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ASSOCIATION NEWS Proposed Life-Membership Change Rejected Delegates to the 133rd General Con-ference and Exhibition in Milwaukee ( story, page 30 ) loudly rejected a pro-posed change to the way NGAUS cal-culates state membership percentages. The change to Article 3, Section 3.01, of the association bylaws would have eliminated the “fuzzy math” of states having membership totals above 100 percent, according to retired Maj. Gen. Daniel B. O’Hollaren, the chair-man of the committee on bylaws. Under the plan, active-life members would shift to the retired-life category upon retirement and would not figure in a state’s active-membership totals. The new rules, however, would not completely apply to current life mem-bers. They would become retired-life members upon retirement, but contin-ue to count toward state membership totals until their deaths, a concession to the promise made to them when they joined. “It eliminates the fuzzy math of 100-plus percent mem-bership numbers that we see today,” O’Hollaren said. Several states report member-ship totals above 100 percent. South Dakota has a mem-bership of 129 per-cent and Wisconsin is at 125 percent. This is because members who have Col. Todd Nehls, the president of the Wisconsin state retired from the association, speaks against the proposed change. Guard count to-ward membership percentages, but they lose a lot of what goes on at this confer-do not figure in the membership base. ence.” Delegates on the conference’s third The proposal did have support. Some day quickly turned against the idea. approved of basing membership percent-“There’s a lot of pride and a lot of ages only on those serving in uniform. tradition in 100 percent states,” said But when Brig. Gen. William R. Col. Todd Nehls, the president of the Burks, the NGAUS vice chairman-Air, National Guard Association of Wiscon-called for a vote, it was clear where the sin. “You take that away, you’re going to attending members stood. Paul Gaertner Elections in Milwaukee Set Board, Committee Memberships Business at the 133rd General Con-ference and Exhibition included the elec-tion of members to the board of directors to represent Area II, Area V , company-grade officers and retired/separated of-ficers. Elected to represent Area II were Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz, the District of Co-lumbia commanding general, as the adjutant general representative; Col. Jay Hooper of Delaware as the Army repre-sentative; and Maj. Gen. Hugh Broomall of Delaware as the Air representative. Area V representatives elected were Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, the Wiscon-sin adjutant general, as the adjutant gen-eral representative; Col. Eric Ahlness of Minnesota as the Army representative; and Brig. Gen. Daryl Bohac of Nebraska as the Air representative. Capt. John Brownell of Nevada was re-elected as the company grade repre-sentative-Air. Retired Col. Don Deering of Tennessee was re-elected as the re-56 tired/separated-Army representative. The Committee on Company Grade Issues elected its membership during the conference. The committee members and the year their terms expire now are: Z Area I: 1st Lt. Anthony Telesca (Army), 2013, and Capt. Thomas Maguire (Air) 2012; Z Area II: Capt. Charlie Brown (Army), 2012, and Capt. Cassandra Seward (Air), 2013; Z Area III: Capt. Benjamin Ruffner (Army), 2013, and 1st Lt. Sarah Reich (Air) 2012; Z Area IV: Capt. Brent Curtis (Army), 2012, and Capt. Ashley Gray (Air), 2013; Z Area V: 1st Lt. Kasey Deiss (Army), 2013, and 1st Lt. Matt Metzger (Air), 2012; Z Area VI: 1st Lt. Ruben Lerma (Army), 2012, and Capt. Shaun Cruze (Air), 2013. Representing the committee on the NGAUS Board of Directors are Capt. Sharel Paradis (Army), 2012, and Brownell (Air), 2013. Following elections at the 133rd General Conference in Milwaukee, the NGAUS Committee on Warrant Officer Issues now includes the fol-lowing members: Z Director: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Howard E. Touchstone (term ex-pires 2012); Z Area I: Retired Chief Warrant Of-ficer 5 Howard C. Haider (2013); Z Area II: Retired Chief Warrant Of-ficer 3 Amir M. Pishdad (2012); Z Area III: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lance Jenkins (2013); Z Area IV: Retired Chief Warrant Of-ficer 5 Joseph Diaz (2012); Z Area V: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott E. Wolff (2012); and Z Area VI: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Terry S. Swartwout (2012). | Na tional Guard

