2010.06 President's Column

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Even though the program year is winding down, there are a few important activities that you will want to note on your calendar and plan to attend.

We had a great Chapter Annual Membership Meeting, Awards Night, and Officer Installation extravaganza on June 9.  It was a time to celebrate the achievements of our Chapter and our members, to look toward next year as we installed our newly-elected (or re-elected) officers and Board members, and to socialize with each other.

The Metro New York Chapter received a lot of recognition at the CSI National Convention and Construct 2010 in Philadelphia. We were one of the few chapters in the nation who grew by more than four percent this year, a goal set by CSI’s Board of Directors. A combination of a good retention rate and the inclusion of a number of new student members accounted for our success. The Chapter Board thanks all of those who renewed their memberships this year, and we encourage those whose membership is up for renewal to do so.

In the past few years our presentations have gradually improved and we have enhanced them with a good sound system to overcome Annie Moore’s usual “ambiance”. We are indebted to Draper, Inc., and Todd Garner for providing the Chapter with a fantastic new projection screen. Earlier, ASSA ABLOY and Arnie Kravitz had donated a digital projector.

Mark your calendar now for the July 13 for the annual Chapter Golf Outing at the South Shore Country Club on Staten Island, and September 15 for the annual Trade Show and Education Day at the Center for Architecture. You won’t want to miss any of these!

Linton D. Stables, III, CSI, CCS, LEED® AP
Chapter President