Council Retreat 2016

Introduction:

SNAME’s Council Retreat 2016 event was held in Crowne Plaza Hotel in Virginia, USA (901 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria, VA 22314), started on the 10th of June and lasted for three days (up until 12th of June).

Council Retreat is an annual event where the main purpose is the familiarisation of the attendees to the by-laws and internal structure of the society. In addition, the new Section Chairs are being informed about their leadership responsibilities and the internal operations of SNAME. All of the foregoing in a training, practise, mentoring style agenda. 

Friday, 10th of June:

The first day started with a visit in the National Museum of the United States Navy (Washington, DC 20374).  An hour presentation was given by Ms Robin White, Director of Surface Ship Design and Systems Engineering at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on her work duties and challenges. Then a self-guided tour followed.

It is important to mention that the museum chronicles the history of the United States Navy from the American Revolution to the present conflicts and the attendees had the chance to see numerous of naval items, naval ship models and weapons.

Day 1
Day 1
Day 1