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ALDONYS Holiday Party 2017

ALDONYS Holiday Party - Thursday, December 7th, 2017
 Legends NYC
 6 West 33rd St.
 New York, NY 10001
 Cost $55.00
 Time 5:30 pm to 9 pm
RSVP Julie O’Brien - Board Member 
Julie O’Brien:      


ALDONYS at Annual SPI Dinner on 9/28/17


Gil Alba will be passing the torch to the New ALDONYS President Daniel Sepulveda.  Do not miss this event . . . Meet Dan, your new president. On Thursday February 23th, 2017, the swearing in of the incoming President Daniel Sepulvida & new Board members will take place. This is the meeting to attend. You will be networking with some of the finest professionals in the industry, whether it is private investigators or security specialist.

O’Reilly s Bar + Kitchen

21 W 35th St New York, NY 10001 b/t Avenue Of The Americas & 5th Ave

Date: February 23, 2017

Board Meeting 4:00 -5:30 Meet & Greet 5:30 - 6:00 Dinner (Buffet) 6:00 - 8:00 Swearing in New President and New Board Members Cost $60.00 per person

Open Bar 5:30 to 6:30 pm

New York Regional Directors Julie O’Brien and Steven Rambam will be hosting the event and making everyone feel comfortable. Please RSVP if you are attending, whether you paid by check, PayPal or paying at the door.

Head count required. Contact: Julie O´Brien: Steven Rambam:




P.I. Boot Camp
(Avoiding License Suspensions or Revocation,
False Complaints and Operational Errors)
The New Yorker Wyndham Hotel,

New York, New York


ALDONYS SEMINAR 11/6/2015 @ John Jay College

Join top industry experts as they present hot topics and ”How

To Do’s” that will help you grow and improve your business:

• Recent trends in the security industry and how to market your

business to secure contracts

• Fraud prevention in the construction industry

• Digital protection for Investigative personnel

• Legal Photography for Plaintiff investigations

• Accident Reconstruction and Investigators

• Fraud Prevention and Marketing for Security Professionals

• Customs and Border Protection

• Legislative Issues for the investigative/Security industry

LOCATION: John Jay College of Criminal Justice

524 W 59th Street, New York, NY 10019

8am - 4pm

Cost: $75.00 Before 10/15/2015, $100.00 after 10/15/2015

Special promotion: Join ALDONYS prior to 10/31/2015 to receive a $50.00 seminar discount

* Limited seating available




* Seminar is open to members and non-members of ALDONYS

Click here to register and pay online 

$75.00 Before 10/15/2015$100.00 after 10/15/2015

(PayPal fees apply)



Take a look at: An ALDONYS member has a novel coming out in 2016.  The book is a work of fiction based on a number of real life events from the life of the author, John Cutter and his writing partner’s life, Bob Nivakoff, former chief of Stamford PD. It is available on Amazon for pre-order, with a release date of March 1, 2016.


A well attended and very successful ALDONYS meeting took place at Jack’s Oyster House in Albany, NY on September 17, 2015

The dynamic speakers were:
Mary Lyall and Michael P. McDermott.  
*Mary Lyall’s 19 year-old daughter Suzanne disappeared in Albany in 1998 and has never been found. Mary describes her journey to inspire others.

*Michael P. McDermott, Esq. was the former Albany Chief Assistant DA and is now a criminal defense attorney with O’Connell & Aronowitz.  
Mike discussed in detail his high profile murder assault case he prosecuted . . . The famous brutal case of the: ax-murder 

President Gil Alba and Regional Director Kevin Connolly presented 
Mary Lyall with an ALDONYS plaque.
Mary Lyall, President Gil Alba and Regional Board member Kevin Connolly.


Gil Alba has been involved with missing person cases and has been attending missing persons day in Albany for "The Center of Hope," for several years - speaking with many families of missing persons.  

Ironically, Kevin Connolly at the time of the disappearance, was a member of the Albany Police Department, actually was a diver and had searched for Suzanne’s body in the frigid waters.

 Michael P. McDermott was also presented with an ALDONYS plaque.
   Mike McDermott, President Gil Alba, former President Theresa Balfe who 
   introduced Mr. McDermott and Attorney for O’Connell & Aronowitz

ALDONYS Board Meeting was well attended. Several topics were discussed:
From improving membership, financial matters to training seminars in 
upstate NY and in New York City.

Gil Alba, Lou Zaneri and Dan Sepulveda, all former NYPD members discuss the captivating case of the killer Christopher Porco and the
very sad tale of Mary Lyall
not only losing her husband recently but also of her missing daughter, Suzanne.

The ALDONYS meeting in Albany was extremely successful with attendees
from various parts of New York State.

