Presidents Letter

March 2016 Newsletter

My Fellow ADSAI Members,

I am very excited to be your new president for 2016. Getting involved in this organization over the last 4 years has been both exciting and challenging. I have learned so much and met so many great people. With this new year come new issues legislatively that affect both our detective and security members. As such, we need to work together as an organization to combat the negative bills and promote the positive bills put forth in Illinois this year. The service tax issue is still on the table as well. I want our organization to work closely with the national organizations concerning any issues that face both of our industries. NCIS, ASIS, NAPPS and ILAPPS are some of the organizations that we can work with this year.

Our organization has a new golf outing/fundraising committee headed up by our secretary Bia Tyk. She has volunteered to bring some new ideas concerning our fund raising efforts. One change you will notice is that our golf outing is going to be moved up to July. Stay tuned for those details in the coming weeks.

One of the things I would ask of the membership this year is to get more involved. This is a great way to get involved with minimal time required. ADSAI has standing committees that you will hear more about in this newsletter. The membership committee needs a chairperson. If you would like to head up this committee, please let me know. Speaking of membership, please renew for 2016 if you have not done so already. We must have your renewal prior to the March meeting per the by-laws. The easiest way to renew is on the ADSAI.org home page. Scroll down to the bottom and click on the PayPal logo. This will bring you to the payment screen where you can choose your membership level and pay with a credit or debit card. You do not need a PayPal account to use this option.

The meeting schedule has been set for the year. Please see the meeting dates in this newsletter. Finally, I want to thank you for putting your trust in me to lead this organization this year. I hope to see many more of you at the meetings and if you ever have a question, please do not hesitate to contact me at *protected email*

Yours in 2016,

Bob Rusch
President