Thursday, November 15, 2018

Notification: Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting @ Thu Nov 15, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EST) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting

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Peninsula Patriots
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Thu Nov 15, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Mathews, VA (map)
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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Notification: Gloucester Republican Mtg @ Thu Nov 8, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EST) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Gloucester Republican Mtg

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Peninsula Patriots
Meets at the Colonial Courthouse in the circle.
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When
Thu Nov 8, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Colonial Courthouse, Main St Circle, Gloucester, VA 23691 (map)
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Putting the First District first

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October marked the beginning of Fiscal Year 2019 where, for the first time in a decade, our military started the year with on-time, reliable funding. Restoring years of decaying military readiness so our service members can complete their mission and come home safe has been a top priority of mine. From funding the military, to fighting back against the opioid crisis, to restoring funds for the Chesapeake Bay Program, to bringing our economy back to life, I'm proud of how I have worked to advance critical First District priorities.

Throughout the district work period this month, I traveled across every county in the district helping constituents with casework issues, visiting businesses, and holding constituent forums to discuss the pressing policy areas facing our nation.

See where I have stopped across the First District this month below:


Earlier this year, the President signed my bill granting federal recognition to the Virginia Indian tribes into law. I visited Werowocomoco to celebrate this long overdue recognition for the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Monacan, Nansemond, Rappahannock, and Upper Mattaponi tribes.

I met with folks in Gloucester and shared an update on my work to rebuild our military, expand broadband access, improve care for our veterans, and connect students with 21st Century jobs.

I hosted an opioid forum in Stafford to highlight resources for those suffering and the work being done to end this crisis once and for all.

I spent an afternoon touring businesses on Main Street in Bowling Green.


One of the most important parts of my job is helping constituents navigate federal agencies. I spent an afternoon meeting with families to hear about their casework success stories.

I joined Falls Run NARFE Chapter 2343 to detail how I've advocated for our nation's federal workforce.


I stopped by Walmart's store and academy in Fredericksburg to chat with employees and see how they are providing opportunities for veterans.


I heard from C&P Offroad Specialists about ways Congress can help sustain current economic growth, keep our businesses competitive, and remove government barriers to success.

I talked with my Young Professionals Council about job creation, Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, and ways to sustain our current economic growth.

I hosted a seniors' resources forum to discuss recent Medicare improvements and important resources to guard against consumer scams.

I spoke at the 100th Anniversary of Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren.

Everytime I attend an honor flight send off, I'm reminded of how much our nation's veterans have sacrificed for us.


I hosted two Career & Technical Education symposiums, one in Hanover and the other in Stafford, to bring schools and businesses together to help our students cultivate the skills needed in today's workforce. 

I stopped by Greencore's operations here in Virignia to hear how regulatory relief has impacted their business. 

I met with government contractors in Prince William County to discuss how I fought for Virginia priorities in this year's National Defense Authorization Act.


I stopped by Iron Mountain Data Center In Manassas to catch up with employees after attending their grand opening last year.

I toured Northern Virginia Community College's workforce development program to hear more about how we are equipping our students with he skill's toot succeed in today's economy

I met with Supervisor Anderson to visit Old Bridge Road and discuss congestion solutions.

I received the Guardian of Seniors Right's Award from the 60+ Association for my commitment to protecting Social Security and Medicare for current beneficiaries.

I visited StreetLight Ministries in Prince William County to drop off some donations and talk with their team about the ways they serve the homeless in Northern Virginia.

This Month's Clips

For the first time in a decade, the Department of Defense begins new fiscal year with funding in place (WTKR News)

Interview: Rep. Rob Wittman (Defense News)

Wittman Named "Hero of Main Street" (Prince William Living)

 HDT to hold high-tech ribbon cutting for its new Spotsylvania facility (Free Lance-Star)

Navy, Air Force officials tell Congress that aircraft fixes to help curtail crashes are underway (Stars and Stripes)

Recognition of the tribes (Gazette-Journal)

Virginia's Congressional Republicans Receive NFIB's Guardian of Small Business Award (The Republican Standard)

Wittman wants Navy to take over part of bridge cost (Gazette-Journal)

Wittman fields questions from local veterans (Virginia Gazette)

Wittman updates supervisors on issues affecting county (Richmond Times Dispatch)

Mission accomplished: Honor flight makes final trip (Virginia Gazette)

Greeley history at Dahlgren spans four generations, 85 years (Free Lance-Star)

EDITORIAL: Navy, Dahlgren celebrate first century together (Free Lance Star)

I really enjoyed getting out in the community to interact with constituents regarding the issues most important to you. Please do not hesitate to contact me so I can best represent you.

