MOAA Archived Roundtables


Transition Services (October 2022)
Learn about transition services, professional development, engaging employers and using social networking resources like LinkedIn, MOAA’s virtual career fairs, and much more. Col. Brian Anderson, USAF (Ret), MOAA’s senior director of transition and member services, explains the best methods of staying connected.

Levels of Excellence Award Changes (September 2022)
Find out about the changes made to the 2022-23 Levels of Excellence program. This roundtable touches on a new level of award, visit reports being considered, and raising the bar on some criteria (e.g. Committee Module usage) and more emphasis on the subjective grading. 

Community Outreach – Emergency Relief (August 2022)
Learn about The MOAA Foundation’s Community Outreach Grant program, how to apply for grants, website resources and tips, and some of the chapter leaders who had successful events.  

Recruiting (June 2022) 
Listen to a wide-ranging discussion on chapter recruiting efforts featuring several MOAA chapter leaders from across the nation. 

Media Exposure/October Military Officer (May 2022) 
Leaders discuss chapter involvement in the upcoming October 2022 issue of Military Officer magazine, as well as maximizing opportunities for local media coverage.

Crisis Relief Grant Program (April 2022)
Learn about this program offered through The MOAA Foundation from Rebecca Culhane, MOAA development associate.

Generating Revenue (March 2022)
Learn about revenue-generating programs and suggested fundraising activities, and receive an overview of best practices from Col. Bill Betson, USA (Ret), president of the Fort Knox (Ky.) Chapter.

Council/Chapter Social Media Guide (January 2022)
Are you looking for ways to improve or expand your chapter or council’s online presence? Have you been tasked to start up a social media account for your council or chapter and you’re worried about how to get started? Are you eager to help your members embrace the social media space? Click the above link to view a video adapted from our January 2022 leadership roundtable, and to download presentation slides and more resources to improve your digital footprint.

Communications Award Process and Best Practices (December 2021)
Find out more about necessary requirements before submitting your Communications Award package. Contributing Editor Blair Drake and Program Manager Victoria Twyne provide an in-depth discussion along with best practices for council and chapter leaders to consider using with print/e-newsletters and websites.

Community Outreach Grant Program Roundtable Discussion (November 2021)
Listen to MOAA’s development associate describe the MOAA Foundation’s Community Outreach Chapter Grant program and explain how the application and selection process works. The roundtable also included discussion of the Community Sponsorship program. Each of these resources can help fund council and chapter efforts in their communities. 

Retention/Succession Planning Roundtable Discussion (October 2021)
Check out a discussion on retention and succession planning led by Col. Steve Bond, USA (Ret), MOAA Cape Canaveral Chapter president and Florida Council membership chair.

Recruiting Roundtable Discussion (September 2021)
Check out a discussion on recruiting new members led by Maj. Sherry Ferki, RN, USA (Ret), second vice president of MOAA’s Portsmouth (Va.) Area Chapter, and former Air Force Capt. Donna Culp, president of MOAA’s Western North Carolina Chapter.

ROTC/JROTC Roundtable Discussion (July 2021)
Col. DK Berry, USAF (Ret), president of the MOAA Arkansas Council of Chapters, leads this very informative discussion on ROTC/JROTC program support. It includes council and chapter leaders from across the country as they engage in a meaningful discussion about best practices and overall support of these vital programs.