CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Paddy Rodgers
CEO, Euronav NV
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
Braemar ACM
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Axeon Specialty Products LLC
COMMUNICATION
Jonathan Koren
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
Inchcape Shipping Services
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
Moira Whalen
Marine Money
EDITORIAL
Donald B. Frost
D.B. Frost Associates,Inc.
JOB MART / EVENTS
Lorraine Parsons
I.M.S., Inc.
MEMBER LIAISON
Kim Edwards
CMA
EDITOR EMERITUS
James R. Lawrence
IMS/MTI Network (USA), Inc.

The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization which was built by its members, for its members, and as such is one of kind.

Unlike many similar organizations which are supported largely by corporate membership, the CMA's voting membership is comprised only of individuals. From bunker brokers and tug-boat operators to lawyers and underwriters, to ship owners, brokers and managers, shippers and merchants of all kinds of cargo, each CMA member has an equal and separate vote.

The CMA was created as a self-help group of shipping people, and remains a conduit for the exchange of information and a source of camaraderie and fellowship that is unique and vital to the shipping community. In 2014, the CMA celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. It prospers with over 1,500 members representing nearly 500 companies and organizations.

President's Notes
Events

August 2016

PRESIDENT'S NOTES


We have made it to August, the month when many friends and colleagues, here in Connecticut and elsewhere, take their well deserved holidays in preparation for returning to do their part in keeping over 90% of the worlds trade moving smoothly across the oceans. For those of us in international shipping, it is just another day at the office. It's just how we roll, as they say.

Our annual summer picnic in July brought about three hundred fifty CMA members from both near and far away to the Stamford Yacht Club to catch up with others, have a few drinks, and play some bocce ball. Congratulations to Kelsey Host and Dave Chenowith of T. Parker Host for taking the bocce trophy! We hope it will be displayed proudly and prominently in your head office!

The CMA Education Foundation was also at the picnic, working hard selling raffle tickets to raise money for scholarships and internship stipends, and was able to raise over $1,400 - our thanks to all of the CMA members who participated. Thanks also to the bocce sponsor, Monjasa, for their generosity and support.

Our monthly lunches will begin again in September, starting with the annual Education lunch. We will announce the speakers for the September and October lunches in due course, and of course, we hope to see many of you there. The speaker is already booked, however, for our now well established November lunch in Manhattan. If you have pulled up our website recently, you might have seen that the speaker for November will be Mr. Cesare d'Amico, of d'Amico Societa di Navigazione SpA. We are so pleased that he has arranged to join us in Manhattan for this event, and look forward to the opportunity to hear what he has to say about our industry. Please don't wait to RSVP to this event, as it always books early.

CMA kickball is in its final few weeks for the season, and through it all, Glencore has maintained its powerhouse performance and first place standing. We also sponsored our most hard core CMA softball players in the Stamford Recreation League, and after a successful summer, they are continuing into the fall season. In addition to meeting players on other corporate teams, they have had the opportunity to explain what CMA does, and more importantly, spread the word about our shipping community to other companies and industries that are unaware of our presence in Connecticut. Thanks for representing us!

Meantime, please keep an eye out for upcoming information about the speaker for the September Education lunch, and make an effort to join us! There is no doubt that some of us will be meeting some of our future employees there!

Joe Gross
CMA President

Event Calendar
August
There are no special CMA Social Events in August – Enjoy the Summer!
September
Thursday, September 22, 2016

CMA Education Awards Luncheon

Presentation of the Annual CMA Education Awards

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Open Bar: 12 Noon – Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

October
Thursday, October 27, 2016

CMA Speaker Luncheon

Speaker & Topic TBA

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Cash Bar: 12 Noon – Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

November
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

5rd Annual New York City Speaker Luncheon

The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017

(just steps away from Grand Central Station)

Speaker:
Cesare d’Amico, CEO of d’Amico

Cocktail Reception: 12 Noon – Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor

Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm – Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor

$110 Members/ $125 Non-Members

Reservations and Pre-payments are required for this one.

RESERVE EARLY AS THE NYC LUNCH ALWAYS FILLS FAST!

For Reservations for all CMA Events please call Emilie at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725, Lorraine at Ext 3717 or email conferences@cmaconnect.com or EEngh@marinemoney.com

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