The mission of the chapter shall be to:
a. Promote the purpose and objectives of MOAA.
b. Support the national defense, particularly in times of war or national emergency.
c. Foster fraternal relations among chapter members.
d. Help protect the rights and interests of active duty, retired, reserve and guard personnel and former members of the uniformed services, their dependents and survivors.
e. Provide useful services for chapter members, their dependents and survivors.
f. Otherwise serve the community, state and nation.
Information on Joining the Chapter
Membership in our 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.
To join our chapter, please print out and complete the membership application found on the internet at this URL: redwoodempiremoaa.us/pdfs/Off_App.pdf
and our application for a surviving spouse is found at this URL: redwoodempiremoaa.us/pdfs/Surviving_Spouse_App.pdf
The Chapter typically meets the fourth Thursday of the month in Santa Rosa typically for lunch usually with short program after lunch. Typically we feature the following events during the year.
Picnic - June
Barbecue - August
Luncheon - September
General Membership Meeting - Election of Officers - October
Lobster Feed - November
Holiday Social - December
Chapter Board Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month at Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building.
Currently due to the limitations from COVID-19, all our chapter normal activities have been canceled. Our Chapter Board Meeting are currently held online via Zoom.
Usually in our Chapter's newsletter - the MOAAVOICE - includes timely information to the members on local, state, and Federal legislative issues. The MOAAVOICE may be found on the Chapter's website at this URL:
To learn more about our Chapter please visit our web site, which will have the most current information about the Chapter at this URL:
About Our Chapter
Welcome to the website of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). The Chapter serves Sonoma, Lake, Marin, and Mendocino Counties. The Chapter typically meets the fourth Thursday of the month, typically for lunch and usually with a short program following lunch.
. The Chapter also publishes a monthly newsletter - the MOAAVOICE - which is sent to all members providing information about members and various events.
The Chapter's other activity is awarding in the spring of each year a scholarship award to one or more graduating (or graduated) high school students in memory of Colonel William G. Brey, United States Army (Retired). Colonel Brey was instrumental in establishing the Redwood Empire Chapter, and in 1965 serving as its first president.