January 2014 Chapter Chair Message

Colleagues,

Our Sixth Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night will be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Springfield on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Our event last year was a great success with over 135 people in attendance from over 30 Law Enforcement Agencies in Western Massachusetts being represented. This event affords us an opportunity to express our gratitude for all that our public sector partners do day after day in the protection of our societies and organizations.

As you are aware, all of our Law Enforcement partners are invited as guests of ours at no cost to them or their agencies. We are again asking for the support of all of our membership in sponsoring tables so that we can again facilitate the agencies that wish to attend this event.

We have been able to keep catering and room charge costs close to past events, so that table sponsorship will remain at $450.00 for this event. Individual Chapter members may attend for a charge of $50.00. This is a great price for a great event!

Our Keynote this year will be Bonnie Michelman, director of Security, Police and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital. She has graciously agreed to speak at this event about the Boston Bombings and how the Private/Public Sector Partnerships were leveraged to keep things moving as smoothly as possible.

This year we have some new things on the agenda. We will be offering spots in a limited vendor court during the social hour for $200.00. The vendors who would like to speak to guests about what products and services they offer will be able to set up their displays and talk to folks as they mingle.
If you need information about this please contact David Oles (doles@americanalarm.com).

We will also be announcing the names of two Western Mass Students who were each awarded $500 Scholarships to pursue their degrees in Criminal Justice.
Please contact me at your earliest with your intentions to sponsor so that I can organize the sponsorship list and attendee designations. If an invoice is needed please contact either David Oles, or myself and we will get it right out to you.

I want to thank you in advance for your continued support of this event.

Maureen Fuller
Chapter Chair
WMass ASIS #212