Taking Stock


Take stock. We don’t mean buying shares on the stock market. We don’t mean stealing someone’s stash of papers. We mean, “Take stock of where you are, where you’re headed, what’s important, and what it’s going to take to get you there.”

new-years

At SIAC, we regularly take stock throughout the year, and then focus even more intently as a year ends and the new one begins. We must do this. As a non-profit entity, we are always responsible to those people and companies who place their trust in us by donating money to our cause. We can’t exist without them.

 

We also MUST be responsible to them, setting clear goals and then demonstrating how we’ve met them, or where we’ve missed. That’s why we have a broad Board of Directors. They keep us focused on our mission, redirect us as necessary, and help us redefine goals when needed.

 

As this new year unfolds, SIAC continues to face some very difficult issues, primary among them continuing to raise funds to do quality work for the electronic security industry. If you contribute to our cause, we want to thank you again. If you’ve thought about helping us out, but haven’t contributed $$$ in the past, please check us out on this link and set up a contribution. We need your help.

 

SIAC has had multiple successes this past year : 1) It was our second consecutive year with no agencies ceasing response to alarms; 2) We added several new Alarm Management Committees through the state chiefs associations; 3) We’ve had meetings with over 170 law enforcement agencies guiding them to adopt ordinances  friendly to all stakeholders.  Those successes couldn’t have occurred without our supporters, and we won’t be able to address newer issues without sustained funding . In 2017 we plan to continue our outreach efforts to law enforcement, guide decisions on ordinances and promote technology, like video, to help law enforcement apprehend criminals.

 

So, we are taking stock again as 2016 has ended and 2017 begins. We hope those of you reading this who’ve stood behind us in the past continue to do so, and provide as feedback to help us get better. For those of you new to our cause, we urge you to step to the plate. Our industry and every individual company benefits from the problems SIAC helps resolve, the programs we help implement and the relationships we build.
Thank you,

Stan Martin

About justwrite15

Dave's column has run in multiple small town newspapers across the U.S., in Nebraska, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Texas,where Dave has been able to entice personal friends and editors to run his social commentary. His column has also been picked up by www.coastalmonroe.com. It has appeared in newspapers since 1998, and began in response to one of the school shootings so depressingly familiar in America. His commentary has morphed into a weekly offering of humor, insights and advice on how to find sanity in an insane world.
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