A note from our National Director, Amy Tuschen
Did you know that on 1 August 1907, the Aeronautical Division was officially established under the Signal Corps, and 2 years after that the Wright Brothers delivered the first airplane to the Army? This humble start would eventually become the US Air Force, one of many organizations that started under the Signal Corps.
It is our pleasure to update our members on activities happening within the SCRA. We will routinely send out these newsletters to keep you informed. Please tell us if you have feedback or other information you want on the site or receive updates about. Chapters can provide short updates, either for this newsletter or for our social media sites, of interest to their chapter and other members.
The SCRA Website: signalcorps.org
Upcoming Events/Chapter News:
National Team – Augusta, GA
We continue hosting in-person professional development events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. These are open for any SCRA members that want to network or learn about the topics. These vary from SCCC CPTs panel for the SBOLC students; learning about military service from numerous retirees in the Augusta area, specific topics like networking, obtaining certifications, and financial readiness.
Striker Chapter – MacDill AFB, FL
Membership Drive – 01 July through 17 Aug. Sign up or Renew from your local chapter page to receive a special rate. Striker Chapter Page
Adolphus Greely Chapter – Fort Gordon, GA
The chapter will host a booth/table at AFCEA Technet Augusta from 14 – 17 August at the Marriott Convention Center in downtown Augusta. Stop by the booth to update your membership or sign up a friend/co-worker for a chance to win a Signal Corps poster ($50 value).
Membership Drive – 11 Aug through 24 Sept. Sign up or Renew from your local chapter page during this time to receive a special rate. Adolphus Greely Chapter Page
Have any upcoming events or news for your chapter? Please contact email@example.com and we can share your information in the next newsletter!
We updated the checklist of items to reinstate/activate a chapter. We will be requesting that all active chapters submit an annual report due on 31 DEC ensuring that the minimum criterion for a chapter is met.
We hope to initiate these changes to be consistent across all chapters and potentially provide some financial support through a rebate program for chapters as we have been able to do in the past. Be sure to update your chapter affiliation in order to help your chapter with their reporting!
We are working on a Chapter Officer’s Handbook and updating forms and reporting requirements for all chapters. Expect to see this soon on the Chapter Requirements page
Unfortunately, due to the increased cost of goods and shipping, all SCRA store items costs will be increasing by 10% on 1 September. If you want to take advantage of the current prices before these increases go into effect, be sure to check out what is available.
We are also asking for input on what you would like to see in the store, please take a moment to fill out this form!
If you know of a vendor or know of a specific item you want in the store, please email us. firstname.lastname@example.org Preference is given to Veteran owned companies.
If your organization is interested in partnering with the SCRA, we have a partnership program in place that allows them to get recognition and also includes some job postings in the SCRA Careers Center.
Depending on the level, Gold, Silver or Bronze, they also receive a number of memberships and recognition at National and Chapter events. For more info see the Corporate Partnerships Webpage
Learn about all the SCRA awards here: SCRA Awards
So far this year, we have recognized individuals for supporting the Association and the Regiment!
112 Bronze Order of Mercury Awardees
16 Bronze Wahatchee Awardees
1 Silver Wahatchee Awardee
11 Brevet Colonel Awardees
FAQs & Articles:
We have created and will continue adding to our FAQs page which can be found on our site homepage!
Articles that members can find useful from the past, as well as posts shared on our social media can now be published on our website!
Additionally, these newsletters will be shared on the website! Are you still reading this newsletter via email? Find this on the site and leave a comment with the name of the chapter nearest you (“National Chapter” does not count) for a chance at $10 off in our store! While you are at it, assign yourself to that chapter in your profile!
336 New Members and 142 Renewals to the SCRA so far in 2023! Our current members total is 6099.
Please mention these newsletters to anyone who is a member that may not have checked in recently! They may not receive our emails and need to update their contact info. Keep in mind that .mil email addresses do not receive notifications from the site. Members should use a personal/commercial email address.
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