CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Robert Bugbee
Scorpio Group
PRESIDENT
Ian Workman
Trans-Tec Services, Inc.
VICE PRESIDENT
Tony Backos
Pyxis Holdings Inc.
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
Clemente Shipping USA LLC
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Brian Robinson
Penfield Marine LLC
COMMUNICATION
Nora Huvane
Marine Money International
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
UNI Americas
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd.
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.

 
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President's Notes
Events

October 2014

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

Through the years we have been very fortunate indeed to have had a long stream of extremely capable, professional members of the Board, all related in some way to the Maritime Industry.

As you may already be aware, our Board members all have their own professional careers yet they give their time freely to us. That being said, although term limits are de-lineated in our bye-laws, it is quite often the case that a Member's professional career takes him/her away from our locale, in which case they are no longer in a position to serve on the Board.

So is the case with our previous Vice President, Tony Backos, who tendered his resignation as his path has taken him over to Greece. We thank Tony for his able and astute assistance during his tenure. Tony was also one of those who, in order to attend our 30th Anniversary last week, made a huge effort to be there, basically travelling from Greece and back again within 36 hours! His donation to the silent auction of a week in that mouth-wateringly beautiful Greek villa was an amazing item. Tony, many thanks.

For our next Vice President, the Board is exceedingly pleased that Capt Joe Gross agreed to take up the vacated seat, moving from his position as Education chair where he has so ably coordinated between the Board of the CMA and that of the Board of the Education Foundation.

Joe's replacement in the Education Chair, is Kevin Breen. Kevin is a graduate of SUNY Maritime, well known in the industry and we look forward to being the beneficiaries of his 15 years of maritime experience.

Once again we are very fortunate to have such experienced individuals donating their time and support.

I have already mentioned our 30th Anniversary Gala dinner, but it definitely deserves greater recognition which you will also hear (and see) elsewhere in the Newsletter.

A great lot of people made great efforts to be there from great distances. It was a sold out evening, fun was had by all, and thanks go out again to the organizing committee of Lorraine Parsons, Molly McCafferty, Beth Wilson-Jordan and Carleen Lyden-Kluss.

I truly felt that there were echoes of those words that I quoted which succinctly outlined a core identity of the CMA:

"I feel that an organization like the CMA can be very helpful in socially integrating the group in mutually beneficial ways."

Ladies & Gentlemen - isn't that what we did?

Ian Workman
President

Event Calendar
October

OCTOBER 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Panel Participants TBA

"2015 Sulfur Limits: Technical Implications for Supply & Demand”

Panelists:

Mr. Jan-Willem van den Dijssel,
Trading Manager,
Cargill Ocean Transportation USA

Mr. Salvatore d'Amico,
Fleet Management Department,
d'Amico Societa di Navigazione

Mr. Chris Yetman,
Manager, Commercial Services,
Trans-Tec/World Fuel Services

Ms. Melanie Davidson,
Business Development Manager,
DuPont BELCO™ Marine Scrubbers

Moderator: Mr. Ian Workman,
President,
Connecticut M
aritime Association

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

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

Members: $45 per person / Non-Members: $50 per person

NOVEMBER 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

3rd Annual New York City Speaker Luncheon

The Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

(Between Fifth & Sixth Avenues)

Speaker: Paddy Rodgers,
CEO, Euronav NV

Cocktail Reception: 12 Noon – North & Biddle Rooms – 3rd Floor

Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm – North & Biddle Rooms – 3rd Floor

$70 Members/ $80 Non-Members

Limited to 120 people. Pre-payment required for this one.

For reservations please contact
Anne Gumpel at Tel: +1.203.406.0109
Ext 3725
or Lorraine Parsons at Ext 3717
or email conferences@cmaconnect.com

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