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The Olympia Area Chapter serves military officers in the area ranging from Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) south to Chehalis, WA and west to the Gray's Harbor area. Among the 150-plus members are officers on active duty as well as veterans and their survivors. The chapter publishes a monthly news letter, The Bugle. MOAA National, the various State Councils and their affiliate chapters, including the Military Officers Association of America, Olympia Chapter, are all nonpartisan organizations.  


2018 Officers:

President: COL (Ret) Howard Lim, USA 

1st VP: COL (Ret) Dave Slotwinski , USA 

2nd VP: CW3 (Ret) Jim Richards, USA

Secretary: CPT (Fmr) Roselyn Marcus, USA

Treasurer: Col (Ret) Bill Moseley, USAF 

Immediate Past President: CPT (Fmr) Roselyn Marcus, USA


2018 Directors:

CW4 (Ret) Bryan Burgess, USA

CAPT (Ret) Chuck Peterson, USN, Legislative Affairs

Col (Ret) Sam Cagle, USAF

Barbara Cagle 

LT (Fmr) John McConnel, USN 

Marilyn Willcox, AUX 

LtCol (Ret) Doug White, USAF, Chaplain 



Membership in the Olympia Area MOAA Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. The membershp chairman is CWO3 (Ret) Jim Richards.  Download the membership application and mail to us and we will get you onboard.  Current chapter dues are $20 per year for officers and $10 for auxiliary members. The balance of the year of application is free with dues in effect for the following full year. 


Chapter membership meetings are held the third Wednesday of the month. Guest speakers are from local military units, state and local government and member presentations. Jan, Feb and Mar are luncheon meetings at the Seventeen 51 Restaurant & Bistro at Panorama, Lacey, WA, beginning at 11:30 AM.  For Apr through Nov, meetings are in the evening, beginning at 5:30 PM.

Board meets at 5:30 p.m. in the Seattle Room ofthe Quinault Building (Panorama main building) 2ndTuesday. All members are welcome to attend. 



Philanthropic Efforts: 

Olympia Area Chapter member contributions support five community service activities during the year. They are: 

Dec-Jan-Feb Northwest Youth Leadership Conference 

March-Apr-May USO Northwest 

Jun-Jul-Aug Fisher House JBLM 

Sep-Oct-Nov Santa's Castle JBLM and annual contribution to Shelton, WA High School NJROTC


Military Organization Support: 3d EOD Battalion 

The chapter has "adopted" this organization to provide morale and mentorship support.