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President's Message - Winter

I’d like to begin this message with an acknowledgment of an oversight which occurred during our annual General Business Meeting on Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 in Las Vegas. During the meeting a proposed alteration to our Association’s Constitution was discussed, and ultimately voted upon, by those attending the meeting. After careful review of our Constitution and Bylaws it has been determined that Constitutional alterations cannot be presented for voting at the General Business Meeting, but instead only during the yearly voting period, which voids this motion. For more information on the matter please review this Digest for a message from our Parliamentarian. We greatly apologize for the confusion and appreciate the understanding while we correct the oversight.

Moving forward, as the holidays rapidly approach and this year comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment and thank all of our Committee Members for a job well done. As you will see throughout this Digest they have been working hard on bringing in new members, recruiting for nominations, reviewing various laws and legislation changes, and testing new equipment and techniques all for the betterment of this Association’s members and Forensic Science as a whole. With this stated please take special note that we have brought back our Membership Drive! If you, or someone you know, could use a waived registration fee for the upcoming 103rd Annual Educational Seminar in Burlingame, be sure to review the advertisement in this Digest to learn how to earn one.

However, this year is not over just yet, and there is still the upcoming Executive Board Midyear Meeting. It is being held on December 1st at 10:00 AM in beautiful Monterey and I encourage everyone who has an opportunity to attend to please do so. Join and experience first-hand what the Executive Board does for this Association, while gaining a perspective of the business side. Engage in the discussion, share your personal thoughts and opinions on the various topics presented by your Executive Board, and have your voice be heard. This is a great opportunity to gather information as the discussion is occurring, rather than through the meeting minutes. Further details of the meeting are available on the website so please take a minute and review them.

Please take note that the 103rd Annual Educational Seminar is only five months away! The Seminar Committee is working diligently to bring you all a fun interactive learning and networking experience. Grupio has been selected to be the application provider for the upcoming seminar. It will be available on all platforms, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, Blackberry and via website. It is extremely user friendly and includes the feature of creating your own seminar calendar. Also, registration is officially up and running and we are happily accepting registrations at the following link.

Please take special note that it does require this Passcode: CSDIAI2019 . If you have any difficulties with the website please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or the Registration Chair, Caroline Ramos. In addition, the Hotel reservations link is also functional and reservations can be made at the following link.

Once on the landing page just alter the dates of your stay to the appropriate ones and the discounted rate of $155 a night (plus taxes and fees equating to $175 a night) should appear. If you experience any difficulties, please contact me immediately.

Lastly, the President’s Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of Monday April 15th and will be themed as “It’s a Bloody President’s Reception.” Come adorned in your best Blood-Spattered attire and help to kick off the seminar. It will be a fun-filled night of networking so plan on attending!

As always, if there are any specific Association related questions, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate person:

Seminar Coordinator: Cyrena Viellieux-Matsutani (CSDIAI President 2018-2019) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Speakers Chair: Mark Waldo (Past President) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vendors Chair: Cindy Hull (Past President) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Registration Chair: Caroline Ramos This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Merchandise: Kimberly Carlisle (1st Vice President) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you!


Cyrena Viellieux-Matsutani

CSDIAI President 2018-2019

Crime Scene Calendar

With the success of last year's Crime Scene Calendar, and the high requested rates received from this year's Survey Monkey, CSDIAI is excited to create a new Crime Scene Calendar! The new calendar will pick up right where last year's left off, beginning with June 2019 and ending in May 2020. However, we cannot complete this highly demanded item without your assistance!
The Association is in need of pictures to be featured in the new calendar. We are looking for anything Forensic and/or Crime Scene related, and even those artistic styled Forensic pictures are welcomed. Please submit your photo(s) via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. along with your member number if you have one.
I look forward to seeing all of the new entries!!

Survey - Merchandise

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What kind of items you would like to see at our next Confenece?


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Survey - Topics & Speakers

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We appreciate your input.


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Membership Renewal

Our membership renewal process has changed. Please take a moment to read through these two articles.

You can find the new Membership article here and the FAQs here.

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