Please save the date on Wednesday, 11/22/17 for our next chapter meeting which will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. I’m happy to say that I’ve invited Special Agent Patrick Carnahan from the FBI Springfield office to lead us through a presentation of the FBI’s newest active shooter training film, The Coming Storm, followed by a discussion on some planning best practices pertaining to active shooters. The meeting will be held at the Mass Mutual Learning and Conference Center, 1295 State Street in Springfield, MA 01111. Please go to the visitor’s lot on Clarence Street, which is off State Street..
Lunch will be served at the meeting and the cost is $20 per person and can be paid online on our website or at the door. Please RSVP to Joe Cyr by Friday, 11/17/17 in order to have an accurate headcount for the lunch.
On behalf of your current Chapter Officer Board, I want to thank you all for a great year. 2017 was very successful for our small ASIS Western Mass chapter. With your support, we were able to present four Criminal Justice / Security scholarships totaling $3,500 plus applicable matching funds from ASIS International as well as a donation to the ASIS Foundation. Our Scholarship Golf Tournament and Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner were great successes and we had many informative and fun meetings, including an FBI film on Export Compliance concerns that we debuted in April.
This was also the first year we enabled secure payments on our chapter website and I’m glad to report that it was well used by those looking for a quick and convenient means to pay for chapter events. We welcome feedback for new topics and meeting locations for the upcoming year.
As we approach the end of the year, it is time to begin planning for 2018. In order to keep the success of the Chapter going we need members who are willing to participate and lead. With that, we are asking for volunteers for the following available chapter committee positions in 2018:
Golf Committee Chairperson
Young Professionals Liaison
ASIS Foundation Liaison
Membership Committee Chairperson
Chapter Newsletter Editor
Law Enforcement Dinner Committee
Please contact Joe Cyr directly for a description of the Roles and Responsibilities for each position.
We hope you will consider running for any of the above volunteer leadership positions or submit nominations of those you believe are well qualified to be candidates.
**Mark your calendar for the 2017 Holiday Social. This year’s event will be held at the Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield on December 6th at 5:30 pm.***