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Proposed Life-Membership Change Rejected<br /> <br /> Delegates to the 133rd General Conference and Exhibition in Milwaukee (story, page 30) loudly rejected a proposed change to the way NGAUS calculates state membership percentages.<br /> <br /> The change to Article 3, Section 3.01, of the association bylaws would have eliminated the "fuzzy math" of states having membership totals above 100 percent, according to retired Maj. Gen. Daniel B. O'Hollaren, the chairman of the committee on bylaws.<br /> <br /> Under the plan, active-life members would shift to the retired-life category upon retirement and would not figure in a state's active-membership totals.<br /> <br /> The new rules, however, would not completely apply to current life members. They would become retired-life members upon retirement, but continue to count toward state membership totals until their deaths, a concession to the promise made to them when they joined.<br /> <br /> "It eliminates the fuzzy math of 100- plus percent membership numbers that we see today," O'Hollaren said.<br /> <br /> Several states report membership totals above 100 percent. South Dakota has a membership of 129 percent and Wisconsin is at 125 percent. This is because members who have retired from the Guard count toward membership percentages, but they do not figure in the membership base.<br /> <br /> Delegates on the conference's third day quickly turned against the idea.<br /> <br /> "There's a lot of pride and a lot of tradition in 100 percent states," said Col. Todd Nehls, the president of the National Guard Association of Wisconsin. "You take that away, you're going to lose a lot of what goes on at this conference."<br /> <br /> The proposal did have support. Some approved of basing membership percentages only on those serving in uniform.<br /> <br /> But when Brig. Gen. William R. Burks, the NGAUS vice chairman-Air, called for a vote, it was clear where the attending members stood.<br /> <br /> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> <br /> Elections in Milwaukee Set Board, Committee Memberships<br /> <br /> Business at the 133rd General Conference and Exhibition included the election of members to the board of directors to represent Area II, Area V, company-grade officers and retired/separated officers.<br /> <br /> Elected to represent Area II were Maj. Gen. Errol Schwartz, the District of Columbia commanding general, as the adjutant general representative; Col. Jay Hooper of Delaware as the Army representative; and Maj. Gen. Hugh Broomall of Delaware as the Air representative.<br /> <br /> Area V representatives elected were Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar, the Wisconsin adjutant general, as the adjutant general representative; Col. Eric Ahlness of Minnesota as the Army representative; and Brig. Gen. Daryl Bohac of Nebraska as the Air representative.<br /> <br /> Capt. John Brownell of Nevada was re-elected as the company grade representative- Air. Retired Col. Don Deering of Tennessee was re-elected as the retired/ separated-Army representative.<br /> <br /> The Committee on Company Grade Issues elected its membership during the conference.<br /> <br /> The committee members and the year their terms expire now are:<br /> <br /> Area I: 1st Lt. Anthony Telesca (Army), 2013, and Capt. Thomas Maguire (Air) 2012;<br /> <br /> Area II: Capt. Charlie Brown (Army), 2012, and Capt. Cassandra Seward (Air), 2013;<br /> <br /> Area III: Capt. Benjamin Ruffner (Army), 2013, and 1st Lt. Sarah Reich (Air) 2012;<br /> <br /> Area IV: Capt. Brent Curtis (Army), 2012, and Capt. Ashley Gray (Air), 2013;<br /> <br /> Area V: 1st Lt. Kasey Deiss (Army), 2013, and 1st Lt. Matt Metzger (Air), 2012;<br /> <br /> Area VI: 1st Lt. Ruben Lerma (Army), 2012, and Capt. Shaun Cruze (Air), 2013.<br /> <br /> Representing the committee on the NGAUS Board of Directors are Capt. Sharel Paradis (Army), 2012, and Brownell (Air), 2013.<br /> <br /> Following elections at the 133rd General Conference in Milwaukee, the NGAUS Committee on Warrant Officer Issues now includes the following members:<br /> <br /> Director: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Howard E. Touchstone (term expires 2012);<br /> <br /> Area I: Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Howard C. Haider (2013);<br /> <br /> Area II: Retired Chief Warrant Officer 3 Amir M. Pishdad (2012);<br /> <br /> Area III: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lance Jenkins (2013);<br /> <br /> Area IV: Retired Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph Diaz (2012);<br /> <br /> Area V: Chief Warrant Officer 3 Scott E. Wolff (2012); and<br /> <br /> Area VI: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Terry S. Swartwout (2012).<br />

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