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Never Stop Serving

Our Purpose

The purposes of the Chapter shall be to promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America; foster fraternal relations among retired, active and former officers of the uniformed services and their National Guard or Reserve components; protect the rights and interests of active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard personnel of the uniformed services and their dependents and survivors; provide useful services for members and their dependents and survivors; and serve the community and the nation. 

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             We celebrate our 40th Anniversary this year


 Upcoming events for 2023


                   Wed., May 17 - Former CIA Executive Director - Rae Huffstuttler and Capt Keith Hansen

                   Mon., June 19 - Charity Golf Tournament at Championship Golf Course, Incline Village, NV

                   Wed., July 19 - Dinner at Parasol with John Hoffman speaking about Veterans service                                               organization "Cognitive Exchange" (helping Vets make transition to civilian life

                    Wed., August 16 - Civil Air Patrol Dinner

                    Thursday, Sept. 21 - tour of NVANG base in Reno

                    Wed., October 18 - BGEN Joe Shaefer - World Affairs and National Threats 

                    Wed., Nov 15 - TBD

                    To pay your 2023 dues, send $25 check to:

                    Treasurer, MOAA-Lake Tahoe Chapter, P.O. box 3970, Incline Village, NV 89450 

                                  If you have questions: Call or email Jim Clark (775 )831-1414


                                          CHAPTER OFFICERS
President                    CAPT James F. Clark, USNR           (775) 831-1414
1st Vice President         CAPT Dennis R. Haney, USA          (775) 833-3037
2nd Vice President        LtCol Jeff Poindexter, USAF Ret     (775) 420-1676        
Secretary                     vacant                
Treasurer                     Col Gary Thomsen, USAF Ret       (775) 830-1409    


President Ex-Officio        RADM Jack Calvert, USN Ret        (775) 339-1233
Program Chair               Maj Stan Wolken, USAF               (650) 704-5991
Membership Chair        LtCol Roger Leach, USAF Ret         (775) 287-1121
Wash. D.C. Liaison        LtCol Guy Fortier, USAF Ret           (775) 831-3040
Personal Affairs Chair      Kay Lehr                                  (916) 203-4319
Newsletter Editor           LtCol Nancy Manter, USAF Ret      (775) 530-1498
Member-at-Large      CAPT Loren “Biz” Obley, USN Ret      (775) 831-8694
                Contacts for your Senators & Representatives​
The Honorable Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senate, Washington D.C. 20510, 
Phone: (202) 224-6244
The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senate, Wash. D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 2243542
The Honorable Mark Amodei, U.S. House of Representatives, Wash. D.C. 20515  
Phone: (202) 225-6155
    Anyone who wants to carpool, please contact any member of the board.
On the South Shore, call LtCol Jim Duke (530) 541-6179 or 

Chapter Directors


     Chapter Recruiting 2022 - 2023

            Lt Col Roger Leach, USAF Ret            


                              MOAA Life Membership


Life Membership fees are based on your nearest birthday.

49 and under $894                             Age 75-79 $476

Age 50-54 $801                                   Age 80-84 $370

Age 55-59 $804                                   Age 85-89 $266

Age 60-64 $740                                   Age 90-94 $171

Age 65-69 $662                                   Age 95-99 $104

Age 70-74 $574                                   Age 100 and over is Free


Join now! And you’ll receive a 10% discount on LIFE membership! Current Annual Membership Fee is $59.

You may pay in 10 convenient, interest-free installments, either by check or debit/credit card.

Should you prefer to pay by debit/credit card, you can have your credit card automatically charged monthly for the remaining installment payments. Payments will be debited on or about the 23rd of the month. Members whose spouses are also members of MOAA need only pay $100 for Life Membership for the other spouse. A great saving!


How to Apply:

The application in “A Guide TO MOAA MEMBERSHIP” brochure (call me if you need one - 775-287-1121) must be used, or chapter members can call the Member Service Center at 1-800-234-6622 to apply for Life Membership. It’s imperative to identify yourself as a Lake Tahoe Chapter (NV05) member to receive the 10% discount.


