March 2012 Chapter Chair Message


What a great start to our year! Beyond just the wonderfully warm, snowless weather we have had (until last week!) we have had some outstanding opportunities to learn and network.

In January we had a tour of the amazing new Baystate Health Systems facility in January thanks to Tom Lynch and his staff. In February we had a fabulous Fourth Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner at the Monarch Place Sheraton in Springfield with special guest speaker, Captain Peter Higgins. Attending were over 130 public and private sector security professionals from all walks of life.

And now onto March. This month’s meeting has been changed slightly. Springfield Police Commissioner, William Fitchett, will attend out meeting on March 21, 2012 to speak about the success the Springfield Police have had with their new initiative, Operation Badge, in reducing the violent crime rate in Springfield. The meeting will be held at the Big Y Corporate office at 2145 Roosevelt Ave, Springfield. More information will follow before the end of the week.

I hope to see you all in the upcoming months. Meeting dates are as follows:

  • April 18 – Noble Hospital – Robert Hassett
  • May 23 – Westover Municipal Golf Course – Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Have a safe and healthy end to the winter season. Keep your fingers crossed for calm, warm weather.

Best Regards,

Maureen Fuller
Chapter Chair
Western Mass ASIS #212