Newsletter - PresidentsMessagehttps://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessageen-us2019-06-24T20:21:15.5646024-05:00February 2019https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=412/24/2019 10:57:41 AM<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><font face="Bookman Old Style, Times" size="4"><span style="color: black;"><br></span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style=""><font face="Bookman Old Style, Times" size="4"><span style="color: black;">As weare fast approaching our Annual Training Conference, I wanted to let you knowyour Board is working hard to plan an impressive conference this year.&nbsp; Asmost of you know we are fortunate to be able to return Monterey, CA for this year&#8217;sevents.November 2018https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=4011/18/2018 10:26:10 AM<p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family: times;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Bookman Old Style&quot;, Times;"><br>Iwanted to update you on another wonderful conference that came and went soquickly this year.&nbsp; From all of the feedback we have received from theattendees, I am honored to say this has been one of the best received andhighest rated overall conference we have had in recent years.August 2018https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=388/4/2018 4:00:17 PM<p style="line-height:115%"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><br><br><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your summer.&nbsp; Ialso hope and pray that you were able to get some downtime with your familiesor a vacation from the daily grind all of you have been going through.August 2018https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=398/4/2018 4:00:17 PM<p style="line-height:115%"><span style='margin: 0px; color: black; font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><br><br><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">I hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your summer.&nbsp; Ialso hope and pray that you were able to get some downtime with your familiesor a vacation from the daily grind all of you have been going through.February 2018https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=372/12/2018 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">Dear CAHN Members,<br><br>As we begin thenew year, we begin with a renewed level of confidence knowing that we havesurvived a year of challenges, turmoil and lots of uncertainty in ourcountry.&nbsp; Not to say that this year won't bring its own challenges,turmoil and uncertainty but we can rely on the idea we have survived last yearand are ready to take on whatever comes our way.November 2017https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=3611/4/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p><span style='color: black; font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="5"><br>Dear CAHN Members</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="5">Well we have another wonderfulconference behind us.&nbsp; From everything I have heard so far and fromreading your feedback, the Reno Conference was truly a success and a bighit.July 2017https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=357/23/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">Dear CAHN Members,<br><br>As our 2017 CAHN Conference in Reno, Nevada fast approaches, I wanted to reachout and share some exciting news.&nbsp; </font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">As most of youknow this is a very unique opportunity to&nbsp;attend training in the"Biggest Little City" in the world.March 2017https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=343/8/2017 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><br><br></span><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">First off, I wantto take a moment and thank all of you for voting me into<br>this position as President of CAHN.&nbsp; I am honored and humbled at the<br>opportunity to be able to serve such a wonderful organization such as this.</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="4">I also want tothank Matt Thomas for a job well done and for keeping the<br>organization running for the past 10 years.November 2016https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=3311/11/2016 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><br></span></p><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'>&nbsp;</span></p><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">I hope thismessage finds you all well.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>With thisnational election behind us we hopefully can begin to focus on the matters athand making our jobs safer than they have been recent months.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">I would like totake this time to give a huge thanks to Missy Morris for her organization forthis year&#8217;s conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It was anamazing week of training and hope you all gleaned the information and lessonstaught by our instructors.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In reviewingthe comments from the completed surveys, it appears everyone enjoyed their timeboth in and outside of conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Wehear your requests for not only more debriefs, but debriefs from within thestate.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Realize we are constantlymonitoring the news channels about current incidents as they occur and reachingout to agencies within California to bring those incidents to you.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>This process takes time as most times it hasto wind its way through the court system, then someone has to compose thepresentation and, in most cases get approval from their agency to present theincident.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Unfortunately, we have toreach out to our sister associations for new training topics and presentersfrom time to time to bring you quality speakers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The membership has provided some outstandingdrawings/doodles again for us this year, thank you all for sharing your talent.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>I know there were some complaints about thetemperature in the room.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>This is just areminder that in a room that large with a large group, trying to regulate thetemperature is difficult at best.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Ourbest effort is to keep the room cool as it is much easier to keep the room coolthan to turn up the temperature and then attempt to reduce the temperatureagain.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I also hear you that you wouldlike the coffee service to last longer, an issue that I will be looking intofor the future.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>There were a couple ofcomments about an offensive t-shirt from the vendor concerning the &#8220;blackrifles matter&#8221; shirt.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Please know it wasnot our intent to offend anyone.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Thevendors pay a fee to be at the conference so it is hard to monitor the itemsthat are being sold.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Having said that,it was not brought to anyone&#8217;s attention on the board that I know during theconference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It was not addressed untilthe evaluations were turned in at the end of the week.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>If a board member was advised, we would doour very best to see if we could rectify the issue at the time.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>So please, in the future, notify a boardmember so we can address the problem at the time it is occurring.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">The Embassy Suiteshave been a great friend to CAHN, much like the Hyatt has been to us in thepast, and taken great care of us while we have been with them for the past 4years.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>While there have been someglitches along the way, they have been very attentive to your needs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I would like to extend a thank you to JessicaHaydis, Erica Perez, Stephanie Koch and their staff for taking good care of usduring our time there.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We are off toReno for 2017 and looking back to locations in southern California, andhopefully back to a north south rotation.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>Suggestions are always appreciated. </font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">Lastly, Electionsare coming for several positions, both on the state and region boards.