24 June 2015

From the President

I hope everyone is having a wonderful start to summer and is looking forward to vacations and family time. Remember the August meeting is being held in Hickory. Keep in mind we will be holding elections in November. We will be composing a list of eligible candidates for the open positions. 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. Congratulations to our new assistant treasurer Jennifer Richards. Welcome to the board and we look forward to working with you.

Our condolences to the families and friends of Evelyn Page and Johnny Ellis. Evelyn was the wife of Ben Page of Abbeville, SC a life-long member and Johnny Ellis was a retired locksmith from Sanford. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

We still have a raffle for a 3D Pro Xtreme. 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. The raffle will be held at a future NCLA business meeting.

NCLARick Shuford will be teaching an 8 hour E-Plex 5000 Certification class at the August meeting in Hickory, NC. This class will be held on Friday July 31st in two parts. You must take both parts. Class times will be from 1:00-5:00 and 6:00-10:00. The cost of the class will be $275.00 for members and $465.00 for visitors which includes a $50.00 registration fee good for the rest of the weekend. You will receive Certification and will be listed on Kaba’s website as a Certified Kaba Repair Tech, an E-Plex 5000, mount and software cable. (Retail value of $1180).

We need at least 10 people to sign up and pre-pay for this class to be able to offer it. Class fees may be paid by check or credit card in advance of the meeting. Send checks to: Roy Young, NCLA Education Chairman, P.O. Box 819, Hope Mills, NC 28348. For credit card payments, contact Debbie Derruisseaux at (910) 237-0105. If you have any additional questions please contact Roy Young, NCLA Education Chairman, (910) 425-5490.

Our next meeting is July 31st & August 1st in Hickory at Hickory Metro Convention Center. You can reserve your room by calling 828-624-2000 or online with group code LOC at www.hickorync.hamptoninn.com. Cost is $129 per night, deadline to make a reservation is July 16th. Check your bill to make sure you received the discounted rate. If 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 and the secretary is available to assist you. Dues were due back in February, make sure you are current when you register. You may pay your dues by credit card with Debbie Derruisseaux. 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.

Thank you for all your support. If you need to reach me feel free to email paul@marshallslocks.com.


Paul Atkinson