LIFE Membership offers the greatest value to officers in any stage of life and career. Those who sign up for LIFE Membership receive all of MOAA’s Premium benefits, plus more – for life. Additional LIFE benefits include an invitation to the Army Navy Club of Washington, D.C., with no initiation fee, bonus travel rewards and discounts, and direct access to MOAA staff experts on the dedicated LIFE Member Hotline. Additionally, once MOAA members sign up for LIFE, benefits will be made available to their spouses for their lives as well.

Finally: For those of you not currently LIFE Members, I encourage each of you to consider conversion to LIFE Membership. To ensure our chapter receives credit for conversion to Life Membership, please advise me of your action by calling me at (775) 287-1121.

Treasurer's report - Col Gary Thomsen, USAF Ret 

Army Medals


For questions or submissions to the web site:

Nancy Manter - 

phone: 775-530-1498


For dues and payment for events:

Gary Thomsen, Treasurer  

MOAA - LTC , P.O. Box 3970, Incline Village, NV


For membership information:

Roger Leach - 775-287-1121

President: Jim Clark - 775-831-1414

Dollar Bills



Here are some important facts that should clarify questions that arise about paying the Lake Tahoe Chapter dues of $25 per year and MOAA National dues.  


Lake Tahoe Chapter dues:  Your annual chapter dues of $25 are requested in November and December via the web page and the Christmas dinner/dance flyer emailed to you.  If you attended the dinner, you probably paid your dues then also.  If not, you either paid them separately or forgot to pay.  


Your dues for 2023 are due by January 1, 2023.

We do not send an invoice or bill for the annual chapter dues of $25.  If your dues are not paid by Jan. 1st, you will not receive a written notice of that.  If you are not sure if you paid your 2023 dues, or if you are unsure and wonder if you “paid ahead”, please text or email the treasurer to learn your status. or 775-830-1409.  He will reply within a week. 


Those exempt from paying Lake Tahoe Chapter dues are WWII Veterans, widows, widowers, and active duty members.  


MOAA National dues - These are separate from the chapter dues.  And, if you are a LIFE member of MOAA National, you still need to pay your chapter dues - $25.  


If you are a new member of MOAA National, you should receive a voucher as part of your “Welcome Letter” from MOAA National. It entitles you to one year of free chapter dues, but you must forward the voucher to the chapter.



I encourage all members to stay current and take action on important legislation in Congress by signing up for MOAA’s EMail Action E-list.

If you have not signed up for MOAA’s Email Action E-List, do so now.

Go to and on the top bar, place your cursor on “Take Action.”

In the drop-down menu that opens, click on “Contact Congress” and click on the box “Take Action” for those issues of importance to you.  

This will enable you to get immediate notification of legislation being considered by Congress that is of importance to the active duty and while on the “Contact Congress” page, go to the bottom and under “Stay informed,” click on “Action E-List,” Just follow the directions from that point. retired military community.


On August 17th, we had an excellent talk delivered by Terri Hendry, the Communications Director of the NV Department of Veterans Services.   I wrote the following to the Director of the NV Department of Veterans Services to express our chapter's appreciations for her presentation. 


"Profuse thanks for sending Terri Hendry to address the Lake Tahoe Chapter, Military Officers Association of America last evening (Aug 17, 2022).  She did an absolutely outstanding job.  In addition she visited the venue in advance to make sure she understood the audio-visual aids in Incline Village's Parasol building so the presentation flowed smoothly.


This event was our annual fundraiser for the Northern Nevada Civil Air Patrol, so her audience consisted of retired military (including a Marine Major General and Air Force Special Ops Brigadier General, young flier and learner air cadets, and their senior supervisors.  


Terri's talk was pithy, interesting and illuminating. Not one audience member had any idea of the scope of services available from NDVS .  


Thank you so much for sending this lovely and intelligent lady."

Very Respectfully yours,

James Clark, CAPT(JAGC) USNR (Ret)

President, MOAA - LTC

Go to this web site to learn about the services available in the Nevada Department of Veterans Services: or email Terri Hendry at


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