CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Jack Noonan
CEO, Chembulk Tankers
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
Braemar ACM
SECRETARY
Marina Critides
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Associated Asphalt

COMMUNICATION
Jess Hurwitz
Citrin Cooperman

SOCIAL
Bobby Rosano
Monjasa
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
TBA
EDITORIAL
Donald B. Frost
D.B. Frost Associates,Inc.
JOB MART / EVENTS
Lorraine Parsons
I.M.S., Inc.
MEMBER LIAISON
Kim Edwards
CMA
EDITOR EMERITUS
James R. Lawrence
IMS/MTI Network (USA), Inc.

The Connecticut Maritime Association is a non-profit organization which was built by its members, for its members, and as such is one of kind.

Unlike many similar organizations which are supported largely by corporate membership, the CMA's voting membership is comprised only of individuals. From bunker brokers and tug-boat operators to lawyers and underwriters, to ship owners, brokers and managers, shippers and merchants of all kinds of cargo, each CMA member has an equal and separate vote.

The CMA was created as a self-help group of shipping people, and remains a conduit for the exchange of information and a source of camaraderie and fellowship that is unique and vital to the shipping community. In 2014, the CMA celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. It prospers with over 1,500 members representing nearly 500 companies and organizations.

President's Notes
Events

October 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

In last month's CMA newsletter, you might recall that we were waiting on Hurricane Irma to make landfall. Since then, Hurricanes Jose, Katia and Lee have also come and gone, Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and Nate came ashore in the US Gulf as a Category 1 hurricane. This has been an active hurricane season, to say the least. As so many want to do, the CMA Board wanted to make sure that the CMA did its part to assist as well, and we decided to make a donation to The Coast Guard Foundation. The brave and dedicated men and women of the US Coast Guard are always at the tip of the spear during every natural disaster, providing rescue and relief wherever and whenever it is needed. These people also live in the same communities where they are working, and so while they are out in these storms, focused on their jobs, their homes and property are taking a beating just like everyone else's. The Coast Guard Foundation will be using this money to support those in the US Coast Guard who have suffered losses to their homes and property, and what makes our donation even more gratifying is that an anonymous donor had pledged to match certain donations for a period of time, during which we made our donation, and so The Coast Guard Foundation actually got twice the benefit of what we were able to donate. This is a small way for the CMA to thank and support those in the Coast Guard for their service.

My thanks to Beth Wilson-Jordan for moderating the recent CMA Education luncheon. We were joined by Per Heidenreich and Peter Evensen who, of course, did not disappoint. I can only continue to encourage our members to attend these lunches, to meet those in the next generation of the shipping community, and to have the opportunity to gain the tremendous insight that people like Per and Peter are so willing to provide. I am certain that all of the attendees, student and industry professional alike, left that event a little bit the wiser than when they arrived, thanks to Per and Peter - we are grateful for their participation, indeed.

Our next luncheon is going to be on Thursday, 19 October, and our guest speaker will be Kai Madsen of Mackay Communications. He will present us with "A Practical Overview of Marine Satellite Communications" which will no doubt be very interesting. The following week will be CMA's Halloween Happy Hour, from 1800-2100 at Sign of the Whale in Stamford. CMA will be sponsoring the first $1,000 of drinks and appetizers. The event is free for all CMA members in good standing in costume, and we ask for a $5.00 donation for those not in costume, which will benefit the CMA Education Foundation.

Please remember to take advantage of the CMA Membership Roster, located on the CMA website here: https://members.cmaconnect.com/members/ . The roster is there for you, our members, and we hope that our members utilize it for their benefit. And, we can make this roster an even better tool for the membership, by encouraging others to join the CMA, which we add more depth and breadth to the base of knowledge contained within the membership of the CMA, and the roster. By helping us to grow the organization, you also help to increase its value.

Joe Gross
CMA
President

Event Calendar
October

Thursday, October 26, 2017

From 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Sign of the Whale
6 Harbor Point Road, Stamford, CT 06902

Sponsored by the CMA with the first drinks on us up to $1,000 total and appetizers too!

Get in the spirit and dress for Halloween – there will be a Costume Contest and prizes! If not wearing a costume we ask for a $5 cash donation (for the CMA Education Foundation!)

No RSVP necessary – All CMA Members in good standing are welcome

November
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

6th Annual
New York City Speaker Luncheon

Speaker: Jack Noonan,
CEO, Chembulk Tankers
and CMA Commodore 2017

The New York Yacht Club
37 West 44th Street,
New York, NY 10036
(between Fifth & Sixth Avenues)

Check in: Model Room – 2nd Level

Cocktail Reception: 12 Noon – Model Room

Seating for Lunch: 12:45 pm – Model Room

$115 Members/ $130 Non-Members

Pre-payment required for this one by check or credit card.

RESERVE EARLY AS THE NYC LUNCH ALWAYS SELLS OUT!

For Reservations for all CMA Events
please call
Lorraine at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3717,
or email
conferences@cmaconnect.com or LParsons@marinemoney.com

December

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