Dear President Kubilus: This e-mail will serve as an introductory as though I have been active representing AITP, as an Ambassador (Honorarium), I have not had the opportunity to do much PR work, outside of the New England area, due to my wife's Medical condition (Cancer related), since my retirement in 2001. I originally joined NMAA back in Montreal, in the late 1940's, prior to joining the Canadian Navy. I relocated to the Boston area in 1956 and was again employed in EAM/Data Processing, as well the 1ST, IBM 1401, in the Boston area. I joined DPMA shortly after that. In October, at the AITP Annual meeting, I was awarded AITP's Lifetime Achievement Award. I was very active with the Boston chapter of AITP and served the Region as International Director. A year after receiving my Lifetime Achievement Award, I was awarded the Honorarium of AITP Ambassador, which I have treasured dearly whenever I attended National and International New England Canada Business council meetings. I am still a member of NECBC, somewhat limited to my travel, however, Tuesday March 27th, 2012, I will be attending NECBC business luncheon, sponsored in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, concord, NH with my fellow colleagues from NECBC. The Guest speaker will be the Honorable John Lynch, Governor of New Hampshire. I try to attend business meetings, whenever possible, at my expense, which I am pleased to attend as a Lifetime AITP member and Honorary Ambassador. I feel that by my representing AITP, as a Honorary Ambassador, I am giving back to the association, I have so proudly been a member of for at least a half of a Century. I wish you and AITP a most successful year and I am delighted to see so many college/University chapters. I had the privilege of introducing one of the first student Chapters, if not the 1ST to DPMA, many good memories. Thanks to NMAA/DPMA/AITP I am still able to contribute to the Association, even in my very senior years, with thanks, Jim Stace CSP,CCP.