Sincerely,

Rob

Offices

Hanover Office
6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Ste. 102
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Phone: (804) 730-6595
Fax: (804) 730-6597

Stafford Office
95 Dunn Drive
Ste. 201
Stafford, VA 22556
Phone: (540) 659-2734
Fax: (540) 659-2737

Tappahannock Office
508 Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: (804) 443-0668
Fax: (804) 443-0671

Washington D.C. Office
2055 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4261
Fax: (202) 225-4382



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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Notification: Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting @ Thu Oct 18, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting

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Thu Oct 18, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Mathews, VA (map)
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Notification: Gloucester Republican Mtg @ Thu Oct 11, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Gloucester Republican Mtg

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Peninsula Patriots
Meets at the Colonial Courthouse in the circle.
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When
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Colonial Courthouse, Main St Circle, Gloucester, VA 23691 (map)
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Notification: Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting @ Thu Sep 20, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Notification: Gloucester Republican Mtg @ Thu Sep 13, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Gloucester Republican Mtg

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Peninsula Patriots
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Thu Sep 13, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Colonial Courthouse, Main St Circle, Gloucester, VA 23691 (map)
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Notification: Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting @ Thu Aug 16, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting

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Thu Aug 16, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Mathews, VA (map)
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Notification: Gloucester Republican Mtg @ Thu Aug 9, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Gloucester Republican Mtg

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Peninsula Patriots
Meets at the Colonial Courthouse in the circle.
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Thu Aug 9, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Colonial Courthouse, Main St Circle, Gloucester, VA 23691 (map)
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Notification: Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting @ Thu Jul 19, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Mathews County Republican Committee Meeting

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Thu Jul 19, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time - New York
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Mathews, VA (map)
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Notification: Gloucester Republican Mtg @ Thu Jul 12, 2018 7pm - 8pm (EDT) (PeninsulaTeaParty.org)

Gloucester Republican Mtg

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Meets at the Colonial Courthouse in the circle.
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 7pm – 8pm Eastern Time
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Colonial Courthouse, Main St Circle, Gloucester, VA 23691 (map)
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Monday, July 2, 2018

Newport News Now 7-2-18

MONDAY. JULY 2. 2018
Become a Master Gardener 
Virginia Cooperative Extension Offers Master Gardener Courses
Master Gardeners are volunteers who assist their local Cooperative Extension offices in educating the public in general gardening practices as well as the proper use of pesticides and fertilizers. In order to become a Master Gardener, an individual must complete 50 hours of horticulture instruction and return an equal number of hours (50) as a Master Gardener volunteer. 

The Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering two different master gardener classes, one in-person and one virtual hybrid course (a portion of the class is completed online and a portion of the class is completed in-person). The in-person course runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 4 through November 14 from 9 a.m. until noon in addition to three Saturday sessions. The classes are held at the VT/UVA HR Center in Oyster Point, 600 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 210 in Newport News. 

The virtual hybrid course is being offered August 15 – November 14. Lessons are online in addition to in-person Wednesday evenings sessions and three Saturday sessions. The in-person sessions for this hybrid course are held at Yorktown Library, 8500 George Washington Memorial Highway. 

The fee for either course is $150 and covers the handbook, other materials, and a background screening. There is a $75 fee per additional household member, handbook not included. The course workload is equivalent to 50-60 class hours plus preparation. Classes cover topics such as basic botany, propagation, insects, trees & shrubs, pruning, lawns and more. 

The application deadline is August 1. Downloadable applications are available through the York County Extension Office. For more information about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer contact your local extension Newport News 757-591-4838, Hampton 757-727-1401, York/Poquoson 757-890-4940, or Gloucester County at 804-693-2602.
Spend Independence Day at 4th of July Stars in the Sky
Special reminder about the annual “4th of July Stars in the Sky” event at Victory Landing Park! The celebration begins at 7:00 p.m. with food vendors, free children’s activities, strolling entertainment and live music with fireworks beginning at 9:30 p.m. 

Free light-up items will be given out while supplies last. Admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public. No pets, alcohol, bicycles, skateboards, or radios are permitted inside the event area. For more information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism at 757-926-1400 or visit the Festivals & Special Events website.
Chamber of Commerce Seeks LEAD Peninsula Applicants
Application deadline is July 13

The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the LEAD Peninsula Class of 2019. This ten-month program is designed to develop and enhance leadership qualities of professionals from businesses and military installations on the Peninsula. The program begins in September with an orientation, followed by monthly program days on the first Thursday of each month from October through June. Tuition is $1495 for Chamber members and $1995 for nonmembers. The deadline to apply is July 13.

LEAD Peninsula is a community immersion program, which can best be described as an experience in understanding a community mosaic…the Peninsula mosaic. LEAD Peninsula fosters opportunities for increased communication and cooperation among the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Through a series of initiatives and programs, the LEAD Peninsula program provides opportunities for both recognized and emerging leaders to work collaboratively on issues of importance to the Peninsula community.

Since 1984, LEAD Peninsula (formally Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula) has been introducing its class members to the major facets of the greater Peninsula community through an intensive ten-month program. The LEAD Peninsula members participate in educational sessions, tours, and candid conversations with community leaders. The goal is to provide intellectual and personal connectivity experiences with the various aspects of our community – business, education, public safety, health and human services, environment, local, state and federal government, workforce development, military and federal impact, transportation, infrastructure (water/sewer), etc. The objective of this diverse array of topics is to challenge members to see their community as they never have before and to expand their knowledge on the different aspects that influence their community as a whole. For more information on LEAD Peninsula or for an application visit the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce website