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2017 Tradesperson of the Year Awards Announced

2017 Tradesperson of the Year Award Winners
2017 Tradesperson of the Year Award Winners

The May General Membership Luncheon meeting was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel. The luncheon featured presentation of the annual Virginia Ship Repair Foundation Tradesperson of the Year Awards, sponsored by PNC Bank. These awards honor the "best of the best" ship repairers in Hampton Roads.

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CAPT Lannamann, MARMC CO, to Speak at June VSRA Membership Meeting

CAPT Lannamann, Commanding Officer, MARMC
CAPT Lannamann, Commanding Officer, MARMC

The next VSRA General Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Portsmouth Renaissance Hotel in the Holley Ballroom (1st Floor). The featured Guest Speaker will be CAPT Dan Lannamann, Commanding Officer, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC).

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Featured Article: Clerical Exclusion (Part 1)

John A. "Jack" Martone, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)
John A. "Jack" Martone, American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)

Clerical workers are excluded from Longshore Act coverage. This exclusion was one of several added by the 1984 Amendments to the Longshore Act. The Act does not define “clerical” due to its nature as a commonplace word. When a word is not defined in a statute it is presumed to have its popular and plain everyday meaning. The word itself is plain and the statutory language is clear. The problem is that jobs in the real world frequently cannot be classified so plainly or clearly.

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Announcing the Formation of the VSRA Cybersecurity Committee

At the conclusion of the May 4, 2017 VSRA Seminar on Cybersecurity & Safeguarding Covered Defense Information (CDI), the group in attendance voted to support the formation of a new VSRA Committee on Cybersecurity. The first meeting of this Committee will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the VSRA Office (150 Boush Street, Suite 802, Norfolk, VA 23510).

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2017 Career Days - Thank You to our Volunteers!

VSRA Volunteers at a Career Day Event
VSRA Volunteers at a Career Day Event

The Virginia Ship Repair Foundation would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the dedicated volunteers who took time out of their busy schedules to represent the Ship Repair Industry during local Career Day Events in the 2016-2017 school year! This school year, Foundation volunteers reached over 9,000 Middle and High School students!

Please join us in thanking our volunteers:

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Featured Article: Clerical Exclusion (Part 2)

Article by Jack Martone of American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)
Article by Jack Martone of American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU)

This is a continuation of the discussion of the “clerical exclusion” contained in section 2(3)(A) of the Longshore Act (click here for Part One). Here, we explore some cases that illustrate how the exclusion of clerical workers has been applied in Longshore Act jurisprudence, and some of the conclusions that can be drawn as a result.

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31st Annual Golf Tournament - UPDATE - SOLD OUT!


ALL foursomes are now FULL! There are other sponsorships available.

Mark your calendars for the 31st Annual VSRF Golf Tournament

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New VSRA Member Companies

One new member company joined VSRA in the month of May, bringing the membership total to 251. Please join us in welcoming:

Fedcom Technology

Click below for more information on our newest VSRA Members!

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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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