Convention Canceled

Due to health and travel concerns, the Board of Directors made a tough decision to cancel the upcoming CPOA convention.

These are challenging times and call for difficult decisions.

A recent vote by Chapter Presidents decided to have the budget approved in August by proxy vote. Members may address questions to their Chapter Presidents. Each Chapter President will submit their Chapters proxy vote in August by email.

 No virtual or physical conference will occur this year.

The proposed 2021 budget is on page 13 of the July issue of The Chief.

 National will send an email requesting each Chapter Presidents’ proxy vote for their respective Chapter in August.

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




Note: If attending Convention, upon registering and checking out, you will receive an email with the hotel room booking link (not applicable this year).


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 for the 2021 Convention in the Spring of 2021.

Resolutions to Amend the By Laws and Motions to Amend the Operations Manual, as well as the Proposed 2021 Association Budget, will appear in the July 2020 edition of “The Chief”.”

2020 Convention Resources & Downloads

The deadline to submit Resolutions to the By Laws / Motions to Amend the OpsMan to the National Office are due 13 April.


2020-CALL-TO-CONVENTION.pdf 2020 Permissive Orders
Letter from the President Letter from the Chairman
CONVENTION SCHEDULE (available soon)
Presidents Outstanding Chapter Award Form

Form for submission


If you have an advertisement for the Convention Magazine, be sure to e-mail it to Bill Segelken prior to 15 June 2020.

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!
2019 CPOA Convention Minutes & Enclosures

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