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Our board is composed of current, in thefield law enforcement and some are retired from their agencies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I believe all provide valuable insight andassistance to providing the membership with an organization to be proud to be amember of and an organization that strives to provide invaluable training.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Having both points of view, I believe, givesour association the dedication and determination to continue moving forward toprovide relevant trainings and presentations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It is also great to see our membership interested in running for theopen positions as it will be good to have some new faces on board.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The association is yours and in order tocontinue to provide beneficial training at both the regional and state level,it is important you get involved.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Asidefrom running for a board position, voting is the next best way to be involved.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">As always, this isyour association, please contact myself, or any other board member with anyconcerns you may have so we may deal with them in a timely manner.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><em><strong><font size="4">Matt Thomas</font></strong></em></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="4"><em><strong></strong></em></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><em><strong><font size="4">President</font></strong></em></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font>February 2016https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=322/25/2016 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><br><br></span><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">I would like totake a few moments to extend my condolences to the officer&#8217;s families who lostloved ones, 10 since the beginning of this month.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>One very disturbing loss occurred justyesterday in the city of Vallejo.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>An offduty City of Richmond officer was killed in his own home by a family memberafter an apparent domestic dispute.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Itjust goes to show we can never, never let our guard down.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Their families and extended families are inour thoughts and prayers!</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">Your ConferenceChair is busy putting together another great conference for themembership.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We will again be in Anaheimfor 2016.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We are searching other venuesas we have reached capacity at the Embassy Suites.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I would like to thank Jessica Haydis, EricaPerez and Stephanie Koch for their excellent service they have provided to usfor the past several years.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>They haveprovided a great venue, good food and entertainment for our conference andmembership.</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">Your board hasbeen hard at work looking for new venues that can accommodate our group, as itappears to be increasing yearly.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Havingsaid that, we have signed a contract for the 2017 conference at the Peppermillin Reno, Nevada.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The venue there islarge enough to accommodate CAHN as we grow and provide cost effectiveselections for conferences.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We will belooking to going back to alternating North/South so we may be able to serve allof our members.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The Peppermill offersless expensive rooms, free parking, and cheaper meeting space.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>For the administrators out there; theconference room is located on the second floor, where the elevators to therooms are.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Soooooo the attendees do nothave to pass the casino floor to access the conference space.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I don&#8217;t see that as an issue as we have hadDisneyland for the past several years and our members have attended classwithout any problems.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Several otherassociations are hosting their conference in Reno this year; CATO and CNOA tomention a few.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I think this will be agood experience and location for us for the near future as their costs appearto be more reasonable than what California offers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Stay tuned for more info on the 2017 and 2018conferences.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Mark your calendars for the2017 conference dates as they are SEPTEMBER 16<sup>TH</sup> THROUGH THE 22<sup>ND</sup>of 2017, not the last full week of September.</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">I look forward toseeing everyone that can make Anaheim this year.</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">As always this isyour association, please contact any board member with suggestions or input youmay have.</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">&nbsp;</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">Have a great restof the year and watch your six!</font></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times"><font size="5">Matt Thomas<span style="mso-tab-count: 2;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font></font></i></b></p><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font face="Bookman Old Style,Times" size="5">President</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman"></font>Post Conference 2015https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=3110/24/2015 12:00:00 AM<font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><br></span></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">I want to start off by saying thank you andcongratulations to Missy Morris, your conference chair, for a very, verysuccessful conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Missy has done anamazing job over the past several years putting together conferences, each yearsurpassing the last.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>She is alreadyworking on next year&#8217;s conference and has some great speakers already linedup.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Our Tuesday night event was a greatsuccess and I hope everyone had a chance to attend.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We will look at expanding this next year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">We had over 550 people in attendance at thisyear&#8217;s conference, almost 100 more than last year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Please know that we are actively looking fora conference site to return to the north/south rotation.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>As long as our attendance continues to grow,we will need to find a facility that can accommodate over 600 attendees.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>You can look to the website in the future tounderstand what hotels require of CAHN to hold a conference in theirhotel/conference center.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">For those of you who attended this year&#8217;sconference, I want to thank you for your patience with the elevators.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We knew one of the elevators was going to bedown for replacement, which should have left three working elevators.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Unfortunately, the elevators have been inoperation for the past 15 years and have had over 3 million calls for theirlife.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Murphy&#8217;s Law took over and ofcourse we lost a second elevator, which was beyond anyone&#8217;s control.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>The part that went out was the drive shaft,which had to be manufactured, not a quick fix.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>The good news is the elevators should all be replaced by next year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Lastly for the hotel, again Murphy was in thehouse and a water leak occurred.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Thehotel took quick action and moved and/or cleaned the rooms in question.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We are at the Embassy Suites in Anaheim forone more year. We are actively looking for larger sites for the future.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">As always this is your association and we askfor your suggestions or comments.