Our Chapter was founded in 1953, as the Retired Officers Club of Sarasota, we changed our name in 2003 to The Military Officers Association of Sarasota. Originally, we were just a social organization for retired officers. We got together to tell war stories and relive the camaraderie of the "O" Club.
Today we are a vibrant multifaceted association of all the uniformed services, that stills enjoy our get togethers, but have now reached out into our veteran community to make a difference. We award scholarships, sponsor an American Flag Initiative curriculum in Sarasota and Manatee counties, and sponsor patriotic events at Patriot Plaza and Veterans Day concerts with the Pops Orchestra to thousands of attendees. We are active in the Sarasota County Veteran's Commission and the sponsor of Veteran Appreciation Day at Ed Smith stadium in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles. Our voice is heard in Tallahassee and Washington DC on legislative issues and policies that impact you and our veteran's community.
You may be asking who
qualifies? You don’t have to be retired to join our Chapter.
have three membership categories and we welcome all. Our membership fee is a
modest $35/year, includes our digital newsletter. Printed copies are available
for $15 more.
memberships open to active duty, retired, National Guard, reserve, former
commissioned officers and warrant officers of the uniformed services. Officers
or former officers of foreign services are also welcome to join.
Surviving Spouse Membership
Auxiliary memberships are open to surviving
spouses of deceased officers and warrant officers.
Associate Memberships are open to those who
support our goals and objectives and wish to support veteran programs in our
community. Requires Board approval.
To learn more please contact Scott Wuesthoff wwopsLdr@gmail.com or 703-593-4447
Military Officers Association of America [MOAA] Membership
joining our chapter and providing a valid email address, we will, with your
permission, set up your free, 3-year national MOAA BASIC membership, or you may
do so directly at MOAA Basic Membership Sign-Up. If you are already a member great!
Please provide us your MOAA membership number.
You don’t have to join to come and meet us. You are welcome to attend a Meet & Greet at Marina Jacks or a luncheon at the Bird Key Yacht Club. You will be most welcome.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
MOAA has over 350,000 members and plays an active role
with Congress on behalf of the military community on issues that affect the
career force, the retired community, and all veterans of the uniformed
Your MOAA Membership Will...
addition to representing your interests before Congress, MOAA offers a wide
range of personal and financial services exclusive to MOAA membership. Whatever
the stage of your career, your MOAA membership delivers benefits geared
specifically to you – and your family. From active-duty service through
retirement, MOAA can help you make the most of your career as an officer. When
you join MOAA, you become part of the strongest advocate for our military’s
personnel and their families. The stronger our membership is, the stronger our
voice becomes. Consider joining today because every voice counts.