email Address jmcgarryjr@verizon.net

Mission

The purposes of the Chapter shall be to promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America; maintenance of a strong national defense, and: • Preserving and enhancing the welfare and benefits of all past, present and future members of the Uniformed Military Services, their families and their survivors. • Pursuing appropriate action on legislative matters that impact the Chapter members. • Providing an opportunity for camaraderie and discussion on items of interest for the Chapter members. • Furthering the education of children of Service personnel

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. Contact our membership chairman Joe McGarry Jr. via email jmcgarryjr@verizon.net or snail-mail for a chapter membership application: Narragansett Bay Chapter MOAA - Membership Chair P.O Box 545 North Kingstown, RI 02852

Chapter Activities

The Narragansett Bay Chapter will hold a dinner meeting at 6 pm on Friday 11 March 2016 at Chianti's Italian Cuisine, 195 Old Forge Rd., East Greenwich, RI 02818. Menu will include Baked Stuffed Shrimp, N& Strip Sirloin and Chicken Cordon Bleu. The Speaker will be Professor Roberta Mudge Humble who will present on "The Right to Crow: A Look at Rhode Island's Firsts, Bests and Uniques." Reservations may be made by Monday, 7 March to CPT Peter Young, 1515 South Road, East Greenwich, RI 02818. Include names, number/selection of dinners and check payable to NBC-MOAA.

Legislative Issues

General Information

MOAA Chapter meetings are dinner or luncheon meetings generally held on the second Friday of each month from September to June, except for January, beginning at 6:00 PM. Locations vary and are announced by mail, email notices, this website and at chapter meetings. Contact the secretary, CAPT John Grenier, via email at nbcmoaa@aol.com to be added to our email list.

About Our Chapter

We are an active chapter of over 100 members who hold monthly dinner or luncheon meetings on the second Friday of the month from September through June. At each meeting, in addition to the opportunity to socialize with other fellow officers and their spouses, we usually have a guest speaker, raffle and a suitably entertaining joke or two. We select speakers who are of interest to our RI Military community. Our December meeting is our annual Christmas gala, traditionally held at a centrally located dining room. Spouses, widows and widowers of former members and invited guests are always welcome to attend and to participate in all of our activities. Our primary charity fund raising efforts are in support of the Fisher House, an organization that provides virtually no cost accommodations for families of hospitalized wounded service personal, Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" as well as other military related charities.