26 January 2015

From the President

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and I wish everyone a New Year that is filled with peace, prosperity and good health. Now is a good time to set goals for the upcoming year. I hope that some of your goals include making our association the best it can be and to continue working on your education. Education is the cornerstone of being a successful locksmith, it is vital in retaining your NC locksmith license and it is paramount to all of us moving to the top in this ever changing industry. Please continue to reach out to all the locksmiths and encourage them to join. The association is here to support its members that is why it is so important for you to give your feedback and attend our business meetings.

Throughout the weekend of our last meeting members had an opportunity to complete survey questions to enter a drawing to win prizes from Kaba Ilco. Congratulations to the winners: Barney Taylor won 500 custom incised security professional key blanks, Carl Lawson won a Matrix S key machine and Donald Monday won a $100 amazon card. Jay Brown won the JMA cloning machine. Congratulations to all of the winners!

At our last board meeting we voted to discontinue our relationship with American Income Life Insurance. So we are no longer covered by the free policies they provided for accidental life.

We would like to pass on our condolences to the friends and family of Ed Martin of Gastonia. I hope you all will keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

NCLAMembership dues are due. If you need to pay by check please mail to Debbie or you can pay by credit card by calling her at (910) 237-0105. Make sure to pay in time for Debbie to process them so you will not have to stand in line to pay dues.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting and trade show February 27th-March 1st at Hickory Metro Convention Center. You can reserve your room by calling 828-624-2000 or online with group code NLA at www.hickorync.hamptoninn.com. Cost is $119 per night, deadline to make a reservation is February 12th. Check your bill to make sure you received the discounted rate. Remember to save up your orders to support our vendors at the show. Thank you for all your support. If you need to reach me feel free to email paul@marshallslocks.com.


Paul Atkinson