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pleasecontact any board member, State, North or South with any questions orconcerns.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We need your suggestions tocontinue to improve our services to our members.</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='color: rgb(38, 38, 38); font-family: "Georgia",serif; mso-bidi-font-family: "Helvetica Neue";'><font size="5">&nbsp;</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="5">Matt Thomas<span style="mso-tab-count: 2;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></font></span></i></b></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="5"></font><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style='font-family: "Georgia",serif;'><font size="5">President</font></span></p><font face="Times New Roman"></font>January 2015https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=301/29/2015 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'></span></i>&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'>January 2015<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></i></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'>Happy New Year to all.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>As we mentioned in our last email we had some board members from the regional boards move on to bigger and better things! As most of you know, Russ Moore and Rex Osborn have moved on as your regional directors. Patti Salas and Paul Woodward from the southern region and Chris Stevens a regional representative from the north had also decided to not run again.November 2014https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=2911/2/2014 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></i>&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><font size="5">I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday season.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This year has gone by very quickly.<br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><font size="5">This year&#8217;s conference was a great success.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Missy Morris put together an excellent conference for our membership this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Missy faced a lot of challenges while building this schedule.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>She started with what we thought would be an early finished schedule of speakers but it changed almost weekly and was, with the exception of a few speakers, an entirely new schedule up to a week before the conference started.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This, to say the least, was very stressful for Missy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The good news is, for the 2015 conference, we are well on our way to hopefully having a schedule set, keep your fingers crossed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I want to thank Missy for her dedication to CAHN and the conference chair position for the great work she has done and continues to perform on behalf of the board, but more importantly, the membership.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I certainly look forward to working with Missy moving forward.<br><br>I am in the process of looking for sites in Northern California in an effort to try to move our conference back to the North/South rotation we have had in the past. It all hinges in finding a suitable location.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I will keep everyone posted.<br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><font size="5">Several of your board members have recently retired from their agencies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Congratulations to State Secretary Patricia Larrigan and State Treasurer Penny Anti on your retirements.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>That does not mean they are leaving the board, their dedication and service to you has been outstanding and I look forward to working with them into the future as well.<br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><font size="5">Sadly, we are losing our two Regional Directors, Russ Moore and Rex Osborn, after many, many years of dedicated service to our membership and to the board.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Russ and Rex, your service has been invaluable to me and will miss your input and counsel.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Thank you from the bottom of my heart and you will be missed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Southern Region Rep, Paul Woodward has also chosen not to return to the board after several years of service.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Paul your service to the membership and the board was also invaluable and I thank you for you for your participation.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>You all will be missed, but don&#8217;t be strangers.<br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><br style="mso-special-character: line-break"><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia",serif'><font size="5">We have an election looming to replace these vital positions of those who have stepped down as well as those incumbents and several new faces that wish to serve you, the membership.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Thank you for everyone who wishes to remain and those new faces who desire to be involved.February 2014https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=282/1/2014 12:00:00 AM<p><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></i>&nbsp;</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>Greetings CAHN Members, <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>Happy New Year!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I trust everyone had a safe new year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>As I signed on to Facebook this morning, I was met with the two stars of the Highway Patrol and mourning bands.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>It seems we are seeing this all too frequently.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Two members of the California Highway Patrol lost their lives this morning responding to the aid of another motorist involved in a traffic collision.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>As they approached the scene, for an unknown reason, were forced to swerve their vehicle and lost control of their vehicle.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Let us keep Officers Juan Gonzalez and Brain Law and their families in our thoughts and prayers as we carry on the mission they were working when they lost their lives.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>The planning for this year&#8217;s conference started almost immediately after last year&#8217;s conference ended.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I am happy say we have signed a contract for the next two years with the Embassy Suites in Anaheim/Garden Grove.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We have been looking for a venue in the North that can meet our needs, but have not had any luck.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We are in search of hotel with a good price point for rooms, food and convention space as well as activities for our members to have in the evenings.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If anyone has any ideas moving forward please let us know so we can look into those properties for the 2016 and beyond.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you have any questions please contact me via e-mail and I will be happy to discuss what we are looking for in convention space etc....<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Having said that, make sure you make your reservations early<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you make a reservation and find you are unable to attend, please do not cancel your room reservation, please let either Patricia or myself know so we can simply change the name and not lose the room.<o:p></o:p></b></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>Missy, your conference chair, has been hard at work and has almost filled the speaker venue with some great presentations, so stay tuned for updates.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>This year celebrates our 25<sup>th</sup> Anniversary as an association.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We will bring back the challenge coin with a new design for 25 years as well as some limited merchandise for the anniversary.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We may try to have a sample of the merchandise up on the website, so that you may preorder, stay tuned for further information.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>We also welcome our newest board members, Pat O&#8217;Brien, Lynette Salazar and Teresa Irvin, who you may have seen at last year&#8217;s conference, but are now in full swing with their board duties.