Halifax Area Chapter membership is open to all men and women 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.
Membership in National MOAA
The basic National MOAA membership is free.
We encourage anyone that is not a member, to take
the time to register. To sign up for National Basic Membership, all you need is a valid email address
and, of course, the desire to want to join National MOAA.
To join, follow this link:
National MOAA Basic Membership
Chapter Dues for membership with electronic distribution of "Officers Call" is $20 for one year, $33 for 2 years, or $44 for 3 years. [Electronic membership requires that you provide a functional e-mail address].
Dues for Chapter membership with electronic distribution of "Officers Call" can also be paid online via credit card at CHAPTER DUES
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 VSkip Keating
Sometimes we are listed in the Ormond Beach Hometown News, Orlando Sentinel, Florida Courier and the Seniors Today newspapers.
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
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 that 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 online) 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.