CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos
Tsakos Group
PRESIDENT
Ian Workman
Trans-Tec Services, Inc.
VICE PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd.
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Brian Robinson
Penfield Marine LLC
COMMUNICATION
Nora Huvane
Rose & Company
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
VSTEP
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
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.

 
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President's Notes
Events

July 2015

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

I would say that we have all experienced this at some stage during our lives, that "aha" moment when a particular point or thought, put or felt in such a way that it suddenly sits you back on your heels and makes you really think - and I mean something that has the potential to be life changing, attitude changing or so influential that it changes or seriously adds to your way of thinking or managing your life or career.

To some it may be a personal family situation, to others it may be winning a game or receiving a scholarship, the causes are endless and entirely subjective.

The CMA education lunch in June saw multiple scholarships being given, with the top two winning $10,000 each, and those who attended were the beneficiaries of a wonderful, passionate and motivating speech by Per Heidenreich.

Also present were several families of the scholarship recipients supporting their sons or daughters. When talking to them it was very interesting to note that their only maritime experience was mostly vicariously through their offspring.

The fact that they were suddenly surrounded by people making their livelihood in our maritime world, appeared to enlighten them in a way which brought the maritime world into their world and show them that it wasn't just the stuff of stories - concrete and successful careers were actual and not just a figment of their imagination.

And who better to show them the way? Apart from the wonderful motivational aspect of his speech, Per emphasized Humility, Integrity and Values - points which we should jealously guard as they follow us through life.

I hope that those scholarship recipients paid good attention and that our CMA lunch, in some small way, contributed to their "aha" moment about their future.


Ian Workman
President

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