20 April 2015

From the President

Hopefully, everyone is looking forward to spring. If you missed the trade show in February you missed out on a good show. Thanks to Jackie Bright and her team they did a great job. We look forward to next year in Hickory.

Congratulations to Sam Allman, the members voted to award him a lifetime membership to the association for his years of dedication and service.

We have a raffle for a fully loaded 3D Pro Xtreme key machine. Tickets are $100 a piece and there are only 100 tickets available. To purchase tickets you must be a licensed locksmith if your state requires licensing or a member of ClearStar or KeyPro. Roy Young will be the primary point of contact for ticket purchases at 910- 425-5490. To purchase by credit card contact Debbie Derruisseaux at 910-237-0105. The drawing will be held at the NCLA meeting following the sale of the last ticket.

We will be holding a special election to fill the vacant treasurer position. A list has been composed of eligible candidates. If you are qualified the nomination committee will be in touch with you. I hope that you are excited about serving the association in such an important way.

NCLAIf you are planning to arrive early on Friday remember to preregister ahead of time so you can pick up your registration during the board meeting from the secretary's assistant. If you have not preregistered or you have questions you will have to wait until the board meeting is over at 11:00 and the secretary is available to assist you. Dues were due in February, make sure you are current when you register. If not, you may pay your dues by credit card by calling Debbie Derruisseaux (see above). Dues are $220 per year. 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.

The next meeting is May 15 & 16 at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Hotel, 201 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Cary, NC 27513. To make reservations call (919) 677-1840 and ask for “In-House Reservations”. The room rate is $124.00 and the cut-off date is April 14, 2015. Make sure to check your bill before you pay to be sure you were charged at the proper rate. Thank you for all your support. If you need to reach me feel free to email paul@marshallslocks.com.


Paul Atkinson