President's Message

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Hello and thank you for your interest in the CSI Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

It is June, the last month of my CSI Minneapolis/St. Paul Presidential fiscal year, and it’s finally looking like summer. We finished this year with the Awards Banquet on May 16, 2019 and Golf outing on May 30, 2019. These fun and successful events were both well attended, and we enjoyed beautiful weather.

I would like to extend a special thanks to the Chapter Awards Committee for making the arrangements and preparing the awards for our annual Chapter Awards Banquet. They also did an excellent job of  preparing the awards nominations submitted to both the North Central Region and to Institute this year.  It is important to recognize the contributions of our members, and this committee did outstanding work to make that happen again for 2019.

Although I was unable to attend the Awards Banquet, I was informed that Andy Garner and James Bergevin did an exceptional job “standing in” for me by performing the installation ceremony for the new Board of Directors and for thanking everyone for their service this year. Thank you Andy and James for a job well done!

This year’s highest Chapter honor, the John C. Anderson Award of Excellence, was given to Audrey Brucker, “For your significant service and contributions at the Institute, Region, and Chapter. For continually advancing the mission of CSI and setting a standard of quality and professionalism”. I have known Audrey since 1991, and she has been an advocate for CSI and has always given her time and energy throughout her professional life to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter. Congratulations to Audrey and to all award recipients which are listed in the May SPECIFICS.

The Golf outing was also well attended, with golfers enjoying both the game plus terrific networking with all the other participants and guests. A special thanks goes out to Ryan Hallesy for organizing the golf outing again this year, and to all those who worked on this great annual Chapter event!

In closing, I want to say thank you to all of our members and volunteers who assist in keeping our Minneapolis/St. Paul CSI Chapter strong, viable, and educationally growing. I especially wish James Bergevin, our new CSI Minneapolis/St. Paul President for fiscal year 2019-2020, a wonderful and fulfilling year. I look forward to working with and assisting him on his future goals and objectives.


Cynthia J. Long || CSI, CDT
CSI Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter