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Paul Revere Chapter

Address
71 Myrtle Ave
City, State, Zip
Wakefield, MA 01880-4025
Meeting Time
2nd Thursday
Meeting Place
Various Locations in Congressional Districts 3, 5, 6, and 7 as well as Hanscom AFB
Council Website

Mission

The mission of the Paul Revere Chapter is to facilitate camaraderie among retired, active duty and former officers of the Uniformed Services, and to pursue the following objectives: to promote the aims of MOAA at the local level; to assist, as applicable, in the achievements of legislative and other objectives of MOAA; to provide useful services and assistance for members, their dependents and survivors; to foster favorable public attitudes toward the Uniformed Services; to stimulate love of our Country and our Flag; to serve the local community and the nation; to defend the honor and integrity of our Government and provide allegiance to said Government under the U.S. Constitution; to keep members updated on legislative matters directly and/or indirectly impacting on members of MOAA and the overall military community; and, to accomplish any other compatible and/or related projects as may be approved by the Chapter’s Board of Directors and the membership.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Our Chapter welcomes new members to our activities. Any person who has served as a commissioned or warrant officer in any of the uniformed components - Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or NOAA is eligible for membership, as well as any surviving spouse of an eligible member. Annual dues are $20 covering the costs of mailings, email services and administrative costs. Dues can be paid by using the MOAA web services, https://chapterdues.moaa.org/Membership.aspx, by check sent to the mailing address for the chapter, or by cash at one of the monthly chapter events. For further information, please contact the Membership Chair, Kevin Mahoney, at kevin@mahoneynet.com.

Chapter Activities

Our January chapter event commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. This event will be open to the general public as well as for MOAA members. The location for this event is the Patton Homestead, 650 Asbury St, Hamilton, MA 01982. The Patton Homestead is proud to have as a guest Henry Naruszewicz. Henry is a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. Henry will impress as he is still able to acquire targets. The cost is $20.00 per person and seats are limited to 40. Tickets available online at https://www.hamiltonma.gov/about/patton-homestead/. Mark your calendar for Sunday, January 12, at 2:00pm! The Paul Revere Chapter meets six to eight times a year for lunch or dinner at a variety of locations primarily in Middlesex and Essex Counties and occasionally in Boston. Members meet during the second Thursday or Saturday of the month. The chapter supports Hanscom AFB, Bedford, MA, several college and university ROTC programs, as well as many high school JROTC programs.

Legislative Issues

The Paul Revere Chapter advocates preserving promises and commitments made to servicemembers, and fulfills two fundamental purposes for advocacy: further MOAA’s legislative objectives; to protect rights and interests of active duty/reserve component/veteran and retired servicemembers and their families. These initiatives support both state and local legislators as well as federal legislators. Chapter members work to support MOAA’s annual ‘Signature’ event, Storming the Hill, as part of the Annual Council Presidents meeting in Washington D.C. Did you know that the Chapter’s spirit made legislative history in the Bay State forming law granting veterans state income tax exemption for military retired pay, a measure that honors troops and their family’s military service? Chapter members worked to gain a decision (contributory vs. non-contributory) for the initiative bringing the case to MA Commissioner of Revenue, May 1995, later to the U.S. Supreme Court in Oct. 1995 for a final decision. This state benefit, begun in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, gained traction with other states. Thanks to dozens of MOAA members, many states now offer state income tax exemption for military retirement pay. For additional information view MOAA’s annual Military Family State Report Card

General Information

All activities of the Chapter are announced through emails to members. We hold six to eight general meetings (luncheon/dinner) a year. Our Chapter newsletter is distributed via email. The Chapter Board of Directors meets monthly usually on the third Thursday and all members are welcome to attend. Leadership opportunities are available within the Chapter and we encourage any member to take on one of these positions. Please contact any of the names above for further details on membership and the Chapter in general. Guests are welcome at general meetings to learn more about the Chapter. Please visit our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/groups/Paul.Revere.Chapter.MOAA/ ...