The Chairman's Corner
by Jay Casey
Springtime is here! I hope everyone had a great Easter! I am sure you are all gearing up for the peak season. It is hard to believe I am nearing the end of my term as CMSA Chairman. This term has been both rewarding as well as eye-opening for me. As chairman, I was able to participate in legislative meetings in Sacramento. In March, 20 CMSA members and I met with several legislators. These meetings are instrumental in our voice being heard at the state Capitol and are hopefully the start of many more to come. I look forward to attending more of these events in the future.
These events are possible because of the strength of our membership, a factor of both participation and numbers. We have 30 new members in our association since our last Convention in Monterey. This is in no small part due to the efforts of our CMSA staff, board of directors, chapter presidents and you — the members. I appreciate all of you helping us grow this association.
During my term, I was able to visit more than 150 mover members. I’d like to thank all of the chapter presidents for organizing their individual chapter meetings and for those of you behind the scenes that assist those chapter presidents. I appreciate you opening up your operations for our visits.
Overall, this has been a very humbling experience for me; I cannot express the gratitude I have for the executive board’s support and encouragement. It has been overwhelming. A very special thanks to my team back at Casey Moving Systems for “picking up the slack” and allowing me to travel the state.
CMSA’s strength is possible because of the commitment and professionalism of our staff. Steve, Renee, Brianna and Gale, we appreciate the job you do for us on a daily basis. Thank you CMSA President Weitekamp for your leadership and professionalism throughout the year and for all that you have done for me.
Finally, I am looking forward to spending time with all of you at the Convention.
Peace be with you all,
- CMSA Communicator