Welcome to the
            Grand Strand Chapter of

              Military Officers Association of America


                                 Welcome  from Dave Townsend, Grand Strand Chapter President

Thank you for visiting our new website.  Our chapter is a welcoming and active organization with 160 members.  Membership is open to active duty, retired, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the uniformed services (Active, Reserve, National Guard, and State Guard):  Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In general, we support veterans’ issues locally and nationally.  We provide leadership awards and college scholarships to deserving area high school cadets in JROTC units.  We attend and support numerous veteran activities in the Grand Strand area including the “Stand Down” for homeless veterans, May Military Appreciation Month events and Memorial Day parade.  We let our voice be known concerning legislative issues both at the state and national levels.

We normally have a dinner meeting ten months of the year (excluding July and August) at the Pine Lakes Country Club on the second Tuesday of the month.  You are invited to give us a try.  Call me at 843-907-1763 to make a reservation, and I hope to welcome you to our award-winning chapter,

Dave Townsend



                    WHO ARE WE ?

We are one of 12 chapters in South Carolina welcoming all officers and their families to the Carolinas ...- Beautiful Places - Smiling Faces...
Please click on this link South Carolina MOAA Chapters to locate a chapter close to you.  

Become a member:

MOAA Membership is open to active duty, retired, former officers, Reserve, National Guard, and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Surviving Spouse memberships also are available.                     

Learn more

The Grand Strand Chapter was formed on January 13, 1960. 

It's membership consists of:

  • currently serving
  • former officers
  • retired officers
  • their survivors.


 November Monthly Meeting: 

Our November dinner meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14th, at Pine Lakes Country Club, 5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.  Cost is $25.00.  The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.  This month the guest speakers will be Andy Milovich, President and General Manager, and Ryan Cannella, Marketing Manager, of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball organization.    Color Guard will be provided by the Aynor HS Army JROTC, with 1st Sgt Allen York and SFC David Jones presiding.   Business casual.  RSVP not later than Friday, November 10th.  Tony Prince: 703-304-7398; email: stephen.a.prince@gmail.com.

 Schedule permitting, please do plan to attend this important Chapter meeting. 


December Monthly Meeting: 

{Our special annual holiday member celebration.}

Tentatively, December 12th, at the Pine Lakes Country Club.

Detailed information will be provided soon.

Editorial Policy: This website and  “The Coastal Tide Newsletter" are published by the Grand Strand Chapter, which is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). 

MOAA.org and its affiliated chapters and councils are nonpartisan.



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MOAA  Grand Strand Chapter is a 501(c)3 organization

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