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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 07:00 to Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 18:00
Event Location:
Reno, Nevada


Silver Legacy Resort
407 N. Virginia St
Reno NV 89501

Registration Information
Registration will open 1 August 2016
NOTE: Click Here to have us notify you when registration opens

Hotel Information
The Silver Legacy Resort will host the 2016 National Convention. The easiest way to make your reservation is by going online  or calling 800-687-8733 (be sure to use group rate code “ROA16”). Reservations must be made no later than 11 August 2016 to get the convention rate of $65/nightReservations made after that date will be subject to availability and will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

All rates are subject to a $15/night resort fee. This resort fee provides you with roundtrip airport shuttle service 19 hours per day, both covered valet and covered self parking, unlimited local and toll free 800 phone calls, complimentary in wireless internet for 2 devices per room and in meeting space, admission to the health spa and more.

Keynote SpeakerTodd A. Weiler - Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs)—INVITED
Mr. Weiler serves as the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). In this capacity, he serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) on all matters relating to Civilian and Military Personnel Policies, Reserve Integration, Military Community and Family Policy and Total Force Planning and Requirements. Additionally, he exercises day-to-day supervision of the Department of Defense Education Activity and the Defense Commissary Agency and provides oversight of the Armed Forces Retirement Homes. Full Bio

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, contact Tracey Ware at  or 202-646-7733.

Departments should submit their completed delegate reporting form (Word Document) to national headquarters no later than September 1, 2016. Click here (pdf) to see how many votes and delegates your department is allowed. Forms and questions should be sent to Diane Markham at  or 202-646-7728.

 The formal schedule is shown below. You may also Download This Agenda as a pdf

Sunday, 11 September
9:00 am – Noon        Executive Committee Meeting
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm    ROA STARS Foundation Board Meeting
10:00 am – 2:00 pm  National Resolutions Committee Meeting
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Thurmond and Novosel Selection Boards
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch On Your Own
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Thurmond and Novosel Award Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm    Department National Council Members Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Department Presidents’ Meeting
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm    Constitution and Bylaws Committee Meeting
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm    Welcome Reception

Monday, 12 September
8:00 am – 9:45 am     General Assembly
10:00 am – Noon        General Assembly
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Lunch on Your Own
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm     Service Section Meetings
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm     Committee Meetings

Tuesday, 13 September
8:00 am – 9:45 am      General Assembly
10:00 am – Noon         General Assembly
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Lunch on Your Own
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm       Service Section Meetings
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm      Committee Meetings

Wednesday, 14 September
7:30 am – 9:00 am       Memorial Breakfast
9:15 am – Noon           General Assembly
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm       Executive Committee Meeting


Airport: The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) is a mere 4 miles from the resort and takes only 10-12 minutes to arrive.

Shuttle: The Silver Legacy offers complimentary shuttle service daily from 5:00 am – midnight, running every 30 minutes. The shuttle leaves the hotel valet at the hour and half hour and picks up at the airport at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour.

Parking: Complimentary self parking and valet parking are available at the hotel.

Driving: The Silver Legacy is a landmark in downtown Reno. Its gracious tower can be seen upon approach from any direction. The hotel is easily accessible from both the 395 and 80 freeways.

Car Rental
The Silver Legacy Resort has arranged for special car rental rates for attendees. For your convenience there is a complete Enterprise rental desk located in the Resort's lobby. Cars can be rented and returned at the airport or the hotel. For Enterprise reservations, call 775-322-4755 and present your group discount code of L54H176.

Contact Information
Convention and Registration Inquiries
Diane Markham
800-809-9448, ext. 728

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