the start of a wild ride as sma president!

The Start of A WILD Ride as SMA President!

Hi All,  

Two weeks into my SMA Presidency, I find my calendar already full of upcoming SMA related events and meetings to attend. Here is just a sample of the SMA related things that are on my calendar in the coming months.

This week was the School to Career Manufacturers Symposium in Hartford. What an outstanding event bringing more than 3,000 students through the exhibit.

Next week, Wednesday evening, I will gladly represent the SMA at W. F. Kaynor Technical High School's Senior Night where we will continue our tradition of providing Machinery Handbooks to 8 graduating seniors. On Thursday night, I look forward to attending the New Haven Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting. Friday morning, I will attend the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Program's Governing Board meeting where the Governing Board will conduct the Program's annual review of the program, the facility and safety percautions.

Coming up on June 26th, is the SMA Summer Picnic. I encourage all of our members to consider attending this event as it is coordinated for SMA member companies and their employees to enjoy a night of fun, food and activity.

I'm currently working on the details to solidify a July Board of Directors Retreat where we will take a closer look at the Association's Mission Statement and consider updating our Strategic Planning initiatives.

During this summer, I will also be serving on the Golf Outing Committee in an effort to produce a great outing on Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at the Watertown Golf Club. As the Golf Outing is our Association's key fundraiser, I encourage all members to participate, at a minimum, as a golf flag sponsor. I'd like to acknowledge the Demsey family at this time and thank them in advance for the attention they will give to this project during the summer.

As your President, please know that I am available to discuss matters of importance to you at any time. I look forward to my year ahead and I look forward to seeing you at the events held throughout the summer.