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>As always, this is your association so we look forward to your input.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Please contact any of us on the board by e-mail or phone and will be happy to talk with you.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>And to quote Sgt. Esterhaus from Hill Street Blues:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>Let&#8217;s Be Careful Out There!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></i></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>Matt Thomas<span style="mso-tab-count: 2">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style='FONT-FAMILY: "Georgia","serif"'>President<o:p></o:p></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p>November 2013https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=2711/1/2013 12:00:00 AM<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-tab-count: 8"><font face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Greetings CAHN Members, <o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">I hope this message finds you all well.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Hopefully, those of you who attended the Conference had a great experience.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The Embassy Suites in Garden Grove is a great location.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>They had several amenities that are hard to overlook when searching for venues.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>First and foremost the staff at the Embassy was great.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>They were very accommodating and looked after every need.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If there was a problem they were very quick to solve it to make our membership happy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I would particularly like to thank Jessica Haydis (Sales Manager) and Erica Perez (Banquet Manager) for their service to our organization.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>A great big thanks also goes out to Rick Garcia, the Chef at the Embassy, who oversaw and developed the menus we had for lunch each day.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Rick truly cared about our meals and wanted to ensure everyone was happy and well fed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I think he achieved his goal.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Missy Morris the Conference Chair did an outstanding job on organizing this conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>She worked tirelessly early on to secure the speakers and had most, if not all, committed early on to make the rest of her work and that of the conference committee easy.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Thank you Missy for a great conference; everything moved along without any issues and very smooth.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>In fact, I believe Missy has already begun working on next year&#8217;s conference so stay tuned.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Remember we have limited number of spaces so you need to sign up and pay early to retain your spots.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Let me address the issue of switching from Northern to Southern CA.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We are finding it increasingly harder to find a venue in the Northern part of the state for the value that we receive in the Anaheim area.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Monterey was a great location; however, they priced us out of the market.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>San Francisco and Sacramento are very expensive for all costs involved.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>A member mentioned Santa Clara, however, with the 49er stadium opening and football season in full swing when we have our conference, the cost will prohibitive in that area as well.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>It appears at this point the Garden Grove area will be our best bet to help keep the costs down and maintain our low registration fees.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We have to increase our fees by $25.00 this year from $250 to $275 to help cover anticipated costs.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The benefit to the membership of having breakfast included in the hotel is huge as there are no extra costs and having to leave the property.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Being able to include lunch is also a benefit for both the attendees and the conference committee as we can feed everyone on site keeping everyone close so we can reconvene and start on time.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This also keeps the membership from having to go out to lunch, wait for a table and hope to make it back on time.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>In short, unless we find a better option, it appears we may stay in that area for the next couple of years.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I am happy to entertain any ideas from our membership about any ideas for hotels, other than San Diego.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We would like to go back there, however, the prices keep rising making the location cost prohibitive.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">I am happy to report the move from May to September has been a positive move for our attendance as it is back up to 450+.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I hope this trend continues and we can maintain the attendance as this training is very important.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">As always, this is your association, please don&#8217;t hesitate to call or e-mail any executive board member with your ideas or concerns.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></i></b></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Matt Thomas<span style="mso-tab-count: 2">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></i></b></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">President<o:p></o:p></font></span></p>Summer 2013https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=267/31/2013 12:00:00 AM<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"></font></span>&nbsp;</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Greetings,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>I hope this message finds you all enjoying your summer months and vacations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We just finished our June meeting just prior to our conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Missy, your conference chair has been very busy these past few months researching and building the conference schedule for this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Missy has done a great job and this years&#8217; conference promises to be great.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The venue is much better that what we had last year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Last year was a temporary fix for a short-term problem.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The Embassy suites hotel system has been very good to us.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We have a location in the North, the Embassy in Seaside, which will accommodate us, or we can continue to look for a different location for the North, or the possibility exists that we stay at the Embassy in the Disney area until we find a location for the North.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We will keep you posted on where the search takes us.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Thank you to all the team reps </font><a name="_GoBack"></a><font size="4">that took time to vote.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>It is important for every team to have a voice and help to maintain our association.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>As you may or may not know, if there is an uncontested position in for any office, then a vote is not needed and that person automatically is elected and assumes office.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Having said that, congratulations to your new Vice President, Mark Azzouni from Santa Rosa PD.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Mark replaces, even though we really can&#8217;t replace him, Rob Thompson from the Sacramento FBI Office.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Rob has been a valuable asset to our association over the years but his position is requiring more of his time as a supervisory agent.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I will miss Rob, his guidance and perspective on our association on negotiations in general.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>When you see Rob at the conference, please wish him luck and thank him for his service as he term ends at the end of the conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Congratulations are also in order to Patricia Larrigan as she continues in her role as the State Secretary.