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2020 National Council & Leaders Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 3/14/2020 to 3/17/2020
When: Saturday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Where: ROA Minuteman Memorial Building
1 Constitution Avenue NE
Washington, District of Columbia  20002
United States
Contact: Diane Markham
(202) 646-7728

Online registration is available until: 3/10/2020
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Saturday, March 14 – Tuesday, March 17, 2020



ROA Minuteman Memorial Building

One Constitution Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20002



The Registration rate is $125 per individual. Advance registration will close at midnight, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Registration includes lunch on Monday, the ROA STARs Foundation reception on Monday, and the congressional breakfast on Tuesday morning. 



ROA has a block of rooms at the Sheraton Pentagon City. The hotel is located at 900 S Orme St., Arlington, Virginia. They offer a complimentary shuttle to/from the airport and the metro. The shuttle departs the airport on 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. It picks up from door #3 of the departures area on the third floor. (Current construction prohibits the shuttle to pick up from the arrivals/baggage claim area.)


The room rate is $139/night and includes breakfast for one person for each night stay. To reserve your room CLICK HERE or call (703) 521-1900. There are a limited number of rooms in this block. They will be offered on a first-come, first served basis. Please do not wait to make your reservation. The cut-off date for reserving within the group block is Monday, February 17, 2020.


Tentative Agenda
Click here for the full agenda. Highlights include:


Saturday, 14 March
- Executive Committee Meeting

- ROA STARs Foundation Board Meeting

- President's Meeting with Committee Chairs


Sunday, 15 March
- National Council Meeting

- Service Section Meetings

- Committee Meetings

Monday, 16 March
- Department Presidents' Meeting

- Department National Council Members Meeting

- ROA STARs Foundation Reception

Tuesday, 17 March
- Congressional Breakfast
- Until March on the Hill


Congressional Visits — “March on the Hill”

On Tuesday, March 17, ROA will sponsor a “March on the Hill” event. ROA NEEDS YOU AT THIS EVENT!  Don’t miss this opportunity to represent ROA on Capitol Hill.


Department National Council Representative

Each department is encouraged to have a Department National Council Member (DNCM) at this meeting. If your elected/appointed Department National Council Member cannot attend, you may appoint a representative (as allowed by your bylaws). To ensure this person will be able to cast a vote on behalf of the Department, you must notify Diane Markham ( of the substitution at least one week prior to the conference.


Air Transportation

There are three area airports:

  1. Reagan National Airport. Distance from hotel: 6 miles. Drive time: 20 minutes

  2. Washington Dulles International Airport. Distance from hotel: 27 miles. Drive time: 30-40 min

  3. Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Distance from hotel: 33 miles. Drive time: 1 hour.

Ground Transportation

There are three easy and convenient ways to get around the city:

  1. Metrorail/Metrobus – Metrorail and Metrobus provide the safest, cleanest and most efficient way of getting around Washington, DC and the metropolitan suburbs. The Minuteman Memorial Building is a 15 minute walk from both the Union Station Metro stop (Red line) and Capitol South Metro stop (Yellow/Blue/Silver line). For a map, schedules and fares go to

  2. Taxicab – Taxi service is plentiful and economical in DC. In fact, DC has one of the highest taxi-to-citizen ratios in the country, with more than 6,000 taxis servicing the city. Taxis use a metered system just like every other city in the country. To order a cab, plan a trip, or calculate a fare, visit

  3. Uber Technologies Inc. – Uber is here to help you get around DC hassle free and in style! Request a ride using the Uber iPhone or Android app.

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