Chicago ASIS Meeting Minutes
18 October 2011
Meeting called to order by
Vice Chair Catherine Grochowski covered in the absence of Chai
Reminder of upcoming meetings and topics (Nov & Dec), introduction of committee chairs
present and reports from Young Professionals
on the first
Young Professionals group
: Dan Stanis
h and Jim Parker reported in Dave Seiling’s absence.
in Bolingbrook on 12 October, very successful, nearly 50 persons attended, more
than expected. Group is defining ‘Young Professional’ as under 40 YOA and/or less than 5 years of
experience in the security field. Group is actively looking for experienced people to get involved as
given to the Chicago Chapter for its support and members were advised to visit
the ASIS Chicago Young Professional LinkedIn Group.
our proposed meeting schedule for 2012,
confirmation of dates and prices.
Treasurer Jason Riha reported in the absence of Lee Jones.
The November chapter
meeting topic will be on Cargo Theft
Issues and Solutions.
CPE forms were placed on tables to record attendance for CPE credit.
Seventeen people (17) started the class, down to 15 now.
Going well, has had great presentations.
Current class runs until 17 December.
Meetings on Saturdays at Securitas on 5648 S. Archer Ave.
: introduced the guest speak
er Attorney Sam Vinson who was asked to
repeat his presentation
a recent Silk Road Conference.
: ____Legal Aspects Affecting Central Asia and the New Silk Road___________
: _________Sam Vinson, Ungaretti & Harris, LLP_________
Mr. Vinson shared several observations and insights regarding the world economy with regard to prices
and producers of oil and natural gas. The countries of middle Asia are supplying increasing quantities of
oil and natural gas to th
e west and China and he believes popular predictions are wrong about these
users and markets and offered three predictions instead.
1) Prices of oil and natural gas are entering a period of decline, believing that high prices lead to more
r use. He gave the example of the problems
experienced due to
oil and an inefficient central economy.
He described a controversial but potentially profitable new oil and gas extraction process, hydrofracking,
which uses lateral deep
drilling and chemicals to extract reserves under shale. There are several of
these shale formations
under the US and
throughout the world.
2) China will be entering a period of decline, just as predictions about Japan’s boom were incorrect in
It will enter a period of flat progress.
There will be an inefficient price system. Now there are
based global companies dominating the free market system.
There will be competition
between the central military and the politburo. Managers can
’t make decisions if they don’t know
3) America will be the next big global hydrocarbon producer, greater than Saudi Arabia. The US has the
technology to stop blowouts with offshore drilling and we are sitting on large reserves of oil and natural
gas shale, especially in areas like North Dakota, Texas, and Arkansas.
The downside will be the resistance from environmentalists and people opposed to growth and change.
VC Grochowski reminded members to submit their orders for nametags so
completed tags can be distributed at the December meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at
Minutes submitted by:
Catherine Grochowski, CPP, CFE, Chapter Vice Chairman
Jason Riha, CPP, ARM, Chapter