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Patricia is a valuable asset to our association and spends many, many hours during her off duty time performing her duties as the secretary for your association.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I am not sure what we would, or I for that matter, would do without her.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Congratulations to the following regional officers elected as well:<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><span style="mso-tab-count: 2"><font size="4">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrick O&#8217;Brien (Rocklin PD) &#8211; Northern Region Representative<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>John Gerges (FBI) <span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</span>&#8211; Northern Region Treasurer<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Lynette Salazar (Glendale PD) &#8211; Southern Region Representative<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Teresa Irvin (Los Angeles PD) &#8211; Southern Region Treasurer<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"></span><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</span>I thank all of those who chose to run, it is good to see some new faces with the desire to get involved and help the great work being done by the board.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you did not win the seat you were running for please stay in touch and involved with your regions and run again.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black"><font size="4">As always, this is YOUR association and we welcome and look forward to your input, so please feel free to contact anyone on the board with your ideas or questions you may have.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you see or read about an interesting event that would relate to what we do please contact one of your regional representatives and they will explore it to see if we can utilize it in one of our regional or annual training conferences.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black"><font size="4">Stay safe and keep up the passion for negotiations that you all have.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal" align="center"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; COLOR: black"><font size="4">See you Anaheim,<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></i></b></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Matt Thomas<span style="mso-tab-count: 2">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></i></b></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">President<o:p></o:p></font></span></p>February 2013https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=252/19/2013 12:00:00 AM<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"></span>&nbsp;</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">Greetings to all, <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">I hope this message finds you all well, as the Flu has hit California Hard.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><font size="4">It is with great sadness that I must announce our Conference Chairman, Robyn Boersma, recently retired to an on the job injury, has resigned her post.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Robyn has had a set back with her condition and needs to concentrate on getting healthy and did not feel she could give the conference planning her full attention. Please join me in wishing Robyn all the best.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I will truly miss her planning and friendship with the organization.July 2012https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=247/31/2012 12:00:00 AM<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><u><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 13pt">President Message<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></span></u></b></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-tab-count: 10"><font face="Times New Roman">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></span><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">July 2012<o:p></o:p></span></i></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></i></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">I trust that everyone is having a great summer so far.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>As I write this today, I am reflecting on our profession and the collateral duties we all have chosen to undertake.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The recent events in Colorado have reminded me about how things can change in a moment's notice, doing the things we normally would not think twice about doing.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>While we don't quite yet know the full story of what happened at the theatre, it appears the responding officers handled the situation appropriately for what they were confronted with.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Ultimately the suspect was waiting for the police and was taken into custody without incident.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>While there was not a hostage or barricaded subject at this location, this situation could have quickly become out of control.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>My thoughts and prayers go out to not only the victims and their families, but more importantly to the responding officers, deputies, fire fighters and medical personnel.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">There have been, in recent months in California, numerous shootings and some hostage taking events.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you are a Facebook member and are "friends" to the Texas, Florida and Western States Hostage negotiation associations you continue to see updates about events occurring in their areas.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you are not I would recommend you "Friend" them as the articles posted are not only interesting but continue to provide learning points for all of us.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This continues to remind me of how important our jobs as Negotiators are, whether in a large or small agency.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This is why any training you can attend, whether it be through CAHN or another agency, it is so important to what we do to be ready and confident in our skills.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Our skills are as perishable as are those skills POST requires us to train on every two years.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">Your Conference Chair Person, Robyn Boersma, has been working hard to put together an agenda for you to enhance your skills and it looks great.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Check the website to see the agenda as it evolves.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Remember that Berkeley is a temporary site for us as we look for a hotel venue that can accommodate our group and maybe a multi-year contract.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>For the 2013 Conference we are negotiating with the Embassy Suites Anaheim South in Garden Grove (just blocks from Disneyland).<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>They are working with us for group rates and transportation to an Angels game and we can work with Disneyland to get group rate tickets as well.....more to come on those venues so stay tuned.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">As always, this is YOUR association and we welcome and look forward to your input, so please feel free to contact anyone on the board with your ideas or questions you may have.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>If you see or read about an interesting event that would relate to what we do please contact one of your regional representatives and they will explore it to see if we can utilize it in one of our regional or annual training conferences.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">Stay safe and keep up the passion for negotiations that you all have.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 stroked="f" filled="f" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" o:preferrelative="t" o:spt="75" coordsize="21600,21600"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:connecttype="rect" gradientshapeok="t" o:extrusionok="f"></v:path><o:lock aspectratio="t" v:ext="edit"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape style="Z-INDEX: -1; 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</span><o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'">President<o:p></o:p></span></p>March 2012https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=233/9/2012 12:00:00 AM<p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4"></font></span>&nbsp;</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4"></font></span>&nbsp;</p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4">Greetings CAHN Members, I hope this message finds you all well.