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

July 2016

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

Although summer vacation is now in full swing for our children and grandchildren, our local shipping community remains busy, as usual! On June 30th, we had the pleasure of seeing a presentation by John Mahon from Kinder Morgan, Houston. John was kind enough to fly up to Connecticut to speak to us, and he gave us a presentation that was certainly of value to anyone in the tanker sector, and I think its fair to say that it was filled with interesting information for any "transportation enthusiast" in our community.

Kinder Morgan is a fascinating and dynamic company, moving staggering amounts of petroleum through their pipelines, as well as operating both liquid and dry bulk terminals, and even a pipeline for the transportation of CO2. It really was a fascinating presentation.

CMA Kickball is up and running. We are getting great feedback about this, and in particular, people seem pleased that kickball allows CMA members who might not be softball players to participate in our social league. As I've mentioned before, I encourage our members to stop by the field at Trinity Catholic High School and cheer on the teams! At the time of writing this, Glencore is at the head of the pack of 7 teams, with 3 wins, and 0 losses.

Remember to RSVP for the upcoming Annual Summer Picnic and Lobster Bake on July 21st at the Stamford Yacht Club - it's a bargain at $85 per person for CMA members. In addition, CMA's Social Chair, Ryan Jurewicz, will again be overseeing a Bocce tournament, so if you are interested, please be certain to email him, as there is limited space available for those wishing to play.

September will be the Education Lunch, which has historically taken place in June, so we expect that we will have more attendance by the cadets, who will be home from their sea terms by then. I have said this before, and no doubt you will hear me say this again: Please - attend the Education Lunch.

These scholarship winners are the people that we will all be hiring in the next couple of years. Five or ten years from now, they will be sitting with us at the CMA luncheons at Giovanni's II, and in twenty years, they will be our industries decision makers. Come out and meet these students, tell them about your experiences in the industry, answer their questions, and get to know them a little bit. We AND these students will be the better for it, and who knows - you may even meet your next employee at the lunch!

I hope to see you all on July 21st at the Stamford Yacht Club.

Joe Gross
CMA President

Event Calendar
August
There are no special CMA Social Events in August – Enjoy the Summer!
September
Thursday, September 22, 2016

CMA Education Awards Luncheon

Presentation of the Annual CMA Education Awards

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

October
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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

November
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

5rd Annual New York City Speaker Luncheon

The Yale Club of New York City
50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY 10017

(just steps away from Grand Central Station)

Speaker:
Cesare d’Amico, CEO of d’Amico

Cocktail Reception: 12 Noon – Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor

Seating for Lunch 12:45 pm – Grand Ballroom, 20th Floor

$110 Members/ $125 Non-Members

Reservations and Pre-payments are required for this one.

RESERVE EARLY AS THE NYC LUNCH ALWAYS FILLS FAST!

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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