Fellow NCOAGA members and
During the past 18 months, Chapter 106 has been carefully planning
Seminar 44 in La Crosse, WI July 17-19. Iím very proud of the work and
creativity the committee has put forth to make it a great event. Being
the newest chapter to this fine organization, they truly had the energy
and passion to make it a worthwhile event for those that attended.
After many conversations with NCOAGA president Ken Montgomery and our
committee members, I regrettably must inform everyone that Seminar 44
has been cancelled. My committee is in the process of establishing a
plan to return your registration fee. You should contact the hotel
direct to cancel room reservations.
I recall standing at the podium in Fort Wayne last summer proclaiming
that our seminar would be bigger and better than ever. That was our #1
goal. Canceling the entire seminar is the last thing we wanted to do.
There are various factors that went into this difficult decision.
However, with the number of registered people, it would have been a dis-service
to those that paid to attend and an insult to those that founded this
organization many years ago. I believe itís a sign of the timesóbusy
people, busy schedules, and simply canít fit everything in economically.
The NCOAGA executive board will still meet in La Crosse at the Radisson
Hotel on July 16th and 17th in the Iowa Room, 2nd floor. Several
critical decisions must be made about organizationís vision and if
future seminars will be considered. Meals will not be provided.
Elected board members are expected to attend.
Iím truly sorry for the inconvenience this caused and likely financial
burden to some. Please understand the difficult position Chapter 106
and the executive board were placed in to make the tough decision. We
hope the chapters around the country will continue to function and
flourish Ė promoting PME, assisting Commanders, and completing community
service projects. Thank you to those that offered support and
encouragement along the way. Please pass this along to your regions and
chapters as we spread the bad news.
Greg Cullen, CMSgt, WI ANG
Seminar 44 Chairman