Our first meeting of 2017 was a great success! The meeting, which was held on February 2nd at Redd’s Restaurant in Carlstadt, was well attended with representatives from our sister chapters in Westchester NY and Central New Jersey.
After dining on an excellent buffet dinner, our attendees listened intently as our guest speaker, Brian Mc Donough, CPP, CHPA, spoke on the rigors of public hospital security and dealing with public access to a private facility. In addition to our regular chapter membership and members from other chapters, we also had guests from several of the area hospitals who came to listen to this important presentation, and the vigorous discussion which followed Following Brian’s presentation, we did a little presenting of our own…
As a token of the Chapter’s appreciation for his participation, Chapter Chairperson, Kaycee Cavicchia, and Vice-Chair Robert Fulton presented Brian with a plaque. Following the presentation, the meeting concluded with an extensive networking session before we parted for the evening.
Some of the takeaways received by the members were extremely positive. There was positive feedback on the change in the meeting location and time. There was also great reviews on the food served, and finally the presentation received many accolades. All in all, we believe that the Chapter is off to a great start for 2017, and we intend to keep on building a great itinerary of interesting and educational events for our Chapter.
Our next event will be our Annual Security Symposium, which will also serve as our March Meeting. The symposium will be held in collaboration with the Security Studies Department of New Jersey City University on Friday, March 10, 2017. Information on the symposium can be found on the main page of this web site.
We encourage continued feedback from our members. You can offer your own feedback and suggestions by e-mailing us at Secretary@asisnnj.org, or going to one of our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Members are also encouraged to take our chapter survey by going to:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBHMTR5 and entering the password: ASISNNJ2017 (All Caps)
Give us your feedback on what you’d like to see from the Chapter in 2017!
See you in March! 🙂