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The Tucson Chapter of MOAA
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About the Tucson Chapter

The Tucson Chapter is one of ten MOAA chapters in the state of Arizona. Members primarily live in the Tucson area. The Tucson Chapter has been in existence since sometime in 2007—the charter date of the chapter is unknown—with the first chapter bylaws dated 5 December 2007. The mission of the Tucson Chapter is threefold: 1) advocate and support MOAA national goals, programs and priorities; 2) advocate and support the Arizona and metro Tucson programs, activities and proposed legislation that benefit military personnel, military retirees, veterans and their families; and 3) encourage and promote a spirit of volunteerism and participation in programs and activities beneficial to our metro Tucson civic and military communities.

Chapter meetings

Chapter luncheons are normally held on the fourth Thursday of each month, January through May and October and November. A holiday party is held in December. Luncheons are held at Vivace Restaurant, a restaurant serving Northern Italian cuisine. Vivace Restaurant is located at 6440 N Campbell Avenue in Tucson. Reserveations are required. The restaurant provides a limited menu selection for MOAA luncheons and is able to accomodate vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free requests. Luncheons begin promptly at 11:30 AM and normally feature a speaker. Reservations should be made with Jim Whipp, Major, USMCR, retired, who can be reached at 520-751-6356. Reservations must be made a week before the scheduled luncheon. For more information on upcoming events, click here.

Community support

The Tucson Chapter has actively provided community support. This support includes raising funds for Esperanza En Escalante, awarding three scholarships to University of Arizona ROTC students, providing financial support to four Junior ROTC programs in the Tucson area, and serving on the Veterans Affairs Committee of the city of Tucson. For more details on our community involvement, click here.

Chapter leadership

For a listing of chapter leadership, click here.

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