August 2015 Chapter Chair Message

Colleagues,

How quickly time flies! Our summer hiatus has come to an end and it is back to business. I hope you enjoyed the long, warm days of summer!

We have our Fall schedule set up with some educational opportunities and some great events.

Our September meeting is set up for Wednesday, September 16 at 11:30. We will be meeting at Mercy Hospital for a tour of the facility and lunch. Thanks to Tom Grondalski for making this happen for us! I will be sending out an invitation with all the details within the next few days.

Just after that from September 28-October 1 is the 61st Annual ASIS Expo and Exhibits to be held in Anaheim, CA. I know there will be a few members of our chapter in attendance. The program is jam packed with all kinds of educational events and some great key note speakers. It is an opportunity you can’t miss if you are able to attend.

Our October meeting this year will be our Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner. It will be held on October 21 at the Sheraton at Monarch Place in Springfield once again. We will be awarding scholarships to two WMass Criminal Justice Majors in the amount of $1500.00 each. We will additionally be honoring two members of Western Mass Law Enforcement for their service to the citizens of our communities.

In November we will be hosting the new DHS Infrastructure Production Specialist for Massachusetts, Tim Donnelly. He has presented already for some of our fellow security personnel in Springfield on the topic of protecting your business from self-radicalized terrorists. Details for this meeting will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

Last but not least our December event will be our Holiday Social. The date, time and location will be posted on the website as soon as details have been finalized.

I hope to see you all next month at Mercy Hospital!

Best Regards,
Maureen

Maureen Fuller
Chapter Chair
WMass ASIS #212