The convention was held 13 – 17 September 2022
At the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel
191 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights, St. Louis, Missouri 63146
Tuesday 13th of September and Wednesday the 14th were registration days.
Wednesday evening, we kicked things off with the Commander’s Reception
Acquaintances were made and renewed.
The day was filled with activities
After breakfast was served and cleared away, we began our Opening Ceremony.
The Colors were posted by a local police officers Color Guard.
The National Anthem was played
Then we pledged allegiance to our Flag and Country.
We gaveled in with our new gavel, presented to the Commander by Dave Tipton.
Old and New Business was discussed, and the Treasurer’s report was given.
For their Distinguished Service to the Association
CSM David Silva – Our Guest Speaker
Julie Kline – Host of the NATEODA Convention 2022
Lew Weinberg – NATEODA Outgoing Treasurer
Read to the Members by Woody Eastwood
At 1300 the bus departed the hotel for a tour of the city.
There were several very interesting stops.
We began with installing new officers
Melissa Tackitt from the EOD Wounded Warrior Foundation brought us up to date on the Foundation.
Stu Steinberg brought the members up to date on VA Benefits.
LTC (Army Retired) John Culp, his wife Donna and their assistant (April Olsen) gave us a superb briefing on the Bomb Techs Without Borders and what is happening in Ukraine.
We gathered for photos
We gathered in the Ball room for the big event and to hear our guest speaker.
David Silva, US Army, Command Sergeant Major of the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), Fort Carson, CO
The CSM gave us a complete and awesome run down on the “Today’s EOD Family”.
We all enjoyed a scrumptious meal.
Then came our auction, Ron Knight conducted the auction with virtuosity and jocularity.
The proceeds were handsome, thank you all that donated items.
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