Here are some photos from our latest meeting hosted by our collegue, Tom Grondalski, at Mercy Hospital in downtown Springfield. Thanks to Tom, we had an informative tour of the redesigned Emergency Room and the security control room. Lunch was also sponsored thanks to Eric Torna from Torna and Associates, treating our meeting attendees to a cost free lunch meeting.
Please check out these photos of our most recent meeting at Crane Paper Co. last week. The meeting took place at the Model Farm where Joe Cyr was presented with the meeting door prize, a Series 2009 $1 Uncut Currency Sheet bearing the signatures of U.S. Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner and Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios. Model Farm was one of the houses owned by the Crane Family and is a beautiful meeting place.
A tour was then given of the paper mill showcasing most of the unique and fascinating process involved with creating the paper used for our United States currency (sorry, no photos due to Security protocol).
Thank you to the Crane Security team for taking the time to host such an informative meeting!
I hope this finds you all well and ready for vacation season. Here it comes ready or not!
Before we all head out on vacation our Annual Barbeque Bash is coming up. Back by popular demand we will be meeting at:
201 Worthington St, Springfield MA.
We will be enjoying some of the best Barbeque in Western Mass including Baby Back Ribs and Etouffe. The charge for the meeting will be $20 for food and soda.
We will be sharing with you the details of our Tenth Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. This year we raised enough money to be able to give out some bigger scholarships so if you know a student who is enrolled in a CJ or Security Program encourage them to apply. The application deadline of August 14th is coming quickly. Additionally, if the student is interested in becoming a student member at a reduced rate they could receive matching funds from ASIS International. As a mother of three college grads I know everyone can use some free tuition money!
I will be sending a meeting invitation shortly. Please let me know by Monday 6/23/14 if you plan to attend.
Hope to see you all soon!
Chapter Chair WMass
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.
Chapter Chair WMass
Western Massachusetts ASIS Chapter 212 covers Worcester and all points West.