Our Association’s Annual National Convention will be held from April 3-5, 2019 in Herndon, Virginia.  Please note that moving the Convention to April facilitates our ability to celebrate the 50th birthday of our organization.

Our 50th Anniversary Celebration will follow convention
and be held on Saturday, 6 April, reception @ 5:30, dinner @6:30
Please visit for more specific information
about our Gala and possible sponsorship opportunities.

National Convention Committee Chairman
QMC Bill Segelken
1703 Gila Court
League City, TX 77573

Register here for Convention attendance.

Register here for our 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration (same hotel).

 Note: If attending Convention, upon registering and checking out, you will receive an email with the hotel room booking link.
If you plan to attend the anniversary Gala Dinner as well, ensure to register for that event as well and reserve your room accordingly.


All members in good standing have the right to speak on the Convention floor and vote on issues brought before the Assembly. The USCG CPOA Operations Manual states that a quorum at an Annual Convention consists of a majority of those members in good standing in attendance.

Members wishing to dedicate this Convention to an individual, group, etc., shall petition the National President for approval. Once approved, the National Office will be directed to notify everyone concerned and prepare presentation certificates.

The tentative schedule for this year’s Convention will be made available here soon.

This notification will appear in the January 2019 edition of the “The Chief”. Motions to Amend the proposed 2019 Association Budget will appear in the January 2019 edition of “The Chief”.

2019 Convention Resources & Downloads (coming soon)

2019 CALL TO CONVENTION Permissive Orders
Letter from the President Letter from the Chairman
President’s Outstanding Chapter Award Form President’s Outstanding Chapter Award Letter

*Hyatt Regency Hotel
2300 Dulles Corner Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171
April 3-5, 2019


Our guaranteed rate is $112 plus a 13% tax. 

Important!!!…Our convention this year is special…it starts on Wednesday morning and ends Friday afternoon. The convention schedule has yet to be published, but plan on opening ceremonies to be held at 9am on 3 April.

Important!!!…Those wishing to attend our 50 Anniversary Gala (same hotel venue) on Saturday the 6th will need to ensure to book your room accordingly.

For more information on the event that lists VIP’s and sponsorship opportunities, please go to:

If you have an advertisement for the Convention Magazine, be sure to e-mail it to Bill Segelken prior to 8 March 2019.

Past Convention Resources

History of CPOA/CGEA Conventions Convention Magazines
Convention photos can be found on our Shutterfly account. You can even make your own keepsake photo album!
2018 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures

2017 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures

2016 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures

2015 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures

2015 CGEA Convention Minutes & Enclosures
2014 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures 2014 CGEA Convention Minutes & Enclosures
2013 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures 2013 CGEA Convention Minutes & Enclosures
2012 CPOA Convention Minutes 2012 CGEA Convention Minutes & Enclosures