07 October 2015

From the President

I hope you are looking forward to the upcoming holiday season and fall weather. We want to pass on our condolences to the families and friends of Richard Blevins of Lenoir and Frank Stewart of Burlington. Frank and Bessie Mae are life members of the association. Please keep them in your prayers through this difficult time.

Elections will be held at our next meeting. Please check your schedule and attend the business meeting and cast your vote for your nominated choice. Nominations: President - Paul Atkinson, 1st Vice President - Shane Ellison, 2nd Vice President - Rafe Rountree, Treasurer - Jennifer Richards, Asst. Treasurer - Jeanette Busse, SGT at Arms - Joseph Lassiter and David Moore, Asst. SGT at Arms - Michael McDaniel and Joseph Ham and Board Members (2)- Clarence Monk, Lawrence Campbell and Reid Skinner. We will also be voting on the changes to the bylaws that were emailed to you earlier.

We still have a raffle for a 3D Pro Xtreme JMA Cloner. Tickets are $100 apiece and there are only 100 tickets available. To purchase tickets you must be licensed locksmith if your state requires licensing or a member of ClearStar or KeyPro. The raffle will be held at a future NCLA business meeting.

NCLAWe will be conducting ALOA PRP certification exams on Saturday, November 14th at 2:00pm. You must pre-register with ALOA by the end of October. Please complete and fax or email the attached form to ALOA at (214)819-9736 or certification@aloa.org. We need at least 10 people registered to offer this testing. You do not have to be an ALOA member to take any exam. If you have any questions you may contact Jennifer Richards, NCLA Education Asst. at: (828) 320-1314 or Jessica, ALOA Education Coordinator at: (214)819-9733 ext 101.

There is information posted under the education/classes tab on www.northcarolinalocksmithsassociation.com. There is a link that will register you for your classes. Once you are registered please don't forget to print your copy of your classes to avoid confusion and to use as confirmation of your registration. Education is vital to all of our success so please make sure you are paying close attention to your education hours so that you are in compliance with the licensing laws. Roy will contact you if there are any problems.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting November 13th, 14th and 15th at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Hotel at 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard Cary, NC 27513. You can call 919-677-1840 and ask for “in house reservations”. The cost should be $128 plus tax per night, check your bills before paying to assure that you have received the discount. The cutoff date to register is October 13th. Thank you for all your support and I look forward to seeing you all. If you need to reach me feel free to email paul@marshallslocks.com.


Paul Atkinson