CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Jack Noonan
CEO, Chembulk Tankers
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
Braemar ACM
SECRETARY
Marina Critides
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Associated Asphalt

COMMUNICATION
Jess Hurwitz
Citrin Cooperman

SOCIAL
Bobby Rosano
Monjasa
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
Rebecca Redstone
Odin Marine Group
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

November 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

It is a little bit difficult to believe that we are already into the month of November. Halloween is behind us and Thanksgiving not far ahead of us. We recently had our second Halloween Happy Hour at Stamford's Sign of the Whale, so I think it is fair to now call this event "annual"! Thanks for those that attended, and congratulations to those who won prizes - we do hope that everyone enjoyed the evening.

Remember that your CMA does more than just arrange social events. CMA recently co-sponsored a Ballast Water Round Table for Ship Owners, along with d'Amico, Intertanko, Intercargo, IMS/Marine Money, and LISCR. We were very grateful to have Captain Scott Kelly and Ms. Debbie Duckworth of the USCG at this event..They provided the attendees with the latest Coast Guard approved Ballast Water Systems and other valuable insight and expertise.

The first question to the USCG came early on in the session, and perhaps predictably, was, "What do we do if we are heading to the USA, and the BWTS stops working?" It was a very productive day. All of the Owners left with a better understanding of the US regulations, and I believe that Captain Kelly and Ms. Duckworth left with a better understanding of the concerns of the Ship Owners. I am pleased that the CMA and the other sponsors were in a position to put together a conference of such relevance, and hope that we can find more opportunities for such events in the future.

Our annual Manhattan luncheon will be next week, on November 15th, and this year it will be held at the New York Yacht Club, in the Model Room. If you have never attended an event in the Model Room, prepare to be amazed. It is a stunning venue, and frankly, a fitting back drop for our speaker, Jack Noonan, the CEO of Chembulk Tankers. As Jack is transitioning from CEO to CEO Emeritus, we will no doubt benefit from all of the insight that Jack has garnered during his impressive career thus far. This event is RSVP only and pre-payment is required, so if you would like to attend (and I would urge our members to do so), please be certain to contact Lorraine Parsons promptly to do so.

Finally, please put the CMA Christmas Party in your calendar now - it will be here before we know it! The Christmas Party will be on Monday, December 11th, at Sign of the Whale in Stamford. We hope to see you all there!

Joe Gross
CMA
President

Event Calendar
November
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

6th Annual
New York City Speaker Luncheon

Speaker: Jack Noonan,
CEO Emeritus, Chembulk Tankers
and CMA Commodore 2017

The New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street,
New York, NY 10036
(between Fifth & Sixth Avenues)

Check in: Model Room – 2nd Level

Cocktail Reception: 12 Noon – Model Room

Seating for Lunch: 12:45 pm – Model Room

$115 Members/ $130 Non-Members

Pre-payment required for this one by check or credit card.

RESERVE EARLY AS THE NYC LUNCH ALWAYS SELLS OUT!

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

December

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A Monday this year as Tuesday
is the start of the Hanukkah holiday

CMA Annual Holiday Party

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sign of the Whale
6 Harbor Point Road,
Stamford, CT 06902

(plentiful street and surface lot parking close-by and use of the Harbor Point garages is available – before 6pm just say you are going to SotW and after 6pm the barriers are up!)

We invite our members to Come Celebrate the Season at our Annual Party

Free of charge to CMA Members in good standing

All we ask is that you bring an unwrapped toy for the U.S. Marine Corps. sponsored “Toys for Tots” program OR make a cash or check donation to the CMA Education Foundation (any donation welcome).

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

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