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PNAI General Meeting Recap

PNAI members learn about contracts during Ken Luce's presentation
One key to success is knowing who not to do business with, advised speaker Ken Luce

Thank you to all who attended the PNAI general meeting at the Poodle Dog Restaurant in Fife March 31! With a strong turnout of 15 members and an engaging guest speaker, PNAI’s first general meeting of 2018 offered ample opportunity for skill building and networking.

Three lucky winners walked away with door prizes that included a forensic report on a mobile device, generously donated by eSleuth Gordon Mitchell, and a four-hour firearm certification refresher course, courtesy of Greg Glassock, founder of Olympic Tactical & Investigations.

The diligent planning by Keith Shores and Mike Canaan and the stellar service provided by the staff of the Poodle Dog made for a pleasant and efficient meeting. Thank you to everyone who helped out!

PNAI President Mike Canaan
PNAI President Mike Canaan details changes


Five highlights from the meeting:

  • Attorney Ken Luce offered the group salient pointers on preparing contracts that minimize future misunderstandings. Luce’s segment was heavy on humor and he peppered his talk with juicy tips to help members steer clear of ethical grey areas. Luce encouraged the audience to respond promptly to client inquiries, thereby avoiding one of the top sources of friction between private investigators and their clients.
  • PNAI membership has climbed to 33!
  • We need your help filling an immediate board vacancy. Do you or a colleague have what it takes to serve as treasurer? Please reach out with referrals, comments, and suggestions!
  • Jim Tyrrell has been taking steps to preserve and digitize the storied legacy of our association. Let us know if you have anything to add to the current document trove!
  • Bob Wilkinson’s legislative committee has been rewriting the PNAI Constitution and Bylaws; Wilkinson urged committee heads to take the reins and assist with the rewrite.

Upcoming Events

General Meeting: Our next general meeting will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 5 in Auburn (exact location TBD). Marty Longé, the graphic designer behind our new website, has offered to coach the group on ways private investigators can use a website to grow their business. Let us know if you can make it!

Training Day: PNAI is hosting an all-day training event at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission June 9. Stay tuned to our social channels for additional details!

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