North Texas - Audie Murphy Chapter Operating Year (1 July 2017 through 30 June 2018) Plan.

North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter Vision

– Be the Acknowledged Voice for the US Army (Active, Reserve and National Guard), soldiers and army families across the North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter area of responsibility (AOR).

– Be the primary Source of Information and Opportunity for chapter members to become aware of, and participate in, activities providing support to our constituencies.

– Create Soldier for Life opportunities that enable our members to “remain in the fight” as active, relevant members of our Army.

Chapter “Lines of Operation” for 2017-2018

  1. Wounded Warrior Support

–  Raise awareness and funds for Wounded Warrior Programs: Plan and execute the Annual AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter Wounded Warrior Golf Classic supporting North Texas – Audie Murphy Wounded Warrior Programs.

▪    Operation Once in a Lifetime of Plano TX will be supported when and where appropriate.

▪    A secondary designated Wounded Warrior support program will be selected.

Plan and execute the Annual Grand Prairie Air Hog Military Appreciation Day Baseball game around the May/June time in 2018.  Drive 10 local military charities and Corporate members to the event and build a recurring revenue stream to them from driving their supporters to the event.  A portion of the revenue of the event will go to both our Wounded Warrior causes and to fund the chapter.

  1. Education Programs

–  Passing the Torch Leadership Program. Provide interactive, immersive, and memorable leader development opportunities that enable chapter members to coach teach and mentor emerging Army leaders.  The program focuses primarily on assisting university ROTC programs train the next generation of Army leaders.  The chapter will also seek to create opportunities to expand the program to provide OPD/NCOPD to National Guard and USAR units within the AOR.  Key program elements include;

▪    Conduct 2- 3 Leadership and A Movie events each quarter in support of the university ROTC programs in our AOR.  Events will be on campuses and will include dinner and soft drinks for attendees.

▪    Conduct 1 Battlefield Leadership Experience (BLE) in the Fall and 1 BLE in the Spring semesters using the Vicksburg Military National Battlefield in MS. Events will include 1 hot meal provided by the chapter to participants (another hot meal will be provided by the supported ROTC program).  The chapter will coordinate for lodging support with available National Guard or USAR units in Vicksburg.

▪    Conduct 1 annual BLE trip to Normandy France or other locations TBD during the Spring Break period for a small group of selected ROTC cadets (selection by supported university cadre).  The chapter will fund the program with exception of any ROTC Army cadre that attend.  The supported university will be asked to support cadre participation with a $2500 per cadre member contribution.

▪    Presentation of the North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Chapter Emerging Leader Award (Roman Gladius) to select ROTC cadets at each university participating in the program.  The award will be limited to 1 cadet each semester at each university.  No more than 2 per university per academic year.

– Army Scholarship Foundation: Raise awareness and funds in support of the existing Army Scholarship Foundation (ASF) program.  Support to include planning and conducting a minimum of 1 fund raising event during the year.

  1. Veteran Support Programs

Veteran Employment. Support connecting veterans and Reserve/National Guard service members to local companies and organizations dedicated to hiring veterans.  The chapter will collaborate with companies and institutions in North Texas – Audie Murphy dedicated to providing employment for military and veteran personnel and their families.  The chapter will appoint a Veterans Employment Assistance Officer charged with developing required partnerships and coordinating information programs gather information on the local Veterans Job Fairs being held in the area and keep the membership aware of them via E-mails and meetings in our AOR.

Leadership Awards Breakfast.  Plan and conduct our second Leadership Award breakfast in the spring of 2018.  Initiative designed to highlight and showcase one specific Chief Executive Officer or President of a company that through personal and corporate actions have demonstrated continuing Leadership traits in support of our nation’s military.   The chapter will appoint an Award Breakfast Director and an ADHOC Awards Breakfast working group.  An Awards breakfast event will be held in conjunction with the Housing Summit.

