Pelican Chapter

1786 Glendale Rd
City, State, Zip
Deridder, LA 70634-3065
Meeting Time
1200 hrs
Meeting Place
Warrior Club Ft Polk
Council Website


The mission of the MOAA Pelican Chapter of Louisiana 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. MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the 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 contact our Membership Chairman, LTC Lessie A Griffith, USA-Ret. at 337-462-0143 or by email at Giffithgrp@hotmail.com, for membership information.

Chapter Activities

The MOAA Chapter holds 12 board meetings 10 Membership lunch meetings featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to the members and 12 souses lunches each year. A special Christmas party is held each December and a pot luck each summer. In addition the chapter supports 4 local JROTC programs with awards, several Louisiana council of chapters programs, scholarships and the get out the vote.

Legislative Issues

The Pelican Chapter of Louisiana supports the MOAA national legislative agenda. The chapter is also active in supporting the Louisiana council of chapters in various state veterans' issues. MOAA works numerous issues affecting military people, such as pay, allowances, health care, pharmacy, and TRICARE (the military's health care program). Each has relevance to active duty and military retiree groups, depending upon the issues before Congress.

General Information

MOAA Pelican Chapter calendar in consolidated with the Louisiana council of chapters at “http://lcoc-moaa.org/council-calendar/” The Pelican chapter latest quarterly newsletter “Pelican News” can be found at "http://lcoc-moaa.org/chapter-information/" - Pelican Chapter