Our next Chapter Meeting will be Friday, October 21st. We hope to see you there!
Fall has arrived along with some wet and dreary Michigan weather! On the bright side, the fall colors are creeping in now and I’m sure they’ll be as beautiful as ever. My home is surrounded by trees so I look forward to stepping out in the morning with my coffee and taking in the pretty colors, its such a blessing. Of course that's until all the leaves drop, then its game on up until the first snowfall!
On to the updates…
Its been a busy couple of months for our chapter! In August our chapter meeting was held at Firekeepers along with the other Michigan chapters for a combined regional meeting. Each of the chapters took turns sharing an update. We also recognized Firekeepers with a plaque for being such gracious hosts to us over the years. Once again we enjoyed a delicious lunch and then a presentation by Carmen Kucinich, from the FBI Victim Services Division. Over 60 members attended!
Our board attended GSX in Atlanta this past month. Turns out attendance was bigger than expected and has returned close to pre-pandemic numbers. All the vendors and new technology were a wealth of information, it's impressive to see the advances taking place. As we strolled the exhibit floor, it was great to once again see old friends and meet new ones.
If you recall, last year our chapter won an Honorable Mention for the ASIS Foundation Communications award, and we tried again this year. Although we did not win that one, we did win the Outstanding New / Revitalized Chapter of the Year award! As an applicant we were competing with chapters across the globe. A big thanks to our chapter board, regional leadership and all our members that supported and trusted us as we built the chapter. Although receiving the award was humbling, it was also refreshing in a sense that it acknowledged all the hard work we poured into the chapter over the last five years!
Chapter elections will be held in October, and we'll be sending more information out soon. We also have
volunteer positions open as well, including Program Chair and Women in Security Liaison. If you're interested in these positions, please reach out to our ASIS Mid-Michigan email, highlighted in the Chapter News section below.
I found some pretty interesting, featured readings this month along with some legal changes and updates. Please check them out !
Our next meeting is October 21st and we are actively planning and will be sharing more information soon.
Until next time, enjoy the Fall!
There are two open volunteer positions within the Mid-Michigan Chapter: Program Chair and Women in Security Liaison. If you're interested in these positions, click below to email the Chapter Board.
Planning to pursue your CPP Certification? If so, the Mid-Michigan Chapter will be hosting virtual study groups this Fall. If you're interested in attending, please contact our Certification Chair.
Please join us in welcoming new chapter members Eric Van Newkirk, Erich Vedder, AJ Pierson, and Ashley Glinka!
GSX 2022 in Atlanta has come and gone, and the Mid-Michigan Chapter has plenty to celebrate! Our chapter won the New or Revitalized Chapter of the Year award, an incredible feat. Thank you to our Board for all of the work put into our chapter, and to our membership for continuing to help us grow!
GSX 2022 saw over 13,000 registrants representing 85 countries, well exceeding expectations. There were over 400 booths in the Exhibit Hall to share their products and services with the rest of our security community. Outside of the Exhibit Hall, there were ta total of 173 educational sessions for attendees to attend over the three day period. Our Mid-Michigan Chapter had several members attend, including the entire Board, who took the stage to accept our award.
We are already looking forward to GSX 2023, which will be hosted September 11th - September 13th in Dallas, Texas. For more information on next year's event, you can register for updates at gsx.org.
Art and cultural property crime leads to billions of dollars in losses every year.
Physical security considerations for temporary facilities, written by CISA.
Gender differences in security in the United States, Ukraine, and the EU.
How your healthcare facility can improve with the benefit of key management.
Prohibits the purchase or possession of tobacco products for those under 21 .
Requires mandatory reporting by financial institutions when financial exploitation is suspected.
Persons under 21 operating a vehicle may be prosecuted for having marijuana in their system.
Individuals arrested for specific misdemeanors must be released from custody if issued an appearance ticket.
Mail and Mail Depository Protection Act enacted to add the crime of theft of mail addressed to another person.