A Very Happy New Year to you and yours!
It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the turning of the year into 2017, but here we are at the start of the New Year! Building on the energy and excitement of our Chapter’s successes in 2017, with Matt Klock as our Chapter Chair, our newly elected Board will have large shoes to fill! I am confident that our 2018 Board is up for the challenge of continuing our Chapter’s soaring success!
This is such an exciting year for all of us as we make history with an all-female Executive Board, a powerhouse of driven professionals working together for the greater good of our ever-growing ASIS Chapter.
It is with great pride that I introduce you to your 2018 Board of Directors:
We have started 2018 on a high note by hosting our first meeting of the year this past Thursday. The luncheon presentation, which discussed integrated security programs, was attended by 47 members and guests at the beautiful Viewridge Kaiser facility. You can view the photos from the event here.
In 2018, our Board is focused on providing our membership with new learning opportunities that apply to our specific industry and common focus of maintaining a safe and secure environment for our peers, our clients and our facilities. We are hopeful that these learning opportunities will keep our partners and members ahead of the curve for the ever-changing environment of the security world.
As we do every year, we aim to increase membership participation by staggering our events during the time of day – early morning coffee events, mid-day luncheons as well as after work mixers. We have had members and partners volunteer their meeting space for our bimonthly luncheons allowing us to change the meeting location and providing our members with the opportunity to visit their peers’ facilities that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to do. This year, we will be organizing our 3rd annual Golf Tournament, hosting our annual Women in Security event, as well as leading a facility tour for our membership with one of San Diego’s premiere businesses to give us all a glimpse into their dynamic, ever changing security program. If you have suggestions or ideas about luncheon topics or event types that you’d like us to host, please email them to me at email@example.com.
We hope that you will join us at our next event on February 8th for our morning coffee connection. More details about this this free, unique event will be posted on our website shortly. Keep an eye out for a registration email. Come have a morning coffee with our Board members, meet your fellow members, and learn how you can get more involved with our Chapter!
We have so many exciting things in store for our San Diego Chapter members. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you at one (but hopefully all) of our events.
Looking forward to a wild ride!
Erin H. Fujioka
ASIS International San Diego Chapter