Chapter 11


   ROA membership is open to any federally commissioned officer, warrant officer, non-commissioned officer of the National Guard, Reserve, Active Component, Former officers or Retired officers and their spouses. Chapter 11 of the Reserve Officers Association Department of the Golden West meets at the March Air Reserve Base and vacinity.

Our Mission

   The Mission and Purpose of the March Air Reserve Base Chapter is to provide “Grass Roots” input through the Department of the Golden West (California/Nevada) to the Reserve Officers Association to fulfill its Congressional Charter to support and promote the development and execution of a military policy for the United States that will provide adequate National Security.  Chapter 11 is a working unit of ROA, it has great freedom in determining its programs and priorities and provides the basis for establishing ROA’s goals and objectives.  It carries out activities within the framework of the department and national constitutions, by-laws and written operating guidance.

Chapter News

   Department of the Golden West (California/Nevada) is offering a $100.00 rebate for New Life Members and to each member recruiting a new member a $5.00 credit against registration for a future Department Convention or Council meeting for each new Department of the Golden West member recruited.  Details are on the Department web site. Chapter 11 is also offering an additional  REBATE for NEW LIFE MEMBERS while funds last or until 28 June 2014 whichever comes first.  Contact us for further information.  If you have recently moved to our great Golden West States, then please contact us.  We would enjoy hearing from you and introducing you to all of the great benefits of being a member of the ROA and the Department of the Golden West.

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   The following individuals have been elected as Chapter 011 officers: President: Christine Kowalski; Vice President:Yolanda Garcia; Treasurer: Kenneth Morrison; Sergeant At Arms: Monica Lombardo.  They will be sworn in and installed at the next Chapter meeting set for 28 June 2014 at the March Field Air Museum.

   The  ROA will hold it's National Convention in Long Beach, CA  23 - 26 July 2014.  The Department of the Golden West will hold its Fall Council Meeting at Nellis AFB, NV, 26 - 27 September 2014 and the Spring Convention at Port Hueneme, CA,  24 - 26 April 2015.  Save these dates and plan to attend.

   ROA Kiosks have been placed at: (1) 336 ARS, Bldg 2245 lobby (2) Navy Support Center, Bldg 23570 main lobby (3) Armed Forces Reserve Center, snack room outside N110 (4) Base Exchange, Military Clothing Sales (5) Commissary, entrance shelf (6) 452 MdSq & 163 MdSq, Bldg 2300 entrance lobby (7) Billeting Reception, main lobby (8) Fitness Center, Bldg 465 entrance (9) Legal Office, Bldg 115 waiting room (10) All Ranks Club, at entrance to Back Street Cafe from the club.  Volunteers are needed to check on the kiosks to ensure the brochures and application forms don't run out.  Volunteers should contact either Colonel Morrison or Colonel Santee.

   If you've gone to the ROA website recently, you may have noticed that it is new as are the department and chapter sites.  The chapter sites can no longer have the same amount of information posted as we had in the past.  Chapter 11 will do its best to post as much relevant information as possible on this site.  You may always contact any of the officers listed for clarification or additional information.