- Phelps, I would really appreciate your assistance in getting the word out on the next George P. Shultz Lecture Series event at the Marines Memorial Club on 25Message 1 of 1 , Sep 6, 2013View Source
I would really appreciate your assistance in getting the word out on the next George P. Shultz Lecture Series event at the Marines’ Memorial Club on 25 September. The 30th Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert USN will be the speaker. I have attached an email that I request you distribute to your email distribution list.
MajGen USMC (Ret.)
Ahoy Members and Friends,
We NLUS Legislative Affairs Region Vice Presidents are excited to have you join us at our annual NLUS Board of Director’s Meeting at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute (CCMIT - http://ccmit.org), Linthicum Heights, Maryland (near Baltimore airport), November 13 - 16, 2013. In conjunction, we want to have as many Navy League member attendees as possible arrive on the 13th to participate in our planned “Anchors Aweigh Fly-In Hill Visit” with our elected Members of Congress (MOC) on the 14th. The purpose of the visit – bus transportation, not airplane or helicopter, provided – is to have constituents deliver a focused Navy League message to their MOCs: Why?
- To clearly demonstrate the Navy League’s advocacy for the Maritime Services
- To concisely define the most critical program requirements that are essential for maintaining prudent mission readiness for all our Maritime Services
- To ask for MOC’s support of applicable legislation.
We will form teams of three – one lead speaker with two back-up Leaguers. The teams will present issues and priority programs affecting each of the four Maritime Services needing urgent attention and support of the Congress especially financial support for the Defense, Homeland Security, and Maritime Administration budget authorizations and appropriations. We will ask the MOCs to support specific priorities identified as critical for our National Security in our the Navy League Maritime Policy Statement.
The intent is to have the Region Presidents and the Area Presidents on the visiting teams – many as team leaders. The Legislative Affairs Region Vice Presidents will be on the teams as well – likely as team leaders.
As the Pacific Central Region’s Legislative Affairs Vice President, I am the Pacific Central Region’s NLUS Anchors Aweigh Fly-In Hill Visit Coordinator. To ramp-up for this, requires training – titled PIA training – and coordination. Here is the training schedule essential for the team leaders and desirable for the team members…
1. October 2, 3:00 pm (EDT)
2. October 9, 3:00 pm (EDT)
3. October 16, 3:00 pm (EDT)
4. P1A Make-up Training date is October 23, 3:00 pm (EDT)
Area Presidents, National Directors, and others who desire to be engaged in this effort November 13th, please contact me to schedule your training. For everyone going to the Board of Directors Meeting, information including the schedule and registration may be found at http://navyleague.org/bod/index.html
Regular visits to Members of Congress in their district offices continue. If you haven’t had the training, here is that schedule. For most of us the P1 training (Navy needs) is basic. The others deal with the Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. Legislative Affairs training dates for the next two months are:
1. P1 Dates: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET; October 1, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET
2. P2 Dates: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET; October 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET
3. P3 Dates: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET; October 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET
4. P4 Dates: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET; October 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm ET
I am responsible for advising Bill Waylett of the names and email addresses for those who will participate in the training. Please do not contact Bill Waylett directly. You must contact me to schedule your P1 and P1A and any other NLUS legislative affairs training.
I am also the region’s contact point to report visits, published letters to the editor, and community service organization presentations.
For more information on the Navy League’s Legislative affairs visit http://navyleague.org/legislativeaffairs/legislative_affairs.html. There you will find...
- Maritime Policy Statement
- Legislative Action Center
- Sequestration Action Center
- How to Reach Representatives & Senators
- Grassroots Outreach Legislative Agenda – 112th Congress, 1st Session (.pdf)
- Legislative Agenda - 112th Congress, 2nd Session (.pdf)
Besides the Fly-In information also attached is a copy of the Training Track Power Point Presentation that Don Giles, NLUS Legislative Affairs Coordinator, gave at the National Convention in Long Beach, titled "Energizing Legislative Affairs Participation at the Grassroots Level." There is also an on-demand video of the entire Legislative Affairs Training Track Session available for review if you have time. The video actually does not show the Power Point Slides, but if you want to view it for orientation, you can hear the narrative as you go through the slides. The actual presentation starts about 20 minutes into the video. Here is a direct link to the video on "Maritime TV:" http://www.maritimetv.com/Events/Navy_League_National_Convention.aspxVID=maritime/130620_NavyLeague_0900_BestPractices.flv#anchor You should find it interesting.
Help keep the Sea Services afloat. Participate in the Navy League’s Anchors Aweigh Fly-In November 14th.
Vice President Legislative Affairs and Community Service Organization Presentations
Pacific Central Region
CCMIT is nestled within 80 acres of lush greenery and rolling grounds with ample room for jogging, walking, and other outside activities. This countryside setting is strategically located within the Baltimore - Washington corridor. The campus is less than five miles from the Baltimore - Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, the BWI Amtrak Station, and Interstate-95. The campus is also near many major tourist destinations such as Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC.