The staff of Marine
Electronics Journal greatly
appreciates the time and
effort contributed by
the following NMEA
members to maintaining
the magazine’s high
ComMar Sales Inc.
Marina del Rey, CA
George Ensley Jr.
Ensley’s Radio Co.
New Bern, NC
St. Pete Beach, FL
Coast Marine Marketing
Dana Point, CA
United Radio Service
Gordon West’s Radio School
Costa Mesa, CA
Bethel Marine Electronics
Secretary to British
Marine Electrical &
As November is upon is, this is my first opportunity to thank all MEJ readers for attending this past NMEA Conference in West Palm Beach at the PGA Resort. The feedback was positive and the ideas for improvement at the 2019 Conference in Portsmouth/Norfolk, VA were very constructive, so THANK YOU!
As I say above: We Need YOUR Input! The NMEA is embarking on developing
a three- to five-year strategic plan. Many companies and non-profits face the challenge of making sure the path forward and direction chosen are in the best interest
of the membership. A member survey is usually a good approach at getting input,
but as you know survey response rates are typically in the single digit percentile.
NMEA is taking a unique approach to improve this. Your input is greatly appreciated and the NMEA Board of Directors wants to make sure the path taken is
driven by ideas provided by you, the membership, and not just ideas from the
NMEA Board and staff.
November is survey month here at NMEA. The Board of Directors has approved the spending of $5,000
to gather input on the direction and path the NMEA should take in developing a strategic plan. Usually the
$5,000 would go to an industry research firm to conduct the survey on our behalf. This is not the case here.
Instead, NMEA is putting the money back into
members’ pockets who complete the strategic planning survey. Here is the
plan: Be on the lookout for
a survey email from NMEA
during the first week of
November. The online survey
contains 13 questions and
should only take 5 minutes of
your time to fill out. Please
answer honestly as honest feedback (good or bad) is the only
way we can do better.
One survey completion per
NMEA member company will be
entered into a drawing. All surveys
must be completed by Nov. 30,
2018. Early in December, NMEA will
be awarding TEN $500 lucky winners. Survey eligibility is contingent on
2018 NMEA membership dues being
in good standing. NMEA staff and
NMEA Board members will be excluded
from all drawings. How does this sound
for a plan?
We Need YOUR Input!