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Meeting Agenda For January 2017

January 3 - California Crimefight

Did you know that people who attend crime awareness seminars are 75% less likely to be the victim of a violent crime?

Byron Walls has been speaking on the subject of crime safety since 1980 when he went to work for Citizens Against Crime in Nashville, TN. From 1984 to 1996 Byron was Regional Director of CAC in Portland and Seattle where he and his consultants spoke to over 20,000 people a year on this important subject. In 1994, Citizens Against Crime (with speakers in over 40 cities) chose Byron as National Speaker of the Year.

In 1996 Byron moved to Los Angeles and started California Crimefight. Byron’s skills developed from twenty years as a professional comedian, actor and singer are abundantly clear when you hear him speak.

His experience as an entertainer combined with his love of teaching (his father was a college professor and Byron has a Masters Degree in Communications from San Francisco State) has resulted in the creation of a charismatic, powerful speaker who generates rave reviews wherever he goes.

We welcome him to start off the new year, using humor to help to keep us safe!

January 10 - Board Meeting

You’ll notice on the monthly calendar that the Board Meeting has been moved to the second Tuesday. But we haven’t lost our dining get-togethers, plan on the fourth Tuesdays this year.

January 17 - Pot Luck, Annual Report, Election for Board of Director Positions for 2017

This is our Winter Pot Luck which I know everyone looks forward to and enjoys as we feast on the many dishes brought in by our members. Please remember that if you are unable to bring a dish to serve 8 to 10 hungry Tugnetters, please contribute $10 so we can add additional food to the table as needed. We do want to have plenty for everyone! By the way, spouses are invited.

After our scrumptious meal is devoured, we will have our official annual meeting as required by our 501.c.3 status. The candidates will be introduced with the 2017 election following.

We’ll then have the required “State of TUGNET” report from our Treasurer which I’m sure you will find quite interesting – certainly more so than some of those other “State of” reports that come your way! At this time it is my pleasure to recognize our volunteers. It’s also your chance to say “Thank you” to these members who have worked hard to keep our club functioning for all of us.


There is a presentation in the planning stages which I’m sure you will enjoy. Details will be announced later.

I certainly hope you will do your best to attend. See you there!

January 24 - Dining Event

The exact location will be announced soon so put the date on your calendar and plan to join your TUGNET friends for a lovely evening of conversation and, of course, eating.

Jeff Kent did a great job setting up our dining events last year at the several restaurants we visited. He is trying to get the locations calendered as far in advance as possible this year which will help everyone to participate. It takes him a number of visits for each meal to confirm the dates and we most certainly appreciate his efforts. The restaurants involved donate 15-20% of the meal checks back to us.

The funds generated, while not great individually, have helped our treasury as Deuk will explain at the January 17 meeting. The restaurants hope to welcome us in larger numbers this year so do try to attend.

Thanks to all who have supported our dining events through the year, it has helped our treasury while you had a pleasant time and filled your tummies. We will continue to keep you informed of the schedule of restaurants in the new year.

Please note: Dining events will be planned for the fourth Tuesday from January on. That will accommodate the board of directors meeting changing to the second Tuesday each month.

Look forward to seeing you. Remember to invite friends and family to come as well. Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

There is no easier way that I know of to help our treasury, assuming that we have good participation. If you can invite someone to come with you - or meet you there, wouldn’t that be grand? If we could garner a check for at least $100 each time we have a dining event, with two events we’d have one night of our meeting room rent covered. Now tell me, what’s better than that?

If you don’t have a flyer, contact Jeff Kent at jeffersonskent@gmail.com to get one.

It is important to have a copy of the appropriate flyer for these occasions. It is always available, even if you are not’t able to get to a meeting to pick it up. Please ask for it, either by e-mail or a phone call. The e-mail addresses and phone numbers of board members are on page 2 of the newsletter, so take advantage of that and ask for a flyer when you think you’ll be able to join us.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3. He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers who otherwise wouldn’t be there!

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