The National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association Convention 2022

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The National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association Convention 2022

The National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association Convention 2022 

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.

Thursday 15 September 2022

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.

Awards were presented

The National Explosive Ordnance Disposal Association Distinguished Service Medal was presented to:

Frank Martinez

Joseph Jimenez

For their Distinguished Service to the Association

Certificates of Appreciation were presented to:

CSM David Silva – Our Guest Speaker

Julie Kline – Host of the NATEODA Convention 2022

Lew Weinberg – NATEODA Outgoing Treasurer

Certificate of Recognition from the Governor of Missouri

Read to the Members by Woody Eastwood

Election and Installment of Officers of the Board of directors.

At 1300 the bus departed the hotel for a tour of the city.

There were several very interesting stops.


After a wonderful breakfast on Friday the 15th of September

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.


Friday 16 September 2022

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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