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2018 National Convention

 Export to Your Calendar 9/27/2018 to 9/30/2018
When: 27-30 September 2018
Where: Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass St
Omaha, Nebraska  68102
United States
Contact: Diane Markham

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Registration Information

Registration information will be available soon.


Hotel Information

Omaha Hilton

1001 Cass St

Omaha, NE  68102

Phone: (402) 998-3400



ROA’s room block offers a rate of $104 (single) plus 18.16% applicable tax. Reservations must be made by August 30, 2018 to enjoy the group rate.



The easiest way to make your reservation is through ROA’s Hilton Reservation Portal. Click here. You may also call 800-Hiltons (800-445-8667). When calling, be sure to reference group code “ROAS” to get the convention rate.



Here is a broad overview of the event. Click here for a full agenda. Visit often as we will provide updates as they become available.

Thursday, 27 September 2018

8:00 am – Noon                     ROA Academy

9:00 am – Noon                     Executive Committee Meeting

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                 Department National Council Members Meeting

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm                 Department Presidents’ Meeting

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm                 Welcome Reception

Friday, 28 September 2018

7:30 am – 9:00 am                 Memorial Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00                    General Assembly

10:30 am – 12:30 pm             Service Section Meetings

Afternoon                              Website Training & Committee Meetings


Saturday, 29 September 2018

8:00 am – 9:00 am                 General Assembly

9:30 am – 11:30 am               Service Section Meetings

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm                 General Assembly

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm               Banquet (preceded by light reception)


Sunday, 30 September 2018

8:00 am – 11:30 pm               General Assembly

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm                 Executive Committee Meeting



Recommended dress for all meetings and welcome reception is business casual. Members in uniform are expected to adhere to the grooming, physical and uniform standards of their respective services. The ROA Banquet is formal/black tie.

Resolution Process/Deadlines

Resolutions recommended by departments, service sections, and standing committees will be considered by the convention body. To be properly filed, a resolution must be received in the prescribed format at National Headquarters no later than Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Resolutions recommended by the National Resolutions Committee for presentation to the national convention will be provided to delegates. For more information, contact John Rothrock, ROA Director, Legislative and Military Policy at or 800-809-9448, ext. 713.



Every member is encouraged to apply to their department leadership to become a delegate. Delegates cast votes on behalf of their department on issues such as resolutions, proposed changes to the constitution and bylaws, and the election of national officers. To find out who your department leader is, visit your department’s group webpage or contact Ashika Grimes at or (202) 646-7700.

Departments should submit their completed delegate reporting form to national headquarters no later than September 17, 2018. Click here to see the number of delegates and votes each department is allowed. Forms and questions should be sent to Diane Markham at or (202) 646-7728.



Convention delegates will elect new national leadership during the convention. The following national positions are open: President-Elect (two-year term), Executive Committeeman Army (two-year term), Executive Committeeman Air Force (two-year term), Executive Committeeman Naval Services (two-year term), and Executive Committeeman Naval Services (one-year term to fill unexpired term of John Rothrock).

Be sure to check the “Candidates’ Corner” regularly to read about the endorsed members running for office.

To be considered for an elected office, you must be endorsed by your Department. A letter signed by your department president or secretary should be sent to Diane Markham ( or 1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC 20002).


Getting There

From the Eppley Airfield (OMA)

  • Shuttles - The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service. The shuttle picks up at door #5, across from the SWA ticket counter, from the center median.
  • Driving: Take left onto Abbott Drive. Left at 10th Street, to Cass Street. Turn right. Hotel is on the left. Distance from Hotel: 3 mi. Drive Time: 10 min.
  • Taxi: Estimated fare: $11.00
  • Rental Cars - Rental car counters are located near Door #3. Ready car spaces are located in the Canopy Lot (south of the terminal), and are accessed via a complementary shuttle that picks up customers on the median at Door #3. For more information call 402-346-2466.

Driving Directions

  • From East: I-80 west to I-29 North to I-480 West into Omaha. Dodge St. exit, right onto 10th. Go four blocks to Cass Street and turn left. Hotel is on the left.
  • From West: I-80 east to I-480 east to 14th St. exit. Left at Capitol Street. Go four blocks to 10th St., turn left. Go two blocks north to Cass St., turn left. Hotel is on left.
  • From North: I-29 South to I-480 West to Dodge St. exit, turn right on 10th St. Go four blocks north to Cass St., turn left. Hotel is on the left.
  • From South: I-29 North to I-480 west, take Dodge St. exit, turn right on 10th St. Go four blocks to Cass St., turn left. Hotel is on the left.


What to Do

Get your FREE Omaha visitor’s guide. Click here!

Whether you are looking for arts & culture, casinos, spas, zoos, golfing, shopping, or nightlife, Visit Omaha has your guide for what to do while in Omaha. Click here and start planning your visit now.

The Hilton offers complimentary shuttle service on first-come first-served bases that goes to the old market & zoo.


Where to Eat

Coffee and Gift Shop – For a delightful morning start, the hotel’s Coffee and Gift shop, located in the lobby, proudly brews Starbucks® Coffees. The Coffee and Gift shop is your place to purchase whole fruit, yogurt and beverages. In addition, you will enjoy delicious muffins and pastries available all day. Try their delicious lunch sandwiches and salads. The Coffee and Gift shop also offers your favorite magazines, Omaha souvenirs and sundry items.

In-Room Dining – Enjoy the comfort of your guestroom with private dining options from Liberty Tavern, delivering breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night specialties.

Liberty Tavern Lounge – The contemporary Liberty Tavern Lounge located in the main lobby offers anything from the finest single malt scotch, fun martinis, to some of the area’s best micro brews. The Liberty Tavern Lounge also serves a light menu for those people that want a quick bite to eat.

Liberty Tavern Restaurant – Liberty Tavern is a contemporary American restaurant that emphasizes on using local produce and livestock for the freshest ingredients and is committed to investing in the community – by bringing the best artisan and area products to guests. The menus change seasonally, showcasing a selective mix of grilled, braised and stewed creations blended with a unique twist on barbeque and home-style comfort foods. Chef Kimbler has instilled his personality into his dishes, crafting a culinary experience that is both diverse and fun.

Going Out – From burger joints, to craft breweries, to steakhouses, Visit Omaha can show you the way.



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