Our Chapter was established in 1945 as the Clearwater Chapter of The Retired Officers Association (TROA) with BG George R. Estes, USA Ret. as President. The Chapter served the local community of retired and former military officers and their spouses from that time through today!
In September 2002, the national Board of Directors of TROA voted to change the organization's name to the Military Officers Association Of America (MOAA) to broaden the focus to include all currently serving military officers and their spouses in addition to the retired and former officer community. This change reflected the growing need of a veterans service organization focused on all U.S. military officers while the country was at war. The name, and more importantly, the new focus took root and all local chapters proudly became MOAA chapters.
The Clearwater Chapter has consistently been one of the top chapters in Florida, winning the Florida Chapter of The Year Award for in 1992, an winning 4 and 5 Stars Chapter recognition from National MOAA every year since 2005.