Military Officers Association of America
Southwest Illinois Chapter

Our Mission
MOAA SW IL 2019 5-Star Award
The Southwest Illinois Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a professional organization of military officers supporting the efforts of a nationally chartered veteran organization comprised of more than 320 chapters that is defending the interests of active duty, Reserve component, and retired military members to the national legislature. Within our local area, we support other veteran organizations supporting our men and women currently serving and those who have served. We meet monthly on the second Saturday evening of each month at a different location from September to June and feature guest speakers from the area who are of interest to our membership. We also sponsor annual scholarship awards for children, grandchildren, or relatives of Chapter members. Our annual Scholarship Auction raises funds for the scholarships locally and nationally. We welcome your participation and membership in the national and chapter organization.

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President's Message

Congratulations Southwest Chapter! We are a 2021 5-Star Level of Excellence Award winner!! I will represent the Chapter at the LOE Award Dinner on October 28 in Kansas City. Thanks to the efforts of all who contribute to the work we do in the community, in the State, and nationally! It's more than just a glitzy write-up that gets noticed, it is the effort of everyone to contribute to our scholarship fundraiser, the collecting of donations in goods and monies for the St Louis Fisher House and Missouri USO, attend meetings, contact our elected representatives, and continue to make our Chapter viable. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your past service, and for your choice to continue your service. We are poised to do it all again this year, but we will need some help as those who carried the weight last year have completed their mission and need to be replaced. So, please consider helping out our Chapter and the community by being part of the success. God bless you, our membership, those who served and are currently serving in the greatest armed force in the world, those who are elected to serve the people, and this great nation of ours, the United States of America!