February 6, 2013 | Issue #36
Calendar of Events
02/02/2013 Groundhog Day
02/03/2013 Super Bowl Sunday
02/12/2013 Mardi Gras
02/13/2013 Ash Wednesday
02/14/2013 Valentine's Day
02/18/2013 President's Day
Contributors
KC Poulin, President & CEO
Jeffrey Ezell, Vice President of Operations
Craig Gundry, Vice President of Special Projects
Chief Hector Rodriguez, Commander of Uniformed Services
Major Mark Puetz, Director of Risk Management
Adam Clarke, Director of Threat Management and Training
Allison Cox, Executive Assistant to KC Poulin
Chris Jones, IT Manager
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Free Concealed Weapons Training
By Chief Hector Rodriguez, Commander of Uniformed Services

The S2 Institute was created so that CIS Officers could receive training at a level that would allow the Officers to be successful on the properties we service.

CIS is pleased to sponsor our clients through FREE Concealed Weapons Classes at S2 Institute for up to two members of your management team and/or staff. This Includes HOA Board Members. Additional members of your team may attend the class at the reduced cost of $65.00. Classes generally take place on Sundays throughout the month from 9am to 3pm at the Wyoming Antelope Club

If you are interested in attending, please email my assistant Leilani, with your full name and the date, which you would like to attend. Her email address is:
letchelk@cisworldservices.org

Class dates and availability can be found at the S2 website, S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute, along with a list of required equipment needed for this class.

See you there!
Contact Us
You may contact the Editor by email at:
allison.cox@kkpsecuritygroup.com

Existing and future clients may contact the Chief's Office by email at:
rodrighb@cisworldservices.org

For all other inquiries, please visit our website at:
http://www.cisworldservices.org
In This Issue...
CIS Now Offering Services in Jacksonville
Submitted by: Chief Hector Rodriguez, Chief of Protective Services

As some of you know, we have been looking to enter the Jacksonville market for some time; I am happy to announce that we are now offering CIS services in Jacksonville! To begin, we will be exclusively offering services to existing clients.  

We have expanded our operations from Tampa Bay, to the tri county area of Orlando, and now to Jacksonville. It is very exciting times for us and I know several of you have requested our services in this area in the past, but because we did not have a leadership team or operational support, we could not provide the level of service you currently receive.

With our commitment to our employees and our clients, we are moving full steam ahead in this market and can hopefully extend our current partnerships with you in the Jacksonville area. If you have any questions or want us to conduct a free Threat Assessment, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (727) 431-3160.

On behalf of everyone here at CIS, wish you all a great and prosperous year!
Another Meeting? Ugh!
Submitted by: Mark E. Puetz

Anyone who has followed my articles here, even if only slightly, knows I find quotes very powerful. They tend to capture complex ideas in a sentence or two, sparing us a longwinded essay. The best of them go right to the heart of the matter.

How many of us can relate to these?

"If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings."
-- Dave Barry

"I think there needs to be a meeting to set an agenda for more meetings about meetings."
-- Jonah Goldberg

"A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost."
-- Joseph Stillwell

"Maybe meetings have become a life-form capable of calling themselves and reproducing via human hosts."
-- Scott Adams, in a 2001 "Dilbert" comicstrip

"Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

"Purgatory is a meeting that goes off on a tangent. Hell is a meeting that ends there."
--Jack Pitney

"Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings."
-- Ashleigh Brilliant

Though I suspect these resonate with all of us, we still find ourselves falling victim to meetings, meetings, and more meetings. Are meetings even necessary? Perhaps. When they are necessary, can they be improved? Certainly. I'll explore these ideas in the next few articles. For now, keep in mind the following:

"Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them."
-- Quentin Crisp

"I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees."
-- Gilbert K. Chesterton
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