Newsletter – January 2024

Happy New Year!

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Chapter Annual Reports were due on 31 December! We have extended this deadline to 31 January.  

Kudos to the chapters who submitted their Annual Report on time: Arkansas Signal, Flint Hills, Korea, Rio Grande Valley, Blue Hen, New England, Fort Irwin, Robert E. Gray, Snake River, North Star, Mount Rainier, and The Voice of Guahan chapters.  

If your chapter is not listed, please ensure your report is submitted by the end of this month, or your chapter status will be changed to INACTIVE. If you are a chapter POC and did not receive the link to the reporting form, reach out to chapters@signalcorps.org 

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A note from Amy Tuschen our National Director  

Happy New Year from the National SCRA and your Board of Directors. It is our pleasure to update our members on activities happening within the SCRA with this monthly newsletter. We continue to grow our membership and chapters and take feedback from chapter officers and active members to continue improving our organization.  

Speaking of feedback, congratulations to COL Dean Smith of the Mount Rainier Chapter for winning the newsletter drawing from our Veterans Day newsletter!  

Please tell us if you have feedback or other information you want on the site or to receive updates about.  

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Upcoming Events/Chapter News: 

National Team – Augusta, GA 

After a break for the holidays, we continue hosting in-person professional development events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. These are open to any SCRA members who want to network or learn about the topics. These vary from the SCCC CPT panel for the SBOLC students; and other leadership panels, to learning about military service from numerous Signal retirees in the Augusta area, specific topics like networking, obtaining certifications, and financial readiness. We also have partnered recently with the Augusta AUSA (Association of the United States Army) and AFCEA chapters that provided professional development speakers every other month.  

If you want to be a presenter for a future session, reach out to us at events@signalcorps.org If you want to see what events are upcoming, find us on Facebook at SCRASignalSchool and SCRA.National  

 

Ongoing Membership Drives 

North Star Chapter – 27 Nov – 20 Jan 

Korea Chapter – 01 Dec to 20 Jan 

PVT Morgan D. Lane – 06 Dec to 24 Jan 

Snake River Chapter – 03 Jan to 17 Feb 

 

Chapters can provide short updates, either for this newsletter or for our social media sites, of interest to their chapter and other members. Have any upcoming events or news for your chapter? Please contact chapters@signalcorps.org and we can share your information in the next newsletter!  

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Chapters: 

Along with the annual chapter reporting, we hope to initiate changes to create consistency across all chapters and provide financial support through a rebate program for chapters as we have done in the past. Be sure to update your chapter affiliation to help your chapter with their reporting!  

We are starting an incentive for any chapter that encourages a corporate partner to sign up, that chapter will receive a finder’s fee for their role in getting them to sign up. For more information, see the section below on Corporate Partnerships.  

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Corporate Partnerships/Career Center: 

The SCRA has a Career center on our website available for members and their family members seeking employment. You must log in to the site to get access. Check it out here https://signalcorps.careerwebsite.com/ 

If your organization is interested in partnering with the SCRA, we have a Corporate Partnership program in place that allows them to get recognition and includes some job postings in the SCRA Careers Center.  

Depending on the level, Gold, Silver, or Bronze, they also receive some individual memberships and recognition at National and Chapter events. For more info see the Corporate Partnerships Webpage 

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Awards: 

Learn about all the SCRA awards here: SCRA Awards 

In 2023 we presented the following awards to individuals for supporting the Association and the Regiment! We hope to continue seeing and awarding deserving members and volunteers in 2024!  

150 Bronze Order of Mercury Awardees 

1 Silver Order of Mercury 

23 Bronze Wahatchee Awardees  

3 Silver Wahatchee Awardees 

20 Brevet Colonel Awardees  

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FAQs & Articles: 

We have created and will continue adding to our FAQs page which can be found on our site homepage!  

This Month’s FAQ: How can I change my contact info? (rank, email, phone number, chapter, etc.)? Check out the FAQ Page for our response.  

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 for a chance at $10 off in our store! While you are at it, assign yourself to that chapter in your profile!  

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Memberships: 

In 2023, we had 611 new members sign up and 233 membership renewals to the SCRA! Our current members total is 6182. 

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. 

Are you aware that one of your membership incentives is also being a member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA)? We provide membership information to the AUSA monthly, so if you hear from them about free membership, this is a legitimate incentive.  

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Other News of Interest: 

As a reminder our 501(c)3 partner, the Signal and Cyber Museum Society (SCMS), is our designated donor for contributions submitted to the SCRA. These can be direct support at events, opting to donate versus receiving membership incentives, or you can directly support at https://secureourstory.org If you are interested in volunteering with the SCMS to help bring back the Signal Corps Museum to the Augusta area, which permanently closed in February 2021, or to contribute to the virtual museum, reach out to ExecDirector@FGHMS.org  

Need info regarding chapters, our store, careers, or other SCRA topics? Visit our Contact Us page and send us an email! 

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  1. Charles Dean Smith January 4, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Thanks Team, I am with the Mount Rainier Chapter of SCRA at JBLM….

    I did not get this newsletter in my email that I can find.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  2. Dean Smith January 8, 2024 at 9:18 pm

    Team, apologies, this newsletter was in my Junk Mail folder and I found it. Thanks for sending it out.

  3. Dean Smith January 11, 2024 at 7:58 am

    Could we get an update on the museum? Where will it be, is there a projected opening date, is there a monitory goal for donations and how close are we to that goal? Is there an info brief on what it’s projected to look like both physically and virtually?

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