Additional Focus Areas for 2017-2018 Operating Year

AUSA Legislative Agenda Support: The chapter legislative program is the chapter’s Voice for the Army advocating for a strong national defense and for support for all components of the Army family.  Chapter leadership will make a coordinated effort that encourages all chapter members’ contact their congressional representatives frequently in support of the AUSA Legislative Agenda.  Chapter leadership will also coordinate and support efforts to influence Texas legislation and programmatic efforts supporting veterans.

Initiate a “Young Professionals” Program focused on encouraging memberships by younger generations.  We will be focusing on the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association (IAVA) demographic.

Dallas Veterans Day Parade (DVDP). The chapter will contribute to the DVDP and provide the Chief Judging Committee at the event.  The chapter will also provide on-going support to the DVDP Planning Committee.

Army Birthday Celebration. The chapter will plan and conduct an Army Birthday Celebration on 14 June 2018 seeking to include broad participation among civic, military, and private organizations across North Texas – Audie Murphy.

Grand Prairie Air Hog Fund Raiser. The chapter will organize and host the 4th annual fund raiser focused on Vietnam Era veterans support ICW the Grand Prairie Air Hog professional baseball team on in or around the first Home game Saturday in May or June 2018.  Event will entail selling Executive Sponsorship Suites at the ball game and collaborating with North Texas – Audie Murphy Wounded Warrior support organizations and other service focused charities in the DFW area.

Dallas and Ft Worth ISD JROTC support. The chapter will fund multiple events hosted by either the Dallas ISD or Ft Worth ISD JROTC departments.  The partnership with the organizations allows our chapter to receive the benefit of extending our Leadership Programs into the local High School ROTC departments.

– Leadership Gladius Awards sponsorships.   

Gold:  $1,000 sponsorship.   Roman Gladius presented to an emerging cadet leader (as designated by supported ROTC cadre) in the name of the sponsor.  Sponsor receives AUSA wall plague signed by AUSA CEO/President and an engraved Gladius.  Sponsor will be invited to attend the Awards ceremony at supported campus and be part of award presentation.

Silver:  $500 Sponsorship.   Roman Gladius presented to emerging cadet leader (as designated by cadre at supported university).  Sponsor identified as a co-presenter and award stays in the name of North Texas – Audie Murphy Chapter.  Sponsor receives an engraved Gladius and is invited to the Awards ceremony at supported campus. 

Specific Chapter Goals for 2017-18 Operating Year

Increase Individual Membership to 1250+

Increase Corporate Memberships: by 70+ (Individual companies/corporations)

Increase membership of USAR and National Guard 15%

Increase contacts of congressional delegates to 100/ quarter.

Attain Chapter of Excellence designation.

Raise $70,000 for designated Wounded Warrior programs.

Raise $15,000 for chapter operations.

Raise $44,000 for our Educational Programs (Passing the Torch $39,000 and ASF 5,000)

 

Chapter Executive Committee (EXCO) 

The EXCO provides overall strategic and tactical leadership for the North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Chapter.  The EXCO is charged with the responsibility to create and administer programs providing chapter membership opportunities to serve soldiers and families in the North Texas – Audie Murphy AOR.

The following positions comprise the EXCO:

– President: Serves a 2 year term

– 1st VP (President Elect): Elected by general membership NLT 1-year prior to assuming role of Chapter President

– Secretary: Serves a 2 year term

– Treasurer: Serves a 2 year term

– Past President: Serves for period immediately after presidency.  That person can officially represent the chapter president at National AUSA events.

– Executive VP – Coordinates major chapter fund raising efforts

– VP – Corporate Membership

– VP – Individual Membership

– VP – Programs and events planning

– VP – Public Relations/Communications/Marketing

– Director Leadership Development

– Director Reserve and National Guard Outreach

– Director of Legislative Support/AUSA Resolutions

– Director of Veteran Employment Initiative

– Director of Young Professionals Initiative.

