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Mount Vernon Chapter Vision

Promote the aims of the Military Officers Association of America; Encourage and facilitate camaraderie among our members; Provide useful services for and protect the interests of our members, their families, and survivors and; to serve the nation, community, and members.

1. MOAA & Mount Vernon Chapter identity. The Mount Vernon Chapter shall be the destination chapter for MOAA members within our zip code zones who are seeking a military-specific organization for camaraderie, social events, and information valuable to them as active, retired, or former officers as well as their families and survivors.

2. Active engagement in legislative affairs. During these times of budget cuts, downsizing, and political ideas to trim the military benefits, chapter members and their families should be active participants at the local, state, and national levels.  Information on legislative actions affecting all members of the Chapter will be published in The Despatch (Chapter newsletter) and on the web site.

Goals and Initiatives for 2016

Goal I: Continue the chapter’s financial stability, stewardship and sustainability.

● Continue to seek MOAA members not affiliated with a chapter who live within our zone.
● Increase publicity with emphasis on recruiting active, recently retired, and life members.
● Continue to provide First-Year-Free memberships to prospects in the zip code areas assigned.
● Participate in the MOAA’s Recruitment Programs.

Goal II: Grow the chapter’s JROTC Scholarship and Awards Program.

● Provide scholarship grants to selected high school JROTC seniors.
● Establish programs and request member contributions to increase the principal of the scholarship fund to
● Present MOAA awards/medals to selected JROTC students at local high schools.

Goal III:  Continue the chapter’s commitment to member’s interests.

    ●  Schedule relevant subject matter experts to speak on varied topics related to the Chapter goals and
   ●  Publish ten (10) issues of a membership newsletter, both printed and electronic versions, containing timely
       and significant information intended to enhance communications with chapter membership.
      Update and maintain an active, informative, and accessible Internet Website at www.mvmoaa.com
   ●  Support and encourage activities initiated and sponsored by the members of the MVC Auxiliary with
       emphasis on integration with related chapter activities, social events and volunteer activities

Goal IV:  Continue to be a recognized and valued resource for the membership.

    ●  Conduct an active legislative affairs program that addresses legislation and other pertinent issues at both
       the state and national level.
   ●  Participate in the annual "Storming of the Hill" event with the Virginia General Assembly and the MOAA
       communications outreach program with members of Congress.
   ●  Conduct an annual personal affairs seminar, providing members, families and survivors with advice and
       information in the areas of military benefits, insurance, investments, legal services, estate planning,
       health care, long term care and other areas of interest to the membership.
   ●  Support Virginia Council Of Chapters (VCOC) activities, including representation at VCOC quarterly
       meetings and active participation in the annual VCOC Congressional Luncheon.  
   ●  Be prepared to act as coordinator of the Congressional Luncheon.
   ●  Provide TOPS information on the chapter website and in the newsletter to assist chapter members in their
      transition to a civilian life.

Goal V:  Continue to grow our partnerships in the local community.

    ●  Provide Chapter and individual involvement in patriotic, civic, and veterans’ activities, including support of
       Fort Belvoir and area charities.
   ●  Invite local and congressional legislators to monthly dinner meetings and social functions.
   ●  Invite journalists and editors of local media to cover chapter dinner meetings and other events.
   ●  Honor those who have gone before us by including a table of remembrance at our May dinner.
   ●  Support Wreaths Across America at the Alexandria National Cemetery by partnering with other veteran
       service organizations in sponsoring the event and encouraging chapter members to participate.
   ●  Participate in the Honor Flight Program by welcoming WWII veterans upon their arrival in Washington, DC
       for tours of National Monuments and the World War II memorial.
   ●  Support the Fort Belvoir Fisher House in its mission to provide lodging and assistance to families of service
       members receiving medical treatment at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Dedicated to General George Washingtion
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