Dear STACT Members and Sponsors,

I am excited to serve as the 2018 President of the Security Traders Association of Connecticut. STACT looks forward to offering our members multiple networking opportunities throughout the year, as well as providing pertinent business content. We will continue to evolve with the investment management industry, both in CT and elsewhere. I’d like to thank the 2017 STACT Board for a record-breaking year in terms of membership and attendance at our events. We enjoyed partnering with Bass-A-Palooza in the Spring, and raising money for Save the Sound. Our annual fall outing at Foxwoods was another huge success, and we look forward to going back this year on Sept 20th and 21st so please put that in your calendars. Details will be on the website imminently, but we have already booked rooms, golf and bowling. Lastly, before the holidays, we had a terrific outing at Flinders Lane in Stamford which welcomed numerous new members and was a terrific networking event.

Looking ahead for 2018, we have a lot of new things happening. First of all, we continue to improve the website and payment processing platform. We look forward to posting some good content along with some photos from various events. Coinciding with the website, we will be launching our social media platform to keep our members up to date on pertinent STACT events as well as other industry items. Regarding our philanthropy, we continued to support Save the Sound, aka The Connecticut Fund for the Environment, based in New Haven. We also supported Near and Far Aid, based in Southport CT, and the USOC ahead of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Lastly, on behalf of the whole Board, we appreciate your support. A good portion of our sponsorship & membership funds goes to support National STA which is doing some incredible work in Washington, DC . Along with our Fall event, you should also seriously consider attending the 85th annual Market Structure Conference presented by the National STA in Washington, DC, on October 3-5, 2018. We look forward to seeing everyone at various times throughout the year. STACT is offering attractive new levels of Connecticut STA sponsorship for 2018 available soon on our website.

Feel free to reach out to me anytime to discuss membership, ways to volunteer, ideas, or if you are interested in potentially joining our Board. Thank you.

Best Wishes,
Pat O’Meara,
President STACT