Southwest Florida Chapter
Become a Member
Eligibility: There are four categories:
Regular: Commissioned Officer or a Warrant Officer in Active Duty, Retired, Former—National Guard and Reserve of the uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Space Force.
Auxilliary: Surviving spouses.
Civic: Individuals in supporting the Chapter and the mission.
Honorary: Membership may be granted to certain individuals in recognition of their services to the nation, the military community, or the chapter.
Enjoy camaraderie: We gather each month, from September to May, for dinner at one of the many country clubs or restaurants in the area. We have a short update on the Chapter and normally have a presentation. These social events are attended by members, spouses, and guests. It is a great way to meet new friends, renew old friendships and catch up on the latest news.
An asset to County and State: We support and our volunteers participate in events such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day. Support is also provided through collaboration with the Collier County Veterans Council, and our community at large with our Holiday Gift Program for selected charities.
Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC): We firmly believe in the youth of America and their motto: Motivate High School Students to Become Better Citizens. We support eight JROTC programs located in Collier County and Lee County. In May, we honor outstanding Cadets, their parents, their Senor Instructors, and spouses at an Annual Awards banquet. Our members present MOAA Award Medals to Cadets at High School Commencement Award ceremonies.
Holiday Dinner Dance: Members may donate gifts for our Holiday Gift Program which will bring a happier holiday to the less fortunate in our community.
Formal Military Ball is held in February. Members and guests are encouraged to wear their dress uniforms, which many do.
Monthly Social Events with guest speakers.