How time flies! It is June already and we are half way through the year.
We have been able to find some interesting topics for our meetings this year as well as some new and interesting venues. Our Law Enforcement Dinner in February was a rousing success with over 130 in attendance from all over the Western Mass area. Our March meeting was a luncheon held at Bay Path College with guest speakers who are members of Campus Public Safety speaking about the challenges faced protecting a campus. In April we were lucky to be invited to hold our meeting at L-3 KEO in Northampton. Joe Cyr, our Chapter Secretary and CSO at L-3 gave us a brief history of what L-3 KEO does and some of what he faces day to day securing the premises. That day we also hosted two members of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office who spoke about prosecuting Financial Crimes and the Consumer Protection Unit who investigates those types of crimes.
Last month we held our 9th annual Golf Tournament to benefit our Scholarship Fund. It was a truly wonderful day in spite of some raindrops at the end of the day. We golfed this year in Westfield at Shaker Farms Country Club. Golfers came from all over Western Mass and CT, including representatives of the Conn ASIS Chapter. We gave away some great prizes including two trips from Jet Blue and a Jet Blue gift card, a laptop and printer. It was a great day allowing us to raise significant funds for the Scholarships we award annually.
This month will be our last meeting until the summer is done, our Annual Barbeque Bash to be held June 26. Details will be sent within the next day or two with all the logistical information.
We are working on setting up the fall meetings this month so keep an eye on the website for all the information on when and where. Additionally, don’t forget there is a lot of money out there in Scholarships for anyone who is looking to further their education. The info is all posted on the National website which you can access from our Western Mass website, www.wmass-asis.org.
I hope to see all of you at the June Barbeque bash at the end of the month.
Maureen Fuller, LPC
WMass ASIS #212