Annual Installation/Awardee Dinner,
The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter held their annual Officer Installation and scholarship award dinner at the Veterans Memorial Building in Lafayette, CA on Friday June 27. Three deserving students, one a junior at Cal Maritime Academy, one soon to be a freshman at Cal Maritime Academy and one from High Point University in North Carolina were each awarded $1000 dollars toward their tuition. Ms. Beverly Byl from Cal Maritime was the guest speaker in which she gave a very interesting presentation on CMA and what the school is doing to prepare their students to succeed after college. In addition, General Wykle was in attendance where he swore in the 2014-2015 new board of directors and chapter officers and
gave the audience an overview of what is happening with sequestration and how the NDTA is working with the DOD.
At the end of General Wykle’s speech, the SFBA BOD thanked him for his 12 years of leading the organization and presented him with a Seattle Seahawks bucket hat to wear while rooting for his team or protecting his face and head while fishing.
March 11, 2014
The annual emergency preparedness luncheon was very informative. Participants learned the role of first responders as well as the role of an incident command post to include it structure. The luncheon speakers were Joan Kelley-Williams of the American Red Cross, Ana-Marie Jones/Lars Eric Holm of Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters (CARD) and Paul Hess of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office. The speakers provided information on how their orginaztion prepares for national disasters and followed up how individual families can prepare. By touching on how preparedness is done on a national level, state level and then on to a local level, it enable all participants to easily to conclude the importance of being prepare and how each of us can personally prepare.
The large luncheon participation was in large part due to the support of the Port Of Oakland, American President Lines and Matson Navigation. A special thanks go out to the Port of Oakland has repeatedly supply the chapter with a facility to host the emergency preparedness luncheon at no cost to NDTA-SF.
I also like to thank all those who came out for the luncheon. We change the format a little each year to keep it interesting. This year we added a piece on mass shooting to keep it relavant to todays events. However, the primary focus stays the same, "be informed and be prepare".
The San Francisco Chapter welcome your comments and suggestions.
Reginald C. Ali, 2nd VP
Annual Crab Feed January 17, 2014
The San Francisco Chapter wishes to thank all those who participated and welcome any comments you may have to improve this or any other chapter event.
Reginald Ali, 2nd Chapter VP
Day At The Races
The NDTA San Francisco chapter hosted it annual “Day at the Races” fund raising event on October 26th . It has become a mainstream event which the chapter has been hosting for over twenty-five years. Even after all these years member still find it enjoyable event. In fact, members have been known to bring their children and grandchildren to the event. The event proceed go to the chapter scholarship fund.
The chapter host the event at Golden Gate Fields race track because they have great food, good service, and warm and friendly atmosphere that ensures the chapter’s members and their guest will experience a pleasant afternoon. The race track also caters to both seniors and children which enables the entire family to enjoy the outing.
There were no big winners or losers either, just a pleasant afternoon spent enjoying friends and business associates. The chapter put on several fund raises events each year to award scholarship provide connections that help keep the partnership between the transportation and logistics industry and the military alliance strong and our country's ability to respond effectively to military logistical needs.
We thank you all for your continue support in keeping our country strong.
Reginald C. Ali,
2nd Chapter VP