September 11 Message


Some quick chapter news updates. We had a great meeting last month. Nationally known speaker and security consultant Bill Alford from the International Lighthouse Group provided us with a great session on managing the media in crisis situations. It was a very informative presentation with lots of valuable take aways. In keeping with our chapter’s goals to continually provide educational value whenever we can, this month we are able to offer another professional development session. Our fellow chapter member, Ted Curtain, CPP will be presenting on Utilization of Technology in the Security Field.

This month’s meeting will be a luncheon at Big Y Corporate Offices on Wednesday, October 12th. The meeting will start at 11:30am. The cost of the meeting will be $15.00 per person to cover the catering expenses.

Coming up for the rest of the year, on Wednesday, November 16th, Jerry Hayes co-chair of “Rebuild Springfield” and Bob Hassett of Springfield’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will give us some great insights of the effects on resources and people regarding the response and recovery of the challenges faced as a result of the tornado damaged suffered this past June. Ray Muise of Mass Mutual will host this meeting.

December 14th we will have our annual Holiday Social and the swearing in of new Chapter officers.

Our new and improved website should be up and running very soon and I will send a quick note to all when it is ready so you can check it out and give me your feedback.

Please RSVP to me prior to October 8th so that we can plan the catering and room reservation.

Mark Gaudette, CPP, LPC
Chapter Chair
Western Mass ASIS #212