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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NEWA Offers Annual Scholarships

Scholarship Mission Statement

An annual scholarship is in alignment with our organization’s goals. 

NEWA’s mission is to cultivate relationships between members of the wireless industry, to provide an open forum for the exchange of information and ideas, to work with government officials on issues impacting the wireless industry, and to promote the highest standards of business practices among our members.

Scholarship Awards

Four (4) $1,500                

The annual amount of Scholarship Awards shall be designated by the NEWA Board during the month of June of each calendar year.  Scholarship Award shall be used by Award recipients for educational tuition, fees, books, and/or supplies. Scholarship Award disbursement shall be made payable to both the Recipient and the Educational Institution.

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.

Application submissions accepted – January 1st – Deadline March 1st

Disbursements – June of same calendar year.

Click here to download a 2020 scholarship application.

NEWA Holiday Networking Mixer

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Thursday, January 9
Hampshire House
Boston

The New England Wireless Association invites you for food, drinks, and holiday cheer.  Join New England Wireless Association for a Holiday Networking Mixer on January 9th from 6:00-10:00pm at the Hampshire House in Boston, MA.

DETAILS
Individual Ticket Price: $50.00 (includes food and cash bar)
Location: 
Hampshire House
84 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-9700
https://www.hampshirehouse.com/

PLEASE NOTE our Parking Recommendation:
Boston Common Garage
Zero Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116

Main Office: 617-954-2098

Boston Common Garage

(If you park after 5PM bring your ticket for validation and pay only $9.00)

SPONSORSHIPS
Angel Sponsorship – $750 (SOLD OUT) – Thank you Green Mountain Solutions!
Includes:
* Company Logo on 4 table top bells (see sample below)
* Company Logo on name badges worn by attendees
* Company Logo on event banner
* Company Logo on website, event page & eBlasts promoting the event
* 2 event tickets

Food Sponsorship – $750 (SOLD OUT) – Thank you Ramaker!
Includes:
* Company Logo on 2 table top bells (see sample below)
* Company Logo on napkins at event
* Company Logo on event banner
* Company Logo on website, event page & eBlasts promoting the event
* 2 event tickets

Bell Sponsorship – $500 (SOLD OUT) – Thank you Bowditch Attorneys, Downs Rachlin Martin, Industrial Tower & Wireless, JMA Wireless and Timberline Communications!
Includes:
* Company Logo on 1 table top bell (see sample below)
* Company Logo on event banner
* Company Logo on website, event page & eBlasts promoting the event
* 1 event ticket

Register Now!

NEWA – 2nd Annual Charity Hockey Game

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!

Dear NEWA Members,

Like all organizations, we have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation.  In light of the current pandemic, the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Charlie Baker, and recommendations from health organizations, the NEWA Board of Directors has unanimously voted to postpone the Charity Hockey Game scheduled for March 26th to a future date.

We know everyone is excited for the event and we are too.  However, the safety of our NEWA family is our primary concern.  As disappointed as we are to have to reschedule the event, we believe this is in the best interests of the players and attendees. 

Please rest assured that the games will go on!

We are working with the rink now to reschedule and will share the new date as soon as we have it.

To our Sponsors: 

Your sponsorships are still ensured and we Thank You for your continued support.

To our Players: 

Once the new date is determined, if you are unable to make the new date, please contact us and we will work with you.

Many thanks for your understanding and support, 

NEWA Board of Directors

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Grossman (bgrossman@bowditch.com or 508.416.2410) or Tara Rand (trand@saigrp.com or 781.771.2266)

NEWA – Educational Safety Seminar

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Thursday, October 24th
Burlington, MA

Please join NEWA Members for our first Safety Seminar – Construction Site and RF Emissions Safety in 2019 and Beyond – on October 24th at Café Escadrille, 26 Cambridge St., Burlington, MA, 1:30pm to 7pm. 

New England-based industry specialists will discuss safety at wireless sites during construction, and how to approach radio frequency safety on rooftops and other general access sites. Designed to inform the layperson while providing key tips to construction pros, attendees will learn about the following:

  • The science of radio frequency emissions for 5G tech to laypersons
  • Physical barriers and signage needed for RF safety at rooftop sites
  • Critical equipment needs and safety techniques for tower / structure climbers
  • State of OSHA requirements affecting wireless construction sites
  • Benefits of continual re-training in preventing accidents

AGENDA
* 1:30 – 2:00pm = Registration/Welcome Announcements
* 2:00 – 3:30pm = Panel 1 – Construction Site Safety
* 3:30 – 4:00pm = Break
* 4:00 – 5:30pm = Panel 2 – Radio Frequency Emissions Safety
* 5:30 – 7:00pm = Networking/Cocktail Hour

PANEL 1: Construction Site Safety (2:00pm-3:30pm)

1. Staying Safe on Site with NATE and WWLF — Amy Dolce, SAI Group
Amy Dolce serves as the Safety Manager for SAI Group, one of the leading providers of wireless telecom services in New England since 1998.  Amy is an active Women of NATE (WON) Committee Member and is the New Hampshire Liaison for the NATE Wireless Industry Network (WIN).  Amy plays a key role in developing and promoting Job Hazard Analyses to reduce the risks associated with wireless sites. 

