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Valley Forge Chapter of the MOAA

Address
PO Box 254
City, State, Zip
Valley Forge, PA 19481-0254
Meeting Time
3/11/2017, 5/17/2017, 9/16/2017, 12/2/2017
Meeting Place
Phoenixville Country Club/Downingtown Country Club
Council Website

Mission

Our mission is threefold: to reinforce the bonds of fellowship and camaraderie we forged on active duty; to engage in community service activities related to veterans and the armed forces; and to act as "boots on the ground" for the legislative agenda of MOAA National.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the 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, please contact our Membership Chair, Brendan Murphy, at brendan.j.murphy8@gmail.com or call him at 757-575-2634. Dues are $15 annually. Brendan will snailmail or email a membership form to you ASAP.

Chapter Activities

The Valley Forge Chapter is proud to support 4 collegiate and 7 high school ROTC/JROTC programs in our area through our Liberty Bell Scholarship Program. We are also proud to serve on the Advisory Council to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Home in Spring City, and the Freedom Foundation's Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge. Our members routinely add new community activities to our annual calendar, which are listed in the chapter's quarterly newsletter, accessible via www.pa-coc.org. New members are welcome to suggest any others! Additional information on scholarships available to relatives of veterans can be found at: http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-military/

Legislative Issues

The MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we annually invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues. To speak our Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, reach out to Will Conley at: wkconley@verizon.net

General Information

The Chapter holds a quarterly luncheon held in different venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Our Monthly Camaraderie breakfasts are held at Freedom Village in West Brandywine Township, PA, (15 Freedom Blvd, West Brandywine Township, PA 19320) normally on the first Saturday of the month, except during holiday weeks.