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Mar
18

MISA ELECTIONS RESULTS from 3-11-2014 meeting

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

MISA held its annual elections for Officers and Board of Directors at the March 11, 2014 meeting.  This election was originally scheduled for December 2013 but was postponed due to inclement weather. The terms will expire at the end of December 2014. The results are: Read the rest of this entry »

Feb
4

March 11, 2014 (Tuesday) MISA MEETING

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

     The next MISA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, MARCH 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM. This meeting was originally scheduled for December but was cancelled due to snow. The meeting was initially rescheduled for next week, but the ongoing, unseasonably cold weather plus conversations with members has led me to postpone it until March.

      This meetng’s primary agenda will be the elections for Officers and the Board of Directors. We are still accepting nominations  for all positions and will not close off nominations until the night of the elections.  We will also be hearing from our legislative chair concerning issues in Annapolis and the Licensing Division of the Maryland State Police.

    REMEMBER: please pay your 2014 dues.  Invoices were sent out in December. If you did not receive an invoice, then please contact me at 410-977-6613 or by email at checkmt@attglobal.net  .

The meeting will be held at the HUNAN MANOR CHINESE RESTAURANT located at 7091 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD  21045. The menu and  our guest speaker will announced at a later date.

Sincerely yours,

Robert E. Hoffman, MISA President

Dec
30

February 11, 2014 MISA Meeting

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

     The next MISA meeting will be held on Feruary 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM. The location will be the HUNAN MANOR CHINESE RSTAURANT located at 6091 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD  21045. This is an important meeting as we will be holding  our Annual  Election for officers and members of the Board of Directors.  (We were forced to cancel the December meeting/elections due to inclement weather.) We are still looking for additional members to run for office.  If you are interested, please email Robert E. Hoffman (MISA President) at checkmt@attglobal.net  or call  at 410-977-6613.  

     The menu will be posted at a later date. We are also hoping to have a guest speaker and an update on any legislation that will impact our professions.

     Invoices for membership dues were mailed out several weeks ago: be sure to submit your dues payment(s0 and fill out the application form so that we can update our records.

Dec
9

DECEMBER MEETING CANCELLED !

written by robert hoffman

Dear Members and Readers:

          The December 10, 2013 MISA meeting has been cancelled due to the predictions of snow and icy conditions for tomorrow night. We will reschedule the meeting and Elections for next month, January  2014. The date and time will announced at a later time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sincerely yours,

Robert E. Hoffman, President

Dec
4

December 10, 2013 MISA Meeting

written by robert hoffman

The next MISA Meeting will be held on December 10, 2013 at the HUNAN MANOR CHINESE RESTAURANT located at 6091 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD  21045 (410-381-1134). The meeting begins with social networking around 6:00 PM and the meal will be served around 7:00 PM.  The cost per person is $30.

ELECTIONS: We will be electing Officers and members of the MISA Board of Directors. If you are a member and wish to run for ofice, please contact MISA or President Robert Hoffman (410-977-6613 OR checkmt@attglobal.net ). You can place your name in nomination at the meeting or nominate someone else. (NOTE: If you decide to nominate someone, please contact them first so that they can accept or decline the nomination before it is presented to the members).

GUEST SPEAKER:  We will have CAROL LOVELESS as our guest speaker at the meeting. She is running for Delegate from Howard County. She is a Republican and a small business owner: she has spent  over 30 years in the Security Profession: 19 years with Pinkerton and then in 2000, she opened QUALITY SECURITY SPECIALISTS, LLC. She is obviously open to the needs of small businesses and especially to those issues that are important to the Private Detective and Security Professions.  

Dues: Dues for members have been reduced to $75.00 for regular membership and $50 for Associate memberships. This is the result of a MISA Board meeting conducted in October, 2013. We hope that this will generate more membership applications and returns the cost for memberships back to the 2000 levels when they were increased to meet the costs of our lobbying efforts that year. The 2000 increase had been intended to be a temporary situation, but was not effectively redressed until this year.

MENU:      APPETIZERS: (Everyone gets two):    Lettuce Wrapped Chicken and Spring Rolls

                      ENTREES: (Everyone gets  five):   GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN; HUNAN MANOR SHRIMP; CRISPY FISH FILLET-HUNAN STYLE; SEASONAL GARDEN DELIGHT and : HOUSE COMBINATION LO-MEIN.

                       DESSERTS: Ice Cream and Fortune Cookies. 

To make your reservations, please contact the MISA President: Robert E. Hoffman at:

410-977-6613 or by email at checkmt@attglobal.net 

Thank you !  Robert E. Hoffman, President