The Chairman's Corner
It’s hard to believe I’vecompleted
all 12 of my
CMSA Chapter meeting
visits. For the last three
visits, President Steve
Weitekamp and I took a trip
to the North Bay Chapter in
Santa Rosa then down to
Alameda for a Northern Region Chapter meeting,
and lastly to Sacramento. From the first meeting in
San Diego to the last in Sacramento, though nerve
racking, it was an incredible experience speaking to
all the dedicated men and women of the CMSA.
Every one of you made me feel welcome and comfortable
so I wanted to take the time to thank all of
the mover and associate members throughout the
state. I had a blast.
Bob Fraser, our Vice Chairman and owner of
Redwood Moving & Storage, gave us a tour of his
operation and showed us the beautiful town of
Healdsburg, where they make some of the world’s
most incredible wine. Bob and his wife, Cris, also
put us up for the night at their beautiful home.
Thank you both for your hospitality. It is much appreciated.
Executive Board Member Maribeth Wolf and
her brother, Jim, showed us a great time at Walnut
Creek. Steve and I had a chance to see their operation
and spent some time having lunch in the
downtown area. Peter Mazzetti Jr. and Bev Klein
met with us and provided us a tour of Nor-Cal Moving
Services as well as NC Moving & Storage Solutions’
massive and impressive operations. We
then headed over to the Oakland area to meet with
CMSA Chapter President Mark Macy and his crew
over at Macy Moving.
On the last day of the California tour, we visited
my fellow North American agents in Sacramento,
Nathan Fuller from Roseville Van & Storage, Inc.,
Mark Larson (Current Board Member) and Brian
Larson (Former Chairman) of Mother Lode Van &
After the Sacramento Chapter meeting, we were
kindly offered lodging at Len and Susan Gollnick’s
home. I had to see for myself whether Lenny is
really retired from Pioneer Packaging, and sure
enough, he convinced me. He is busy golfing, gardening,
planning vacations, planning his retirement party, and running his community like only Lenny
can do. Lenny, you have meant so much to our association
and to many in the industry. I wish you
nothing but the best as you venture on this new
chapter in your life. Enjoy your retirement! You certainly
Thank you all for your generous hospitality making
my trip both memorable and rewarding.
Next up, I look forward to visiting the Capitol to
meet with California officials about the state of our
industry on Legislation Day, March 2nd. I will then
head down to San Diego for its annual golf tournament
as well as prepare for our LA Chapter Day at
the Races Fundraiser on April 10. So it should be a
very busy last two months in office and I am looking
forward to enjoying every minute of it.
Remember our 98th annual CMSA Convention
in the beautiful Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic
Valley CA is just over two months away so please
register as soon as possible.
- CMSA Communicator