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RADM Shannon to Industry: "Help us help you"

RADM Shannon Speaks to the VSRA General Membership
RADM Shannon Speaks to the VSRA General Membership

The November General Membership Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The guest speaker for this luncheon was RADM Thomas K. Shannon, Commander, Military Sealift Command, who spoke of the need for industry to assist MSC in identifying ways to operate more efficiently, and to attract more contract bids from the local ship repair industry, stating simply, "help us help you."

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Looking Ahead: January Luncheon Speaker Bill Crow Presents VSRA Annual Report

VSRA President Bill Crow
VSRA President Bill Crow

The first General Membership Luncheon meeting of 2016 will be held on Tuesday, January 26. The speaker for the meeting will be Bill Crow, President of the Virginia Ship Repair Association. Bill will be presenting the VSRA Annual Report - an overview of VSRA activities, initiatives, and successes in 2015 and a look ahead at the goals for 2016.

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Significant Changes to Federal Overtime Regulations: What Employers Should Expect in the Wake of the DOL’s Proposed Rule

Earl Baggett and Amanda Weaver, Williams Mullen, Attorneys
Earl Baggett and Amanda Weaver, Williams Mullen, Attorneys

On July 6, 2015, in response to a presidential memorandum directing revisions to “modernize and streamline” the existing federal overtime regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing changes to these regulations.

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Fraud in the Maritime Industry

Charles E.Ciccotti, Director of Investigations, Coastal Virginia Investigations
Charles E.Ciccotti, Director of Investigations, Coastal Virginia Investigations

The nature of the shipping industry includes many players and jurisdictions involved in a single shipment of goods. This situation presents a myriad of potential pitfalls where the unscrupulous criminal lurks and seeks to take advantage of the unprepared. 

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VSRA Member Survey In Progress


To ensure we are providing the best possible service to you, we ask that you take a few minutes to complete the annual VSRA End of Year MEMBER SURVEY. This survey is designed to allow us, the Association, to receive feedback and guidance from YOU to help shape our plans and initiatives for the coming year. In essence, this is our “report card” as an Association staff.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE VSRA MEMBER SURVEY

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NEW VSRA MEMBER COMPANIES

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of November, bringing our membership total to 253:

Blue Staffing Agency

National Maritime Education Council

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2015 Career Days

Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event
Terry Stead of Tecnico Volunteers at a Career Day Event

VSRF needs volunteers for Career Day events. Come and share your work knowledge!

Please CLICK HERE to view our Outreach Schedule

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10th Annual LEGO Competition

2014 Annual LEGO Competition Finalists
2014 Annual LEGO Competition Finalists

The 10th Annual Ship Repair Industry Awareness LEGO Competition has officially launched! Just as we have in past years, this year we will need volunteers to serve as technical advisors and judges. We also need sponsors for this event! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and represent your company!

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Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757)366-9300, or kbryan@shipyardstaffing.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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