The Presenters:  Mary Lyall and Mike McDermott
Mary and Doug Lyall are the parents of Suzanne, who was last seen Monday, March 2, 1998 at 9:45 p.m. exiting a CDTA bus at Collins Circle on the University at Albany Uptown Campus. Suzanne was a sophomore at the University of Albany.  She was never found.

Mary Lyall, began speaking publicly in 2003.  The Lyalls successfully battled for legislation and started a Center for Hope for families facing similar grief.  President George Bush signed "Suzanne’s Law," requiring police to notify the National Crime Information Center when someone between 18 and 21 is reported missing. Police previously had been only required to report missing persons under the age of 18. 

Michael P. McDermott shared with us his incredible detailed prosecution of the famous 
brutal ax murder of a well respected court official and the horrendous assault of his wife  Peter and Joan Porco, in their suburban home in an Bethlehem, NY in 2004.   Initially Joan was so injured she couldn’t speak, but indicated to investigators through nods that the assailant was her son Christopher.  Subsequently her memory failed and she has no recollection of the incident or interaction with the investigators.   With no witness or  crime scene evidence to tie Christopher to the incident, investigators used toll records, area video and other items to make the case. Christopher Porco was found guilty of second degree murder and attempted murder. He was sentenced to 50 years to life. 

The intriguing story and how Michael P. McDermott obtained his conviction was fascinating with a great deal of questions asked by the professional investigators in attendance.
Thank you for those that attended and looking forward to seeing more members at our next event.
Future Events
ALDONYS is having a banner year with many exciting events.
Our membership has increased and we are looking to continue the 
growth in our association.
Please join us for the seminar as well as the Holiday Party
November 6th, 2015 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W 59th St, 
New York, NY 10019
Speakers and Cost: Available
ALDONYS - Joint Holiday Party with 
The Society of Professional Investigators (SPI)
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Legends Restaurant
6 W 33rd St, 
New York, NY 10001
The cost $55 per person

President’s Message
This is your organization . . . get involved

Join ALDONYS Today
Congratulations ALDONYS
ALDONYS is the only state organization that represents all licensed Private Investigators and Watch Guards in New York State and has legal counsel in Albany. 
ALDONYS sponsored Private Investigators Bill, is now law, increasing the penalty for unlicensed operation as a private investigator to a  
A misdemeanor and specifically directs enforcement to the Attorney General and all local District Attorneys.
The Governor signed the bill into law
[Chapter 115 of the laws of 2015], on
August 13th, 2015
The passing of the P.I. bill demonstrates the power that the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State has in Albany to be able to initiate a bill, follow it through and get it signed into law by the Governor.
ALDONYS has now sponsored and passed major legislative measures on both the P.I. and Security Guard side of our industry when the Security Guard Act was made into law.
The Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State (ALDONYS) brings together security professionals who hold NYS Private Investigator licenses and NYS Watch Guard Licenses, working in the investigations and Security Services fields.

Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State
PO Box 13684
Albany, NY 12212

Toll Free: 800-417-0710 
Gil Alba
President of Aldonys 
Alba Investigations Inc.
914 646 1302

Visit: The World Trade Center Memorial & Museum, April 7th 5:00 pm

Dear ALDONYS Members:

New Agenda . . . Visit to  the World Trade Center Memorial & Museum.

ALDONYS had an exceptional turnout for the swearing in of the President on February 5th, 2015 at the Old Castle Pub & Restaurant on 54th St.

On March 20, 2015, the Person of the Year Awards Dinner at the Water’s Edge Restaurant in Queens was sold out and the event was outstanding.

Agenda: Tuesday, April 7th 2015       5:00 pm  
VISIT: The World Trade Center Memorial and Museum: -  Museum Video

Tuesday, April 7, 2015   5:00 pm
Joint Venture with ALDONYS/SPI 

Gil Alba’s friend Paul Vorbeck, former NYPD  and the Head of the World Trade Center Memorial & Museum has advised that he will personally, "Meet & Greet" ALDONYS & SPI members at the 911 Memorial & Museum.

A tour will be provided and we will be on our own at the museum.

There is no limit as to guest, however the memorial requests the number of people attending. Therefore, please make your plans and let me know who is attending.

There is also no cost to attend the event.

The group can meet prior to the tour
Meeting: April 7th, 2015   4:00 pm
O'Hara's Restaurant and Pub  -
120 Cedar St. (Corner of Cedar and Greenwich Streets)
New York, NY
It's the closest place to the Museum.

Here's a link to a page with a good map and info regarding parking-

Thank you, any questions please feel free to call or email me

Gil Alba
President of ALDONYS
Alba Investigations Inc.
914 646 1302

Journal from the 2014 Person of the Year Dinner - March 20, 2015
The journal from the March 20, 2015 Person of the Year Dinner is now available online.  

Click here to view the journal.
WHEN:  Friday, March 20, 2015
TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: Water’s Edge Restaurant, Long Island City, NY