Fw: Navy League News Release February 2, 2011
Navy League News Clips for September 18, 2009Ahoy,I was pleased to bring the Congressional "Sail in" to the attention of NLUS Headquarters. The Pacific Merchant Marine Council was a sponsor in 2010 and is again this year. In 2011 we hope to have even more members participate.Care to get involved?The region needs more council participation in the Navy League's Legislative Affair Program. Visits are made to representatives at their district offices with the Navy League and your council's message. A similar program is call Community Service Organization Presentations. Training for both these programs is by conference call with William J. Waylett Jr. <WWaylett at navyleague dot org>.Heave Ho,PhelpsPhelps Hobart, PresidentPacific Merchant Marine CouncilNavy League of the United States
----- Original Message -----To: nlsac@...Sent: Wednesday, February 02, 2011 12:17 PMSubject: Navy League News Release February 2, 2011FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Liz Drummond (703) 312-2880February 2, 2011 ldrummond@...Navy League to Participate in 2011 Sail-inNavy League partners with the U.S. Maritime CoalitionARLINGTON, Va. The Navy League of the United States has announced its partnership with the U.S. Maritime Coalition for this years Congressional Sail-in taking place on Capitol Hill on May 4, 2011.The Sail-in is an event to increase Congressional awareness of the importance of Americas maritime industry to the security of the United States and gain support for the programs necessary to the success of the United States flag merchant marine and maritime workforce.This years Sail-in is particularly important because of the dramatic changes to the 112th Congress and need to inform new members. Individuals within the American maritime industry come from across the country to Washington to participate and inform Congressional leaders of the importance of the maritime industry to the well-being of the United States. These meetings will educate Members of Congress of the role the Maritime Industry plays in national defense, overseas trade, and the sustainment of American jobs.We had folks from 20 states, 48 congressional districts, 28 companies, 9 unions and labor organizations, and 10 related associations, said VADM Albert J. Herberger, a former U.S. Maritime Administrator and Navy League member. Thats a powerful message to Congress.If interested, please visit http://www.maritimeindustrysailin.com for more information and register (at no cost) for the event.The Navy League is a non-profit civilian organization with more than 50,000 members worldwide whose mission for more than 100 years has been to educate the American people and their leaders about the enduring importance of sea power to a maritime nation, and to support the men and women of the U.S. sea services.For additional information, go to www.navyleague.org or contact Liz Drummond at (703) 312-2880 or via email at ldrummond@....###
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