Chairman's Message

I just wanted to take a moment and send out a huge ‘GREAT JOB!’ to everyone for an absolutely awesome Southwest Security Conference and Golf Outing.  Do to the efforts of many, from those on the SWSC  and Golf Committees, to the many others on this Board who support them, to those outside of our Chapter who support us, both events were a great success.  I had many people approach me and tell me that it was one of, if not the best conferences they’d ever been to.  It was very well attended and everything seemed to go off without a hitch.  And the golf outing was, as always, a very fun event.  The weather couldn’t be better, the course was beautiful (and quite challenging), and everyone had a great time golfing and having lunch after.  It was also a pleasure being able to support the Sojourner Center and their efforts (and don’t forget – they still need volunteers this Friday and Saturday – Steve Norris has details).

 And in another way, the events proved themselves even more beneficial.  Peter O’Neil, our ASIS Int’l Chairman and luncheon speaker, was very impressed.  He commented how much he enjoyed himself and how impressed he was with the events and the work we were doing within our Chapter.  I believe that due to your efforts, our relationship and stature with Mr. O’Neil and the ASIS community has been heightened significantly.

 A special thank you goes to Dave Toon, CPP – SWSC Committee Chair, Steve Norris – Golf Outing Chair, and of course Tasha Stelljes (Uhl), who consistently amazes me with her dedication, work ethic, and thoughtfulness.  And many thanks also to Paul Schaaf, Bill Tippett, and Todd Kopcha, their partner organizations, and to all the sponsors and vendors who made the show possible.

 Finally – How can I not thank the friend of ours who brought the ultimate ‘fun’ to the party?  I think I speak for many when I say that watching Stephen Oliva, CPP PSP get ‘tasered’ was one of the greatest times ever.  Thank you Stephen, for not only your painful sacrifice, but for bringing awareness to domestic violence and for bringing the ultimate ‘fun’ to the conference.  We’ll be talking about that for a very long time…

 Great job, and thanks again, everyone!




Community Outreach


The Community Outreach Committee of the ASIS International Phoenix Chapter is organizing volunteers to assist our long time charity partner Sojourner Center.  The Sojourner Center is one of the largest domestic violence shelters in the United States. They provide secure housing and shelter to the victims of domestic violence.  As our partner they have reached out to the Phoenix ASIS Chapter for assistance. The center has asked for assistance with decorating the residential areas for the holiday season.  Since the center supports women and children who have been displaced from their homes adding some holiday spirit to their lives can greatly assist them during their trying times.

 The Chapter has agreed to lend a helping hand.  On Saturday, December 9th we need as many volunteers as possible to help with putting up holiday decorations.  Volunteers are being asked to work from 9am until 12pm.  The center can also use donations of any holiday decorations, lights, etc. to help create a holiday atmosphere for the residences.  Anything you can do would be greatly appreciated.

 If you are able to participate please contact Steve Norris at 602-501-1594 or at

 The location of the Sojourner Center is 2330 E. Fillmore St., Phoenix, AZ 8503.