My conclusion…It was a great day for me on the Hill.

At the dinner that night, it was so exciting to hear that ACMA members who had participated felt that this year’s lobbying efforts were the best ever. Several members said it was top on their positive experience list. Even Jay told me that this was one of the most memorable.

Although this is the end of Lobby Day 2010, the work is not over. It will require follow up. I know that the ACMA will send in the lobbyist next week. But I will be keeping an eye on the results from my office.

Friday, April 16

Dr. Robert Lindyberg from the University of Maine is a fabulous wealth of knowledge on the composites industry. I’m glad he was available to share his expertise with the members of the Congressional Composites Caucus at the staff briefing. Business aside, you can’t come to Washington and not see the sites. I found myself walking around the Capitol at around 12:30 p.m., ending up at the Smithsonian Museums and then finding myself at the Washington Monument. Once again I had become so enamored in the sites that I ended up walking more than three miles without even noticing. Once at the Monument, I had to continue on to the Lincoln Memorial.

If you have never had the opportunity to participate in a lobby day in D.C., it should be on your bucket list. Sometimes we don’t participate because we feel we can’t make a difference.

Sometimes we don’t participate because we think we’re not knowledgeable enough or experienced enough, or we simply feel that one person isn’t going to matter. Your opinions matter on the Hill. Every letter, every call and every visit is taken seriously.