ALBUMOAA
"ALBUMOAA" - ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER
The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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The Albuquerque chapter was organized on August 12, 1958 and was subsequently chartered as an affiliate by National MOAA (formerly TROA) on the 20th day of that month. Its primary purpose was to provide for social gatherings of retired officers of the Uniformed Services. There were thirty charter members. The original constitution and bylaws were adopted at that time.

Since 1958 the chapter strength has grown from the original 30 members to approximately 309 Regular members and 93 Auxiliary Members. In December 1974 the name was changed to the “Albuquerque Chapter” and in January 2003 the name was changed to the “Military Officers Association of Albuquerque.” The bylaws of the organization were most recently amended on January 9, 2009. In January 2013, the bylaws were again amended and named the Albuquerque Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

Throughout its history the Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA has provided scholarships for ROTC students at the University of New Mexico, assistance to High School JROTC units, and has supported the Gold Star Mothers and the Blue Star Mothers as well as other charitable projects. We are now a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity organization, approved by the IRS in December 2006 – see Charitable Giving. Legislative matters are of great interest to the members of MOAA and members lobby for changes as needed, with both national and state legislatures.

A luncheon meeting for the membership is held monthly as is a breakfast meeting at which a speaker, invited by the organization, helps to inform the members in attendance of important developments in the city or the state. Additionally, the Tours Club plans trips/events both nationally and internationally in which the members may participate. The Ski Club makes winter trips to ski areas all over the Southwest for the enjoyment of its members.

In August 2008 the Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its founding. Vice Admiral Ryan, USN-Ret., President of the Military Officers Association of America, honored the chapter by attending the celebration – see 50th Anniversary.

Although there were earlier Chapter newsletters, the “ALBUTROA” was founded in the early 1980’s. During the following 20 years the newsletter won several awards. In 2003 the newsletter name was changed to “ALBUMOAA” reflecting the organizations name change to MOAA. The Albuquerque chapter was proud to receive the first place award for the newsletter, the “ALBUMOAA”, in 2007 and 2008.

The Chapter Web Site www.albumoaa.org, has also won awards including a first place award in 2007-2009. These and other awards can be seen on the web site under the awards category.

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Upcoming Events
Jan
1
Tue
12:00 am Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
Jan 1 @ 12:00 am – Dec 31 @ 12:00 pm
Best Wishes for a Happy & Peaceful 2019 New Year from Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA!
Feb
16
Sat
11:00 am Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
You and your friends are cordially invited to the Albuquerque Military Coalition’s February 2019 Luncheon Saturday, 16 February 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriott 2101 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (at the intersection of Louisiana

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Feb
17
Sun
1:00 pm Rent – February 17, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Rent – February 17, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rent - February 17, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* February 17, 2019 (Sunday), 1:00 p.m, Popejoy Hall – RENT (Broadway Rock Musical): “A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.

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Feb
26
Tue
7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
Feb 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
2019 Feb 26 – Andy Holten, Holocaust Survivor:  What it was like being a “Hidden Child” during the Holocaust and losing his family. Please arrive by 0720 to order and receive your meal before the

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Apr
26
Fri
all-day New Mexico State MOAA Convention... @ Santa Ana Casino Hotel
New Mexico State MOAA Convention... @ Santa Ana Casino Hotel
Apr 26 – Apr 27 all-day
Don’t miss the 2019 New Mexico State MOAA Convention at the brand new Santa Ana Casino Hotel (Rio Rancho/Bernalillo, NM) 26 – 27 April 2019 Put it on your Calendar Today Held in conjunction with

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Jul
19
Fri
4:45 pm Santa Fe Opera – LA BOHÈME @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Santa Fe Opera – LA BOHÈME @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Jul 19 @ 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Santa Fe Opera - LA BOHÈME @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* July 19, 2019 (Friday) – Santa Fe Opera “LA BOHÈME”: “Conductor Jader Bignamini and director Mary Birnbaum bring Puccini’s boisterous, poignant, heartbreaking score to life onstage.” This opera is sung in Italian with Opera

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