January 2015 Chapter Chair Message

Colleagues,

A new year has begun. Again, we have managed to survive Mother Nature and with any luck, spring will be here soon!

We have had our annual planning meeting to get things rolling for this year and have some great events coming in the first half.

Our February meeting will be a webinar titled “The Art of Security Leadership: How to Build Successful Risk-Based Security Programs”. We will, of course be having lunch and a new meeting perk, a 50/50 raffle. Additionally, if you bring a guest to a meeting this year both your lunch and the guest’s lunch will be free. The meeting invitations with all the pertinent info will be out soon.

For the next few months we have on our calendar, meetings scheduled for Crane Paper and Mohegan Sun before our annual Scholarship Golf Tournament in May and Barbeque Blast in June. Please check the website, www.wmass-asis.org for dates and times.

In addition to all of this, now is the time to renew your membership if you have not already done so. ASIS International has instituted new incentive for chapters who have the highest membership retention percentage. Our chapter could be awarded $500 for simply maintaining our membership. If you have not renewed your membership, please don’t forget to do it now. You can renew by clicking on the link on our website or by going to www.asisonline.org.

Last but not least, we have begun a Chapter Newsletter to be published quarterly. We will be sending out to Chapter members as well as publishing it on our website. We will be including updates on what is happening with our chapter as well as other chapters in New England. If you have events or stories to submit please contact one of the Chapter Officers.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the upcoming meetings! Stay warm

Best Regards,

Maureen

Maureen Fuller
Chapter Chair
WMass ASIS #212