Corona Virus

Many members of our chapter have lived and served in times critical to the future our our nation. This is such a time.  As all of us try to do our part to support our families, our countrymen, and all in need, we pray for our leaders.  We ask that they will be successful in helping us balance the need to defeat this horrible virus with the need to not let our actions destroy our economy.  We will resume chapter activities and meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.  Because we normally do not meet during the summer that next meeting is now scheduled for 17 September 2020 at the Golden Corral in Cumming at 1200 hours.  Please put it on your calendar now!


For Corona-19 reasons the 2020 Georgia State MOAA Conference has been changed to a virtual meeting. More details will be available soon.


Click on the link below and follow the prompts to join our chapter or to renew your current membership in the Georgia Mountain Chapter by  using a credit card.  Or you may also mail a check for $25 per calendar year to our chapter address:

Georgia Mountain Chapter, MOAA

PO Box 1703                                      

Dahlonega, GA 30533                       

Chapter Mission and Learn More

  “To advocate for our community and connect it to the nation we serve.”

The Georgia Mountain Chapter of MOAA (GMCMOAA) is a non-profit veteran’s association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. 

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2020 Planned Activities


Updated 30 Jan 2020

Month Service Event Description – Lead Chapter Coordinator/s

January: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

GMOAA Council Meeting in Warner Robins - President

February: Board of Directors (BOD) meeting

Special general membership event at UNG – Paul Wingo

Check for UNG Scholarship Award ($3500) sent to UNG –Treasurer 

JROTC POC assign JROTC schools to chapter members – Second VP

Begin coord. Wreaths Across America (WAA) activity/fundraiser – Larry Munhall

March: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Complete/send GMOAA Council Chapter Award Program input - President

 Quarterly newsletter published (15) – Ron Viles

Christmas Silent Auction Chair confirmed and solicitation for donations begins – Second VP Prepare/send letters to JROTC OIC for JROTC cadet awards– Second VP

April: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Prepare/send MOAA Levels of Excellence Award input – President 

GMCMOAA ROTC Scholarship Award ($3500) presented to UNG junior during Parent/Alumni weekend activities – President

Complete JROTC Awards school assignments to chapter members - Second VP

May: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings 

JROTC medal, coin, and cash award ($100) presentations at 20+ area high schools – Second VP and volunteer presenters as assigned

Prepare and present UNG ROTC commissioning award – Paul Wingo, President, Ron Viles

June: Quarterly newsletter published (15th)

July: Enjoy your summer in beautiful North Georgia

August: Prepare and present UNG ROTC commissioning award – Paul Wingo, President, Ron Viles

Treasurer letter to members highlighting financial position and important revenue items

September: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Quarterly newsletter published (15th) – Ron Viles

GMOAA State Convention, President

Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America; - Larry Munhall

Organize and Lead Trip to Retiree Appreciation Day, Ft Benning-?

Christmas Auction item collection/sign-up – 2ndVP

October: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Solicit nominees for slate of chapter officers (Pres, 1VP, 2VP, Secy, 2BOD– Don Brown

National MOAA Meeting with presentation of Level of Excellence Award - President

Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America - Larry Munhall

Christmas Auction item collection/sign-up – 2ndVP

November: Board of Directors (BOD) and general membership meetings

Chapter elections – President, Don Brown

Write send Presidents Letter asking for 2021 dues, Christmas Party Attendance and general contributions as able from all members - President Advertise and sell Wreaths Across America and submit all orders – Treas., Larry Munhall

Retiree Appreciation Day, Ft Gordon, GA-?

Participation/Support local Veterans Day ceremonies and parades – Don Brown

Christmas Auction item collection/sign-up – Kevin Moore

December:  General Membership Christmas Social and Auction- President, Paul Wingo, Kevin Moore

Installation of new Chapter Officers - President

Prepare and present UNG ROTC Commissioning Award for Fall grads– Paul Wingo, President, Ron Viles

Assembling and distribution w/NGA Mtn Vietnam Veterans 100 Gift Bags to vets at Atlanta VA Hospital – Paul Wingo

Participate in GA State WAA ceremonies – All Volunteers

Participate in WAA National Placement Day – All Volunteers

Quarterly Newsletter published (15th) – Ron Viles

Collect chapter dues for following year – Treasurer

Every month ongoing projects:

New Membership Activities to Invite and Encourage - All

Fundraising in general, and in particular the major earner, the Christmas auction items need to be solicited/gathered all year. - All

Item collection/donation for VA Gift bags to be given in December - All

Excess medicine collection for Free Clinic distribution – Paul Wingo, Treasurer, all

Maintain chapter meeting speaker program – First VP

Maintain/execute financial statements and budget plan – Treasurer

Maintain personnel roster - Secretary

Support Interment/Funeral Ceremonies at GA National Cemetery - Chaplain

Maintain Website - President

Conduct Chaplain outreach – Chaplain

Chapter Service Off. specific ad hoc veteran support – As appropriate and assigned

Newsletter articles and pics to editor – All

Monthly Auction/Raffle – 1stVP

Membership Chairman - ___________________ 

Webmaster; _______ Asst. Webmaster ___________  

Draft 2020 update and revise by-laws - President

Chapter Officers and Board of Directors:


President – Theodore (Ted) Chopin 

First VP – Ron Crews

Second VP – Kevin Moore

Treasurer – Bob Chapman

Secretary – Tom Billings

BOD Member – Don Brown

BOD Member – Ron Viles

BOD Member – Larry Munhall

BOD Member – Open

Contact Us

Please contact the Chapter.

Come meet with us!

Our monthly meeting includes lunch, a little business to get all the good works of the Chapter done, and often a guest speaker. We meet the third Thursday of the month at 1200 hrs at the Golden Corral on Marketplace Blvd in Cumming, GA. Our December meeting is a semi-formal dinner and an exciting Silent Auction that is great fun.

We do not meet in Jun, Jul, or Aug.

Join us to be a part of doing good things for past, present, and future members of the uniformed services of the United States.

Georgia Mountain Chapter, MOAA, PO Box 1703, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533