PWA Annual Spring Shoot
Monday, June 3, 2013
thanks to all sponsors and participants for a great event.
Proceeds benefit the Hubble Foundation giving support to famlies who have lost a loved one due to a tower climbing accident
Dear PWA Members,
Despite the wind, snow, cold weather and clouds the SBA tailgate and Pirate's home opener event on April 1, 2013 was a success. I wanted to thank all the folks who braved the bad weather to come out and support the Pirates and the PWA.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to Kevin Phillips and SBA for their generous sponsorship of the tailgate party. The food was hot, the beverages cold and the networking was plentiful. Because of their support our Spring opener has become a festive and entertaining tradition. Thank you Kevin and team.
I would also like to recognize the efforts of Adam Cummins and Jim Fryer in coordinating this event. As with any successful affair, there is a vast amount of work that goes on behind the scenes in pulling a social like this off. Their efforts are truly appreciated.
I wanted to mention a few of the companies that came out and supported the PWA on April 1.
- Verizon Wireless
- General Dynamics
- Aurora Electric and Data
Without the support of the board, our members and generous sponsors we would not exist nor be successful in all of our charitable donations throughout the year. The entire board at the PWA are truly humbled and grateful for the support.
Please check out our upcoming events on our LinkedIn Group or on our web site.
PWA 2012 Golf Tournament nets record check
for Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
on Sept. 6th in Limerick, PA
PA Wireless President Chris Pleibel hands over a check for $18,500 to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital representative Danielle Sunday following Thursday's annual golf outing featuring over 150 golfers. Thanks to our sponsors and participants for making it happen. The banner behind Chris and Danielle was signed by kids being treated at the hospital and will be a treasured keepsake for the PWA.
PHOTOS FROM 2012
save the date!
September 5, 2013
New venue! Ranked one of the top 10 golf courses in PA!
Benefits the Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital
PWA to sponsor bike ride for MS in September! City to shore!
PWA is putting together a team of bike riders for the BikeMS City-to-Shore ride (Cherry Hill to Ocean City, an 80 mile ride) Saturday, September 28, 2013. It's a great ride, well-supplied rest stops every 20 mi., flat terrain across beautiful NJ countryside ...wearing awesome custom PWA team jerseys.
You can even have your logo prominently displayed on our jerseys that not only will be seen in front of 15,000 riders but pictures of the riders will be widely promoted throughout industry media.
Our goal: $10,000.Contact Jim Fryer for details or if you want to help coordinate this event for a great cause.
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PA LEGISLATION NEWS
Collocation Bill is signed into law Oct 24th
Senate Bill 1345 – Act providing for streamlined procedures for reviewing applications for the modification or collocation of wireless communications facilities and wireless support structures.
The Pennsylvania Wireless Association and PCIA – the Wireless Infrastructure Association have been busy working with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to enact streamlined procedures for the municipal review of the modification and collocation of wireless communication facilities. Specifically, Senate Bill No. 1345, sponsored by Senator Mike Folmer was introduced to the Senate on November 22, 2011 and is currently under review by the Communications and Technology Subcommittee. Additionally House Bill No. 2061, sponsored by Representative Robert W. Godshall was introduced to the House on December 7, 2011 and is currently under review by the Committee on Consumer Affairs.
Jonathan Campbell, Director of Government Affairs for PCIA along with Nick Limberopoulos from Crown Castle and Adrian Berezowsky from IVI Telecom Services, Inc., representing PWA traveled to Harrisburg on Thursday, March 8th, 2012 in order to meet with Fred Sembach, Chief of Staff for Senator Folmer and later with Amanda Rumsey, Counsel for the House Consumer Affairs Committee. The purpose of these meetings was to formally introduce PCIA and PWA to the bill sponsors and to provide preliminary comments and concerns regarding the bills. The main topic of discussion was the recent Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which includes federal collocation by right language of which neither Mr. Sembach nor Ms. Rumsey was yet aware. PCIA and PWA also suggested the possibility of strengthening the federal legislation through the state version and discussed methods of doing same.
The recent state legislation was proposed only after an extensive study by the Joint Legislative Budget & Finance Committee, titled “Cell Phone Service in Pennsylvania” which was released in November 2008. PCIA & PWA along with various carriers providing service in PA were also consulting parties to this report and were able to provide important industry input. The current bills are scheduled for committee hearings on March 29th (House) and May 2nd (Senate). PCIA and PWA will be testifying along with other industry reps at this time and will continue to assist in the enactment of legislation which will hopefully make the municipal review of modifications and collocations in Pennsylvania less time consuming and costly going forward.
For further information please email Adrian Berezowsky (Adrian.email@example.com)
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