Save the date for the ROA Dept of Golden West Annual Convention April 5-7, 2019

SAVE the Date for the ROA Dept of Golden West (California and Nevada) Annual meeting being held at the Courtyard by Marriott, 5865 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA. (across the street from Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos.)

ROA is the nation’s leading advocate for members of the Reserve Components, their families, and veterans of the Reserve force. Reserve service members face the unique burdens of balancing civilian and military commitments. Too often, the Reserve force is treated as an afterthought in law and policy, in modernization, training, use, and funding, and in benefits.

Hotel reservations can be made directly with the hotel at our ROA convention rate. Space is limited, registration is required. ROA is open to all who have honorably served in the military.

Tentative Agenda

FRIDAY: 05 April 2019

1300-1500 ROA/ROAL Registration

1400-1700 EXCOM Mtg/Membership Workshop led by LTC Milt Houghton

1700-1830 Happy Hour – Hospitality Suite – Light Hors d’oeuvres

1830-2030 Free Time – enjoy local restaurants

2030 -2300 Hospitality Suite open.

SATURDAY: 06 April 2019

0700-0800 ROA/ROAL Registration & Breakfast

0815-0830 Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation

0830 -0845 Opening Remarks President Houghton

0845-0900 General Introductions

0900-0945 Keynote Speaker ROA Executive Director Jeffrey Phillips

0945-1000 Break

1000- 1030 Presentation by ESGR – speaker (TBA) BG Combs invited.

1030-1100 Presentation by Military Children’s collaborative Group – Debbie Nichols Exec Director

1100-1130 Presentation by Laura Herzog, Founder and CEO Honoring Our Fallen.Org

1130-1300 Joint ROA/ROAL Luncheon Guest Speaker: (TBA) Sen. Umberg & Congressman Lowenthal invited.

1315-1445 ROAL Meeting

1315 – 1530 Business session including Service Section and committee reports, Approval of budget and election of National Councilman

1545-1630 General Session – planning for increased recruitment, retention and involvement in organization

1830 ROA / ROAL Social – Hospitality Suite
2030 ROA/ROAL/Banquet; Awards; Guest Speaker: (TBA)79th TSC Command invited (Attire: Mess Dress, Service Dress or Civilian Business)

2030-2300 Hospitality Suite open

SUNDAY: 07 April 2019

0700-0800 Breakfast Buffett

0815-0845 Memorial Service for ROA & ROAL Members Deceased Since Our Last Convention. Chaplain (COL) Donald R. Forden, USA (Ret.)

0900-1030 General Session Resumes Wrap up –set dates for Fall Council and 2020 Convention

1030-1045 Closing Remarks: LTC Beverley A. Houghton, USA (Ret.)

For further information contact Bev Houghton, President at

This article was released by the ROA Department of the Golden West.