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
Ryan Jurewicz
Inchcape Shipping Services
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

August 2017

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

Welcome to the dog days of summer. According to the 1813 Clavis Calendria, the dog days are a time wherein "the Sea boiled, the Wine turned sour, Dogs grew mad, and all other creatures became languid; causing to man, among other diseases, burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies." Of course, today, we know that this is incorrect, and indeed many take their holidays at this time of year, staying cool with a nice beer or a jaunty rosé, spending time relaxing with friends and family, and hopefully playing with their dogs to keep them from growing mad. So, although many of our colleagues are away during this part of the summer, our work continues, keeping global trade moving day in, day out, quietly and efficiently.

I am pleased to report that our Summer Picnic was a big and well attended success! Our thanks to all who came out to enjoy the evening. I am always so pleased to participate in an event like this, when so many of our local and extended community come together to share dinner and a few drinks in such a lovely setting. I am also pleased to report that the month of July saw us gain more than 40 new members, many at the Summer Picnic - we welcome you all to our shipping community.

Our next CMA Luncheon will be on September 21st, and will be our annual Education Lunch, where many of the students who have won scholarships will be in attendance. As I always do, I would urge everyone who is able to attend this event. Not only will you have the chance to meet some of your future colleagues and employees, but we have a panel of industry heavyweights joining us for a panel discussion. Per Heidenreich will be moderating a panel of CMA Commodores, including Morten Arntzen, Peter Evensen, and Jack Noonan. Last year's Commodore panel provided the audience with fascinating insights, both personal and business in nature, and I would fully expect that we will be similarly regaled this year.

We will be announcing the speaker at the October lunch, and November's lunch in Manhattan in due course, and look for the date for the October Halloween Happy Hour as well.

Softball season is well underway at this point, of course, and I am pleased to note that our league is enjoying the rebuilt field at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford. According to the latest information I have seen, Heidmar's team has a solid lead among our six teams, with a record thus far of 5 wins and zero losses! Well done to Heidmar! After this week's schedule, we still have 5 more weeks of games, which includes the final week of playoff and championship games. Remember, spectators are always welcome to attend - please go and enjoy an evening of CMA's finely tuned athletes taking to the field for a friendly game of softball. If you happen to go and take some pictures, please send them over - it would be great to include some action shots in the September issue of the CMA Newsletter.

Joe Gross
CMA
President

Event Calendar
August

 

There are no special CMA Social Events in August – Enjoy the Summer!

September

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CMA Education Awards Luncheon

Presentation of the Annual CMA Education Awards

Panel of CMA Commodores sharing their wisdom!

Morten Arntzen – CMA Commodore 2007
Peter Evensen – CMA Commodore 2013
Jack Noonan – CMA Commodore 2017

Moderated by Per Heidenreich
CMA Commodore 2000

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Open Bar: 12 Noon – Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

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

October

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CMA Speaker Luncheon

Speaker & Topic TBA

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

Cash Bar: 12 Noon
Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm

Members $50 / Non-Members $60

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

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