November 2013 Chapter Chair Message


Happy Holiday Season to all of you! I cannot believe we are almost at the end of 2013. And what a year it has been.

From the Boston Bombings during the Patriots’ Day Boston Marathon to the Red Sox winning the World Series we have run the gamut of bad to good.

Our Chapter has had an outstanding and eventful year as well. Many great events and speakers helped us to provide some educational and networking opportunities to our members.

We had the privilege of meeting at Smith and Wesson, L-3, KEO, Bay Path College and most recently at Macy’s at the Auburn Mall for a presentation from Bonnie Michelman about the Boston Bombings.

At our most recent meeting we elected out Chapter Officers for 2014. The newly elected Officers are, Maureen Fuller, Chapter Chair. Dave Oles, Vice-Chair, Joe Cyr, Secretary, and John DeBarge Jr, Treasurer. Keith Ornelas will continue as Golf Tournament Chair and Kirk McGee will stay in place as Certification Chair.

Our next event, our annual Holiday Social, will be held on December 11, 2013 at the Tavern Restaurant in Westfield. I will be sending an invitation with all the details.

As we approach the upcoming year keep in mind that there are a plethora of Scholarship opportunities, from both our local Chapter as well as from ASIS International. If you are looking to advance your education please let one of our Board know so that we can help you to pursue the opportunities available.

As always we are on the look-out for new members; Security Professionals new to the industry, students looking for a career in Security or Criminal Justice, or folks who are in the industry who just may not know who we are and the opportunities available. If you know such a person please invite them to one of our upcoming meetings or events.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and hope to see you in December at our Holiday Social.

All the Best,

Maureen Fuller
Chapter Chair WMass
ASIS #212