Golden Isles Chapter
Military Officers Association of America







Welcome to the Golden Isles Chapter



January 2022

Dear Members:We are starting a new year, and it is questionable whether or not it will be better that 2021 with the Omicron Variant on the prowl. At a recent Board Meeting, we decided not to schedule any meetings this year except for the scholarship awards luncheon because of limited response to last years meetings. We are still open to scheduling meetings if we believe that we can expect a reasonable attendance. 

Also at the board meeting, we agreed to call all our membership and talk to you directly. We are especially interested in seeing how you are and if your would be amenable to attending meetings if we scheduled them. Wed like to hear your thoughts on how your involvement with the chapter could be more interesting. We look forward to each of you talking to one of our board members. 

We have a new member, Major Clint Houchins, responsible for the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program at Glynn Academy.  We welcome him and his family to the Golden Isles and hope you all get a chance to meet them soon. 

Our scholarship Program is proceeding as normal. We will award four scholarships of $2000 each. Our scholarship luncheon will take place in May. We want to thank all of you for your loyalty to MOAA.

Dick James
President GIMOAA

Pay Dues. Donations and meal cost on -line using our GIMOAA.org website.  
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Dear Golden lsles MOAA Member,
   Thank you for your valued membership in the Golden Isles Chapter of MOAA (GIMOAA). Your support allows us to continue our mission of awarding scholarships to deserving local high school students and to other worthwhile causes.
   GIMOAA has expanded our community outreach for supporting our Scholarship Program. We want you to be part of this new outreach and help us contact our local businesses for their support
   Our Chapter dues for the year 2022 are $25.00 per family and are the primary  source of operating revenue. The local GIMOAA dues ARE NOT included in your National MOAA dues. Your local dues will support membership in the local Chamber of Commerce: maintenance of our Website, Newsletters, and postage: and defray administrative operating costs for our Scholarship Program. Our fixed yearly operating budget is $650.00. This will keep us afloat.
   Over the last several years our membership has declined, but our operating cost have remained the same. This was the reason for the small increase in our 2018 dues. We need your help with increasing our membership. if you know a lapsed member or someone eligible for membership, please encourage them to attend a meeting and make application with the chapter. If required, we can mail/email an application to you. Or refer them to our website: www.GlMOAA.ORG, look for link in 2nd para.
   Please send your check, any change of address status and email to the club address above. Or you can pay online at GlMOAA.org, Thank you for your prompt response.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  
Col. Jerry Rhyne - Treasurer


2021 Scholarship Award Students

2021 Scholarship Winners
May 2. 2021 Scholarship Meeting Slideshow



The Golden Isles Chapter of MOAA was chartered in 1964. Our membership lives in the Golden Isles area of Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sea Island and surroundings counties.

We meet at the Brunswick County Club, Brunwick, GA. except as noted. We have a social hour and a served dinner followed by a formal program. We have been able to attract prominent national, as well as local speakers for our programs.

Each year the chapter provides a scholarship to a student from each of the three Glynn County High Schools. All students in good standing are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Membership is open to active duty, retired, National Guard, reserve, former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Auxiliary memberships are also available for surviving spouses of deceased officers.





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