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    Need some informationMembers and friends, This is good news for our council! I am seeking alternates - CALMITSAC meetings are held in Oakland and Long Beach as
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 2 6:24 PM
      Need some information
      Members and friends,
      This is good news for our council!
      I am seeking alternates - CALMITSAC meetings are held in Oakland and Long Beach as well as Sacramento. If working with others and representing the council is something you might enjoy this is a good position.
      I am going to share with you something I found on the internet about the CALMITSAC Chairman, Capt. Robert D. Dockendorff, USNR (Ret.) long term Navy Leaguer but new within our council this May. 
      Robert D. (Bob) Dockendorff received an A.A. from Burlington Community College in 1958 and graduated from The University of Iowa in 1960 with a B.A. in Sociology. He joined the Naval Reserve and continued graduate studies at the University of Iowa for several years. In 1964 Mr. Dockendorff applied for Naval Officer Candidate School and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He was assigned to small boat operations in Vietnam. He remained in the Naval Ready Reserve and retired with the rank of Captain in 1988 after 25 years of service. In 1968 Mr. Dockendorff was hired by Pacific Maritime Association where he worked for 35 years, retiring as a Vice President in 2003. He lives in San Francisco, CA and continues working on transportation and infrastructure projects. He is also developing a series of documentary film projects. He is active with charitable organizations promoting social change.
      I was delighted to have him come on board. Oh how I wish others with similar career paths in the maritime industry would come on board as well. Please continue to invite your friends. If there is a financial hardship assistance is possible. Chances are it is simply a reluctance to join one more group or receive one more magazine.
      I am always available to talk about the Navy League, its councils, and especially the Pacific Merchant Marine Council. On December 8th aboard the O'BRIEN we will again have at the luncheon the election and installation of council officers and directors. THERE IS A LEADERSHIP ROLE FOR EVERY PERSON WHO SHARES ENTHUSIASM for our venture.
      Captain to Engine Room "MORE STEAM!"

      At NLUS HQ, Janet is Senior Director of Communications which included public relations. Peter is Deputy Editor of Seapower; he focuses on Navy League news. Together they filter council news for http://www.NavyLeague.org, SeaPower magazine, and Navy Leaguer.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 8:42 AM
      Subject: Pacific Merchant Marine Council Media Release

      Dear Janet and Peter,
      It is not official yet but should be shortly. The Pacific Merchant Marine Council will have a seat on an important maritime advisory council in California: California Marine & Intermodal Transportation Advisory Council (CALMITSAC) It charter: "foster the development of a Marine Transportation System in California that is safe, secure, efficient, environmentally sound, and capable of expanding to meet the needs of the global economy." It is not just ships but the whole infrastructure of ports, railroads, and highways.
      I will be the PMMC's primary representative.
      CALMITSAC's chairman, Capt. Robert D. Dockendorff, USNR (Ret.) is a member of the PMMC.  Bob was employed by the Pacific Maritime Association; after 35 years he retiring as a Vice President in 2003. He continues to be PMA's representative on the CALMITSAC.
      The Pacific Merchant Marine Council, NLUS, is a firm supporter of continued improvement of the systems of moving people and goods throughout California and beyond. The Navy League’s 2008-2009 policy on the U. S. flag Merchant Marine and the Marine Transportation System is that of the Pacific Merchant Marine Council. The League's position aligns well with CALMITSAC’s mission.
      This is the council's second affiliation this year. April 16th it was welcomed aboard the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, a prominent broad-based U. S. maritime industry coalition. June 9th the council hosted a luncheon and symposium on cabotage law, i.e. maritime law. The regulations and codes are extensive but they are commonly know by two acts, the Jones Act and the Passenger Vessel Act.
      The Pacific Merchant Marine Council has a plotted course of support for the US flag Merchant Marine. It is gathering strength within maritime trade organizations.

      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2008 7:33 AM
      Subject: Re: Need some information

      The primary representative is:
      Phelps Hobart
      Pacific Merchant Marine Council
      Navy League of the United States
      PO Box 191403
      Sacramento CA 95819-1403
      (916) 739-6949 | (916) 955-3972 Cell | PMMC@...
      The Pacific Merchant Marine Council has members serving on the CALMITSAC; they represent other organizations. As needed the names of Pacific Merchant Marine Council alternative representatives will be will be submitted. 
      I will attend the September 24th meeting. The dates and locations of future meetings?
      Anchors Aweigh,
      Phelps Hobart
      PS Is CALMITSAC's website down for maintenance?
      The Navy League of the United States, founded with President Roosevelt's encouragement in 1902, is a civilian organization with more than 60,000 members. The League is focused on reminding the American public and government officials that the United States is a maritime nation and that its national defense and economic well being are dependent upon strong sea services - the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and U. S. Flag Merchant Marine. NLUS and its 270 councils sponsor activities, events, and awards along with supporting military and Sea Cadet units. Its monthly magazine Sea Power focuses on United States maritime defense news. The council publishes its newsletter Captain's Call quarterly.
      The Pacific Merchant Marine Council was chartered 11 December 2006. Luncheon meetings, frequently aboard the National Liberty Ship Memorial S. S. JEREMIAH O'BRIEN, Pier 45, San Francisco are the 2nd Monday in March, June, September, and December. September 8th we gather for lunch and a forum on pirates at Il Pirata, 2007 16th St., San Francisco. You are invited to attend.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 1:02 PM
      Subject: Need some information

      Dear friends:  While you will be receiving formal notification of your having been approved for membership in the California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council (CALMITSAC) we are writing to you for some specific information for inclusion on our roster.

      Would you be so kind as to send us the name of person who will be your representative on the council along with:

      Business, Mobile and Fax numbers
      Email address of the individual

      You may also designate an alternate. 

      Our next meeting is scheduled to take place in Sacramento on September 24.  We trust your representative will attend.  More details later.

      All the best, congratulations and welcome aboard!!!!!! 
      Norman Fassler-Katz, Sr. 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" 


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