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Commander Charles Rowley Gives Heartfelt Address to VSRA Membership

Commander Charles "Chuck" Rowley
Commander Charles "Chuck" Rowley

The December General Membership Luncheon was held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The guest speaker for the luncheon, Commander Charles "Chuck" E. Rowley, Chaplain Corp (CHC), USN, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Deputy Command Chaplain, addressed the VSRA membership with a heartfelt discussion of his time as Special Project Officer at Dover Air Force Base in 2009 where he spent 30 months assisting over 750 Navy and Marine families that had just learned that their loved one was now one of our nation’s Fallen Heroes.

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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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New Year, New Job?

Carol Bronson, Allied Research Technology
Carol Bronson, Allied Research Technology

Is 2016 the year you finally break out of your current job and tackle the idea of finding a new one? Are you in the best workplace for your talent? Did you settle for the first job out of college, never challenging yourself to find a better environment? Have you been “downsized” with the layoffs that are happening in this area’s shipyards?

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Social Media

Neil Burns, Security Manager/FSO, Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. (MHI)
Neil Burns, Security Manager/FSO, Marine Hydraulics International, Inc. (MHI)

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn are amazing resources, allowing you to meet, interact, and share with people around the world. However, all this power also brings risk for you, your family, friends, and your employer. Below are some dangers and how to use these sites securely and safely.

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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, 18 Schools throughout the Hampton Roads area are participating! 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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Safety Suggest Winners

The 3rd and 4th Quarter Safety Suggestion winners were honored at the December membership luncheon.  

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2015/16 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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NEW VSRA MEMBER COMPANIES

Two new member companies joined VSRA in the month of December, bringing our membership total to 255. Please join us in welcoming:

General Insulation Company, Inc.

United Scrap Metal

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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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