Dear Chapter Members and Guest:

Another great seminar has come and gone. I would like to take a moment and say that it is a great honor and privilege for me to be the new leader of one of the best IAAI chapters in our nation.

I hope that all members had an opportunity to attend our June seminar. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the seminar, due to a scheduled family event. Once again, we were able to bring in an excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge in the electrical field. I would like to thank Secretary Tim Allen and the rest of the board for putting together a seminar that will be hard to top. Within the past two months, our chapter has provided two high-quality classes which have been noticed nationally. When the IAAI, other chapters, and speakers recognize the level of training that we are providing here in Maine, we can be very proud of this.

In the upcoming fiscal year, I challenge each and every one of you to help our chapter grow by bringing at least one new member to our organization. At this time, our organization boasts many talented members, but we can always make our chapter even better.

I welcome our new board members, as well as our existing board members who continue to sit on the panel. The amount of volunteer time our members donate does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated. I will be asking the board to start looking at potential ideas for future seminars, fundraisers, web page improvements, and IAAI chapter sales items. If you have suggestions for future seminars -- or any other recommendations -- please feel free to contact any board member and they will present your ideas at the next board meeting.

Before I close, I would like to thank our past President, Bob Pinder, for his hard work and dedication in making the President's position what it is today.

Thank you to the membership for affording me the opportunity to lead this great organization. Do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything I can do for you.

Thank you,

David O'Connell