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Southern Mid-Atlantic Navy Nurse Corps Association (SMANNCA)

Interest in forming a chapter for those living in the Hampton Roads Area began at the May 1996 Capital Reunion held in Northern Virginia/District of Columbia. In September of that year, several retired nurses gathered to become part of a chapter formation committee. By the end of 1998 commitment and participation from both retirees and active duty nurses living in the southern half of Virginia resulted in completion of Chapter Bylaws and the submission of a formal application in January 1999.

In May 1999, our application was approved by the NNCA Board at their annual meeting. We rejoiced as SMANNCA became the 9th “official” chapter of the Navy Nurse Corps Association.

Membership: Is open to all retired, active duty, former active duty and reserve nurse corps officers. It is required that chapter members also be members of NNCA.

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Meetings: SMANNCA holds a luncheon and short business meeting twice/year. The fall meeting is designated as our annual meeting and is held in the Hampton Roads Virginia area. The spring luncheon is held in various locations in the southwestern part of the Commonwealth. For example, Roanoke, Lexington and Charlottesville.  A variety of programs are enjoyed at each luncheon.  A newsletter is generally published two to three times a year.

Chapter Dues: SMANNCA membership dues are $10.00/year. Members are encouraged to submit payment along with NNCA National dues each spring.

Chapter Mission/Projects: In support of NNCA our projects include:

  • Awarding an annual scholarship of $1000 to a qualified nursing student in his/her Junior Collegiate year.
  • Participating in various Troop support activities.
  • Fund raising projects provide monies for our scholarships, troop support activities, and general fund.
  • SMANNCA’s luncheons provide opportunity for all to socialize and share current activities.

Contact this Chapter: Our email address is smannca@nnca.org