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 a place and time to be determined. Please put it on your calendar.
Emergency relief grants are available through MOAA chapters.
Contact any chapter officer to help a chapter member create the application for special financial relief up to $500.
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
“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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LIST OF 2020 CALENDAR YEAR PLANNED EVENTS/TASKS
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 GMCMOAA.org 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 – Ron Viles
BOD Member – Larry Munhall
BOD Member – Open
Our monthly meeting includes lunch, a little business to get all the good works of the Chapter done, and often a guest speaker. We normally meet the third Thursday of the month. 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