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SEMCACFE Chapter Dinner Meeting


February 06, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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St. John's Banquet & Conference Center
22001 Northwestern Highway
Southfield, MI 48075
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February Chapter Dinner Meeting

George Baker
Global Vehicle Security Lead, General Motors

Presentation Topic:
GM's Vehicle Security Program - How Can We Help Each Other?


Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:30 pm: Registration and Networking
6:15 pm: Buffet Dinner
7:00 pm: Speaker

Dinner Meeting Costs:
Member: $30
Member (Student/Retiree/Govt Employee Special Rate): $25

Non-Member (Student):  $25
**Non-Member for first and second meeting:  $30
for third or more meetings:  $40
 Retiree/Govt Emp Rate for first and second meeting:  $25
**Non-Member Retiree/Govt Emp Rate for third or more meetings:  $35

**Notice: Our monthly meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend. However, after two meetings, you will be asked to join our Chapter. Chapter Dues are $50.00 per year. If you choose not to join our Chapter, you are still welcome to attend, but the Chapter Dinner Meeting cost will be $35.00 for non-member Government Employee/Retiree and $40.00 for other non-member attendees.

New:  In order that we have the correct amount of food for dinner, advance registration is requested. Please note that walk-ins who do not register in advance will be charged an additional $5.00 to their registration fee.

About the Presentation:  Learn about vehicle theft trends such as component swaps and relay attacks, immobilizers, alarm systems, and other theft deterrence features, GM’s innovations in VIN labelling, reading key fobs and wheel sensors, cybersecurity, OnStar as an investigator’s ally, new GM businesses like Maven and autonomous vehicles - and much more. GM wants to support the needs of investigators, so come with your questions and suggestions. Participants will receive the latest GM Vehicle Security Reference Card featuring valuable contact information relevant to various investigation scenarios.

About the Speaker:  George Baker serves as GM’s primary interface to the international vehicle crime investigation community. He leads GM’s Global Vehicle Security Team, working with GM’s technical experts to ensure GM understands and counters current and emerging vehicle crime methods to provide optimal vehicle security to GM product owners.

George has held a variety of positions at General Motors since 1995, including locomotive program manager in Mexico and Russia, sales/marketing/aftersales director in Moscow, director of GM Military Trucks, and OnStar’s primary liaison to law enforcement. He holds an engineering degree from West Point and a master’s degree in Russian area studies from Harvard University. George is a retired US Army officer following his service on tanks and in the Army’s military liaison program.

Once again, we would like to give back to our membership.  We are offering 5 free admissions to our 2020 SEMCACFE Annual Conference scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020.  The rules to qualify are:

 1) You must be a member of the local chapter and your dues must be paid by the end of the October 10th meeting. This gives you an opportunity to pay your dues at the meeting if you have not yet paid.

 2) The free admissions will be awarded to the top 5 members who have attended the most meetings between October 2019 and March 2020.  If there are more than 5 members that qualify there will be a drawing to determine the winners.


$30.00 SEMCACFE Member
$35.00 after 12:00 am February 6

$25.00 SEMCACFE Member (Student/Retiree/Govt Emp Rate)
$30.00 after 12:00 am February 6

$25.00 Non-Member Student
$30.00 after 12:00 am February 6

$30.00 Non-Member (first and second meeting rate)
$35.00 after 12:00 am February 6

$40.00 Non-Member (third or more meetings rate)
$45.00 after 12:00 am February 6

$25.00 Non-Member Retiree/Govt Emp (first and second meeting rate)
$30.00 after 12:00 am February 6

$35.00 Non-Member Retiree/Govt Emp (third or more meetings rate)
$40.00 after 12:00 am February 6