Letter from the Board January 2022

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Hello everyone and Happy 2022!
 
We are thrilled to announce that our 14th Annual Charity Golf Event raised $110,500. Due to your generosity, we were able to donate $60,000 of that to the NEWA Scholarship Fund, our primary charity and legacy.  We also donated $30,000 to the Tower Family Foundation again and added approximately $20,000 to our NEWA Operating Account, as we do every year.   

Overall, we raised the most money in our history for our Charity Partners in 2021 and we Thank You All for your support and dedication to this event.  Special thanks to all of our members, generous sponsors and amazing team of volunteers for making the event such a smashing success!  

We could not obtain this level of charitable success without everyone’s help.  Get ready for our 15th Anniversary event at Pine Hills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA in September…it’s going to be better than ever!

2nd Annual Charity Hockey Event

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Save the Date!

May 19, 2022

2nd Annual Charity Hockey Event

Save-the-Date for NEWA’s 2nd Annual Charity Hockey Event!  

Date:

May 19, 2022

Location: 
New England Sports Center
121 Donald Lynch Blvd
Marlborough, MA  

Player Registration:  4:30 – 5:15pm

Networking: Starts 5pm  

Games Start:  5:30pm

* Registrations and Sponsorships for the postponed 2020 event will be honored. A representative from NEWA will contact registrants shortly.  

NATE UNITE 2022 Advance Registration Open

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NATE: The Communications Infrastructure Contractors Association invites you to attend the NATE UNITE 2022 annual event which will be held February 21-24 at Caesars Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Advanced registration is open now until February 19, 2022.

NATE UNITE is widely regarded as the premier conference and trade show in the diverse tower and wireless communications infrastructure, construction, service, and maintenance infrastructure industries focused on safety. The NATE UNITE lineup consists of an impressive array of educational sessions, networking receptions, luncheons, optional courses and speakers. Additionally, NATE UNITE’s interactive and vibrant exhibit hall bustles with activity from stakeholders representing every layer of the industry.

Visit natehome.com to register and view further details regarding NATE UNITE 2022. Information regarding the educational sessions featured at NATE UNITE 2022 can be located in the Pre-Show Planner. For further information on how to become an exhibitor and showcase your products and services to NATE UNITE attendees, the Sponsor and Exhibitor Planning Guide and the booth space contract are also available on the NATE website. Contact Shari Wirkus, NATE Event Coordinator, at shari@natehome.com or 605-882-5865 for additional information on exhibiting or sponsoring NATE UNITE 2022.

Educational Seminar & Holiday Networking Social

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NEWA’s next event is a DOUBLE FEATURE! Join us on Thursday, January 20th for two NEWA events for the price of one! Both will be at NEWA’s favorite gathering spot:

Café Escadrille
26 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA 01803
www.cafeescadrille.com
781-273-1916

We will kick things off with an Educational Seminar beginning in the early afternoon. See full schedule below:

Session 1: VIEW FROM WASHINGTON:
Keynote speaker will highlight the key benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure and other legislation affecting wireless broadband deployment, and its expected impacts for rural and urban areas of New England. The discussion will also focus on industry challenges in 2022, how they may result in legal / policy changes at the federal level, including through WIA’s advocacy and projects.

Session 2: REGIONAL OUTLOOK:
Panelists will discuss recent developments in the New England states that could accelerate or hinder the wireless industry, including new RFPs for tower deployment on the horizon, use of ARPA and BIF funding for wire-based and wireless broadband expansion, and the resurgence of health effects concerns in the wake of a New Hampshire commission report on 5G. Industry personnel will also discuss some of the pressing issues and key focuses in tower safety / site safety.

Agenda
1:15 – 1:30PM Registration/Check In
1:45 – 2:00PM Introductions
2:00 – 3:15PM Session 1 – View from Washington
3:15 – 3:45PM Break (Coffee/Snacks)
3:45 – 5:00PM Session 2 – Regional Outlook
5:00 – 5:30PM Wireless FUN
**Topics and presenters may be subject to change.**

Then, celebrate the start of the New Year at our Annual Holiday Social starting at 6:00PM. See details below:

Holiday Networking (Hors d’oeuvres Reception, Cash Bar)
5:30 – 6:00PM Registration/Check In
6:00 – 10:00PM Networking Social

Learn something new and network with industry peers while enjoying the great food Café Escadrille is known for!

Don’t miss out on these events, register NOW before we sell out. Sponsorships available. Deadline for sponsorships is December 22, 2021

Event Ticket Information
Tickets are $100 per person whether you attend both the Educational Event and Networking Social, or just one of the two.

We accept PayPal/Credit Card or Checks. Please note if paying by check our remittance address has changed so be sure to make checks payable to NEWA and send to the following address:

NEWA
c/o Hudson Design
ATTN: Dan Hamm
45 Beechwood Dr,
North Andover, MA 01845

Sponsorships – Deadline for sponsorships is December 22, 2021.
o Bronze – $300 (logo on notepads, signage, 1 Festive Table Topper Centerpiece at the Holiday Event, (does not include Event Ticket)

o Silver – $500 (logo on notepads, signage, 2 Festive Table Toppers Centerpiece at the Holiday Event, (does not include Event Ticket)

o Gold – $750 (logo on notepads, signage, 3 Festive Table Toppers Centerpiece at the Holiday Event, (includes 1 Event Ticket)

o Platinum – $1500 (Top Location and prominent logo on notepads, signage, 4 Festive Table Toppers Centerpiece at the Holiday Event, (includes 2 Event Tickets)

**NEWA will follow any covid guidelines per State and/or Venue requirements. Masking is at your discretion. Any changes will be communicated prior to the event. At this time there are no restrictions.**

We hope to see you on Thursday, January 20th.

