Chapter 01

Welcome to the website of Chapter 1, ROA Department of Indiana!

Chapter 1 is based in Evansville, Indiana, and covers the entire southern portion of our state.  Our Chapter consists of about 88 members of all branches of service from Indiana and across the United States.  Other Indiana Chapters are located in Fort Wayne, Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indianapolis, and Lafayette.  The ROA Department of Indiana web site is

CHAPTER MEETINGS: Our current meeting schedule is the third Wednesday of January, March, May, September, and Novenber.  Spouses are always welcome.  See the Schedule of Events, below, for further details.

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Updated: 29 Mar 2014.


Schedule of Events

04-05 Apr 2014: ROA Department of Indiana Spring Convention at Club Lake View, NSWC Crane, Crane IN.  Friday, 04 Apr, 1900hrs: Speakers Dinner; Saturday, 05 Apr, 0830-1530hrs: Memorial service, speakers, nomination, election, and installation of Dept IN Officers for 2014-15.  Chapter 1 is the host chapter.   Speakers: Congressman (Dr.) Larry Bucshon, MD (R-8th Dist.); RDML Thomas W. Marotta, USNR; Col Alan Pratt, USMC.    Reservations: COL John Topper,, 812-544-2064.  Time: 0830-1530 hrs.  Cost: Speakers Dinner: $20.00; Saturday Registration: $25.00.  For Speakers Dinner, copy COL Bill Willis,

Congressman (Dr.) Larry Bucshon, MD (R-8th Dist), of Newburg, IN
Member, Committee on Education and the Workforce; Science, Space and Technology 
(Chairman,  Subcommittee on Research & Technology) 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 
Heart surgeon and former Navy Reservist (1989-1998) serving in Congress since 2011. 
RDML Thomas W. Marotta, USNR
Deputy Commander, Navy Recruiting Command; USNA Class of 1985; Naval Aviator with 3,300 hrs flying time and 500 carrier landings;
F/A-18 Hornet squadron commander during OIF on USS Theodore Roosevelt(CVN-71); Awards include LOM (2), BSM, 
AM (2) & MSM (3); civilian occupation: Captain & instructor with FedEx in Memphis.
 (Luncheon speaker)
Col. Alan Pratt, USMC 
Commanding Officer, NSWC CRANE since 2011; 
1984 NROTC graduate of the University of Michigan; former Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Coordinator, HQ Marine Corps;
former CO, MC Tactical Systems Support Activity, Camp Pendleton; Awards include LOM; MSM (3) & Navy-MC Commendation Medal(3)
Join us for the memorial service,
hear updates on Reserve Component and veterans affairs issues,
legislative concerns, report on National changes to constitution & by-laws
and elect new department officers.
Enter Crane via entrance from Hwy 231 or Hwy 58 & 45 from Bloomington.
Dutch Treat Friday night Speaker’s Dinner at 1900 hrs at Club Lake View ($20).
Saturday registration $25 includes lunch.
No rooms available at Crane. For room at Quality Inn, Bedford ($71.10 AARP rate) call (800) 424-6423 or 812-279-8111.

21 May 2014: Chapter 1 meeting, Raffi's, 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd, Evansville.  Nomination, election, and installation of Chapter Officers for 2014-15; Speaker: COL Dan Oates.

17 Sept 2014: Chapter 1 meeting, Raffi's, 1100 N. Burkhardt Rd, Evansville; Guest Speaker: Ray Mulesky, Topic: Indiana Home Guard during the Civil War.