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
May
28
Mon
9:00 am Memorial Day Service @ NM Veterans Memorial
Memorial Day Service @ NM Veterans Memorial
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY Monday, May 28, 2018 9 A.M. – 10 A.M. Musical Prelude 10 A.M. – 11 P.M. Memorial Day Ceremony   New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE 505-256-2042 Parking & continuous

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May
29
Tue
7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
May 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MOAA Breakfast Club Speaker: May 29 – Loretta Hall, author:  Loretta’s books have won awards, as she has become an in-demand speaker on “space” subjects, of which New Mexico has played a long role in

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Jun
9
Sat
5:00 pm MOAA Tours Hors d’oeuvre Party @ NM Veterans Memorial
MOAA Tours Hors d’oeuvre Party @ NM Veterans Memorial
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MOAA Tours Hors d'oeuvre Party @ NM Veterans Memorial | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
June 9, 2018 (Saturday) – 5:00 p.m.: MOAA TOURS’ ANNUAL HORS D’OEUVRE PARTY at the NM Veterans Memorial, (Louisiana, just north of Gibson).  Everyone please bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre to share. Beverages provided. Casual

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Jun
13
Wed
7:30 pm Yanni’s 25th Anniversary of “Liv... @ Popejoy Hall
Yanni’s 25th Anniversary of “Liv... @ Popejoy Hall
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – Jun 14 @ 10:30 pm
Yanni's 25th Anniversary of "Live at the Acropolis" - June 13, 2018 @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* June 13, 2018 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m., Popejoy Hall – Yanni’s 25th Anniversary of “Live at the Acropolis”: “Legendary performer and composer Yanni returns to Popejoy Hall to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Live at

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Jun
16
Sat
11:00 am Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
You and Your Friends are Cordially Invited to the Military Coalition’s June 2018 Luncheon Sponsored by: Navy League of the United States, New Mexico Council (host) Tuskegee Airman, Inc, General Lloyd W “Fig” Newton Chapter

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Jun
21
Thu
7:30 pm “The King and I” – June 21, 2018... @ Popejoy Hall
“The King and I” – June 21, 2018... @ Popejoy Hall
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
"The King and I" - June 21, 2018 (Thursday) @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* June 21, 2018 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m., Popejoy Hall – THE KING AND I: “One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works…. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I

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Jul
6
Fri
4:45 pm Santa Fe Opera – Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Santa Fe Opera – Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Jul 6 @ 4:45 pm – 1:00 am
Santa Fe Opera - Madame Butterfly @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* July 6, 2018 (Friday) – Santa Fe Opera “MADAME BUTTERFLY” (8:30 pm Performance): “Featuring Puccini’s longest and most passionate love duet, much of his most lyrical music, including the ‘Humming Chorus’ and ‘Flower Duet’, a

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