CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Robert Bugbee
Scorpio Group
PRESIDENT
Ian Workman
Trans-Tec Services, Inc.
VICE PRESIDENT
Joseph Gross
D’Amico Shipping USA Ltd.
SECRETARY
Jasmine Alvarado
Clemente Shipping USA LLC
TREASURER
Nick Sofos
Groton Pacific Carriers
MEMBERSHIP
Brian Robinson
Penfield Marine LLC
COMMUNICATION
Nora Huvane
Marine Money International
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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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 2003, the CMA celebrated its twentieth anniversary. It prospers with over 1,300 members representing nearly 450 companies and organizations.
 
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President's Notes
Events

February 2015

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

Freedom of Speech, an iconic phrase, and one the fundamental tenets of American society protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.


Of course there are categories that are excluded by the Supreme Court, but it is a phrase which we jealously guard, and which is envied by many worldwide who are restricted by politics, religion or some other form of dictatorship or censorship.

Watching recent news from all around the world, the censorship of journalists, and in particular some ghastly acts, made me wonder whether, on a worldwide average, is our freedom of speech being more and more restricted?

A scary thought indeed, and one which made me exceedingly glad to be living in a country where, even if you disagree with a speaker you should (at least) extend them the courtesy of letting them finish and listen to their views. It is a courtesy which seems to be mainly noticeable by its absence from the interviewing techniques of many news channels.

It made me very proud of the CMA, its upcoming conference, its lunches, it is truly a forum for intelligent speech and the exchange of ideas, whether you agree or disagree, you can come and meet, network, listen, learn and discuss with your peers from all parts of the world in the international Maritime Industry.

I remind readers and members again of our Mission Statement:

"To provide an open forum for individuals to exchange ideas and information supporting the development and growth of the international maritime and trade industries"

I look forward to seeing at our conference on the 23rd, 24th and 25th March at the Stamford Hilton.

Ian Workman
President

Event Calendar
February
March


Monday, March 23-Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CMA SHIPPING 2015

Tradition: Celebrating the Best, Improving the Rest

Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT

http://www.shipping2015.com

For reservations please contact Anne Gumpel at Tel: +1.203.406.0109 Ext 3725 or Lorraine Parsons at Ext 3717 or email conferences@cmaconnect.com

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