Newsletter from Club President, David

Message from the President:
And it seems like it was just Christmas, where did the month of January go? I certainly hope ya’ll had a great holiday and had the chance to spend some quality time with the ones you love.

As the Savannah Traffic Club heads into 2012, plans are already under way for another exciting year of opportunities for us to share about what’s new in our industry as well as plenty of fun scheduled. Let me put together a short list of things coming up in the next couple months.

February 23rd, it’s a Thursday evening we are getting together for an Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil.Join us at Captain Butlers Retreat located at 115 Penrose Drive on Richardson Creek, Whitemarsh Island.  Take either Islands Expressway or Victory Drive (Rte 80) east. After they join, look for Bryan Wood Road. Turn left onto Bryan Wood Rd. then left onto Penrose Drive. There has been some side action going on in regards to which one of you might bring the best cocktail sauce. If you’re in on that action, contact an STC board member to get you registered. Wilmington Island’s own Mark Carterwill be on hand to provide live music as well.

· The Independent Freight Forwarders & Custom Brokers Association of Savannah (IFFCBA) along with the Savannah Traffic Club are working hard to secure a date and location as we work together to bring to Savannah  a panel discussionof industry experts to discuss the 5/10-year forecast our industry has planned for our future. Guest speakers will include: Import, Export, Steamship Lines, DOT, Container Chassis and Economic Development. I’ll keep you posted as those details finalize.

· The annual STC spring golf outingis quickly approaching end of April first week of May. We are working out the details and it will be here before you know it so start getting your foursomes together. There will also be opportunity for your company to sponsor holes, carts, and maybe this year hospitality tents. Watch the STC home Facebook page or our web page at www.savannahtrafficclub.comfor details as they unfold.

Only because it seems to be changing all the time combined with outstanding feedback from last year, be on the lookout for “Savannah Chassis Expo 2012”coming early summer.

·Sometime toward the end of March, we will also be hosting our annual scholarship luncheon when we will present Georgia Southern University the $10,000 raised at last year’s golf outing.

It’s only February and already I’m exhausted. In addition to the events already in the making, the club will be having board member and officer elections for the 2012/2013 calendar year. If you are currently a member of the Savannah Traffic Club and have any interest in volunteering your time or talent in serving on a committee, contact me and I will make sure I get your name put on the list. You can reach me anytime on my cell at (912) 655-8518

On a personal note, it has been a pleasure and certainly my honor to have been able to serve as your STC club president over the last couple years. I have learned so much from all of you and look forward to helping in the future.

 Over the last year, several of our members along with folks from GPA, The Propeller Club, and the Savannah Maritime Association have been working together to develop an educational initiative that will have a tremendous impact on how we are preparing the next generation of logistics worker. The Maritime Logistics Educational Taskforce or MLET is currently working on programs that will be reaching students all over Georgia. The group will keep our respective membership informed as to how we are progressing.

Don’t forget to make arrangements to get your tickets now for the Oyster Roast coming up Thursday evening, February 23rd. There will be plenty of exceptional food and entertainment on hand. The only thing we’re missing at this time is your participation. See any of the STC board and they’ll get you tickets.

Have an exceptional week,

Fish 

Bonny Woods