2019 – 2020 NGAI Committees

1. Awards Committee

The Awards Committee oversees and executes individual and unit awards sponsored by NGAI, NGAUS, and EANGUS.

Key Functions:

  • Periodic Review of Awards Regulations and Guidance.
  • Annual review/recommendation of Educational Grant applicants.
  • Make recommendations to Board of Directors (BOD).
  • Maintain stock of Individual and Unit Awards as appropriate.
  • Conduct Appearance Interviews of Candidates for Individual Awards Selections.
  • Coordinate with TAG on certain awards.
  • Coordinate with NGAUS on Award Recipients (Individual and Unit).
  • Coordinate with EANGUS on Award Recipients (Individual and Unit).
  • Submit report at NGAI Annual Conference.

 2. Business Operations/Insurance Committee

The Business Operations Committee works closely with the Executive Director and is responsible for operational oversight to include budget, auditing the financial records, and best business practices for NGAI to assure fiscal activities are in keeping with by-laws, objectives, mission, board direction and budget.

Key Functions:

  • Development of the NGAI annual budget.
  • Annual Audit of Treasurer’s records.
  • Annual Audit of Insurance Program fiscal records.
  • Make recommendations to Treasurer, Insurance Administrator and Board of Directors.
  • Submit Audit report to Annual General Conference.

The Insurance Committee provides oversight to the NGAI Insurance Program for Indiana Guardsman.  It conducts periodic record reviews, establishes and monitors goals and objectives and interfaces with the commercial insurance carrier, American Equity Life Insurance Company.

Key Functions:

  • Works closely with the NGAI insurance administrator.
  • Reviews the insurance commission’s policy on an annual basis.

 3.Constitution and Bylaws Committee

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee assures that all official regulating instruments of the association are current and reflect the needs and desires of the general membership in meeting goals and objectives.

Key Functions:

  • Periodic reviews of Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and related articles.
  • Drafting and Presentation of changes to the above for adoption.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
  • Submit Report at NGAI Annual Conference.
  1. Corporate/Community Partnership Committee

The Corporate Partnership Committee works closely with the Executive Director in developing relationships with Indiana and national corporations to support the mission of NGAI.

Key Functions:

  • Develops the annual Corporate Partnership Plan for submission to the BOD.
  • Coordinates with the Resolutions Committee on corporate resolution input.
  • Assures Corporate Partners receive benefits designated per Partnership Plan.
  • Work closely with Events Committee for appropriate corporate representation.

 5. Education Grant Committee

The Educational Grant Committee receives, reviews, and verifies applicant qualification.  Minimum of ten selected to receive a $1000 grant.  Note:  If more grant money is available, the number of grants may increase.  The recipients are announced at the NGAI annual conference and the grants are presented at the annual car show.

 6. Events/Long Range Planning Committee

The Events Committee provides oversight to the multitude of events for NGAI.  Sub Committees will be formed as appropriate for each assigned event.

Key Functions:

  • NGAI Annual Conference
  • NGAUS Annual Conference
  • EANGUS Annual Conference
  • Annual Car Show
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Bike Ride
  • NGAUS Industry Day
  • Indiana State of the State
  • Other events as assigned by the NGAI BOD

The Long Range Planning Committee annually reviews, drafts, and finalizes the NGAI Long Range Plan which provides guidance on a short, mid, and long term basis that maintains the ever-changing focus of the Association.

Key Functions:

  • Perform an annual review and update the NGAI Long Range Plan.
  • Develop an SOP and annual calendar.
  • Submit draft plan to NGAI Board of Directors for approval and adoption.
  • Coordinate with other Committees in development of revised plan.
  • Publish revised Long range Plan for all members.
  • Submit Report at NGAI Annual Conference.

 A. Annual NGAI Conference Subcommittee

The Annual NGAI Conference Committee provides oversight to the multitude of events at the conference.

Key Functions:

  • Chairperson
  • Registration
  • Sporting Clays
  • Hospitality Suites/Hospitality Night
  • Corporate and Community Partner Reception
  • Golf Outing
  • Spouse Event
  • 5K Fun Run
  • Resolution Meeting
  • Exhibitor Reception
  • Professional Development
  • Retiree/Alumni Breakfast
  • General Session
  • Business Session
  • President’s Reception
  • State’s Dinner

 B. Annual NGAUS Conference Subcommittee/Company Grade Officer (CGO) Subcommittee

The Annual NGAUS Conference Committee provides oversight to the multitude of events at the conference.