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4">We had to say Good-bye to Rose Herrera, your conference chairperson for this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Rose has been transferred to a new unit and will have numerous training classes to attend and did not feel she would be able to give her full attention to the conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Thank you Rose for your time with us and good luck with your new assignment.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4">Robyn Boersma (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Berlin</st1:place></st1:State>) had told me several months prior to Rose's announcement that she was interested in becoming involved with the board again.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>So I am happy to report Robyn has accepted the Conference Chair position and is once again working with us.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Please join me in welcoming Robyn back to the board.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4">Let me first address the issue of our Conference in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Lake Tahoe</st1:place></st1:City> not coming to fruition.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We began speaking with the Western States Hostage Negotiations Association (WSHNA) about the possibility of joining our conferences together this coming year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>WSHNA is having their conference in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Reno</st1:place></st1:City> again this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The idea was to have a conference where two associations could benefit with training and networking.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We had a meeting in November with representatives of WSHNA, CAHN, the Embassy Suites, and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Harvey</st1:place></st1:City>'s hotel to discuss the possibility of combining conferences and meeting the needs of the space and rooms that would be needed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We would use the Embassy as our host hotel and the smaller meetings rooms there for breakouts and use the large meeting room at <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Harvey</st1:place></st1:City>'s for the general sessions.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This of course was all dependent upon the number of rooms booked at respective hotels by each association.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>When we left that meeting in November it appeared as though we would join forces and be able to provide a conference for both associations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>However, WSHNA reps took the information back to their board and it was decided to wait and look at joining forces in 2014, as they did not want to move their conference to September this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>When that decision came down, Rex Osborn and I where in contact with the hotels to see what impact this would have upon us for our conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Harvey</st1:place></st1:City>'s could only provide two time frames for the reduced number of attendees, Labor Day week and the week of Halloween.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Some of you responded to a poll and indicated a strong desire to move our conference away from the Holiday Week.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This input coupled with the fact that school starts after Labor Day week in southern <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State> and I did not want to impact those members in the south who may have children starting the new school year, we decided against having the conference during Labor Day week.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The second date provided was Halloween week.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This time of year in Tahoe is unpredictable with the weather.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We would have to gamble (no pun intended) with being able to get our speakers into <st1:City w:st="on">Reno</st1:City> then down to <st1:place w:st="on">South Lake</st1:place> for their presentation, then back out again.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>This could prove to be too big of a challenge and I also did not want to impact those members who spend time with their children during Halloween.<o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><?xml:namespace prefix = v ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" /><v:shapetype id=_x0000_t75 coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"><v:stroke joinstyle="miter"></v:stroke><v:formulas><v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"></v:f><v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"></v:f><v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"></v:f></v:formulas><v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"></v:path><o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"></o:lock></v:shapetype><v:shape style="Z-INDEX: -1; POSITION: absolute; MARGIN-TOP: 45pt; WIDTH: 517.5pt; HEIGHT: 571.5pt; MARGIN-LEFT: -45pt; mso-position-horizontal-relative: margin; mso-position-vertical-relative: margin" id=WordPictureWatermark708053468 o:spid="_x0000_s1026" type="#_x0000_t75"><v:imagedata src="file:///C:\DOCUME~1\PLARRI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.png" o:title="CAHN Logo2" gain="19661f" blacklevel="22938f"><font size="4"></font></v:imagedata></v:shape><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4">Having the above information Rex and I began looking for another venue as we were running short on time.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Thanks to Rex he was able to suggest a hotel he has used in the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Berkeley</st1:place></st1:City> area for other conferences, The Double Tree Berkeley Marina.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Rex was able to facilitate a contract to secure this location for this year's conference.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I know some of you don't think this may be an ideal location, but keep in mind this is a transitional time and we are still looking for another location for future conferences in the Northern Region.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>I thank you for being patient in this transitional time and am sure this conference will be as successful as years passed.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>Thanks again to Rex Osborn for his help in securing this location.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>There is plenty to do in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Berkeley</st1:place></st1:City> and the Giants will also be in town while we are there.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></font></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><o:p><font size="4">&nbsp;</font></o:p></span></p><p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"><span style="FONT-FAMILY: Georgia"><font size="4">Remember, your membership is still due on 07/01/2012 and not at the conference this year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>The conference will be from Monday to Thursday this year, not half day Monday and a half day on Friday.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </span>We will have four full days this year. The majority of registration will be done on Sunday so please plan on being there in time to get registered without missing any presentations.July 2011https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=227/14/2011 12:00:00 AM<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Hope this post conference letter finds you well,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Thank you to all who attended this year's conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I have to say I was impressed with our turnout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It was very encouraging to have the numbers in attendance.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It shows the board that your administrations still value this important tool in the department.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>We had a very successful conference this year, I would like to give a huge thank you to Patricia Larrigan for all of her work with the speakers and the entire board for all of their hard work leading up to and during the conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Your board is made up of all VOLUNTEER members that put a lot of personal time into providing the quality training throughout the year.