Our Sandhills Chapter of MOAA is primarily a member service organization. Through the volunteer efforts of our members and their financial contributions our mission is to:
The Sandhills Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was chartered in 1979. We are the largest Chapter in North Carolina with a membership of nearly 300 currently serving, former and retired officers and surviving family members from all of the uniformed services. We annually receive recognition from National MOAA as one of the top Chapters in the nation.
As military officers we shared common bonds of service to our country, loyalty to our comrades and pride in our enlisted servicemen. Our Chapter furthers those bonds by providing opportunities for fellowship with our fellow officers and opportunities for service to our community, in addition to a program of luncheons, dinners, military speakers, ceremonies and special events.
Our members also take an active role in promoting legislation at the national and state level that affects prior officers and that promotes a strong national defense.
All of our activities and events are held in the Pinehurst - Southern Pines area. Our luncheons and evening dinners are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month at a local club. Our activities are quite popular so it is important to make a reservation. We welcome all National MOAA members to attend our activities.
Our Chapter publishes a monthly newsletter that is emailed or mailed to all members. Our newsletter gets the word out to everyone regarding upcoming events, key legislative issues, other items of interest, and changes in our membership. We also annually publish a directory of all members with addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers.
We hope you consider joining the Sandhills MOAA Chapter and reestablishing ties with your military experience and your fellow comrades-in-arms.
Program: The activities of our Chapter include two luncheons and one evening dinner each quarter. At each function we have a well known and knowledgeable speaker, who generally gives a talk on a subject related to contemporary military issues or military history. Other than our formal Christmas Dinner Dance, our lunches and dinners are informal. Spouses and guests are always welcome to all our events. In addition, we sponsor the community’s annual Memorial Day service and Veterans Day ceremony, and an annual golf tournament to which we invite active service personnel as our guests.
Community Service Activities:
Maintain a local network to facilitate job searches for local veterans.
Focus on established and emerging activities that benefit Moore County veterans in need.
Raise money to fund scholarships that are awarded to the outstanding JROTC cadet at each of 8 regional high schools.
Support the Fisher House at Fort Bragg and the USO of North Carolina with annual donations.