Key Functions:

  • Chairperson

 C. Annual EANGUS Conference Subcommittee/Enlisted Subcommittee

The Annual EANGUS Conference Committee provides oversight to the multitude of events at the conference.

Key Functions:

  • Chairperson

D. Annual Car Show Subcommittee

The Annual Car Show Committee provides oversight to the conduct of the Car Show.

Key Functions:

  • Chairperson
  • Registration
  • Venue

 E. Conference Venue Subcommittee

The Conference Venue Committee actively seeks out hotels and conference centers around the state to host the NGAI Annual Conference.

Key Functions:

  • Coordinates with Executive Director and Operations Officer on the requirements of the Conference.
  • Actively visits with hotel and conference Sales Managers around the state to secure proper venues.
  • Secures outside venues that are needed for the Annual Conference to include (Golf course, Spouse event venue, Corporate and Community Partner venue, 5K location)
  • Works on securing venues 3-4 years in advance.
  • Make recommendations to Board of Directors.

7. Fellowship Committee

The Fellowship Committee drafts and executes an application and approval process to accomplish goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors.

Key Functions:

  • Establish an annual Fellowship application subject to Board approval.
  • Establish guidelines for Fellows to adhere to at each annual conference
  • Follow-up with Fellows post conference to ensure they remain engaged
  • Submit Report at NGAI Annual Conference.
  1. Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee drafts and executes an annual legislative plan to accomplish goals and legislative and congressional objectives established by the Board of Directors.

Key Functions:

  • Establish an annual Legislative Action Program for NGAI subject to Board approval.
  • Use NGAUS Legislative Action Plan for the development of NGAI plan.
  • Coordinate with TAG to provide support on his objectives.
  • Monitor Congressional and Legislative actions at State and National Level.
  • Coordinate Legislative Visits, Receptions, Office Visits and other interface actions.
  • Provide educational material, briefings and other material to legislative staff members.
  • Coordinate with Resolutions Committee in accomplishing NGAI goals and objectives.
  • Submit Report at NGAI Annual Conference.
  1. Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is made up of representatives from each Indiana Army and Air National Guard unit with the intent of educating and soliciting renewals of annual memberships in NGAI, NGAUS, and EANGUS to provide the most powerful voice possible in accomplishment of goals and objectives.  Sub Committees will include both Army and Air Officer, Enlisted, and CWO as appropriate.

Key Functions:

  • Members serve individual units as Points of Contact for annual Membership Drive.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director of NGAI on unit membership initiatives and status.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director of NGAI on maintenance of unit rosters.
  • Establish membership goals for NGAI, NGAUS and ENGUS each year.
  • Submit Report at NGAI Annual Conference.
  1. Nomination/Election Committee

The Nominations Committee monitors cyclic and unplanned vacancies on the Board of Directors, solicits nominees and drafts a slate of nominees to be presented at the NGAI Annual Conference for election.

Key Functions:

  • Keep abreast of the terms of office of the members on the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director of NGAI on cyclic anticipated vacancies on the Board.
  • Publish and Distribute vacancy list for Board of Directors for solicitation of Nominees.
  • Establish a slate of nominees to be considered by membership.
  • Submit Slate to membership body at NGAI Annual Conference for election.
  • Monitor election process and report election results to Annual conference.
  1. Public Relations/Publications/Communications Committee

The Public Relations/Publications/Communications Committee does press releases and other public awareness initiatives which further the public visibility of Indiana Army and Air National Guard units and individuals who deserve recognition for their support of NGAI goals and objectives.  This committee will also publish the annual conference program booklet for the NGAI conference and publishes a quarterly newsletter.

Key Functions:

  • Stay abreast of issues and activities of individuals and units in the Indiana Army and Air National Guard.
  • Write and distribute Press Releases to bring public attention to Indiana National Guard accomplishments.
  • Publishes the Quarterly Newsletter.
  • Coordinates publishing of Annual Conference Programs for NGAI.
  • Responsible for both internal and external communication to include ngai.net , Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Responsible for the completion and maintenance of the NGAI App.
  1. Retiree Committee

The Retiree Committee assures that past Guardsmen are kept abreast of events and issues and solicits their support in accomplishment of NGAI goals and objectives.

Key Functions:

  • Initiatives to keep Retired Community involved with the Guard.
  • Keep Retirees advised of changes affecting them.
  • Assist the Adjutant General in conduct of State of the Guard briefings.
  • Make recommendations to Board of Directors.
  • Make arrangements and program for Retiree’s Luncheon at Annual Conference.
  • Submit Report at NGAI Annual Conference.
  • Host the R. Martin Umbarger Hospitality Room at NGAI Annual Conference.