April 2, 2020
IN THIS EDITION:
2020 Annual Convention and Combined Ball Cancellation Notice NCNGA
Message From the Educational Foundation NCNGAEF
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signs order to prevent utility cut-offs, activates more guardsmen WXII
New Benefit! The Association has a Notary Public on staff for your convenience. NCNGA
Free Federal and State Tax Preparation & Filing NCNGA
Ft. Bragg soldiers help build massive temporary medical station in downtown NYC WBTV
New NGAUS Rates! NCNGA
April 2nd — Today in Guard History National Guard
If you paid with check or in the office your refund check is being mailed today. If you paid online refunds are being issued today. If you paid online and don’t receive a refund by Friday at 4:30 please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also the Executive Council made a decision to conduct the conference business of the Association by alternate means. Voting for executive council and budget & legislative agenda approval will be done electronically. We are putting the final details on the process and will send out further notification. Also the next Tarheel Guardsman will be used to share information on annual reports and other convention items.
We recently received word that the NCNG Association has decided to cancel the 2020 Convention and Combined Ball that was originally scheduled for the 27-28th of March. Originally, the Association had hoped that it would be able to reschedule the event for Fall of 2020, but were unable to do so.
In light of this, the Educational Foundation unfortunately will be cancelling most of our 2020 annual fundraising events. The safety of our generous donors and volunteers is our priority, and even though this is a painful decision, we know it is the right one.
The Annual Convention is our primary fundraising for the year, and cancelling will likely have implications on future scholarship funding. If you would like to take the opportunity to support the scholarship activities of the Educational Foundation, you may donate your golf registration or your Reverse Ticket purchase simply by contacting the Educational Foundation at email@example.com.
In the meantime, we will begin contacting our Golf Tournament sponsors and players, and those individuals who purchased tickets to our Reverse Drawing. Obviously, we will refund in full for the Golf and Reverse Drawing events as requested.
Based on the early participation, we are going to proceed with our $2000 Raffle. We will continue to sell tickets through May 10, 2020, and will hold a drawing event in late May. You can contact the office at (919) 851-3390, or simply donate through our WEB site at edfoundationofncnga.org to buy tickets! Stay tuned for more details on the actual date.
Because of your generous past support, we will still select candidates and award scholarships for the upcoming 2020-21 school season. Thank you all for what you have done and continue to do to make us successful!
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper was joined by state public health and emergency management officials to update the public on the state’s response to the coronavirus Tuesday afternoon.
Cooper announced that he has signed an executive order to prohibit utility companies from shutting off electricity, gas, water and wastewater services to customers who can’t pay their bills over the next 60 days.
Telecommunication providers who offer phone, cable and Internet services are strongly urged to follow the same practices, and banks are encouraged to not charge overdraft/late fees or other penalties, Cooper said.
Cooper also urged mortgage companies and landlords to work with residents who have lost income because of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina were among those helping to build a massive temporary medical station in New York City.
The help comes as hospitals in New York City are over being overwhelmed with patients due to the coronavirus. New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers on Tuesday as the death toll in the city climbed past 1,000.
According to Fort Bragg’s Facebook page, 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and 44th Medical Brigade from the base joined Civil Support from Fort Eustis, Va., contractors, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel and New York National Guard service members to help build the temporary station.
The medical station was set up in the Jacob Javits Convention Center in downtown New York City in support of the Department of Defense COVID-19 response.
At the NGAUS Conference in Denver, there was a majority vote that our dues structure would be reduced from 15 different price points to three. This rate change will be going into effect on October 1, 2019 for the 2020 membership year.
- Company Grade – $40
- Field Grade – $80
- Flag Grade – $130
You can renew or join for the year 2020 here.
April 1st — Today in Guard History National Guard
April 1, 1745
At Sea – A fleet consisting of 19 transport ships escorted by 13 armed merchant vessels is carrying a total of 4,220 colonial militiamen toward Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. The goal of this expedition is the capture of the largest fort in North America, the fortress of Louisbourg. It was built and garrisoned by the French to protect the entrance to the St. Lawrence River and French Canada. This massive stone fort protected a sheltered harbor which held French raiders who, since England and France entered into war in 1741, had preyed upon British and American fishing and merchant fleets. But when the English refused to aid the American colonies in ridding themselves of this threat the colonies decided to act on their own. An army was organized from the militia of four New England colonies, Massachusetts (which also included present day Maine), Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Colonel William Pepperrell of Maine was selected to command the entire force (army and navy) with the rank of lieutenant general. While several colonies had in the past joined forces to fight a common enemy, usually Native Americans rather than Europeans, never before had they launched such an ambitious expedition. Landing his troops in early May the siege lasted until the end of June before the French garrison surrendered. The Americans were justly proud of their achievement, and dismayed when Louisbourgwas returned to the French as part of the peace treaty ending the war in 1748.