– Webmaster

 

EXCO responsibilities include but are not limited to:

– Establish Chapter Vision

– Set Chapter goals and objectives

– Manage Chapter Financials

– Establish ADHOC Committee positions to oversee key chapter programs.

– Maximize attendance at meetings.

– Publish quarterly newsletters.

– Maintain Chapter website.

– Represent AUSA at key community events enabling advocacy for the Army, our soldiers, and their families

 Chapter Succession Plan.  The chapter will elect a 1st VP during the first year of current President’s tenure and send that 1st VP to next available New President’s training course to assure he/she is fully repaired to take over duties and responsibilities of President.

ADHOC Committee Meetings

There are no regularly scheduled ADHOC Committee meetings.  Members serve on ADHOC project and advise the membership of opportunities to participate in activities that serve to “provide a voice for the Army and a support for the Soldier.”

Current ADHOC Committees include

– AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Wounded Warrior Golf Classic Planning Committee

– AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Leadership Awards Breakfast Planning Committee

– AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Air Hogs Military Day Planning Committee

– Veterans Day Parade participation

– Employer Support to Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

– Liaison with West Point Association and other veteran organizations in North Texas – Audie Murphy area.

– Military Order of the World Wars and American Legion Liaison

– Dallas Veterans Council Liaison

– Operation Veterans Support (Rotary International) Liaison

– Wounded Warrior Program Liaison

– AUSA Resolution Liaison

– AUSA Legislation Liaison

 

Recurring Chapter Activities Include 

– General membership meetings are planned a minimum of three times during the year.  They will provide opportunities for team building and increased communication, as well as furthering the objectives of the Chapter and the Association.  Spouses and guests are invited (and encouraged) to attend 

– Monthly Chapter meetings are planned for breakfasts/luncheons in the months when no general membership meetings are held.  The EXCO attends to Chapter business, to include financial reports, at these meetings.  Presentations of timely matters impacting chapter programs and plans are presented by the responsible Executive Committee member(s).  All chapter members are invited to attend.  The chapter will conduct a minimum of 8 monthly meetings during the year. 

– Membership Drives. There will be fall and spring membership drives, as well as a continuous recruitment effort to meet Chapter and AUSA goals.  This year will focus membership recruiting on the following organizations:

▪   National Guard and USAR members – 15% increase

▪   Corporations – goal is to increase by 70 corporate members

▪  Retirees (Special focus on NCO membership)

▪   Civilians

▪   Young Professionals

Appendix 1 – Program by Quarters

First Quarter (Jul-Sep 2017)

– 2017 AUSA Resolution Development

– Leadership and A Movie events

– Battlefield Leadership Experience ISO TCU, UTA, Baylor and UNT ROTC 29 Sept-1 Oct 2017

– 1 Membership Drive (Corporate focus)

– Chapter EXCO Meetings (2)

– General Membership Meeting (1)

Second Quarter (Oct-Dec 2017)

– Leadership and A Movie events

– Veterans Day Ceremony (Parade Support)

– Chapter EXCO Meetings (2)

– Recruiting Command Annual Training Conference

– AUSA Annual Meeting

– Attendance at AUSA Annual Meeting

– AUSA North Texas– Audie Murphy Golf Classic – 17 Oct at     Brookhaven Country Club

– Chapter Leader Development Training – TBD

– Christmas Party – 9 Dec 2017

– SROTC Awards presentations

Third Quarter (Jan-Mar 2018)

– Leadership and A Movie events

– Presentation of Awards to JROTC Recipients

– Membership Drive (Guard and Reserve Memberships)

– Normandy BLE or substitute location (Spring Break)

– Battlefield Leadership Experience (Vicksburg) ISO TCU, Baylor, UT – Arlington and UNT ROTC – TDB

– Chapter EXCO Meetings (2)

– General Membership Meeting (1)

– Annual Financial Report to AUSA National

– Annual Audit of chapter financial accounts

Fourth Quarter (Apr-Jun 2018)

– Chapter EXCO Meetings (2)

– Leadership and A Movie events

– Air Hog Military Appreciation Day – May/June 2018 (TBD)

– General Membership Meeting (1) – Army Birthday

– Presentation of Awards to SROTC and JROTC Recipients

– AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Leadership Awards breakfast.

