2016 NNOA Professional Development and Training Conference
NNOA: Engaged and Committed to Developing Sea Service Leaders!!
Thank you to all of the Sea Service Leaders, speakers, attendees and volunteers that made
this year’s conference a huge success!!
BoD Voting Results
The results are in and we congratulate our newest BoD members!
CDR Denise McCallaCreary, USN (Ret.)
LtCol Jason Davis, USMC (Ret)
CDR Rachel Lewis, USCG
LCDR Elaine Pearson, USN (Ret.)
CENTRAL REGION VP
Judge Tamia N. Gordon
LCDR Beulah Henderson, USN (Ret.)
WESTERN REGION VP
CAPT Don Flowers, USN
LtCol Melissa Chestnut, USMC
LCDR Kimberly Cain, USN
APPROVED AMENDMENTS (CLICK TAB FOR DETAILS)
Add Sexual Orientation to NNOAs Non-Discrimination Policy – Currently, the 5th Article of Incorporation lists “race, creed, color, sex, religion and national origin as traits NNOA will not use to deny a person membership. It is time time we add sexual orientation to that list.
APPROVED: Add sexual orientation as a trait that NNOA will not use to deny membership. Currently, the only traits that the NNOA Articles of Incorporation list that cannot be used to deny membership into NNOA are race, creed, color, sex, religion and national origin.
Increase the time period available to electronically vote in NNOA BOD elections – Currently, the Articles of incorporation only allow voting for BOD nominees during the National Conference. Extending the voting period to during the week of the National Conference will provide more flexibility for when voting can commence and end. This flexibility will give members not present at the conference more time to vote. Modifying this language will allow the NNOA JAG to set the dates and times of the voting.
APPROVED: In order to provide additional flexibility in voting for BOD nominees and to allow more time for members, not present at the National Conference, to vote, modify the Articles of Incorporation to allow voting for BOD nominees during the week of the Conference and not just during the dates of the Conference. Currently the Articles of Incorporation only allow for voting for BOD nominees during the Conference.
Changing Title of PAO and JAG to PRO and Legal Advisor – NNOA’s use of these titles is not wholly representative of the position descriptions. Our JAG position, in point of fact, is not an actual JAG, but more appropriately termed, our organization’s “Legal Advisor.” Our Public Affairs Officer’s responsibilities are more expansive than this name implies as that position manages all aspects of our communications with the public, through social, print and broadcast media as well as targeted messaging for specific relative audiences.
APPROVED – Modify the Articles of Incorporation and the BYLAWS to replace terms Pubic Affairs Officer and Judge Advocate General with terms Public Relations Officer and Legal Advisor, respectively.
Modify Regular Membership Year – Currently, the payment for regular membership is due annually. This payment is due on 1 July of each year and covers a period of membership from 1 July through 30 June. New members that do not begin their membership on 1 July, pay a prorated membership fee. In an effort to increase membership and ease the Membership Director’s and Treasurer’s ability to track membership, the period of regular membership for each member should be one year from the date that member submits his or her payment. Payment for renewal of regular membership would be due annually, on the anniversary date of the initial regular membership. If payment for renewal of regular membership is not received by the initial anniversary date but subsequently paid, the date of that payment will become the member’s new anniversary date for regular membership.
APPROVED: In an effort to improve the efficiency of the Membership processing, modify The Articles of Incorporation and BYLAWS so that the period of regular membership for each member would be one year from the date that member submits his or her payment. Renewals for regular membership would be due annually, on the anniversary date of the initial regular membership. If payment, for renewal of regular membership, is received after the initial anniversary date, the date of that payment will become the member’s new anniversary date for regular membership.
|Outstanding Chapter President||LCDR Paul Nix, USN (Ret)|
|CAPT Sallee P Kafer Mentoring||Col Russel Woody, USMC (Ret)|
|Golden Pen||Capt Matthew Bowman, USMC|
|Individual Membership Recruiting||1stLt Torri Preston, USMC|
|LT General Frank Petersen Service Award||Col Reginal Hairston, USMC|
|CAPT Edward R Williams Service Award||CDR Rebecca Drew, USCG|
|CAPT Charlie Tompkins Service Award||CAPT Bernard Jackson, USN (Ret)|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||CDR Denise McCallaCreary, USN (ret) & CAPT Charles Williams, USCG (ret)|
|CAPT John G. Witherspoon for Excellence in Leadership and Mentoring Award||LtCol David Everly, USMC|
|Dorie Miller Award||No recipients submitted|
|Outstanding Chapter Newletter||Camp Pendleton/Miramar|
|Outstanding Chapter Website||Camp Pendleton/Miramar|
|Outstanding Chapter Programs||Washington, DC|
|Outstanding Chapter Membership Growth (by category)||Small: San Francisco
Large: Washington, DC
|Overall Outstanding Chapter (by category)||Small: San Francisco
Large: Washington, DC
|New Membership Growth||No new chapters this year|
|James||Andrews||LCDR (ret)||USN||Jacksonville Florida|
|Donald||Flowers||CAPT (ret)||USN||San Francisco Bay Area Chapter|
|Vanessa||Givens||CDR (ret)||USN||Jacksonville Florida|
|James||Haskins||LCDR (ret)||USN||San Francisco|
|Adolph||Keyes||CDR (ret)||CG||San Francisco|
|Paul||Nix||LCDR (ret)||USN||Jacksonville Florida|
|Herlena||Washington||LCDR (ret)||USN||Jacksonville Florida|
|Charicki||Evans||LT (0-3)||USN||San Diego|
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Honoring our NNOA Friend and Brother