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Herb Knierim RMS Section Meeting – 29Jun11. Rocky Mountain Section Thank You to our Sponsor!! $1,000 Sponsorship to the RMS ION.

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1 Herb Knierim RMS Section Meeting – 29Jun11

2 Rocky Mountain Section Thank You to our Sponsor!! $1,000 Sponsorship to the RMS ION

3 Rocky Mountain Section Agenda for this Evening Officer Overview and RMS Way Forward Ken Esthus – ION Membership Benefits Feature Speakers – Lt. Col Damon Feltman (19SOPS Commander) – Maj. Frank Kincaid (19SOPS Weapons & Tactics)

4 Rocky Mountain Section ION Mission Statements ION Mission – The Institute of Navigation is the world's premier non- profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) RMS Mission – The purpose of the Rocky Mountain Section (which may hereafter be referred to as the “Section”) is to promote the aims of the Institute by providing a local forum for discussion of topics from the field of navigation and encouraging participation, fellowship, and camaraderie among Rocky Mountain area members

5 Rocky Mountain Section RMS ION Goals Establish RMS as the premier regional ION chapter in existence Maintain existing level of activity with regards to quarterly meetings and speakers Extend RMS efforts on community outreach Increase RMS membership by 10% over 2011

6 Rocky Mountain Section Current Status Organizational Efforts – New Officer Corps – New processes and programs Membership – 72 members of National (~4%) Budget – $ existing budget – $800 stipend from national – $1000 sponsorship from Lockheed Martin Future Section Meetings – Ideas for topics of interest welcome

7 Rocky Mountain Section New Processes & Programs Marketing / Fundraising – We have the latitude to raise our own funds – Created and documented a fundraising process for the section Community Outreach – Creation of Academic Achievement in Navigation Program (AANP) Targets Local middle and high school students – Engagement with local colleges ION RMS Scholarship Program Exploring other opportunities for involvement – Local Outreach Boy Scouts – Orienteering Day Geocaching – Dedicated RMS geocache in local area

8 Rocky Mountain Section Colorado MUC Status Colorado being considered as a location for the 2012 MUC competition – Requires $40k in funds – Dr. William Crisler will potentially provide $40k in NDEP funds High probability Decision currently held due to Congress budget shenanigans – Alternate funding will entail RMS ION interaction with local military directorates (STEM grants) National ION has requested our participation to volunteer hours and mentoring

9 Rocky Mountain Section Questions? Comments? Concerns?

10 Rocky Mountain Section Backup Slides

11 Rocky Mountain Section Fundraising We have latitude to raise our own funds – Donations should process through National Generate letter request to all small, medium, and large businesses associated with GPS Donor program – Platinum ($2000), Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500), and Bronze ($100) – Recognition at events and on website – Option to fund an event? Request quarterly meeting and event sponsorship from local establishments

12 Rocky Mountain Section Academic Program Title: Academic Achievement in Navigation – Basically a research paper competition Middle and High School students eligible – Initially target District 20 Middle Schools (8) – As funds permit, target high school and other districts Prizes – Best in School: $25 and a tour of 2SOPS – Best in District: $100 to student; $500 to school


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