I have the honor of representing the Reserve Officers Association (ROA), Department of Florida as its President through April 2015.

To all who read this message, a very hardy WELCOME!

MAJ Edward J. Manak, USAR (Ret)


As of last Friday, May 9th, our Convention Registration On-Line Portal is officially “Live” and “Open For Business!”  Now, it’s time for you to personally GET IN THE FIGHT!

Take Ownership in This Convention: Make Your Mark on Our Future

ROA's National Convention, held in Long Beach California July 23rd through July 26th, is the cornerstone of our work to support a strong Reserve force. Delegates to the Convention form the direction of our association through critical votes and elections. These decisions drive our legislative agenda and direct the association's work in Washington and across the nation. There's no better chance to make a difference in our cause than by actively participating in this democratic process.

Make History in Long Beach, Re-Unite with ROA Members, and Enjoy all that Southern California has to Offer!

Did you know that ROA's 2014 National Convention is the first annual convention outside of Washington, DC in five years?  Long Beach is a perfect destination for the meeting's return to the West Coast.  July is a great time to visit sunny Southern California—and Long Beach is close to many of California’s premier vacation destinations.

New this year!  Based on your direct input and feedback, our Convention staff has scheduled plenty of free time for socialization, networking, and renewal of old friendships.  In fact, we now have numerous special excursions and activities planned exclusively for ROA members and their families.  So, come – bring the family! – and enjoy the great weather in sunny, Southern California!

Many of you have recently asked of us, “What can I do to promote grassroots outreach in my Chapter?” This is your chance!  Spread the word about this wonderful event and come to the 2014 National Convention!

Hurry!  Early Bird, Reduced-Registration Rates are only available through June 2nd!  Go to www.roa.org/events/2014-roa-national-convention for more information!D