As I brought this Sunday morning to a close, and as often I do this time of year, while contemplating Nirvana, (some call it deciding which NFL games to watch) it dawned on me that the VLA has a lot to be grateful for as this year comes to an end.
We started the year swimming into uncharted waters, upstream and cold, but with the strength of a salmon on their journey of renewal. We tested our association by leaving the comfort zone and breaking into a modern, engaged group, ready to face adversity, challenge the status quo, ask for help, hire an executive director, seek sponsorship, improve our meeting scenarios, hold a meeting in Washington, DC, and develop strong lasting relationships with governmental agencies such as the Virginia DMV, MWAA and now DCDFHV! We are on a roll.
I asking for your help for the coming New Year. 2017 will start with the huge undertaking of doing what we do best, providing skilled, professional car service for an inauguration, an event that only happens once every four years, but lately comes with more and more challenges.
As the TNCs have marched into every community and flaunted laws as if they do not apply to them, the drivers that they cannot keep will be worse in the long run. But we as an industry must keep our standards high,
I wish all of you the joys of the Holiday Season in whatever form that may be. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah or just plain old Peace on Earth! The best in the New Year with continued success and happiness and good health to all.
Superior Executive Transportation 405 Cedar Lane Virginia Beach VA 23452
Virginia Limousine Association president Paul Walsh wanted to share: “A big thank you to all who made our annual Holiday Dinner and social a huge success! Looking forward to a busy Holiday season and a safe and successful New Year”.
The entire VLA Executive Board and Executive Director Philip Jagiela would like to extend hearty thanks to all the members who attended yesterday's annual meeting at the Chauffeur Driven Show, as well as gratitude to our generous sponsors:
Century Business Solutions
American Executive Sedan
US Sedan Service Inc. Worldwide
Georgetown Insurance-has passed on this
Superior Executive Coach
Corporate Car Worldwide
We hosted two amazing speakers: Mr. Neville Waters, Public Information Specialist at the DC Government of For-Hire Vehicle Agency (DFHV) and Mr. Gary Myers, Division Manager with the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA). We were also fortunate enough to have representatives from the VA DMV at our meeting, who updated us on temporary permit information.
As mentioned by Executive Director Philip Jagiela, we wanted to post some of the information from yesterday for our members.
For information on 2017 Presidential Inaugural applications and enforcement, operators can visit: DFHV webite
The DFHV Video can be viewed here and the powerpoint presentation from the DFHV can be downloaded here.
Department of For-Hire Vehicle Acting Director Chrappah Welcome, click here
For more information on any Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority airport construction projects or permit questions, please visit: www.mwaa.com
DMV For Hire Operation of Rental Vehicle Authorization Application PDF can be downloaded here.
DMV call center: 804-249-5130
Supervisor: Donna Rice 804-367-1609
Turnaround: 2-3 hrs (as long as it's not near EOD)
Many thanks again to all who attended! We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!