July 2015 Print

President's Report

Welcome everyone to the second issue of the ASIS San Diego Chapter Newsletter.  The goal of this newsletter is to keep you informed on what the board has been up to this quarter.  Here are some of the highlights: In addition to our monthly board and lunch meetings, we hosted a security meet-up, a Young Professionals’ workshop, a certification panel and finally, emailed a survey to our chapter members. 

Regarding the survey, thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback.   Your responses will help the board improve future events.

We are not hosting a lunch meeting in August. Instead, we will be hosting a Women in Security Mixer on August 5th.

We hope to see you September 10th for The 6th Annual Law Enforcement Day Celebration. A BIG thank you to our sponsors for this important event:  Qualcomm, Cox, Bosch, AXIS and Securitas!!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our board members for their commitment to the success of our chapter!

I hope you enjoy reading this issue!

Sara Santana

Chapter Chair

[email protected] 

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Member of The Month

Introducing Matt Klock!

Matt is this month's Member of the Month and is currently the Chapter's Certification Liaison, for the full story click here to review our Member of the Month  page.

   Introducing Christian Woodhead!


Christian was the Member of the Month for June, he is the Chapter's Membership Chair; he has served on the board as the Communications Chair last year, check him out on LinkedIn.

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News and Updates

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Carlos Checo the winner of our drawing for a complimentry pass to the ASIS International 61st Annual Seminars and Exhibits. Carlos is a member of the ASIS San Diego Chapter and lead security officer for L-3 Communications in San Diego. He will have full access to all of the seminars and events at the conference Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in Anaheim, Calififornia. 

New Certification Requirements

Attention ASIS Certified Members:  Are you self-reporting your CPEs?

New requirements from ASIS International state that the local chapters no longer need to provide documentation  to HQ for events.  The local chapters will provide certificants with a certificate of completion or a copy of the updated sign in sheet.  It is now the certificants responsibility to upload the activity online under “Manager Your CPEs" link which is located  in My ASIS tab.  The San Diego Chapter will have a sign in sheet for each luncheon and event for you to fill out.  The sign in sheet will be emailed to all certified  attendees. 

The ASIS Certification Board made some important announcement in the latest Certification Headlines that affects all certified members.  ASIS is required to demonstrate that it has an enforceable arrangement for certificants to inform the certification body of any matters that may affect their ability to fulfill certification requirements. To ensure compliance, ASIS must implement an attestation agreement that is signed by applicants and current certificants. By signing the attestation certificants agree to adhere to the ASIS Code of Professional Responsibility and maintenance of certification requirements. 

Please note: All current certificants must sign the ASIS attestation agreement (PDF) and fax to +1.703.518.1515 or email as an attachment to [email protected] on or before May 31, 2015.

Spots have opened up on the Council and they are hoping to further diversify the demographics of their membership by focusing on growth on the West Coast this year.  They are an active and influential group within ASIS and are seeking committed security professionals to join.  

If you are interested please reach out to Brad Gordon, (978)364-5555 [email protected]

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Calendar of Events




August 5th - 1800-2000

Women In Security Mixer - Rough Draft Brewing Company

August 28th

Behind the Scenes Tour of U.S./Mexico Border in San Ysidro

Illegal immigration and border security are two of the most hotly debated topics in the U.S. today. This tour will give members of the ASIS San Diego Chapter an exclusive opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the busiest port of entry in the United States today. Presented by the San Diego Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol the tour will be offered in two segments.

Segment 1

Availability:         Attendance is limited to 15 people (registration required)

This proportion of the tour will begin with a presentation by the San Diego Sector of the Border Patrol’s public affairs department. Attendees will then be transported to the Brown Field border patrol station and will travel along the border through “No Man’s Land” west to Imperial Beach. The tour will include stops at key locations where significant illegal immigration has been deterred and end at Friendship Park in Imperial Beach. Attendees will then be transported back to the Eastlake station.

Segment 2

Availability:         Attendance is limited to 7 people (registration required)

This portion of the tour will be guided by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Bogdan Matuszynski. He has generously volunteered his time. Attendees will ride along with Agent Matuszynski in his SUV through the foothills of Otay Mountain getting a close-up view of activity on the border that few ever get to see.

Requirements: Must be a citizen of the United State and present a driver’s license or state issued I.D.

Cost: Free

  September 10th - 1100-1330

The 6th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - Admiral Baker Clubhouse

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Community Service

Our Chapter is extremely proud that we have been able to give back to our community in so many different ways this year. Below are some of the organizations we have been able to donate to thus far.

$600 to No Exceptions - The Truman Project


 $500 to Star Pal

 $500 to San Diego Law Enforcement Foundation

$500 to the Padres’ program “Tickets for those who serve and Play”  

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Event Highlights

 May Luncheon- Robin Hattersley

Topic: Emerging Technologies and Changes in the Security Landscape - Check out the photos!

  Free ASIS Certification Panel Discussion

Took place May 27th at San Diego State University - Check out the photos!

  June Luncheon - John F. Wagner

Topic: Case Study - Espionage in the Workplace - Check out the photos!

  Young Professionals Workshop


Thank you to our amazing speakers and all who came out on a Saturday. We had one on one resume reviews, LinkedIn experts and a photographer taking professional photos.

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