CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Paddy Rodgers
CEO, Euronav NV
PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
VICE PRESIDENT
Chris Aversano
Braemar ACM
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Greg Kurantowicz
Axeon Specialty Products LLC
COMMUNICATION
Jonathan Koren
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
Inchcape Shipping Services
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Media
Moira Whalen
Marine Money
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

June 2016

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

The month of June brings the end of school, the start of summer, and, for the first time, CMA Kickball! The kickball season starts the week of June 6th, and will run until September, 2016. We are expecting seven teams to take to the field this season, each fighting for the glory of becoming the 2016 Kickball Champions! We are very pleased with the interest this has generated, and encourage all of our local members to stop by the field at Trinity Catholic High School to support their favorite teams!

We welcomed Greg Linsin and Matt Thomas, both from Blank Rome, as speakers at the May CMA Luncheon. Matt spoke to us about sanctions issues with Iran, Russia, Cuba, Etc., and Greg spoke about pollution enforcement issues. These two attorneys are working on the front lines of these issues, and their presentations were filled with excellent information. Our fellow CMA members posed some great questions after the presentations, and Matt and Greg were happy to answer in detail. But beyond the interesting and timely information that we received, keep in mind that we are able to get such high caliber speakers because of who we are. The CMA membership is made up of the decision-makers in all facets of the shipping industry in the Northeast, and elsewhere, and speakers see the value in getting up in front of our membership.

Our next luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, June 30th, and our speaker will be joining us from Kinder Morgan's Houston office, so we expect that it will be a great opportunity to hear about what Kinder Morgan is doing and thinking at the moment - don't miss it!

The CMA Golf Outing was a big success. We had 144 golfers during the day, and others, who joined us for dinner. In spite of cool temperatures and strong winds, it seemed that everyone had a good time, and as always, it was a great opportunity for business partners and friendly competitors to be together under one tent, enjoying the opportunity to have a few drinks together.

The CMA Summer Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, July 21st at the Stamford Yacht Club. Book your spot early, as this is always a popular event ($85 for members, and $160 for non-members, which includes a 12 month CMA membership.) We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Be on the lookout for details about an upcoming CMA cocktail hour at Sign of the Whale in Stamford in the second half of June. This was a very well-attended event last year, and we expect it will be well-attended again this year.

Although summer is nearly upon us, and our annual two month break from CMA luncheons, rest assured that we are already hard at work organizing the November lunch in Manhattan, as well as starting to plan for our annual CMA Christmas Party. Your Board is hard-at-work keeping the CMA moving forward!

Joe Gross
CMA President

Event Calendar
June

Thursday, June 30, 2016

CMA Speaker Luncheon

John Mahon,
Director, Kinder Morgan Terminals

A high level summary of Kinder Morgan in the US Gulf and USEC and a discussion on how KM and the terminal industry are investing to address the challenges facing marine operations.

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

July

Thursday, July 21, 2016

CMA Annual Summer Picnic
Lobster Bake

5:30 pm-9:00 pm

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford, CT

Members: $85

Non-Members: $160
(+ 1 year CMA Membership - $75 value)

Click here for more info

For Reservations for all CMA Events
please call:
Emilie at +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725, Lorraine at Ext 3717 or email conferences@cmaconnect.com or EEngh@marinemoney.com

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