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VSRA March 2015 Newletter

February Luncheon Cancelled

Due to inclimate weather, the February General Membership Luncheon, scheduled for February 27, was cancelled. The planned speaker for the event, Congressman Rob Wittman, plans to reschedule and speak with our membership later in the year.

9th Annual LEGO Competition!

Finalists at the 2014 LEGO CompetitionFinalists at the 2014 LEGO Competition

The 9th Annual Ship Repair Industry Awareness LEGO Competition has officially launched! 

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2015 Career & Industry Days - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

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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2015 VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar Register NOW!

REGISTER NOW for the upcoming 2015 VSRA Human Resources Professional Development Seminar scheduled for April 29, 2015.

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March Luncheon Speaker: Captain Steven Stancy

Captain Steven L. StancyCaptain Steven L. Stancy

The March General Membership Luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at the Portsmouth Renaissance. The guest speaker will be Captain Steven L. Stancy, Commanding Officer, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC).

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Save the Date: April 18th - The Yard!

The Yard 2014 Winners: Norfolk Naval ShipyardThe Yard 2014 Winners: Norfolk Naval Shipyard

On April 18, VSRF and FM99 will once again team up for The Yard and The Yard's Force - our annual cardboard boat building competition. The event will once again be held at Scott's Creek Marina.

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Contracts Committee Launches New Meeting Format

Beginning with the February 5, 2015 meeting, the Contracts Committee monthly meetings have been restructured to address both cognizant contractual issues of interest to our members and business advisory topics. 

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Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) Winter Meeting

Ron Ritter, President of On Point, LLCRon Ritter, President of On Point, LLC

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing shipbuilders, ship repairers, and the shipyard supplier base, of which VSRA is a member, held its quarterly winter membership meeting on February 4-5, 2015.  VSRA President Bill Crow and several executives from VSRA member companies attended.  Details of the meeting can be read in the attached article.

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Captain Phillips, 2.0

Tracy Gregorio, President/CEO of G2 OpsTracy Gregorio, President/CEO of G2 Ops

The Officer of the Watch orders right full rudder, as the ship exits the Gulf of Aden onto its southbound track past Somalia.  She crosses 11° 00′ N when the ship goes dark, with the exception of the navigation display. An electronic ransom note, signed “Anonymous” is the ship’s only sign of life.

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NATALIE’S PREGNANT -- NOW WHAT? The Law of Pregnancy in the Workplace – It May Not Be What You Think

Christopher Abel, Esquire, Willcox & Savage, PC & Chairman of the HR CommitteeChristopher Abel, Esquire, Willcox & Savage, PC & Chairman of the HR Committee

Natalie Romero is pregnant.  She’s one of your best riggers, a working foreman on whom you’ve come to rely to get the job done right, safely, and on time.  And now she says she’s expecting.  

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Ship Trivia: "SHOW A LEG"

Many of our Navy's colorful expressions originated as practical means of communicating vital information.  One such expression is "show a leg." 

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SEVEN new VSRA member companies were approved in February, bringing our membership total to 260Please join us in welcoming:

Asturian Group, Inc

Avoler Group, LLC

Electric Motor Shop

Hiller Systems

Jessup Manufacturing Company

PowerCo Fabrication, LLC

Vane Line Bunkering

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2015 9th Annual Tradesmen Awards - NOW OPEN for Nominations!

Nominate the BEST of your best Tradesmen now!  The Junior awardee has less than 5 years experience in trade experience, the Senior 5 years or more in trade experience.

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