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September 12-15, 2016

Submit your entry form by August 15, 2016!

Are you a current paid member of ASIS-Maine Chapter? Would you like to attend the 62nd Annual ASIS Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida in September? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions, then you are eligible to participate in a raffle drawing for a complimentary registration to the event! Full registration, travel, and event tickets are included in this oppotunity. Fill out this registration form and follow the instructions on page two (2) of the form to submit your entry. Be sure to enter by August 15, 2016 to be eligible for the drawing!

Seminar and Exhibit Information
Click here to complete the electronic complimentary registration form.
Click here for the printable complimentary registration form.

Please reach out to your ASIS-Maine Chapter leadership with any question.

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September 6-8, 2016

The Boston Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is hosting an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) Preparation Course on September 6, 7, and 8, 2016, from 8:00am - 5:00pm each day. Pre-registration and payment is required by August 16, 2016 to secure your spot in this training event.This training is being held at the EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, MA. Learn more about the program and register here!

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Throughout 2016

Reach-out... Share the value of ASIS membership! Reach out to a peer or two. Share how being a member of ASIS can help them achieve their professional goals. How to get involved...

Learn more about the Member-Get-a-Member program

So, get in the running! ASIS will award a full 2017 Seminar package (travel voucher, hotel, full registration) to the member who recruits the highest number of new members in 2016! Learn more about the program here!

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June - July - August

Training opportunities: Although the ASIS Maine Chapter will be on summer break through June and July, training opportunities are still available this summer, such as...

Event: Protecting Public Gathering Sites and Special Events - IED Threat Awareness
Location: June 14 (Florian Hall, CMCC, Augusta), June 17 (MEARNG Regional Training Institute, Bangor), and June 27 (Portland Exposition Building, Portland)
Time: 8:30AM - 4:00PM each day

Agenda: In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Field Intelligence Division (FID), the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is sponsoring three inter-agency training workshops across Maine...Learn more about these trainings...

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August 11, 2016

Event: The Nicholas Halias Safety Symposium
Location: New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) Campus, 31 College Dr., Concord, NH 03301
Time: 8:30AM - 5:30PM

Agenda: Geared toward college campus security [get the details]

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August (TBD)

Lunch & Learn
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Agenda: A presentation on the latest gunshot detection system called "Guardian" will be presented by the local dealer, The Nolan Group of MA. To preview, visit www.shooterdetectionsystems.com

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September 30, 2016

The Jackson Laboratory tour & presentation
Location: The Jackson Laboratory, 600 Main St., Bar Harbor, ME, 04609
Time: TBD

Agenda: The tour and presentation will be hosted by ASIS-Maine Vice Chairman, James R. LaPrade, Jr. Please join us in beautiful Bar Harbor! We are working on discounted hotel rates. More information forthcoming.

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October (TBD)

Lunch & Learn
Location: TBD
Time: TBD

Agenda: Nomination of officers and possible presentation. We're looking for topics of interest to you, so please submit ideas and opportunities to Bruce Lewis or Brad Norris.

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November 10, 2016

Save the Date...

Join the Southern Connecticut ASIS Chapter for a 2016 Public Service Appreciation Dinner. They have secured a nationally recognized speaker for this event: NYPD Deputy Commissioner, John J. Miller, a Leader in the fields of Journalism and Law Enforcement. "Deputy Commissioner Miller oversees both the NYPD's Intelligence Bureau as well as the NYPD's Counterterrorism Bureau operations, including the partnership of the FBI/NYPD Joint terrorism Task Force," says ASIS International VP, Mark Gaudette, CPP, CFI, LPC. "This is sure to be a 'can't miss' meeting of the year in Region 5F," says VP Gaudette. For more information, visit the Southern Connecticut Chapter website.

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Welcome New Hampshire Chapter!

ASIS Maine welcomes ASIS New Hampshire Chapter

The ASIS New Hampshire Chapter is in the process of being rejuvenated with new leadership.  We welcome them to the ASIS “family” and offer our full support.  We welcome their members to join our meetings and hope to have combined meetings together in the near future.

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Looking for your help!

The Maine Chapter is looking into a site tour and a vendor day activity within the coming months. We will keep you posted. Please let us know of any relevant activities or information beneficial to you Chapter members.

Any current members of the Chapter with interest in holding any Chapter office are encouraged to discuss your interest and availability with John Cleary, Chairman Maine Chapter ASIS or any member of the Board. What keeps our own and other chapters - and our ASIS International - going is the participation and value that you generate.

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Leadership opportunities
Are you interested in becoming more involved in the ASIS Maine Chapter? Are you looking for a leadership opportunity? If so, then ASIS Maine Chapter leadership is looking for you!

The ASIS Maine Chapter is always looking for future leadership. In addition to networking opportunities a leadership position offers and the points you earn toward certifications, it is also a great way to give back to the community and the industry that supports all of us.

So, if you're interested in holding a leadership position, please contact John Cleary or Michael Casey for leadership consideration.

Founded in 1955 ASIS International, with more than 35,000 members, is the largest organization for professionals responsible for security.  The vision of ASIS International is "ASIS International will be the foremost organization advancing security worldwide".  To achieve this vision ASIS International will promote excellence in and recognition of the security profession.

ASIS International is the preeminent international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security.  In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys, and federal, state, and local law enforcement are becoming involved with ASIS to better understand the constant changes in security, the issues and solutions.

Founded in 1981 the Maine Chapter of ASIS International is dedicated to carrying out the vision of ASIS International, and serves as a resource for Security Professionals throughout the State of Maine.  The Maine Chapter has approximately 60 members, and holds monthly meetings that are open to both members and nonmembers.

ASIS International 2016 Strategic Plan [login required]: Click Here

The Maine Chapter now holds five chapter meetings per year, typically on the 3rd Wednesday of the meeting month. See our calendar for a complete schedule.  Our meetings are open to anyone in the Security Industry, or anyone who has an interest in the meeting topic. Email notification of the meetings is distributed to members the week prior to the meeting. If you are a member and have not received meeting notifications, email the Secretary and request your name be added to the distribution list.

If you would like more information on joining the Maine Chapter, or information about our meetings, please contact one of the chapter officers.

For more information about ASIS International, please visit www.asisonline.org.

2016 ASIS Conference, Orlando, Florida

ASIS 2016 Conference, Orlando, Florida

2016 Board

Congratulations to our newly elected Executive Board.

John Cleary


James R. LaPrade, Jr.


Aarin Miles


Larry J. Fitzgerald


Are you interested in achieving ASIS certifications and would like to be part of a study group? If so, contact Jim Fraser or Mike Casey.

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