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RAMCA Day at the Capitol!

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On Thursday, February 8th, a small but distinguished group of RAM-CA members made an inaugural visit to the General Assembly to meet with Delegates and Senators from districts encompassing either our businesses or our residences. With just a few weeks notice this group put together a schedule of office visits that included 7 Central Virginia Senators and 7 Delegates. As many of our member companies are located in the same districts, some representatives were visited by multiple RAMCA members that morning.On Thursday, February 8th, a small but distinguished group of RAM-CA members made an inaugural visit to the General Assembly to meet with Delegates and Senators from districts encompassing either our businesses or our residences. With just a few weeks notice this group put together a schedule of office visits that included 7 Central Virginia Senators and 7 Delegates. As many of our member companies are located in the same districts, some representatives were visited by multiple RAMCA members that morning.

RAMCA Day at the Capitol

The day began sitting in the House Transportation Committee Meeting. Their special guest was Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine who addressed the committee as well as took questions. The group then dispersed to the various offices to meet with their representatives. Each group had a “leave behind packet” highlighting RAMCA and their own company. At noon we ventured high in the Capitol to sit in the Senate balcony and watch a full session in action. We finished the day with a debriefing lunch to discuss the various experiences and highlights. The overall conclusion was that it was a morning well spent and one that should become an annual RAMCA activity. We will begin planning in the 4th quarter of 2018 for RAMCA Day at the 2019 General Assembly!

Each Delegate and Senator was given a packet with a RAMCA “one-pager” (see below) highlighting who we are and what we do on one side, and featuring lists of all our Contractor and Associate member companies on the backside, a RAMCA brochure, and a “Save-the-Date” for the 53rd Installation of Officers and Legislator’s Night on May 3rd. These packets were distributed at the 7:30 a.m. meeting before heading up to the Capitol. Participants were encouraged to add promotional information about their companies and their business cards.

Knowing time in front of a legislator is really limited (not to mention it can take effort to get past their aid!) , the week prior to the appoint-ments, each company worked on an “elevator” speech. If you have 45 seconds and must introduce yourself and your company giving a brief synopsis of what you do and what issues impact your business, what would you say? Everyone’s prep work paid off with successful visits with all!

Legislators Visited 2018

SENATORS

  • Amanda F. Chase
  • Mark J. Peake
  • Ryan T. McDougle
  • Thomas K. Norment, Jr. (Majority Leader)
  • Jennifer L. McClellan
  • Glen H. Sturtevant, Jr.
  • Siobhan S. Dunnavant

DELEGATES

  • Margaret B. Ransone 
  • John J. McGuire, III 
  • Chris Peace
  • Kirk Cox  (Speaker of the House) 
  • R. Lee Ware
  • Hyland F. “Buddy” Fowler, Jr.
  • Debra Rodman
March Dinner Meeting Features Legislative Report
Executive Director's Report
 

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Wednesday, 12 December 2018