The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is a regional trade association representing companies engaged in, or supporting, the ship repair industry in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region. Its mission is to focus and coordinate member resources on issues, challenges, and opportunities facing the ship repair industry in Virginia and across the nation. The Virginia Ship Repair Association has a rich History, with its origin being in 1979.
VSRA services its members:
- By making their concerns known to federal, state and local agencies;
- By providing information affecting the industry;
- By coordinating industry workforce development programs and member-driven training courses;
- By fostering the commercial welfare of its members.
VSRA represents approximately 230 member companies whose combined businesses have an economic impact in the Hampton Roads area on more than 33,000 jobs, $5 billion in annual sales and $1.8 million in employee earnings.
VSRA Board of Directors meetings are held monthly followed by a lunch meeting with the General Membership. The Chairman of the VSRA Board and the VSRA Committee Chairs report to the General Membership at the monthly meeting.
VSRA has a very active Committee structure, most of which hold monthly meetings.
- Human Resources
- Workers' Compensation
- Quality Assurance
The VSRA Chairman of the Board appoints Committee Chairs. Standing committee meetings are open to all members. Member companies are strongly encouraged to participate in committee meetings and activities. Typically, committee members are men and women whose experience relates to the committees on which they serve; therefore, they bring a great deal of knowledge and best practices to the table to share with others and help improve our industry, in general. The committees meet monthly, work closely with various agencies, discuss mutual concerns, and recommend positions on industry issues to the VSRA Board when appropriate.
Each VSRA company, once approved by the Board of Directors, receives "Members Only" access to the private side of the association website where the following can be viewed:
- Minutes of the General Membership meetings
- Minutes of standing committee meetings
- Training Opportunities and Discounts
- Information about other member companies
- Other important industry-related information
- VSRA Newsletter
You will also receive, by mail, a printed copy of the association by-laws. Your company's name, address, phone & fax numbers, email & web addresses, a description of your business, and a point of contact for your company are listed within the VSRA web site at www.VirginiaShipRepair.org.
To join VSRA, an application form must be submitted to the VSRA office, along with a one-time application fee of $250.00. Annual membership dues are based upon the membership category of the company.
Dues are prorated for the year from the date membership is approved by the VSRA Board of Directors and billed on that date for the remainder of the year in which membership is approved. Dues may be paid on an annual or quarterly basis. In addition to the dues, monthly lunch meeting expenses are billed (quarterly in conjunction with the dues), and are shared equally by the entire membership (including non-attending companies).
Each member company has their designated representatives present at the General Membership monthly lunch meeting; however, member companies may invite guests.
For further information, contact the VSRA at 233-7034, fax 233-7035, or e-mail us at info@VirginiaShipRepair.org.
Correspondence may be directed to:
Virginia Ship Repair Association, Inc.
150 Boush Street, Suite 802
Norfolk, VA 23510