About Us

The Women Marines Association is proud to be the only Veterans’ association for and about women Marines. WMA is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. It was Established in Denver, CO, in 1960 to ensure that our history as Marines would continue to be told and passed on to a new generation of Marines. Chapters and members across the nation work on community programs and support our   military personnel, our Veterans and their  communities.  WMA is a member of the National Marine Corps Council and maintains a liaison with  Headquarters Marine Corps

ABOUT OUR CHAPTER– LADY MARINE ROSE OR-1- The chapter was chartered in March 1964 by our founder Meg Dawes .  Members of  our chapter  make and sells litter bags and the funds are used to  support local Marines in need , as well as support various  local events and organizations. Our   chapter also has a scholarship establish in name of our founder . We  participate in several community events throughout the year ,such as Veteran’s Day  & 4th of July Parade , Stand Down, Veterans Runs/Hikes , Habitat  For Humanity . Our chapter  strongly believes in giving back to our community, in which we live and take part in the Adopt-a-road program in Salem.  4 times a year we gather together and pick up litter along a portion of Portland Rd .


Our Chapter meets  the 4th Saturday of each month . Since we are the  Few and the Proud  with chapter members  living throughout the Willamette Valley, we take our meetings on the road to reach as many Women Marines as possible and get them involve..

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