NO AUGUST GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
We will NOT have a General Membership meeting in August. The 26th Annual VSRF Golf Tournament on August 14h will replace the General Membership Meeting. Details on the golf tournament can be found further down in this newsletter and are on the VSRA website, www.virginishiprepair.org.
JULY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Our guest speaker for the July 17th meeting will be Bill Clifford, President of Ship Repair, Support Solutions, BAE Systems, Inc., who will brief the membership on the impact of sequestration and U.S. Navy homeport changes on the ship repair community.
Mr. Clifford leads more than 5,000 highly-skilled employees while managing full-service shipyards and worksites strategically located in Norfolk, VA; Jacksonville/Mayport, FL; Mobile, AL; San Diego and San Francisco, CA; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Most recently, Mr. Clifford was the vice president and general manager of BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Mr. Clifford spent more than 20 years in the private sector serving in senior management positions at several shipyards. From 2001 – 2005, Mr. Clifford was a managing partner of Pacific Shipyards International, LLC, a Hawaii consortium of Honolulu Shipyard, Inc. and Honolulu Marine, Inc. Other notable positions include vice president of new construction at Atlantic Marine in Jacksonville, Florida and director of ship completion at Bath Iron Works.
Mr. Clifford served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, including tours on the USS Wallace L. Lind, the USS Ault, the USS Fairfax County and the USS Papago, where he was the commanding officer. Mr. Clifford is a 1969 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Navy’s Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
In support of the local Hampton Roads community, Mr. Clifford is a member of the USO (United Service Organizations) Hampton Roads Board of Directors, the Virginia Ship Repair Association Board of Directors, and the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance (HRMFFA) board of Directors.
CHANGED LOCATION FOR SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The September 18th General Membership meeting will be held in conjunction with the Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2012 at the VIRGINIA BEACH CONVENTION CENTER. The invited speaker is Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations. The September 18th meeting WILL NOT be held at the Renaissance Hotel.
Overview of June General Membership Meeting Speaker
RECENT NEW MEMBER COMPANIES
At the June meeting, the Board of Directors approved three new member companies. The new member companies are Federal Resources Technical Services Group; Marcom Services, LLC; and OILKLEEN, Inc. This brings our membership total to 233 companies.
FEDERAL RESOURCES TECHNICAL SERVICES GROUP
Federal Resources Technical Services Group distributes and services marine products including pumps, filters, instrumentation and controls. Since 1986, Federal Resources has exclusively distributed some of the most technologically advanced marine and military products. Their product lines and service include shipboard SCBA, fixed and portable gas detection systems and other Personal
Please visit their website at www.federalresources.com
MARCOM SERVICES, LLC
Marcom Services, LLC provides preservation and coating services – UHP. Their office is in Virginia Beach.
The OILKLEEN patent-pending high speed portable oil flushing unit is specifically designed for US Navy and US Coast Guard propulsion system hot oil flushes. This on-board service not only meets current NAVSEA Military specs for hot oil flushing, but exceeds them to deliver the highest quality of contamination removal and on-site oil analysis in the world. The OILKLEEN high speed hot oil flushing unit can be shipped anywhere in the world, and is specifically designed for hot oil flushing of the lubrication and hydraulic systems like, Controllable Pitch Propeller System (CPP), Z-Drive Propulsion System, Main Reduction Gears (MRG), and Main Diesel Engine (MDE) of US Naval and US Coast Guard vessels.
Please visit their website at www.oilkleen.com
VSRF 26th Annual Golf Tournament
Mark your calendars for the 26th Annual VSRF Golf Tournament!
When: Tuesday, August 14, 2012Read the full article
OTHER MEETINGS OF INTEREST
09/18/12 through 09/19/12 – Fleet Maintenance and Modernization Symposium 2012, at the Virginia Beach Conference Center. To register for this event, go to www.navalengineers.org/fmms2012.
09/20/1 – Joint Industry Navy Improvement Intiative (JINII) Meeting, at the Virginia Beach Conference Center. To register for this event, go to www.navalengineers.org/fmms2012.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE CONTRACT COMMITTEE SEMINAR SERIES
August To Be Announced: Standards of Conduct which will be led by Pat O’Donnell and Bill Dozier
Sept 25th: Protests and Claims which will be led by Dan Weckstein and Terry Murphy
Oct 17th: Subcontractor issues and hot topics which will be led by Kevin Cosgrove
Nov To Be Announced: Government Contracting Alphabet Soup – ORCA to FAPIIS which will be led by Jeff Estes and Mike Gardner
Additional information will be forwarded in the next newsletter.
VSRA 17th Annual Safety & Health Seminar
VSRA hosts a Safety & Health seminar each year for the benefit of its members and employees. This event is sponsored by the Safety Committee. This is a dynamic day of presentations, activities and networking for employees who ensure safety in the field.Read the full article
Bringing the Experts to the Future Workforce
This new program is designed to build ship repair skill sets into existing vocational courses and add hands-on lessons with experts from our ship yards.Read the full article
Read what the committees have been up to!Read the full article
OTraining is on the move!
As an initial step we are launching to entry-level courses in Nomenclature and Compartment Location that will be available this summer. We believe these will be not only valuable for new workers, but for students in technical schools that are looking to work in ship repair.Read the full article
Click here to see what we have scheduled!Read the full article
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS TAKE AIM AT SPIRALING HEALTH CARE COSTS
These days—and especially during the summer months—who isn’t thinking about shedding a few pounds to be primed for bathing suit season or getting back into those favorite trousers, skirts or suits that have languished in the back of the closet because you’ve gained a few pounds. In truth, our battle with weight management has gone well beyond wanting to shrink our dress size or waist line. America is at war with chronic obesity and businesses are beginning to take a long hard look at their troops as health care costs top the charts. Read the full article
EFR: A Life Saver
EFR Certification course helps an employee save another person's life!Read the full article
Website User Tips
Member Administrators: Managing your company profile.
With the new website each company will be able to manage its own profile. This power is given to the Member Administrators and provides the company the ability to ensure their information is current. This helps us get our correspondence to the right people and helps people searching for you company get to the right place. If you’re not sure who your company’s member administrator(s) is/are then check with us in the office and we’ll be happy to look it up.
In order to update your company’s information click “My Dashboard” on the top right of the screen after logging in. On the right side of the page you’ll see “My Account Options” and then “Dashboard”, select “Update member Profile”. Here you can change all of the information about your company you desire. It’s important to keep company information up to date!
As a member administrator you can also update information about each user. Under the dashboard select “Manage Users”. Here you can see the entire list of users for your company. To the left you can delete users that are no longer with your company and on the right you can make a user account inactive, preventing that user from logging in. If you click on a particular user you can change specific information for that user as well as what permissions they have such as managing the Job Board. Finally you can add or remove a member from our various committees. Make sure to save changes at the end!
We hope this gives you a better understanding of the role you play as a member administrator.