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>We are in the process of reading through the evaluations to see what went well, what we can improve on and provide feedback to the speakers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>This process will take a little time and should be posted on the website once we have completed reading the evaluations.stay tuned.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Sadly, we will miss the Midway as our Monday night networking site, but it is time for us to move on from the Hyatt hotels, their cost continues to increase and have priced us out of the market.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>We are in the process of looking at the Embassy Suites in South Lake Tahoe for 2012.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Negotiations are progressing nicely and we are also talking with our neighbors from the Western States Hostage Negotiation Association to join forces with our training and help the vendors travel to one location for dual conferences and also to help defer cost.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Remember we will be moving the conference to early to mid September so we are in the beginning of the budget year and not the end, so more funds are available and more of our members may attend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Check back on the website in September of this year for updates.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Bear with us while this process occurs.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>If you would like to see any particular topics, vendors or entertainment please feel free to contact any board member with your suggestions, as always this is your association and we look forward to your input.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Finally I would like to thank all of our vendors who return each year to be with us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>A big thanks to Enforcement Technology Group for their sponsorship on the Midway, it means a lot to our members.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Please be safe as you continue to make a difference to the communities you protect and serve.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Hope to see everyone in South Lake Tahoe next year.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>Matt Thomas<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=4><EM>President<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></SPAN></P>January 2011https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=211/29/2011 12:00:00 AM<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 13pt"><FONT size=5>President Message<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></U></B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=5>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=5>Happy New Year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season as we ushered in 2011.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=5>Plans are well under way for this year's conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Please refer to the website for schedule, which is a work in progress.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It is never too early to register or reserve your rooms, so please do so early.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">REMEMBER, the conference date has been moved to June 6<SUP>th</SUP> through the 10<SUP>th</SUP> this year, so plan accordingly.</B><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Due to the economy and budget constraints we will be scaling back some things this year to keep our costs down, so please be patient and understanding.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>This will enable our organization to continue quarterly trainings throughout the year.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=5>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=5>This will more than likely be our last conference with the Hyatt Grand Manchester as we search for venues that are not quite so costly.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It is with much sadness we leave these venues as the Hyatt has been a good friend to CAHN hosting our conferences over the past several years.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Unfortunately the costs continue to rise as our economy continues to suffer.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>We are looking at a northern venue for 2012 of South Lake Tahoe as well as moving the date to September/October to coincide with the budget year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Our hope is by moving the conference to the beginning of the budget year it will enable more teams to obtain the funds to attend rather than scrape and the end of the budget year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>We may revisit some older incidents in future conferences as we have a group of new negotiators who may have not had the extensive training from Waco to Ruby Ridge and even the Montana incidents. If you have any questions or input, please don't hesitate to contact your state or regional board member.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=5>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Georgia','serif'"><FONT size=5>There are several positions that will be available on your regional and state board.February 2010https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=202/20/2010 12:00:00 AM<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>Happy New Year CAHN Members!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>First let me start this message with some sad/happy news.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The sad news is that one of your southern representatives, who has served this association for many years, reluctantly resigned her post in January.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>The good news is Pam Curry, having put in her years of service to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has retired and moved on to bigger and better things.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Though the executive board will miss Pam and all she has done for us over the years we wish her well in her new endeavors in building her lake front home in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:State></st1:place>. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;</SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>I am also pleased to welcome Rosemary Herrera (Torrance PD) to the Southern Region board to fill the last several months of Pam's tenure.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I am happy to see some new members becoming involved in the regions, it is good to have some new blood on the regional boards as most of us serving now have been around for a while and will not be around forever.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>Thanks to all who have stepped forward to run for open positions.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4 face=Arial><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>Your Conference Committee is hard at work for this year's ATC in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Monterey</st1:City></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I know budgets are tight this year and it becomes a challenge to attend, but we are exploring options to help in the future to offset funding so we can keep this valuable training resource moving forward.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>You may register for the conference now and also book your room if you find the funding, so don't wait for the last minute, let's get yourself registered.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4 face=Arial><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>There are new voting procedures that were announced at the regional trainings and should be posted in this newsletter.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Please read them carefully and elect a representative from your team to place your vote.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>We are trying this on-line to allow all members to vote via an electoral process and not just at a regional training or ATC you may or may not be able to attend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>If you have any questions please don't hesitate to e-mail an executive board member and we will be happy to answer your questions.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4 face=Arial><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>The regional trainings seem to be going well.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I am happy to see teams stepping forward to provide incident debriefs and talk about what went well and what didn't go so well.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It is a great learning tool for us all.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>If you have an incident to debrief or an idea for training, please contact your regional reps so they can assist you or help to bring the desired training to your regions and maybe ultimately to the rest of the membership.