Ohio

WELCOME to the DEPARTMENT of OHIO'S RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (ROA) / RESERVE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION LEAGUE (ROAL) WEBSITE

The Department of Ohio President LTCOL Kenneth Kirkpatrick USAFR Ret welcomes 1LT Zachery Hoffman , USAR  Vice President Chapter OH-12 and CPT Shannon Bibbee, USAR President Chapter OH-12 at the Department of Ohio Council Meeting on 21 July 2013.

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

1. Gaining new membership for the ROA …Specific action to accomplish this as suggested by Captain Shannon Bibbee is for each of us …” to recruit one” New Member over the next 12 months..or as he puts it “ to replace our self ”

2. Focus efforts at the Junior Officer Level….Specifically speaking and Recruiting at Active Drilling Reserve and Guard Units.

3. Contact directly the Commanders of each drilling Reserve & Guard Unit.

4. To Urgently move into Social Media at the State and Local level. Younger members as well as older members, and potential new members use social media in work , business and their personal lives. Participating as an ROA members should be easier & able to be accomplished by utilizing “ go to meeting” tools, as an option instead of actually having to “ physically” attend a meeting. A Web Site archive of meetings to be viewed anytime.

5. Blogs, skype and other Social Media tools need to be implemented so that interaction can be as real time as possible. An outside Social Media Expert needs to be engaged for services to implement this at the State level as soon as possible.

6. Two sports focused competitions annually; with volunteer teams of junior officers from active drilling units to be implemented 2 x per year, leading to national competition.

7. State ROA bylaws need to be revised and updated. Committees cut in half/ combined…and State Level meetings reduced to 3 x per Year. Consider changing State Convention to every 2 years, from the now every year. Promote merging of Chapters.

8. Focus at the upcoming National ROA Conventionto keep ROA an Officer Organization: To promote strong affiliations and collaboration with other Officer, Enlisted, and Veteran organizations.

 

Thank you and best wishes.
Ken Kirkpatrick, Lt. Col, USAFR (Ret.)
kkirkpatrick@capitalplanners.com

 

NEXT OHIO ROA COUNCIL MEETING

  • 16 MAR 2014 - Sunday at Ohio Dominican University Conference Room #5 Columbus 1000 hours .

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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  • 4 MAR 2014npsp;NATIONAL COUNCIL MEETING IN WASHINGTON DC
  • 4-6 APRIL 2014npsp:ANNUAL ROA/ROAL DEPARTMENT OF OHIO CONVENTION TO BE HELD AT THE HOPE HOTEL -WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE IN DAYTON, OHIO   HOST CHAPTER & COL JOHN COLEMAN CHAPTER OH-16  COL GARY LOXLEY, USAR AND MAJ GUS VITALI, USAF RET ARE THE CO-CHAIRMEN FOR THIS EVENT   MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • 11-12 OCT 2014nbsp:MIDWEST JOPDS TO BE HELD AT DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY COLUMBUS, OHIO - MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW
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      RECENT PAST STATE EVENTS

       

       

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      •  7-10 August 2013 NATIONAL SECURITY SEMINAR AND NATIONAL ROA CONVENTION IN WASHINGTON DC AT THE WARDMAN HOTEl
      • 15 September 2013 ROA DEPARTMENT COUNCIL MEETING AT DSCC COLUMBUS, OH .
      • 28 Sep 2013 -Paul Brown Lecture Series Event - to be held in Cincinnati starting at 1830 hours
      • 28 SEP 2013 - NKU vs NAVY Football Game - Military Appreciation Night in Kentucky
      • 17 OCT 2013 -  Luncheon with Congressman Brad Wenstrup at Mariemont Inn at noon (changed from 26 Sep 2013) in Cincinnati.
      • 18 Oct 2013 - Friday Dinner with Naval Academy Superintendet at the Hotel located in Toledo at the University of Toledo Medical Center 3100 Glendale Ave. Cost $35.00/person.  Dinner = Beef Brisket.  RSVP to David Puckett, 5051 Chatham Valley, Toledo, OH 43615.  Questions call 419-944-0473.  Make checks out to Toledo Chapter USNA.
      • 19 Oct 2013 - Saturday 1630 hours (4:30 PM.  Tailgate party hosted by USNA Northwest Ohio Parents Club in Toledo at the ROTC Bldg adjacent to the Glass Bowl Stadium.  Cost $20.00
      • 19 Oct 2013 Saturday Kickoff in Toledo.  Ticket reservations can be made by calling 1-800-US4-NAVY.  By Credit card at $35.00 apiece
      • 19 OCT 2013 - NOSC CINCINNATI NAVY BALL - to be held in Kentucky at "The Madison 700 Madison Avenue Covington, KY 41011 from 1800-2300 hours.
      • 26 OCT 2013 - ROA/ROAL Joint Dinner Meeting at the Manor House Restaurant in Springdale, Ohio
      • 7 Nov 2013 - VETERANS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY to be held in Columbus.
      • 8 Nov 2013 - University of Cincinnati - Veterans Day Celebration 1000 hrs held on McMicken Commons. Veterans invited to attend.
      • 10 Nov 2013 - 42nd Armed Forces Sabbath Celebration to be held at the Immaculata Church in Mount Adams (Cincinnati) starting at 1100 and will be followed by a Chaplain's Reception.  All Veterans and their families are invited to attend. 
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