2. On-Site OSHA Risks and How to Avoid Them — Brian Stevens, Contractors Risk Management
Brian Stevens services as the Occupational Health and Safety Consultant with Contractors Risk Management, a 24-person firm based in Concord, NH.  Brian works through OSHA Regulations for Workers Compensation to advise employers in the wireless field, including self-insured groups, how to reduce on-the-job risks.

3. Construction and Workforce Development — Victor Drouin, Green Mountain Communication
As President and Co-founder of Green Mountain Communications, Victor Drouin oversees all major business strategy decisions, develops and executes growth and development plans, ensuring that the company’s standards of quality are upheld. Victor has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, particularly in designing wired/wireless communication solutions and management consultation. His passion for creating right-fit technology solutions for customers continues to set Green Mountain apart in the highly-competitive communications industry.  Victor serves as a committee member on the advisory board of the Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation and plays a key role in NATE’s task force on workforce development.

4. Tips for Pros / Newcomers in Staying Safe On and Off Site– Steven Kelly, Timberline Construction
Steve Kelly serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Timberline Construction, a full-service Construction Manager and General Contractor, located in Canton, MA, serving clients throughout the Northeast. The firm provides construction services for new building projects, tenant improvements, renovations and design-build projects. For more than 14 years, Timberline has built strong relationships with clients in a full range of market sectors, including corporate, life sciences, academic, multi-unit residential, hospitality, and wireless.

PANEL 2: Radio Frequency Emissions Safety (4:00pm-5:30pm)

1. RF Emissions Basics and Talking Points for Laypersons — Donald Haes
Donald Haes is a nationally-recognized expert in the science of radiological sciences and protection, having obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Lowell, Massachusetts in 1987 and 1988. While working at MIT, Don completed a graduate program in Radiation Safety earning a Ph.D. in 2000. Don is Vice-Chair of Subcommittee 2 (Terminology and Units of Measurement) of IEEE/ICES. He is also Secretary of the COMAR, an IEEE Engineering Society in Medicine and Biology. Don is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer of both the LIA’s Board of Laser Safety and the HPS’s Non-Ionizing Radiation Section. Although Don has retired from DuPont as a nuclear chemist, and from both MIT and BAE Systems as a Radiation Safety Officer, he still works full time as an independent radiation safety consultant with over 200 clients. Don achieved certification by the ABHP in 1994 and by the Board of Laser Safety in 2008 and maintains current in his field.

2. The 5G Revolution and RF Emissions — Steven Snay, RADCompliance LLC: 

Steve Snay is the Director of Radiation Safety at RADCompliance, LLC, an engineering firm based in Lowell, MA, assisting the safety of the public and workers through outstanding radiological protection practices and health physics techniques.  Steve teaches health physics and medical physics at University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where his expertise in the radiation protection field includes educating the public in the safe use and many uses of radioactive materials.  Steve obtained a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D from University of Massachusetts at Lowell, as well as an AET from Three Rivers Community College  in Nuclear Engineering.  During his career he has served as a nuclear safety inspector, provided technical support to the Massachusetts Radiation Safety Committee, conducted training of radiation workers and ancillary personnel, and has implemented a variety of workplace safety initiatives to reduce exposure risks for his clients.

3. RF construction safety in the field — Ken Zink, Timberline Communications Inc.
Ken serves as the Operations Manager of Timberline Communications Inc., where he applies his 14 years of significant safety and construction experience in telecommunications to further the needs of a variety of clients.  Ken holds multiple safety certifications which include: PIM, CPR, First Aid, Anritsu, MBTA ROW, boom lift operator, ComTrain, RFS, PPC Connector, OSHA 10-hour, and OSHA 30-hour.  Ken also serves as the Wireless Industry Network (WIN) state liaison for Massachusetts. WIN is a group designed to encourage companies that work in all areas of the wireless industry to join with NATE and help to improve the wireless industry as a whole.  Starting out as a tower climber, his role has been to elevate the safety and construction standards Timberline has always prioritized for its customers. 

Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres to follow.  REGISTER NOW! 

Thanks to our sponsors!