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  SENCLAND : Southeastern North Carolina (SENCLAND) Chapter MOAA Membership: Information on Membership


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Join SENCLAND Chapter of MOAA

SENCLAND Chapter represents military officers and their families in the southeast region of North Carolina. It is a part of MOAA which is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. Please join our chapter to connect with military veterans of all services, receive updates on compensation and benefits for you and your family, and to enjoy the camaraderie at our several social events throughout the year.

To join, download and print the application form (see Downloads folder) then send the application form to the Membership Chair Al Schroetel at downeast@bellsouth.net.

If you have questions, please contact us via email using the Contact Us tab on the left hand side of the page.

Feb 6, 20/ Anonymous/ Joining/

Should You Join MOAA National?

Membership Options to Join MOAA National

Why National MOAA Membership?

Although it is not necessary to be a member of National MOAA to be a SENCLAND Chapter member, we strongly encourage it. National MOAA membership ensures that we have a strong voice with Congress on matters of importance to active duty, Reserve and Guard, retired Service men & women and their families.

There are three levels of National MOAA membership:

  1. Basic Membership: This is a free electronic membership that provides the opportunity to experience what MOAA is all about. You'll stay current with MOAA e-newsletters and have opportunities to participate in grassroots activism efforts.

  2. Premium Membership: This level provides full access to everything MOAA has to offer, including unlimited access to the full spectrum of MOAA National's career resources, financial-planning advice, and all MOAA-exclusive publications and news updates. That’s on top of all the benefits included at the BASIC Membership level. Dues are paid annually.

  3. Life Membership: This level of MOAA provides the greatest level of benefits...all of the benefits of Premium membership, plus:

    • Direct Access to Staff Experts via MOAA’s LIFE Member Hotline.
    • Protection for Your Spouse. LIFE membership privileges automatically transfer to your spouse after your death at no cost. This provides quick access to expert advice on survivor benefits and services.
    • Bonus Rewards and Travel Discounts. Earn an additional 7,500 rewards points for use on your first trip when you book through MOAA's vacation center.
    • Discounts for products and services such as car rentals, computers, hotels and insurance
    • One time dues payment which covers you and your surviving spouse for life.

More information on National MOAA membership, visit the MOAA website.

National MOAA
Sep 18, 14/ SENCLAND/ Joining/

Membership Dues Policy for Local Chapters

National MOAA and Local Chapter Dues

Some have asked "Why do I have to pay Chapter dues if I am a member of the National MOAA Organization and pay annual dues there or am a Life Member of MOAA national?" Although our Chapter (and all other local Chapters) are part of MOAA's National structure and network, all chapters are separate entities, responsible for their own funding.

National MOAA conducts functions on a national scale, for example:

  • Lobbying with the US Congress on benefits and entitlements for military members, retirees and military families on a National scale
  • Offering counseling and assistance to its members worldwide; for example:
    • Career transition assistance
    • Survivor benefit counseling

  • Offering products and services to its members worldwide; for example:
    • Insurance products such as TRICARE Supplements, Term Life insurance, and Long Term Care insurance
    • Product and services discounts such as travel, Dell and Apple computers, sports and outdoor equipment, apparel, jewelry, etc.
    • Financial calculators, tax guide, Estate planning and other resources .
    • More information on Member Benefits and Resources is available at the National MOAA website.
      National MOAA

Local Chapters offer local opportunities, for example:

  • Luncheons and social gatherings
  • Local JROTC Scholarships
  • Support of local military events and programs.
  • Liaison with local elected officials on matters of military interest
  • A Chapter Website and Newsletter

You do not have to be a member of National MOAA to be a member of our Chapter, but we strongly encourage National MOAA membership because of the strong voice it gives us in Congress.

Click the link below for Regular Membership or Surviving Spouse Applications. If you have any questions on this please contact Membership Chair Al Schroetel at downeast@bellsouth.net or 910-686-6905.

Mar 25, 14/ Anonymous/ Joining/

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2023 Chapter Membership Dues

Payment Options and Policies


Annual Chapter membership payments are due in January. Dues and donations can be paid on-line, by mail, or in person at monthly luncheons.

Our Chapter derives its funding for Chapter activities almost exclusively through membership dues. The annual dues ($20 for members and $15 for surviving spouses) are among the lowest in the State. Chapter dues pay for representation at military and veteran functions, special events like our WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans’ Recognitions, MOAA logo gifts for luncheon speakers, membership in the North Carolina MOAA Council of Chapters, website maintenance, mailing costs, and other operational expenses.

Dues are waived for the following two categories of members:

  • All members 90 years of age or older
  • New chapter members for the remainder of the calendar year in which they join. Thus, if a member joins in January dues are waived for the entire year.


As you make your payment, please also consider donating to the Chapter's Outreach, Junior ROTC Scholarship, Veteran Education Assistance Programs, and the BG Jim Carper Legacy Scholarship Fund. Donations provide the funds for the Junior ROTC Scholarships as well as support for local veterans and military members and their families.

Make a Donation

Payment Options

There are two ways to pay your dues and make donations:

  1. On-Line: Click the "Payment Options" button in this post, click "Buy Now", then follow the prompts to pay dues by Paypal or credit card.

  2. Hard Copy: Please print the following form and mail your dues and donations to:


    P.O. BOX 10015

    Wilmington, NC 28404

    You may also bring the completed form and payment to the monthly luncheon.


    Mailing address:

    Email address:













    Indicate where there are changes such as phone number or a new address.

