2018 National Council & Leaders Conference
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2018 National Council & Leaders Conference

3/18/2018 to 3/20/2018
When: Sunday, March 18 - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Where: ROA Minuteman Memorial Building
1 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, District of Columbia  20002
United States
Contact: Diane Markham
(202) 646-7728

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Event Wrap Up

ROA held its 2018 National Council and Leaders Conference 18-20 March 2018, at the ROA Minuteman Memorial Building. There were more than 80 attendees, representing 29 Departments.


During the 2½ day conference, attendees heard briefings, conducted business, strategized in committee meetings, visited their congressmen and senators, and enjoyed the company of good friends.



Attendees received briefings from the Executive Director, ROA’s legislation team, and guest speakers. Click on the briefing titles below to see the PowerPoint slides.

ž State of the Association – Presented by Jeff Phillips, Executive Director

ž ROA Legislation Panel: ROA, NGAUS, EANGUS

ž ROA Legislation Priorities 2018 – Presented by John Rothrock

ž The U.S. Coast Guard Reserve: Strategic Outlook – Presented by RDML Scott McKinley



On Monday evening, ROA held a dual focused reception, which celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the ROA Minuteman Memorial Building and the Coast Guard Reserve.


To celebrate the building’s 50th anniversary, posters were displayed on the walls to show the history of the building. Click here to see the posters.


The evening’s honoree was Captain Walter K. Handy, USCGR (Ret.). Click here to see just a few of his many accomplishments.



As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Click on the link below to see photos of the Reception.