Click here to Register!

14th Annual NEWA Charity Golf Tournament

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EDT

Stow Acres Country Club
58 Randall Road
Stow, MA 01775

Please join us for the 14th Annual NEWA Charity Golf Tournament to support our charity partners, the NEWA Scholarship Fund & the Tower Family Foundation.  In 2019, thanks to your support, NEWA raised $60,000 for the charities chosen and our goal is to exceed that number this year. The tournament will be held at award-winning Stow Acres Country Club-Stow, MA and we have lots of new features planned for you to enjoy. 

Not a golfer, no problem!  We have options available for everyone.  Join us for the Networking Mixer or be an event Volunteer.     

To see all the details, including sponsorship opportunities, click the “Get More Information” link below.  Ready to register?  Click the “Registration” link instead.

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I can’t make it

Many thanks for your support of NEWA and we are looking forward to seeing you on the 16th.  The tournament sells out quickly every year so please don’t delay and register today!

Letter from the Board

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November 6, 2020

Hello NEWA Family,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy.  This year has brought us many challenges but also heightened awareness of how critical strong wireless connections are now and will continue to be in the future. 

As an Association, we have diligently tried to bring value to our members whether we could gather in person or not.  One initiative was the creation of the Job Board which has been very active over the past few months.  Therefore, we plan to keep it on the website for the immediate future.  Our hope is to connect employers and job seekers in the industry who have been displaced as a result of the pandemic.  Awarding six (6) $1,500 NEWA Scholarships was the highlight of our year and we are looking forward to awarding more in 2021.  We also recently hosted our 1st Educational Webinar which offered our members an opportunity to hear more on state wireless legislation from WIA’s Arturo Chang, Senior Counsel-Government Affairs.  It was very successful and we hope to offer more webinars for you all to enjoy in the future.

Regretfully, we were not able to gather in-person for much of the year due to COVID-19 and have decided against hosting our annual Holiday Social.  The health and safety of our NEWA family is of utmost importance to us and we are confident this is the right decision.  We are, however, already thinking about 2021 and hope to see you all at our usual annual events, especially at the NEWA Charity Golf event!

Many thanks for your membership and your continued support of NEWA, we truly appreciate it.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Our best,

Tara Rand-President

Dan Hamm-Vice President

Ben Revette-Secretary

Kellie Dunn-Treasurer

Heather Harrington-Director

Andrew Thompson-Director

Steven Kelly-Director

Will Dodge-Director

Brian Grossman-Director

Hans Fiedler-Director

A Conversation with Arturo Chang, Senior Counsel, Government Affairs, WIA

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Join NEWA on October 26th at 1:00pm, for a FREE 30-minute webinar featuring Arturo Chang, Senior Counsel, Government Affairs at WIA. Arturo will provide the latest overview of state wireless legislation as well as commentary on the 9th Circuit Decision (City of Portland v FCC) and recent developments. Q & A to follow! Sponsorships available. Registration is required to attend.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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NEWA COVID-19 Response

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Dear NEWA Family,

Like all organizations, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  During these unprecedented times, we understand that the way everyone conducts business has changed dramatically in just a few short weeks.  And yet, connectivity has never been more important to individuals and businesses across the world. 

We invite you to please visit the COVID-19 Resource Center developed by our partner, the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA). This Resource Center provides a helpful overview with guidance and information about the industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, links to primary source guidelines related to keeping employees safe, details about legislative relief measures and other resources that can help you navigate these uncharted waters.

Visit COVID-19 Resource Center

In addition, NEWA will be updating our website periodically and also announce details on the 2nd Annual Charity Hockey Event being rescheduled.

Wishing you and your families our very best,

Tara Rand, Dan Hamm, Ben Revette, Kellie Dunn, Andrew Thompson, Heather Harrington, Hans Fiedler, Attorney Will Dodge, Steven Kelly & Attorney Brian Grossman-NEWA Board of Directors

Annual Scholarship

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We are excited to announce that NEWA will continue the Scholarship program in 2022. We granted six $1,500 Scholarship Awards in 2021 and look forward to helping students reach their goals in 2022!

Scholarship Program – 2022

Award Amount: $1,500 per recipient

Awards Granted:  The annual amount of Scholarship Awards shall be designated by the NEWA Board during the month of June of each calendar year. 

Important Details:

  • Scholarship Award shall be used by Award recipients for educational tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies.
  • Each Scholarship Recipient will be required to sign an Award Acceptance Letter that will include, among other things, the identification of the Educational Institution to be attended.
  • The Scholarship Award disbursement will be made payable to both the Scholarship Recipient and the Educational Institution identified in the Award Acceptance Letter.

TO BE CONSIDERED, APPLICATIONS MUSTBE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED BY 11:59PM APRIL 30, 2022, to newaboard2020@gmail.com

Click HERE to apply