Message from the Chair

Hello North Shore ASIS

Thank you for attending our April 18 meeting at Hackney’s.  39 folks attended representing 20 companies and organizations.  A huge thank you to Christina Parks from AXIS Communications, our Chapters Women in Security and Next Generation Chairperson, for organizing the meetings presentation on recognizing and overcoming Unconscious Biases.  Mike Newberry from AUS and Heather Cryzewicz from Sound Incorporated were co-presenters; thank you to both.  Judging by the fact that no-one left the meeting early, I think its safe to say that the presentation was VERY well received.  (On a side note many told me that they really enjoyed Hackney’s and we should make that the Chapters “home restaurant”.  What do you think?)

The next Women in Security and Next Generation presentation will be on July 25 at the Axis Communications Innovation Center in Chicago.  The topic – Mentoring.

Please join us for our next chapter meeting May 9.  Paul Timm, Director of Education Safety at Allegion and a nationally known Keynote Speaker, Author, Podcaster | School Security Expert with over 25 years of experience will be our speaker.  Paul is always engaging and nationally recognized as one of the few school security experts.  We are fortunate to have him in the Chicago area.  See you there.

Please register for any of our next meetings  Our 2024 meeting schedule is:

  • May 9 – Paul Timm guest speaker – school security updates.  Tap House Grill 1090 S Milwaukee Ave Wheeling IL –
  • June 13 – Wesco/Anixter presentation – Glenview IL – dinner to be provided
  • July 25 Next Gen/Women in Security at AXIS Communications – Chicago
  • August 8 – Sgt. John Sellers, CPP- University of Illinois @ Chicago Police Department speaking on Crime Prevention – Location, Hackney’s on Lake Street, Glenview IL
  • September- No meeting due to GSX
  • October 10- TBD possible joint meeting with Chicago & Milwaukee
  • November 21- Law Enforcement & Security Appreciation Dinner – Location, Hackney’s on Lake Street in Glenview IL. (Sponsorship Opportunities Attached)
  • December 12- TBD – Holiday party

Become a Chapter Volunteer. Contact me with any questions; I know we can find a position that fits your special area of expertise.  As we build the Chapter; we need your help.   The chapter always needs volunteers, please join.

The Law Enforcement & Security Appreciation Dinner will be November 21. Dave Wilson – and Tim Schoolmaster – are co-chairing the event. Please consider becoming a sponsor.  Contact Tim or Dave with any questions.

Attached are two sponsorship opportunities, one for the Chapter and one for the Nov 21 Law Enforcement Security Appreciation Dinner.  Please consider becoming a chapter sponsor.  Thank you to our new Chapter sponsors:

            Thompson-Reuters – Jill Kutilek

            Allied University Security – Michael Newberry

            Utility Security Magazine – Carla Housch/Kurt Moreland

Check out the new chapter web page –  A big thank you to Dave Wilson and an even bigger one to Dave’s daughter Sharon for all their hard work in modernizing the web page.  Speaking of hard work, Sharon has agreed to become the chapters Web Master/Marketing head.

The chapter has a free ASIS GSX all entry pass available.  Let us know if you want to be considered for it.  This years GSX is in Orlando September 23-26. 

Let us know how we can become a better Chapter and fulfill our obligations.

Thank you for helping revitalize North Shore Illinois ASIS.

Steve Siegel

2024 North Shore Illinois Chapter Chairperson


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