 

 

Appendix 2 – Operating Year Financial Plan

Income:

Corporate Dues

4000

Individual Dues

2500

Lifetime Members

600

Sustaining Members

200

Presidents Club

850

Total Dues

8150

Wounded Warrior Events

97000

Education Program Events

44000

TOTAL INCOME

149150

Primary Expenses

AUSA:

Chapter EXCO Meetings (8)

600

General Member Meetings (3)

500

Operating Expenses

1000

Regional Meeting Support

2800

National Meeting

10000

Awards

500

Veterans Day Parade

500

Army Birthday Party

300

Institute for Land Warfare

250

NTX Veterans Events

1500

Graphic and Media Support

5000

Web Support

6000

TOTAL

26950

Other Program Expenses

Leadership Programs

34000

Golf Expenses

40000

Golf Donations

20000

Legislation

1000

Air Hog Event

2000

Army Scholarship Foundation

5000

NTX Expenses

1500

TOTAL OTHER EXPENSES

69500

TOTAL EXPENSES

96450

Net Operating Income

52700

Appendix 3 – Major Fund Raising Events Plan

AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy is committed to raising awareness and funds in support of Wounded Warriors, Education, and Veteran Support Programs in North Texas – Audie Murphy.

Chapter Goal: $137,000 in 2017-2018

Major Chapter fundraising events include:

– AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Air Hog Military Appreciation Day

▪      Objective:  $7,000

▪      Scheduled May/June 2018 at Grand Prairie Air Hog stadium

▪      All expenses associated with the event will be covered by donations and Sponsorship fees.  No chapter operating expenses will be directed toward the event.  All proceeds will be directed toward designated Wounded Warrior programs supported by the chapter and the chapter operating budget.  The AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Executive VP oversees the program.

 

– AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Wounded Warrior Golf Classic:

▪      Objective: $90,000.

▪      17 Oct 2017 at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas TX

▪      All expenses associated with the event will be covered by donations, sponsorships and players entry fees.  No chapter operating expenses will be directed toward the event.  All proceeds will be directed toward designated Wounded Warrior and Education programs.  AUSA North Texas – Audie Murphy Executive VP oversees the program.

 

– AUSA Leadership Program

▪      Objective: $44,000

▪      Schedule – various dates and time throughout the year – BLE for Fall is TBD at Vicksburg, MS.  Spring time is TBD

  • Request from National a 3 year, $10,000 per year Grant to expand the leadership program and drive new membership at both individual and corporate levels.  Intent is to drive the program into the commercial marketplace
  • Develop a leadership award program – Gold: $1,000 sponsorship.  Roman Gladius presented to an emerging cadet leader (as designated by supported ROTC cadre) in the name of the sponsor.  Sponsor receives AUSA wall plague signed by AUSA CEO/President and an engraved Gladius.  Invited to attend the Awards ceremony at supported campus.  Silver: $500 sponsorship.  Roman glades presented to emerging cadet leader (as designated by cadre at supported university).  Sponsor identified as a co-presenter. Award stays in the name of Audie Murphy Chapter. Sponsor receives an engraved Gladius and is invited to the Awards ceremony at supported campus.

▪    All expenses associated with the event will be covered by donations, sale of sponsorships, and participant fees (University support of cadre Normandy BLE, MRE’s and transportation costs associated with Vicksburg BLE and Leadership and a Movie events on campus).  No chapter operating expenses will be directed toward the event.  All proceeds will be directed toward designated Education Programs (Passing the Torch and Army Scholarship Foundation donations) programs supported by the chapter.  Director of North Texas – Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy Leadership Development oversees the program.