AUSA 1st Region Meeting 2023

AUSA 1st Region Meeting 2023

Holiday Inn Harrisburg

604 Station Road
Grantville, PA 17028
United States

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                                            FIRST REGION AUSA SPRING MEETING 

                                                               20-22 APRIL 2023 

                                       GRANTVILLE HOLIDAY INN, GRANTVILLE, PA 

Wednesday 19 April 2023 

Meeting Registration not open 

Hotel Registration only for anyone coming in the night before the Golf Outing 

Thursday 20 April 2023 

7:00am Golf Registration at Manada Golf Club opens 

8:00am Golf Outing Shotgun start 

9:00am - 6:00pm Conference Registration opens in Hotel Lobby 

1:00pm Hospitality Suite opens at Hotel 

Afternoon Hotel provides shuttle vans to Hollywood Casino 

Dinner on your own 

7:00pm - 9:00pm Ice Breaker event at Hollywood Casino 

Friday 21 April 2023 

Morning Breakfast on your own 

0800am - 9:00am Conference Registration in Hotel Lobby 

0830am Welcome:  Wilbur Wolf, McDonald–Keystone Chapter President 

Ms. Sue Divilla, First Region, AUSA President 

Opening Remarks:  Hon. Carol Eggert, CASA, BG Ret - Confirmed 

MG Mark Schindler, TAG PA – not confirmed 

General (Ret) Robert Brown, AUSA President & CEO -verbal 

0900am-1200pm National AUSA Update – CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, new Director of Membership and other National Staff 

Membership:  Basic vs. Premium/What’s in it for ME? 

Young Professionals/Center for Leadership support 

Succession Plans 

0900am-1200pm Community Partners/Marketing/Chamber of Commerce 

(Continued) What Senior Military Leaders CAN do, not what they can’t 

Mental Health Support 

AUSA Overview to include Navigating the Web Site/Services 

12:00pm – 1pm Lunch on your own 

1:00pm – 3:30pm Topics developed by CSM McDonald – Keystone Chapter 

3:30pm – 4:30pm Iron Sharpened Leadership – AUSA Speaker MG (Ret) John Gronski - confirmed  

4:30pm–? Book Signing – no cost to anyone who is registered 

5:00-6:30pm Hospitality Suite opens and closes promptly 

6:30pm Pre-Banquet social – Cash Bar 

7:00pm Mary G. Roebling Banquet  

Saturday 22 April 2023 

Morning Breakfast Hosted by First Region (details TBD) 

0830am-12:00pm First Region topics – Ms. Sue Divilla 

Chapter Presentations and Discussion 

New First Region Officer Remarks 

Wrap Up 

Topics for Consideration for Friday Afternoon Agenda: (150 minutes divided by 6 topics = 25 minutes each topic.  So tell them they have 20 minutes to give their best pitch) 

  • MG Mark Schindler – PA NG Highlights and Non-Divisional Deployments or BG John Pippi – 28th Division Highlights and Division Deployments – not confirmed 

  • BG (PA-Ret) Maureen Weigl – Highlights of DMVA (Vet Connect, etc)-banquet speaker - confirmed 

  • Compeer CORPS of Lebanon, PA Mr. Ryan Almon – Mental Health Support for Veterans? – Where are all they located in the Northeast States? (Mental Health Support)  

  • Susquehanna Service Dogs – Grantville, PA (Ms. Debbie Tack)  

  • LTC Jimmy Tom – Vietnam War Commemoration (May 2023 in Wash. DC) 

  • Coffee break (one of the time periods) 


                                                HARRISBURG / HERSHEY ATTRACTIONS 

  • Hershey Chocolate World Tour 

  • Hershey Trolley Town Tour – start at Hershey Chocolate World 

  • Hershey Outlet Stores/ Tanger Outlets 

  • Civil War Museum – Harrisburg, PA 

  • Indian Echo Cave – Linglestown, PA 

  • Gettysburg Battlefield Attractions – Gettysburg, PA  

  • Susquehanna Service Dogs 

  • Army Heritage and Education Center – Carlisle, PA  

  • Harrisburg Senators Baseball – depends on schedule 

  • State Museum of PA – Harrisburg, PA 

  • Whitaker Center for Science and Arts – Harrisburg, PA 

  • State Capitol of PA – Harrisburg, PA 

  • Zoo America – Harrisburg, PA 

  • Lancaster County Amish Country attractions 

  • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park – upper Dauphin County 

  • Mansion tours in Harrisburg:  Camron, Ft. Hunter, McClay