GREAT LAKES HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING CONFERENCE AND EXPO WILL BE HELD IN GRAND RAPIDS MAY 7TH~9TH. CLICK  HERE  FOR THE PROMO VIDEO.


  • DATE/TIME: FRIDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 11:30AM TO 1:30PM
  • LOCATION:FIREKEEPERS HOTEL AND CASINO
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER: FBI Victim Specialist Carmen Kucinich
  • PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION:
    • This presentation detailed the FBI’s Victim Services Division’s (VSD) Victim Assistance Program, including the VSD’s assets and the specific duties of Carmen's positioon as an FBI Victim Specialist.  The presentation also outlined the composition and response of our Victim Assistance Rapid Deployment Team, with a detailed focus on the victim assistance response to the Las Vegas Rout 91 Harvest Festival Shooting in October of 2017.  Carmen also provided some invaluable examples of victim needs and victim assistance, gleaned from her experiences during other deployments such at the San Bernardino IRC shooting and the Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting.  The victim assistance response teams work with victims, Family Assistance Centers, and Hospitals. The information provided highlighted some things to consider looking ahead to community response and recovery both immediate and long term.



PLEASE NOTE: OUR CHAPTER BOARD HAS DECIDED TO TRY SOME NEW MEETING IDEAS THIS YEAR. WE WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS, BUT ARE GOING TO HAVE A HOSTED LUNCHEON MEETING REPLACE ONE OF THE BREAKFAST MEETINGS EACH QUARTER. THESE EXPANDED EVENTS WILL FEATURE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS OR PRESENTATIONS OF INTEREST AND RELEVANCE TO OUR MEMBERSHIP. THERE WILL BE NO DUES COLLECTED AT THESE MEETINGS, AND GUESTS ARE WELCOME.

PLEASE REMEMBER, THOUGH, THAT DUE TO THE SOMETIMES SENSITIVE NATURE OF MEETING CONTENT , GUESTS SHOULD BE  QUALIFIED SECURITY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT/MILITARY PERSONNEL. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS, PLEASE CONTACT CHAPTER LEADERSHIP.


PLEASE NOTE: MEETING VENUE CHANGE!

OUR NEXT REGULAR MEETING WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20Th, AT CAFE MELI,

ACROSS PORTAGE ROAD FROM THE OLD THEO & STACY'S. MEETING WILL START AT 8AM. CAFE MELI GOT RAVE REVIEWS FROM ATTENDEES AT THE FEBRUARY MEETING. THEY HANDLED A LARGER-THAN-EXPECTED GROUP IN TERRIFIC FASHION! IF YOU GET A CHANCE, GIVE THEM SOME SOCIAL MEDIA PROPS FOR THAT!!

TENTATIVE PRESENTATION IN MARCH WILL BE A VIDEO DEBRIEF FROM THE WHELAN SECURITY SPEAKER SERIES AT THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, DEALING WITH CIVIL UNREST AND IMPACTS ON THE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESSES IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI.


(L-R) RVP Andriana Vincent, George Jenkot, Andrew Alspach, Allen Honeycutt

WE HAD 56 IN ATTENDANCE FOR THIS MEETING, INCLUDING ASIS MEMBERS FROM THE WEST MICHIGAN CHAPTER, OUR REGIONAL VP, ANDRIANA VINCENT. WE ALSO WELCOMED THE BOARD AND MEMBERS OF THE NEWLY-CHARTERED "ASIS MID-MICHIGAN CHAPTER #307". THIS CULMINATED A TREMENDOUS EFFORT THAT WAS SPEARHEADED BY ANDRIANA, OUR OWN ALLEN HONEYCUTT (ASSISTANT REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT), AND TERESA SWARCZINSKI, WHO IS THE CHAIRPERSON FOR THE NEW CHAPTER. CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR ALL THESE FINE FOLKS!

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OUR JANUARY QUARTERLY FOCUS MEETING WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!