Santa Rosa County Chapter

Address PO Box 3875
City, State, Zip Milton, FL 32572-3875
Meeting Time 4th Thursday at 1800, except 3rd Thursdays in November and December
Meeting Place Various restaurants
Council Website None


Name Rowland J Nicholson
Rank LTC
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (850) 995-5005
Email Address None


Name Joel R Segraves
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (850) 994-0818
Email Address

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The mission of the MOAA Santa Rosa County Chapter 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 its members.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the MOAA Santa Rosa County 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. For membership information, please contact the President, Rowland Nicholson, LTC, USA Ret, at 850-995-5005.

Chapter Activities

The MOAA Santa Rosa County Chapter meets for dinner and a meeting 12 times during the year. Ten of the meetings feature a guest speaker. A Special Christmas Party is held on the 3rd Thursday of December, and the Annual Business Meeting with dinner is held on the 3rd Thursday of November. All other meetings are normally held on the 4th Thursday of each month. The Chapter presents MOAA JROTC medals in May.

Legislative Issues

The MOAA Santa Rosa County Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we annually attempt to invite our representative, Congressman Jeff Miller, from the 1st Congressional District to speak to the Chapter. The Chapter is also active in supporting local, state, and federal veterans' issues. For further information concerning these issues, please contact our President,Rowland Nicholson,LTC, USA, Ret. at 850-995-5005.

General Information

The MOAA Santa Rosa County Chapter has a dinner meeting each month, normally on the 4th Thursday commencing with a social time, 6:00 - 6:45 P.M.; Meeting, 6:45 - 7:15 P.M.: Dinner, 7:15 - 8:00 P.M.; and Program, 8:00 - 8:30 P.M. Local dues are $15 per year. Membership in MOAA national is required for active, reserve and retired officers.

About Our Chapter

The MOAA Santa Rosa County Chapter was chartered August 8, 1990 for the purpose of serving active, reserve, retired and widows/widowers of former uniformed services officers throughout Santa Rosa County, Florida. We normally meet the fourth Thursday of each month at various restaurants. The PATRIOT is our monthly newsletter, provided by either e-mail or regular mail if you don't have e-mail access. Our Chapter has about 30 regular and 4 auxiliary members. Our Chapter was primarily formed for social interaction; however, we do present MOAA JROTC medals and cadets from the four county high schools which have JROTC units.