I know you have heard of this
program; A noon conference call with William Waylett Tuesday May 6 will
be a first step to become involved at our council level. The
Pacific Central Region needs you and our council's involvement! Let's shine
on this; we have Representatives throughout the Bay Area and elsewhere so there
is plenty of opportunity to visit a number of field
I invite you and
other Pacific Merchant Marine Council members to participate but
first, if willing, please reply back right away by E-mail, PMMC
at cwo dot com, and I will provide a half dozen attachments to be read
prior to the noon conference call.
Thank you for those willing.
There will be more conference
calls with Bill on this program and the new NLUS Community Service
Organization Program. CSOP is a NLUS plan for public speakers before
service clubs and such groups to educate their members about the Navy
League and the needs of the sea services.
Anchors Aweigh for the
President, Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
PMMC at cwo dot
Navy League Grassroots Legislative
Initiative Training Session 1200 Noon, Tuesday, 6 May
Purpose: To present the
Navy Leagues Grassroots Legislative Initiative and discuss the duties and
responsibilities of various field leaders in implementing and managing this
Discuss the purpose of organizing the grassroots of the Navy League to present
Understand the organization of the NLUS Grassroots Legislative
Understand the process for calling on a member of
Discuss issues related to calling on members of congress Q & A, dos and
Practice a presentation to a member of
Understand the reporting and administrative duties from calling on a member of
Brainstorm the question: Why does the Navy League want to have an effective
Present the NLUS Grassroots Legislative Initiative purpose, goals,
Present and discuss the steps to prepare for a call on a member of
Practice a presentation to a member of
Present and discuss the reporting and administrative duties after a
Present current status of the
Plan next steps.
Time Limit: 1-1/4 hour during
The Navy Leagues legislative activities have
traditionally been organized and delivered in Washington, DC under the direction
of the National President and the National Vice President of Legislative
Affairs. As noted previously, headquarters staff members have been
responsible for most of the activity. However, the major challenges facing
our Sea Services today warrant an initiative to expand our efforts to the
field. Furthermore, local contact can be highly effective because the
person making the call on a congressional member is a constituent. Some
major challenges that can be addressed locally include:
- The size and makeup of our naval forces are we configured to win the
current war and continue to plan for future potential conflicts?
- Expansion of the duties of the Coast Guard after 9/11 and the need for
- The continuing decline in the US-flagged merchant fleet.
- Encroachment on existing military installations and its negative effect on
training and readiness.
Compounding the challenges above is the fact that fewer members of
congress have served in the military and many dont understand the difficulties
facing our young people serving today.
The Navy League has been
working to expand the involvement of local councils in legislative
affairs. Council members are constituents of their elected representatives
and thus can provide voter feedback to these representatives. The council
members concern is perceived as an independent view, not the output of a
lobbying effort from a Washington association inside the Beltway. The
calls are made locally, thus enabling the council member to get to know the
representatives local staff, who can be helpful in any legislative
----- Original Message -----
From: Waylett Jr,
To: Phelps Hobart
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 8:48 AM
Grassroots Legislative Presentation One Training Tuesday 4-6-10, 3 p.m.
Good afternoon, all. Attached are the materials for the subject
P1 training session tomorrow. Please call 1-800-914-8405, then enter
access code 4528101# when prompted. I'll open the line before 3 p.m.
Note: All documents open in MS Word. Warm regards, Bill
Senior Director of Regional Activities
Navy League of the United
wwaylett at navyleague dot org