The 2005 Winter California Alarm Association (CAA) Convention and Western Security Conference was held in San Francisco, Dec. 1-3. More than 300 people attended the event, according to Harvey Eisenstadt, associates director at CAA and director national accounts at Bosch Security Systems. About 220 members and attendees were present for the tribute dinner, which honored Rod Uffindell, CAA treasurer and past president.
â€œRod has really been the conscience of the CAA and NBFAA since 1973 when he joined,â€ said Lessing Gold, CAA legal counsel and past Weinstock award winner.
In response to the award and presentation, Uffindell made a humble speech. â€œI learned that what is most important is good for the industry and what is good for the industry is giving back to the community,â€ he said.
â€œThe problem most people have is not in meeting their goals; itâ€™s establishing their goals,â€ Davis emphasized.
Also at the convention was a general session, in which eligible members voted on a by-law that would have allowed CAA regular members to vote either in person or by mail. Current CAA rules do not allow voting by mail. In order for the by-law to pass, it needed two-thirds of the vote. The final vote was 21 in favor of the by-law and 19 against the by-law â€“ not enough to pass the proposal.
The 2006 Summer CAA Convention will be held May 11-13 in Palm Springs, Calif. For more information call (310) 305-1277 or visit www.caaonline.org.