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4 face=Arial><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>As always, this is your association, please don't hesitate to call or e-mail anyone on the executive board with your ideas or concerns.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4 face=Arial><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>See everyone in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Monterey</st1:City></st1:place> in May.<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4 face=Arial><EM>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>Matt Thomas<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4><FONT face=Arial><EM>President<o:p></o:p></EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></P>June 2009https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=196/29/2009 12:00:00 AM<FONT face="Bookman Old Style,Times"><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"></SPAN>&nbsp;</P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>I hope this edition of the newsletter finds everyone well.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Thanks to everyone who attended this year's annual conference, it was a great one.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>For those of you who were unable to attend, we missed you, although we understand.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Hopefully we all will weather this storm and return to the training schedule soon.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I would like to thank Tim Hunter and his committee for an excellent and successful conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>I know some of the attendees had difficulty with checking into their rooms prior to 1500, but please keep in mind the industry standard is check-in after 1500.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The hotel, just as the airline industry, overbooks to cover for the "no shows", so they had difficulty keeping up with cleaning the rooms for preparing for our arrival.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>They have been made aware.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Otherwise the hotel staff was accommodating and took good care of us.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>The banquet on the Midway was a great success and the food was excellent.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Everyone had a great time.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>Remember when we return to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">San Diego</st1:place></st1:City> in 2011 we will move the conference a week a forward, the week after Memorial week, as a high tech company has negotiated a deal with CAHN for our meeting space during our normal week, so mark your calendars for 2011.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>Just to keep everyone in the loop for the future, we have begun to search for new hotels and locations to conduct our 2013 conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I have looked at several hotels in the <st1:City w:st="on">Anaheim</st1:City> area and we are also going to look into the <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Long Beach</st1:place></st1:City> area as well.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Any input you have on locations would be gladly accepted.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>Please continue to attend your quarterly trainings to keep current as your regional boards continue to work hard to provide you with great training.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>As always this is your association, so please don't hesitate to contact any member of the regional or state board with input or questions.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>Thanks for another great year,<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>Matt Thomas<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></I></B></P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype','serif'"><FONT size=4>President<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P align=center></FONT></P>March 2009https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=183/2/2009 12:00:00 AM<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=4><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'">Happy New Year to you all.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>I know budgets are tight this year and it will be tough for all to attend trainings and the annual conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>As I talk to members at regional trainings the discussion usually turns to finding creative ways to finance teams to attend the ATC.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Some agencies were looking for corporate sponsors, some doing fundraisers.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>In </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'">Petaluma</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'">, for the past 7 years, we have held a golf tournament to raise funds for our team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The first year it was slow going, but each year it has grown and become a very popular community event.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>There are many types of fundraising possibilities out there. I have found that many businesses were very happy to help their local law enforcement agencies.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4>As a brief reminder, be diligent with your credit information:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>After the 2008 ATC we discovered an unknown individual began using one of the Northern Regions credit card numbers to make overseas purchases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It has been a long process and we are close to recovering most of the monies taken.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>It just proves that no one, not even those of us in Law Enforcement, are safe.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4>As we approach the 2009 ATC your conference committee is hard at work planning the 20<SUP>th</SUP> Anniversary conference.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Back by popular demand is the USS Midway.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>This year we will visit the Midway on Wednesday evening in conjunction with our banquet.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>The banquet will be held on the Midway.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4>There will be plenty of great speakers for your learning enjoyment throughout the week.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>There will be some new presenters and some presenters you have heard before presenting new topics.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>We are always looking for presentations, so if you know of any presentations, please contact your local regional representatives.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>This is your conference and we welcome your input.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4>With elections drawing near we need your involvement.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>This is a volunteer board and works for the good of the membership.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Those of us that are on the board are committed to this organization and work hard for our members throughout the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Having said that there will come a point in time for some of us to move on so we need your involvement.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp; </SPAN>Contact your local regional board and get involved at that level to see if you want to make a larger commitment in the future.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></o:p></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4>As always this is your association and we welcome your input and ideas<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><U><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 13pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><o:p><SPAN style="TEXT-DECORATION: none"><FONT size=4>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></o:p></SPAN></U></B></P><P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Palatino Linotype'"><FONT size=4>Matt Thomas<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></I></B></P>November 2008https://cahn.us/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=PresidentsMessage&newsletterid=1711/15/2008 12:00:00 AM<P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify" align=justify>&nbsp;</P><P style="TEXT-ALIGN: justify" align=justify><FONT size=4>I must start this newsletter with some somber news. On 11-12-2008 the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office lost Deputy Larry Canfield to a motorcycle accident.