Welcome to the new website of the FBINAA New York State and Eastern Canada Chapter. I am proud to have the opportunity to serve you and this great network called the National Academy. I attended the 226th Session after being nominated by my Chief at the time, Barry King – session 128. At the time, I had no idea that the National Academy would be the highlight of my career. Friendships that last forever, colleagues that will drop everything to assist you and training from around the world are just a few benefits available to us every day.
As one of the largest Chapters we are represented equally between New York City, Albany, Buffalo and Eastern Canada. We are welcoming new members to the Executive and our Board of Governors and want you to know that we are here for you. 2020 was a difficult year and the road ahead will be similar. Together we will get through these turbulent times. Political pressures including defunding the police are prevalent on both sides of the border and I am proud each day to see our people taking the high road.
If you are reading this message I am confident you have taken the time to renew your membership. We have a plan moving forward to increase member engagement which includes monthly virtual chapter meetings. We will be sending out the details and look forward to getting as many on the calls as we can. I also want to ensure you have downloaded the FBI “Connect” app as it will keep you connected on a daily basis. If you know someone who has lapsed in their membership please reach out to them as we would love to have them back with us. We will continue to keep you updated regarding events in the area via our website so please check in frequently!
In closing, please look out for each other. If you know someone who is having trouble we have great resources available to us through the Charitable Foundation and National Office. We can also provide support through our Chapter, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
I am looking forward to 2021 and thanks for your continued support of the New York State – Eastern Canada Chapter.
Chapter President 2021