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NGAI Alert #1; 21 January 2016

Dear NGAI Members and Friends,
Call for Nominations
We are currently seeking individuals who wish to serve on the NGAI Board of Directors. If you or someone you know wishes to serve please have them fill out the attached Nomination Form, attach a current photo and send to linda@ngai.net NLT 6 February 2016. Board members serve for 3 years and one third of the board is up for reelection each year. The attached document includes a list of expectations for those who serve. Click here for BOD Call for Nomination info and form and BOD Call for Nomination fillible form.

NGAI 2016 Annual Conference, French Lick, IN
21-24 April 2016
Our annual conference registration is now online at www.ngai.net. Click 2016 conf Individual Registration fillable to download the registration form for the conference. Also available is a form to assist in making hotel reservations. Use code 0416NGA to get the conference rates of $109 plus tax per night at French Lick; $189 plus tax per night at West Baden. All reservations should be made directly with the hotel. Rates and room availability through March 31, 2016, so please don’t delay in making reservations. Click to download 2016 conf Hotel Reg.

Lt Gen Lengyel has been invited as our keynote speaker. We will know closer to conference if he can attend but he is making every effort to do so.

Sign up for the Saturday night States Dinner, Friday Golf Outing (2016 conf Friday Golf Reg fillable), 5K Run, Business Meeting, Retiree Breakfast with MG Carr (CGOs and E5 & below invited at no cost), Guest Brunch, Small Arms Defensive Course/Live Firing and a second guest event still to be scheduled. Questions should be directed to Linda at 317-247-3196 or via email at Linda@ngai.net.

2016 NGAI Calendar Sale
There is one week remaining on our 2016 NGAI Calendar sale. Final sale of calendars will be 1600, 27 January, in the NGAI office. Chances are very good to win one or more weapons for as little as $1.50 per chance. Your calendar is your raffle ticket for $50. We will draw for 36 weapons and if you win the first weapon, you still have equal opportunity on the next 35. So for as little as $1.50 per weapon chance, you will have an opportunity to win multiple weapons plus receive a cool calendar. You must purchase direct from the NGAI office or you can order on line at www.ngai.net/2016-calendar.

2016 NGAI Public Policy Objectives
Attached is a document updating you on the status and links to the bills we are following with the Indiana General Assembly. Please take time to run through the list and contact your local representative(s) to let them know your concerns and to urge action on their part. Download ActionTRACK report-195.pdf.

Also linked here is a schedule of hearings that occurred this week at the State House. Download Hearings.

General Grass Survey
A link is provided here for a survey that we would like everyone (Officers, Enlisted, Retirees) to take time to complete. Responses will be sent directly to Gen Grass and provides him with information to take to Congress. The survey closes 4 March, so please complete as soon as possible. Again, the big point with this survey is that it made a big impact on decision makers in the Joint Chiefs and Congress last year. This is a survey that actually has an impact on our nation’s laws!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NationalGuardSurvey_2016

Stay tuned to www.NGAI.net or www.facebook.com/NGAIndiana. Thank you for your continued support.
Mike Sturm
Executive Director
National Guard Association of Indiana