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2008 California Maritime Transportation Advocacy Event, Sacramento,

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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS
    Members and Friends, May is California Maritime Transportation Month and May 22nd is Maritime Day. For the Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS, both are
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 27, 2008
      Members and Friends,

      May is California Maritime Transportation Month and May 22nd is Maritime
      Day. For the Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS, both are important. We
      start our council's state legislative advocacy activities this week. Here is
      an outline of what will take place. Some things are simply spontaneous like
      lunch with associates.

      * Tuesday, April 29th, there are various meetings and association dinners
      in Sacramento.
      * Wednesday, April 30th, the morning starts with briefings and during the
      afternoon those participating will be visiting with state legislators then
      regroup for debriefing. The fun starts at 1800 in the Capitol Rotunda
      basement with a reception celebrating the start of California Maritime
      Transportation Month and honoring Captain Manny Aschemeyer, retiring
      executive director of the Southern California Marine Exchange.
      * Thursday, May 1st, starts with legislative proclamation presentations.
      That is followed by the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation
      System Advisory Council (CALMITSAC) meeting.

      I, as chairman of our Legislative Affairs Committee, will be attending the
      activities, interacting with legislators, members of their staff, and simply
      networking with participants. If you care to come on board for one or more
      of these days - if only one day Wednesday - as a Navy League representative,
      please let me know. If you need NLUS business cards I can prepare them. Also
      please register following the guidelines below sent to us by Norman

      The Infrastructure Imperative Symposium - Meeting California's Growth
      Challenge 1 page pdf document is located at
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/files. For more on Manny Aschemeyer
      and our PMMC salute, see
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/message/149, Cap'n Manny, Southern
      California Marine Exchange Executive Director.

      Anchors Aweigh for an important three days in Sacramento!


      Phelps Hobart, President
      Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Fassler-Katz, Norman
      Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:54 AM

      There is still time to register for the 2008 Maritime Transportation
      Advocacy Event. We hope you are planning on being this Wednesday and
      Thursday. We want this industry's voice to be heard and understood. See
      the attached for the schedule, location of events and a reservation form.
      It's a good time to network, so submit those reservation forms so that
      badges are made for you. It's an important opportunity to reach out to your
      own legislative people. It's a great time to show that 1 in 7 California
      voters work in this industry and that the maritime and goods movement
      industries have enormous challenges. We require their "partnership" along
      with the Administration to advance our goals on the federal level to benefit
      our statewide international trade network.

      Why not think about bringing others along with you? The Wednesday and
      Thursday events/meetings are FREE. A wealth of information is going to be
      exchanged. We are most fortunate to be hearing from state leaders on
      important topics such as the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF) funding
      process; what the state is planning in order to gain an appropriate piece of
      federal transportation dollars during the funding process in 2009. Glenn
      Pascall, a founder of the West Coast Corridor Coalition, will moderate both
      briefing seminars. The goal is to engage with all of the participants in
      discussions and conversations which will address the issues important to
      you. Ken DeCrescenzo, Caltrans Federal Liaison, John Barna, Executive
      Director of the California Transportation Commission (CTF) and Tom Messer,
      Caltran's "rail person" are among those participating in these two briefing

      You might want to call your legislators, inviting them to join you at our
      reception from 5:30-7:30 P.M. You can comfortably tell the members that
      meeting the leadership of this industry can only be helpful in creating a
      conversation with 1 in 7 California voters.

      Call me, 916-651-1893, if you have any questions.


      Norman Fassler-Katz, Senior Consultant
      Senate Transportation Sub-Committee on California Ports and Goods Movement
      Legislative Office Building-Room 554
      1020 N Street
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      916-651-1893 (direct)
      916-651-1894 (committee office)
      916-324-7081 (fax)
      916-708-9148 (cell)

      "No one is exempt from the call to find common ground"


      Meeting California's Growth Challenge

      Please fill out the form below and email or fax to:818.353.5976 Email:

      Reservation Form:

      ____Yes, I/we plan to participate in the Sacramento visit - April 29 - May
      1, 2008
      ____ Yes, I/we will stay at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento at Capitol Park on
      April 29 & 30 at $180 per night. Call the Hyatt directly at 1-800-233-1234
      and refer to California Maritime Affairs & Navigation Group rates.
      Reservations must be received by 5:00 P.M. on April 8, 2008.

      I/we will participate in the following events:

      ____ Individual meetings April 29 A.M. P.M.
      ____ Association Dinners April 29 6:00 - 9:00 P.M.
      ____ Breakfast Briefing /Roundtable Discussion ($30) April 30 7:30 - 8:45
      ____ Seminar and Legislative Briefings April 30 9:00 - 11:30 A.M.
      ____ Individual Meetings April 30 1:30 - 5:00 P.M.
      ____ Briefing Seminar April 30 3:30 - 5:00 P.M.
      ____ Reception at the Rotunda April 30 5:30 - 7:30 P.M.
      ____ Proclamation Presentation (pending Legislative session) May 1 8:30 A.M.
      ____ CALMITSAC Meeting May 1 10:30 A.M.

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      Harbor Association of Industry & Commerce
      P.O. Box 4250, Sunland, CA 91041
      * Phone: 818.951.6088 * Fax: 818.353.5976
      Email: info@... Website: www.harborassn.com
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