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VSRF 30TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Leigh Kennedy, Facility Security Officer, General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk
Leigh Kennedy, Facility Security Officer, General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk

If you missed the 30th Annual VSRF golf tournament that was held on Tuesday, August 16th at Bayville Golf Club you really missed a great day of camaraderie among members and golfers who came out to show their support for this annual fundraiser.  Starting with the play over the water on the first tee throughout the entire day, this year’s tournament was a smashing success! 

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VSRA-ASNE Host Joint Luncheon at FMMS


In lieu of the regularly scheduled General Membership Luncheon Meeting in September, VSRA participated in a joint luncheon meeting with ASNE at the 2016 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS), held at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA. The keynote speaker for the FMMS Luncheon was VADM Tom Moore, Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command.

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October Luncheon: Randy Forbes to Address VSRA Membership

Congressman J. Randy Forbes
Congressman J. Randy Forbes

The October General Membership Luncheon meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be Congressman J. Randy Forbes, Representative of Virginia's 4th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

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Empowering Your Employees With Knowledge Management To Improve Your Firm Performance

Dr. Cindy Young, Knowledge Manager, McKean Defense
Dr. Cindy Young, Knowledge Manager, McKean Defense

Empowering your employees does not mean you are opening the entire set of books to the employee. It means you are allowing your employees to have the autonomy and responsibility related to the decision-making within their organizational roles, but also allowing them knowledge of the organization to make those decisions. Throughout 23 years in the Navy, it was obvious how critical knowledge management was for mission success, but also that knowledge management is the responsibility of the entire organization vice a select few. With the influx of information technology programs came faster methods of sharing and storing knowledge, but creating or transferring the knowledge continues to be more of a person-to-person process requiring employees to interact outside of SharePoint or other document sharing programs.

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The Big Question: Retire or Not?

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

When you go the dictionary and look up the word retire, here is what you will find:  1. to leave one’s job and cease work, typically upon reaching the normal age for leaving employment. 2.  Withdraw to or from a particular place.  But what if you are one of the millions of employees that are not ready to retire? What do you do if you still have years to go before you decide to quit working to pursue other ideas? If you are only in your late 50’s or even in your 60’s, leaving work now may be one option, but what about the many others that exist?  We will explore those options here and shed a little light on a seemingly insurmountable problem.

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Contracts Committee Seminar Series - REGISTER NOW!


Registration is now open for the VSRA Contracts Committee's Annual Seminar Series! This year, four seminars are planned on a variety of valuable topics with expert panelists. After each seminar, there will be a reception with refreshments and networking opportunities.

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Register Now - 21st Annual Safety & Health Seminar!


Registration is underway for the VSRA 21st Annual Safety & Health Seminar on Wednesday, October 26, 2016! This year's theme is “When you gamble with safety ... you bet your life.” 

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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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