Dear SCIMA Members:
Now that we have launched into 2015, the South Carolina InfraGard Member’s Alliance (SCIMA) began taking steps towards becoming more dynamic and providing value to our members. We are in the process of expanding our Sector Chief Program. I would like to take this opportunity to announce Mr. Bobby Smith as the new Sector Chief for our Energy Sector, and Mr. Robert “Bob” Steadman as the new Sector Chief for our Communications Sector. This year we will be focusing effort to grow the Sector Chief Program. Over the next several months, there will be specific Sector meetings that members may attend to facilitate the information sharing and networking process.
I am also pleased to announce that registration is now open for our April 29th Spring Conference at the Pine Island Club, 150 Pine Island Road, Columbia, SC. on Pine Island. I would like to thank our partners at SCANA for making their facilities available for us again this year.
During our Spring Conference, Mr. John Donahue (FBI retired) will be speaking. Mr. Donahue is a past Special Agent InfraGard Coordinator and past President of the Richmond, Virginia Chapter of InfraGard. He currently works for Dominion Power and is currently serving as the Energy Sector Chief for the Richmond Chapter. He will be able to share with us best practices for all sectors and for our chapter. This will be a very important conference because members of the Executive Board and our sector chiefs will be presenting the vision for our chapter for 2015. You can register for the upcoming conference by emailing Wanda Busbee at Wanda.Busbee@ic.fbi.gov. The $10 registration fee will be waived for members who have paid their voluntary annual dues. Doors will open at 8am and the conference will begin promptly at 9am.
As announced at the December 2014 conference, voluntary dues have been reduced to $25. You can pay this new amount by visiting our website at www.southcarolinainfragard.org and clicking on PayPal. We are able to offer this discounted rate due to the financial success from the past two years. I would like to thank each of you for your financial contributions to the Chapter and your participation at our conferences last year.
I am looking forward to another year of success and growth and hope to see everyone at the upcoming conference on April 29th!