Lt Col Victor Wilson – Another DC trip. Handshakes, business cards, story of the day and legislation rolling towards law. But this trip is different for several reasons. Since 2009, I have been traveling to DC to ask for something- but not this time. In fact, I was there to help present an award and talk about the strength of your association. And I got to report your association is going strong and getting stronger.
Membership has increased with more 100% units than we have had in recent history. But we need Ohio to be a 100% state starting with 2016. We need your voice to be heard in DC, the threats of a drawdown, and a BRAC are still real. Ohio needs all hands and voices to help repeal these threats. It all starts with your continued membership support. Make Ohio a 100% membership state!
Corporate membership and sponsorship has increased thanks to the efforts of Rob Paley. Most all expenditures for events are covered dollar for dollar by sponsorship. We seek to continue to expand and refine our partnerships. Insurance has reversed a 5 year downward tread thanks to the able direction of our Insurance Administrator and Joint Insurance Committee. Insurance income is increasing and will continue to serve as the stable base for both Associations.
Our rainy day fund is over 100K and we are looking to strategically invest our fund to ensure continued existence. Your Ohio National Guard Association is strong and is growing stronger. But it is not an association without your continued support. Sign up early and often.