We encourage you to join us on November 2, 2018, for the 2018

Ohio VOAD State Conference.



Crossroads Center

2095 W. Fair Avenue

      Lancaster, Ohio 43130  

Registration starts at 8:00 am Day concludes at 4:00 pm.



Registration closes at midnight Oct. 25, 2018

Send Registration to Ohio VOAD

Brenda Hostetler 7188 North Crown Hill Rd. Orrville, Ohio 44667

Or register online - see below.


8:00 am – Doors Open


8:00 to 8:30 am – Display setup and Registration


8:30 am –Welcome – Erin Cordle, Chairperson, Ohio VOAD

                   Short Board meeting

                   Announcements  and review of the plan for the day


            Joe Blundo – The Columbus Dispatch – “What I’ve Learned as a Disaster Volunteer


9:15 am – National Guard presentation –   Scott A. Turner, CW3, QM,  - Exercise – August 2019


9:30 to 10:30 –   Ohio Homeland Security – “The Importance of Partnerships -   Dr. Russ Decker

                            - Or Choose to Attend-

                            Southern Baptist – “Blue Sky/Gray Sky” - Sam Kelly


10:30 to 11;30  - Ohio EMA -  Brigitte Bouska -  “The Disaster Declaration Process and Damage Assessment”

                           - Or Choose to Attend-

                           National Weather Service – Update on Changes in the NWS  – Julie Dian-Reed


11:30 to 12:30 – Lunch Keynote

                                 Chief Jeff Hussey – Ohio Fire Marshal -


12:30 to 1:30 –  Amateur Radio – Weldon Mathews- “Amateur Radio 101”

                          - Or Choose to Attend-

                          Southern Baptist – “Children” – Judy Freeman and Sylvia Randolph


1:30 TO 2:30 – American Red Cross – Keith Parill – “Disaster Relief Operations from Response To Recovery”  

2:30 to 4 pm – Recovery Tabletop Exercise – “Disaster in Central City”

- divide into groups to handle specific missions –return to report out


4 pm Adjourn - Thank you for attending – Travel Safely

Lunch will be: Pulled pork, Baked beans, Cornbread, Cole slaw, drink and desert.
If there is a need for a special diet please let us know by email: secretary@ohiovoad.org
The cost is S20.00 per person. Register by October 25 (forms below).
Please join us for a day of learning and networking.
If you would like to share a display of your organization please let us know.
Make your own lodging reservations: In the Lancaster there is Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Baymont
We look forward to sharing the day with you,  Jeff Walker, Ohio VOAD Education and Government Chair

Registration form by mail

Registration Information for Credit Card 

Register online by clicking "Donate" on this page and include notation that this is for your conference registration.

Display Table Form                                                                                                                                 

For more information contact

Brenda Hostetler --  Secretary@OhioVOAD.com