Spring Golf Outing
Spring is in the Air
Spring in the Valley of the Sun. What a beautiful time of the year to live and work here. As I write this, it is a warm 88 degrees outside. Meanwhile a long distance friend of mine tells me that he doesn’t mind the frigid, 10 degree temperature in Bloomington, Minnesota. I wonder if he secretly hopes he lived here. The smell of freshly cut grass permeates the air. Baseball spring training has started. There is new hope within each of us that our team may actually go all the way this year.
A new administration is in the White House. A new administration is in the headquarters of ASIS International. Our nation and our association hopes for the success of each. With the beginning of Spring, every one of us can find at least a little hope in something that can positively affect our lives.
It’s nice to have hope. Hope makes us feel good. Hope makes us optimistic. But by itself, hope doesn’t get the job done.
As my father repeatedly told me – “Ya gotta show up.” And how right he was. It doesn’t really matter the effort it takes to get there. Or whether or not you ‘feel’ like going. If you want to see actual, positive change in anything - your team, your nation, or your life, then the most important thing is, quite simply, to show up.
I hope that the warm weather and the smell of freshly cut grass stay forever.
I hope the Diamondbacks win the World Series.
I hope that our new leaders in Washington and in our Society one day leave us better than they found us.
And I hope that each of us can find that desire within - to improve ourselves and support the causes and ideals we believe in – and then, most importantly, show up.
Jordan Coté, CPP
Chairman – ASIS Phoenix Chapter
The ASIS International Phoenix Chapter held the newly established Spring Golf Outing on Saturday, May 13th at the Stonecreek Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. The event followed as the closing event for the Southwest Security Conference which took place the previous day. In total 50 golfers gathered to compete in the event that began with a 7:00 am shotgun start playing in a Texas Scramble format.
At the end of the competition Mike Anderson’s team from ScanSource took first place by carding a 61. The team consisted of Jeff Jarvie, Kip Cunningham, and Jordan Cunningham along with Anderson. Coming in second with a 64 was the team consisting of Terry Donnelly, Frank Payne, Greg Torbenson and Chip Nelson. In third place was the team of Rich Wilson, Charles Anderson, Nick Cilento and Frasher Singleton with a 65. Each team received metals to commemorate the place they finished. The metals were sponsored by Amy Naccari and VetSec Protection Services.
In addition to the team competition contests were held for closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women.
The closest to the pin competitions were sponsored by Frasher Singleton and Kerkton Security Technologies. Tasha Whitaker took home the prize for the women and Scott Tubbs struck the best shot for the men. The longest drive for the men was won by Jeff Jarvie. Jen Russel hit the longest shot for the women.
The event did draw membership from around the country. Players competing in the event included Chuck Andrews, ASIS Regional Vice President for the State of Texas and Christian Read, ASIS Assistant Regional VP from Colorado. Both were in town for the Southwest Security Conference.
During the event Melissa DiCesare and Katie Jensen from the Sojourner Center assisted with registration, taking pictures and the awards ceremony. A 50/50 raffle was also held during the event which netted $320 for the center. Sojourner Center is a secure shelter for victims of domestic violence and has been a long time partner of the ASIS International Phoenix Chapter.
The Chapter would like to also thank Stephen Oliva at Altronix and Allan Saquella who were event sponsors.
The next golf event for the sponsored by the chapter will be the Fall Charity Golf Outing. It will be played on Friday, September 15th at The Legacy Golf Course in Phoenix, AZ. Registration information will be distributed shortly. For information about the event and sponsorships you may contact Steve Norris at 602-501-1594 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix Chapter, ASIS International, 3104 E Camelback Road #560 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 email@example.com