The Charlotte Harbor Chapter is located in Charlotte
County Florida on the beautiful Charlotte Harbor and near the Gulf Islands that
include the areas of Boca Grande, Don Pedro Island, El Jobean, Englewood-Cape
Haze, Little Gasparilla Island, Manasota Key, Palm Island, Placida, Port
Charlotte, North Port and Punta Gorda. We are premier gateway on Southwest Florida's Gulf
The chapter holds monthly
dinner meetings except for the months of July, August and November. The meetings feature
guest speakers on topics relevant to the members.
The chapter supports the NJROTC
programs at Charlotte, Port Charlotte, North Port and Lemon Bay High Schools with
scholarships. The scholarship winners and their families attend our May
meetings. Their awards are also announced by one of our members, in uniform, at
their school awards program.
The chapter is a participating member of the
Charlotte County Veterans Council. The
chapter also supports the fund raising and long term
maintenance of the Southwest Florida Vietnam Memorial Wall Project (50%
replica) and various other veteran projects.
We also have a
Community Outreach Program of sponsoring a Military Band every year for a free
concert open to the general public. In 2015 we had the Army Field Band
and Soldiers Chorus. In October of 2016, we had the Marine Corps Band, the
The Charlotte Harbor Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative
agenda and we invite our Congressional Representative and Senators as well as
our state representative and senators to speak to the membership. The chapter
is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans'
Membership dinner meetings are dinner meetings held on the last Monday
of each month except July, August, and November beginning at 6:00 PM. The December meeting is the first Monday of the month. The Board of Directors meets the second
Thursday of each month. The chapter publishes a monthly newsletter, the Muster.
There are no Board meetings or publications during the months of December, July, and
August. The chapter membership averages 130 members made up of currently serving, former, and retired officers and their
survivors from the uniformed services.