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Halifax Area Chapter membership is open to all men and woman who are or have ever been
commissioned or warrant officers in any component of the seven uniformed services: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,
Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Individuals can elect to become
life members in the Association or to renew their membership yearly.
Surviving Spouses are automatically eligible for membership in the Association.
The Board of Directors may grant Honorary Membership to foreign officers who apply for such membership .

Halifax Area Chapter Talking Points 

  • Our mission is to maintain a strong national defense and preserve the earned benefits of the uniformed services and their families.   

  • Meetings on the 4th Thursday of each month.

  • Luncheons are from Sept to May at the Halifax River Yacht Club at 331 S. Beach Street, in Daytona Beach.

  • At our luncheon, our social hour starts at 1100 and lunch at 1200. For dinner events, we normally meet at 1700 and dinner at 1800.

  • We conduct 2 monthly Community Outreach efforts one at the local Emory L. Bennett Memorial Nursing Home by providing Bagels and Bingo and one at the Daytona Beach VA Clinic by providing Coffee and Doughnuts.

  • We publish a monthly newsletter called the Officers Call (except Jun. thru Aug)

  • Our website is www.moaafl.org/chapters/halifax

  • We have a designated Legislative Chair that keeps us informed of ongoing and upcoming military legislation. He is John Stovall

  • We have chapter members serving on the Volusia County Veterans Council. Our representative is Vicki Leignadier

  • Due to the efforts of our Public Affairs Officer, sometimes we are listed in the Ormond Beach Hometown News, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Courier and the Seniors Today newspapers Our PAO is Joe Diblasi

  • Our chapter is an active member of the Florida Council of Chapters

  • We support 3 Reserve Officer Training Corp Units ( Army/Navy/Air Force at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • We award 6 scholarships a year to deserving cadets/midshipmen

  • Each year we award a National MOAA Medal and a Challenger award at the Spring Color Parade Awards Ceremony

  • Our chapter is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America

  • Our chapter is the first Military Organization to spearhead the efforts of the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge and Plaza

  • Each year we host our annual Christmas Gala to support veterans advocacy and to build camaraderie 



Scholarship Information:


The Chapter supports the 3 Reserve Officer Training Corps Units (Army/Naval/Air Force) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.


The Chapter runs a scholarship program which donates 2 scholarships each year to a deserving aspiring officer of each of the 3 ROTC Units. These are $600 awards.


We award 2 in the Fall ( 1 Air Force and 1 Navy) and 4 in the Spring (1 Air Force, 1 Navy and 2 Army)


The Chapter has a separate Scholarship program sponsored by a Chapter member which makes an additional scholarship donation each year to a deserving Army ROTC student in memory of LTC Daniel Redner, USA (a former Chapter President). 


Funding for the Chapter’s 6 ROTC annual Scholarships is raised through regular donations at luncheon/dinner meetings, with dues contributions (by check and on-line) as well as through our major fundraising event the ROTC Recognition Dinner which is held each April.


The Chapter distributes the National MOAA Medals and a “Challenger Plaque” to deserving midshipmen/cadets at each of the unit’s Spring Color Parade and Awards Ceremonies. 


The Chapter supports 3 JROTC Units at Mainland High, Spruce Creek High and Atlantic High.  ROTC Liaison Officers present MOAA Medals/certificates annually at each unit.  

Chapter Dues for membership with an electronic distribution of "Officers Call" (no paper newsletter mailed) can be paid by mailing a check (made out to Halifax Chapter of MOAA), for $15 for one year, $28 for 2 years or $39 for 3 years to Halifax Area Chapter of MOAA, P.O. Box 2093, Daytona Beach, FL. 32115-2093.  [Electronic membership requires that you provide a functional e-mail address].

Chapter Dues for membership with a mailed paper copy of "Officers Call" can be paid by mailing a check (made out to Halifax Chapter of MOAA) for $20 for one year, $38 for 2 years or $54 for 3 years to Halifax Area Chapter of MOAA, P.O. Box 2093, Daytona Beach, FL. 32115-2093.  [Paper membership does not require that you provide a functional e-mail address].

Dues for Chapter membership with electronic distribution of "Officers Call" can also be paid on line via credit card at http://www.moaafl.org/Chapters/Halifax/JoinUs.aspx



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