If you have questions about how to make payments, please contact Chapter Treasurer at SENCLAND.Treasurer@gmail.com.

If you have a question about your payment status, please contact Membership Chair Al Schroetel at downeast@bellsouth.net.

Online Pricing:

Member Dues: $21

Surviving Spouses Dues: $16

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Online Pricing:

Member Dues: - $21
Surviving Spouses Dues: - $16

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BG Jim Carper Legacy Scholarship Fund

Donations can be made to the SENCLAND Scholarship Fund in honor BG (R) James T. Carper. Donations can be made using the Paypal link below or by mailing a check to SENCLAND Chapter, MOAA, P.O. Box 10015, Wilmington, NC 28404.

Please include a note that your donation is for the BG Jim Carper Legacy Scholarship Fund.

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Lend us a hand for JROTC, Veteran Educational Grants, and Outreach Needs

Your Donations help SENCLAND in our Mission

SENCLAND does a lot more than what your membership fees cover. Your donation to the Veteran Educational Assistance Grants, BG Jim Carper Memorial Scholarship Award, Outreach, and JROTC and will help us raise budgeted amounts to assist veterans. Thanks in advance for your support.

You can optionally specify how you want your donation to be used:

  • Veteran Educational Assistance Grants are awarded to qualified Veteran students at UNC Wilmington, Brunswick Community College, and Cape Fear Community College.
  • BG Jim Carper Memorial Scholarship Award provides grants to deserving, qualifying Veteran (preferentially ARNG) students at UNC Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, and Brunswick Community College.
  • Outreach provides direct support to military and veteran families in their communities.
  • JROTC scholarship grants and leadership awards are provided to qualified students in more than 15 area high schools.

Donations can be made using the Paypal link below or by mailing a check to SENCLAND Chapter, MOAA, P.O. Box 10015, Wilmington, NC 28404.

Apr 9, 16/ Ric Kolseth/ Donations/

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Membership Roster

SENCLAND Chapter Roster is displayed on our Members Only page. If you are a current member of our Chapter and have not received instruction for access or are unable to display the Roster, please email Webmaster at webmaster@sencland.org.

Mar 22, 13/ Anonymous/ About Our Members/

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Information about Volunteerism and Community Opportunities

Our SENCLAND members are very engaged in opportunities to "give back". You'll find us in numerous groups and interest areas demonstrating leadership and teamsmanship. A wonderful way to make new friends in our surrounding communities. A good place to start looking for volunteer opportunities is a website called: WILMINGTON INSIDER INFO for VOLUNTEERS. You can click on the Links below for numerous opportunities in our area.

CFCC volunteer agencies

List of agencies that focus on community issues or special populations.

Cape Fear Volunteer Center

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center matches agencies and individuals with service opportunities in Southeastern North Carolina.

Volunteer Match

Find The Best Volunteer Opportunities Near Wilmington.


Help support one of the most spectacular public gardens in southeast North Carolina.


The paws4vets Assistance Dog Placement Program provides customized Assistance Dogs to Veterans, Service Members, and their dependents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, or emotional disabilities.

NHRMC Volunteer Opportunities

Information on how to get involved as a hospital volunteer. Volunteers play an important role by adding a personal touch to interactions with patients, loved ones and visitors.

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area

You are welcome to apply to volunteer and also to apply to serve as a Guardian to assist veterans on an honor flight.

Brunswick Newcomers Club

Many opportunities to participate and give back to Brunswick County.

Step Up for Soldiers

Volunteer your time, talents and financial resources so that our troops always know that they are loved and supported by a grateful nation.

Friends of Fort Fisher

Support the Fort Fisher State Historic Site to preserve this historic battlefield and training ground, interpret the Fort Fisher stories and promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the significance of Fort Fisher’s role in our history.

Museum of Military History at Ft Fisher

Veterans Stand Down and Homeless CONNECT

Wreaths Across America

Sponsor a veterans’ wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteer, or donate to a local sponsorship group.

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The Chapter offers the opportunity for members and their spouses to purchase engraved plastic nametags. The cost is $15, the style and size is shown in the image, and will have a magnetic clasp. We will order Quarterly or when we have at least ten paid orders. Nametags are delivered at monthly luncheons and Chapter events.

You can order your nametags either online or by mailing a personal check and order form as follows.

  1. Pay for your nametags(s)
  2. ON-LINE: Pay for your nametags using the Purchase button on this page.

    - or -

    Mail Personal Check and Order Form: Download and print the order form (see Download folder), then mail the completed form and personal check made out to SENCLAND MOAA to:

    SENCLAND Chapter of MOAA

    P.O. Box 10015

    Wilmington, NC 28404

  3. Send an e-mail to Chris Morin (villa_morin@hotmail.com) including the information you want on the nametag (1) name, including nick name if you prefer, (2) rank, (3) military service, and (4) current duty status. Nametags for spouses only require the person’s name and nickname if desired.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Morin (villa_morin@hotmail.com).

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Membership: SENCLAND Nametags - $15.00

SENCLAND Chapter Embroidered Apparel

SENCLAND Embroidered LOGO Shirts, Caps, & Outerwear are now available at our Chapter Online Store hosted by Queensboro Shirt Co. You can access the store using: https://senclandmoaa.qbstores.com

You can save shipping cost if you are willing to pick up at Queensboro Shirt Co at 1400 Marstel-lar Street in Wilmington. Call Queensboro at 800-847-4478 after you have placed your order and tell them you want to pick up when ready. They will credit back the shipping cost and call you when ready for pickup.

Browse SENCLAND shirts & caps
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