CONNECTICUT MARITIME ASSOCIATION
CMA
Officers & Board
COMMODORE
Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos
Tsakos Group
PRESIDENT
Ian Workman
World Fuel Services
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
SOCIAL
Ryan Jurewicz
P& A
Capt. Larry Liu
Charles R. Weber Company
EDUCATION
Kevin Breen
Charles R. Weber Company
E-Chair
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

February 2016

PRESIDENT'S NOTES

There is no doubt that we all can get very tied up with the daily pressures of our professional lives and that this has a tendency to influence us to either exclude, or at least not pay enough attention to, our personal lives.

During this last week in January I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards & Membership Dinner of SUNY Maritime, where our very own editor of the CMA Newsletter and previous President (more than once), Don Frost, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

It was not only marvelous to see so many alumni taking an active interest in their alma mater, but also that there were attendees from other maritime colleges! It was also truly heart warming to see how many attendees stood up when Don asked that all CMA members make themselves known.

I don't often get choked up, but the most touching moment of the evening came with a video tribute, given by Geraldo Rivera (also a SUNY alum), to Chief Engineer Richard Pusatere (Class of 2003) and the crew of the El Faro. His wife and father were honored guests, and it was truly moving to see their fortitude and dignity in the face of such a tragedy.

We are all well aware that the sea can be a cruel mistress, but mere words seem platitudinous when one comes face to face with those who have directly suffered such a devastating loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Remember to stay close with your nearest and dearest, life is full of uncertainties.

Ian Workman

President

Event Calendar
February
Thursday, February 18, 2016

CMA Monthly Speaker Luncheon

Jack Noonan
CEO Chembulk Tankers

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 per person / Non-Members: $60 per person

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

March
Monday, March 21-Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CMA SHIPPING 2016

Local Talent, Global Impact

Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT

http://www.cmashipping2016.com

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

April
Thursday, April 28, 2016

CMA Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II

2748 Post Road, Darien, CT 06820

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

Free to CMA Members in good standing

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

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