August 2013 Chapter Chair Message


I hope this finds you all well and rested after a great summer! Our Golf Tournament was a resounding success, the Barbeque bash was phenomenal, the Red Sox are still in first place and the weather has been great for outdoor activities (mostly). But now that summer is just about over we have some equally big things happening in the next few months. The ASIS Annual Seminar is coming next month in Chicago. If you have not already registered you still have time. We also have some great Chapter meetings in store for the next few months and the time has come to award the WMass ASIS Scholarships.

Our next meeting will be on, of all days, 9/11/13 and we will be meeting very appropriately at Smith and Wesson on Roosevelt Avenue in Springfield. I will be sending out meeting details today or tomorrow as soon as I have all the logistics. We have been invited to do a tour of the facility that takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half that will begin at 1:00 so I will need to know if you are coming and if you can stay for the tour.

We will additionally be having lunch at Smith and Wesson at their Cafeteria. Lunches are typically about $8.00 but there will be no additional charge for the meeting.

After lunch Kirk McGee will be there to discuss the Scholarship program and the Scholarships we will be awarding this year. I will need to know by Friday, 9/6/13 if you are planning on attending. We also have a very special guest for our October meeting. Bonnie Michaelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital and former President of ASIS International will be sharing a presentation on Protecting a Major Hospital During a Time of Terror and Uncertainty. That meeting will be held at the Big Y Headquarters located at 2145 Roosevelt Ave in Springfield.

Please be on the lookout for the meeting invitation today or tomorrow for our September meeting. I hope to see you all there.

Best Regards,


Maureen Fuller

Chapter Chair WMass

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