NGAMA is planning for a busy fall with a variety of activities. We are always looking for members to serve on Committee and assist in planning our initiatives. If you are interested in assisting your Association please write to Contact@NGAMA.org. Here are some of activities for this fall.
- Retired/Life Member Luncheon Scheduled for October 1- The annual Life Member Luncheon will be held at the Worcester Technical High School, One Skyline Drive, Worcester on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, beginning at 11:00 AM. Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:45. The Life Member Luncheon is a great opportunity to renew old friendships with Retired/Life Members of NGAMA. Following lunch there will be a brief speaking program featuring Maj Gen Scott Rice, the Adjutant General. The luncheon menu will feature a choice of Pot Roast or Baked Haddock. The cost is $24.00 per person. If you are interested in attending please contact LTC (Ret) Robert J. Swartz. Cell: 508-612-2883
- Creation of a NGAMA Charitable Foundation- NGAMA’s Executive Committee continues to work to form a Charitable Foundation. We believe that NGAMA would be able to attract more corporate contributions if we create a nonprofit 501 c 3. Monies raised would be used to fund the NGAMA Scholarships as well as other charitable purposes. COL Daniel Knight is leading this effort for NGAMA.
- Massachusetts Intent to Host a NGAUS Conference- NGAMA submitted a request to change the NGAUS Conference Selection Committee SPO changing the submittal process and thereby allowing Massachusetts to bid for hosting the 2020 NGAUS Conference. NGAMA’s request was approved at the recent NGAUS Board of Directors Meeting. We are now working hard to create a winning proposal. Boston has not held a NGAUS Conference since the early 1990’s. 2020 would also be a Presidential election year. Traditionally the Presidential candidates have participated at the NGAUS Conferences. Those who have attended a NGAUS Conference realize the impact that this event would have on the city of Boston, on Massachusetts and the Massachusetts National Guard. Association President MAJ Nick Macsata has been the NGAMA point person on a possible NGAUS Conference proposal.
- Preparing the 2015 NGAMA Legislative Agenda- The NGAMA Legislative Committee will be spending this fall preparing bills to be filed for consideration by the 2015 State Legislature. The Legislative Committee is led by Lt Col Sean Halbrook. If you have ideas for proposed legislation or would like to serve on the Legislative Committee, please contact Lt Col Halbrook.
- 2015 State Conference and Membership Drive- The NGAMA Executive Committee plans to decide the date for the 2015 State Conference at their September Executive Committee meeting. As soon as this date has been established, NGAMA will need help in planning the various events including the Friday Golf Tournament and Friday Night Casino Night. Also the Membership Committee led by CPT Danielle Sullivan will soon begin making plans for the 2015 Membership Drive. The Membership year starts January 2015.