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
Apr
26
Fri
7:00 pm New Mexico State MOAA Convention... @ Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
New Mexico State MOAA Convention... @ Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 27 @ 11:00 pm
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 Held in conjunction with the National Guard Association of New

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Apr
27
Sat
11:00 am Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
You and your friends are cordially invited to the Albuquerque Military Coalition’s April 2019 Luncheon Saturday, 27 April 2019 at the Albuquerque Marriott 2101 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (at the intersection of Louisiana

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12:00 pm NM Council of Chapters Meeting –... @ Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
NM Council of Chapters Meeting –... @ Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
New Mexico State MOAA Convention at the brand new Santa Ana Casino Hotel (Rio Rancho/Bernalillo, NM) 27 April 2019 Held in conjunction with the National Guard Association of New Mexico State Convention   The MOAA

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Apr
30
Tue
7:15 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
Apr 30 @ 7:15 am – 9:00 am
April 30, 2019 – Gail Rubin, CT, is an award-winning speaker, author, public relations professional, and Certified Thanatologist. As a pioneering death educator, she puts the “fun” in funeral planning. She will be talking about

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May
4
Sat
10:00 am ABQ Chapter, MOAA Memorial Service
ABQ Chapter, MOAA Memorial Service
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER, MOAA, ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE   Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA’s Annual Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial (Amphitheater), 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (corner

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Jun
12
Wed
7:30 pm “Beautiful, The Carole King Musi... @ Popejoy Hall
“Beautiful, The Carole King Musi... @ Popejoy Hall
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
"Beautiful, The Carole King Musical", June 12, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* June 12, 2019 (Wednesday), 7:30 p.m, Popejoy Hall – BEAUTIFUL, The Carole King Musical  (Broadway Musical): “…tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom….”  Discounted group cost for Premium seats (rows

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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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