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The Saint Paul Chapter of ROA is comprised of officers from all branches of the service from locations all over Minnesota and throughout the country.  We are in urgent need of members that would like to get involved at the Chapter level. Please stop by a meeting and check us out, or contact one of the officers listed to the right.

It is with a sad note that we report the loss of one of our members.


Hermanson, Ray T. Age 95, of Roseville, MN passed away peacefully on January 31, 2015. Born July 25, 1919. Retired U.S. Army Colonel with 38 years of service in WWII and the Korean War. Preceded in death by daughter, Susan Kaliher; parents, Herman and Emma; brothers, Bernard and Kenneth, and sister, Bessie Koehler. Survived by the love of his life for 71 years, Matilda "Tillie"; son, Ray (Diane); grandchildren, Ashley, Crystal Ray, Kevin Kaliher, Kristy Kaliher and Jamie Commers; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and long-time family friends, Rosemary Potvin and Dwight and Terri Milligan. Ray was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial service 11 AM Saturday, February 14 at CENTENNIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1524 W. County Rd C2, Roseville. Visitation at the church from 10-11 AM Saturday. Private family interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550

10th Annual Carlson MBA Charity Auction with 

MN Paralyzed Veterans of America

21 February 2015, 7:00 PM

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General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy

Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

American Legion Post #1//Eagles 34; 2507 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

This is a great opportunity to take your friends and family out to enjoy an inexpensive and delicious Sunday brunch while supporting a program dedicated to the success of America's youth.

Tickets are $8 each. All proceeds go towards the General Colin L. Powell Leadership Academy and JROTC Program in order to offset some of the costs associated with field trips, uniforms and equipment for Cadets. You can contact Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired) Neil Hetherington at for advance tickets or any questions. You can also purchase tickets at the door the day of the event.


Chapter Meetings

The St. Paul Chapter will meet for lunch the second Tuesday of every month at 1130 at the Ft. Snelling Officer's Club. Officer's from all branches of service as well as spouses are encouraged to attend.  Official meetings will occur once a quarter at 1200. The Club is located on Post Road, just off Minnesota Highway 5, near the Minneapolis/Saint Paul International Airport and Fort Snelling State Park.

We will hold meetings via Skype for anyone that may be interested. If you are interested in attending via Skype, please contact CW4 (Ret) Rod Rasmussen at, or Skype at rodney.rasmussen2

The next lunch meeting for the Saint Paul Chapter is on Tuesday, 10 March 2015. 


88th RSC Reunion 15-17 May 2015

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Chartered By Congress

"The object and purpose of the Reserve Officers Association shall be to support a military policy for the United States that will provide adequate national security and to promote the development and execution thereof." 

Public Law 595 - 81st Congress Approved 30 June 1950



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This site was last updated 20 February 2015

2014 - 2015 Officers
COL John F. Rosnow

Vice President

CW04 (Ret) Patrick Kvidera

COL Eric Larson

Directors at Large

BG (Ret) Dave Adamson

BG (Ret) Curt Norenberg

CW4 (Ret) Rod Rasmussen

CW4 (Ret) Aloys E. Cichoski


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Public Law 99-474 (The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986). None of the information on this site is intended to reflect the official opinions of the ROA, its Board of 

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