Chairman's Report - January 2018

Logan Rees
Business Development Manager
Admiral Security Services

Dear ASIS Tampa Bay-

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season and that you are getting back into the swing of things. I feel the future is bright for 2018 and with your assistance, we can continue to provide the quality this Chapter is known for!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Carrie Buck for her years of service, as Chair. Back to back years was a first for our Chapter and I am grateful for her efforts! Most would not have wanted to shoulder that burden.

As we move forward, there are many opportunities to serve. If you have an interest, please reach out to me or the other officers, so we can discuss where the best fit might be. We have a couple of Board/Chair positions that are currently open.

Please join us at Brio Tuscan Grille on January 18th at 11:30 am for our monthly Luncheon. This month our speaker will be Joe Voskerichian, Executive Director of Gold Shield Foundation, Inc.

Here is a brief introduction on the Gold Shield Foundation:

In 1981, two firefighters and one police officer were killed in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the line of duty, leaving behind widows and dependent children.

George M. Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees, organized a group of concerned, civic minded citizens to insure that that families of these and subsequent fallen heroes in Hillsborough County receive early financial assistance and are guaranteed funds toward a college education.

Membership in the Foundation is open and supported by dues, donations and special events.

In 1989, through another personal donation, George expanded the foundation’s coverage to include Pinellas County. Citrus County joined by a contribution through the U.S. Family Foundation. Businessman Melvin Draft donated funds for Pasco County and Les and Pam Muma contributed for Polk County’s involvement. Hernando County, Marion County and MacDill AFB Law Enforcement and Firefighting personnel are also under the Gold Shield umbrella. Currently 7 nearby Florida counties are covered.

We look forward to hearing from Joe and learning more about how the Foundation supports our local he-roes.

I look forward to seeing everyone next week and to the possibilities this year holds for our Chapter!


Logan Rees
ASIS Chapter 30