February 6, 2018

DEA Meeting: Guest Speaker, Dick Davis, Texas Discovery Gardens

Guest Speaker, Dick Davis,

Texas Discovery Gardens

Michael Bosco introduced our guest speaker, Dick Davis.  Michael was fortunate to be part of the team that hired Dick as the Executive Director for the Texas Discovery Gardens.  Prior to that, Dick worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation where he raised $35 million and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.  He has been a professor at 2 different universities and worked for many non-profits.

Dick said that Michael is the board chairman every non-profit wishes it had!  People like you are the kind of people who need to be on non-profit boards!  Ask yourselves: “when you are not at work, what is your passion?”  There is probably a non-profit close by that could use your expertise and passion.

Dick has two degrees in journalism and has been the Executive Director for 7 different non-profits.  Social entrepreneur-ism is what Dick does:  relationship business, working together, whatever the cause.

Texas Discovery Gardens has been at Fair Park for 77 years!  Their mission is to help children and adults discover and learn how to sustain the natural world!  Their vision is for every visitor to leave with the knowledge and desire to emulate their sustainable practices at home.  They bring kids from urban environments, under-served communities, and introduce them to nature.

Texas Discovery Gardens has 7.5 acres of native gardens containing the state’s largest indoor, tropical butterfly house, Discovery Gallery, Snakes of Texas Exhibit, Natural Learning Center, Honeybee Tree, and Life in the Garden exhibit.  Their annual reach includes…

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DEA Meeting: Remarkable Painting

President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,605 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $39,155 and Money Spent is $39,569!

Thanks to Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance, for a great presentation last week!

Thanks to all of the Past Presidents who attended the luncheon last week!  We had 20 people in attendance!


Good News Stories!

Michael Bosco, Safe Haven Pest Control:  we took our whole crew on a cruise and got back safely!  It was a great success and the world didn't fall apart by us closing the doors for a week!

Check in on Facebook!  And, sign up on MeetUp!


30-Second Commercials!

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  I speak in many churches and would be honored to have the opportunity to speak with your church staff about speaking there.

Ron Schulz, Supreme Lending, and Dr. Paul Chafetz:  we are going to start a DEA book club, reading one book a month!  Let Dr. Paul know if you are interested!

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering:  we still have a couple of spots open for our Valentine dinner, delivered with a complementary bottle of wine!


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our visitors:

• Cole Allmon with Spectrum VOIP, callmon@spectrumvoip.com, guest of Mike Moore

• Brad McClain with Silverado Roofing (commercial), brad@silverado-roof.com, guest of Mariann Montgomery

• Sonia Cerezo with Cerezo Coaching, sonia@soniacareercoach.com, guest from Meet Up.

• Austin Owens with Cornerstone Chem-Dry, amowens17@yahoo.com, guest of Randy Herman.


Congratulations to those celebrating their anniversary with DEA this month:

• Call-Hold Marketing! – 11 years!

• Cornerstone Chem-Dry – 17 years!

• Pilot’s Building Maintenance – 10 years!

• Safe Haven Pest Control – 13 years!

• TeksInc – 3 years!

• Your Web Guys.Net – 2 years!


Happy Birthday to those celebrating birthdays this week:

• 7th – Heather Wood (Staff One HR)

• 8th – Leslie Robins (Remarkable Affairs Catering)

• 10th – Adam Roten (A-Star Heating & Air)


Board Report

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering, presented the Board Report for the week of January 30, 2018, which advised there was a total of 36 present with 1 guest recording:

• 25 “A” leads

• 30 “B” leads

• 27 “C” leads

• 8 One-on-one's 

• 25 leads received

• $23,175 results

• $14,128 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was Keller Williams Commercial.  The Big Spender was TeksIncThe Big "A" Lead Giver: CNC Homecare.  The Big "B" Lead Givers: Guaranteed Express Courier, Remarkable Painting.  The Big "C" Lead Givers: Moore InsuranceKeller Williams Residential.



Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance, held a drawing for a Valentine's Day Dinner from Remarkable Affairs Catering.  It was won by Erika Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry!

The $30.00 raffle drawing was won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance!


• February 7, Board Meeting

• February 13, Remarkable Painting

• February 20, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA

• February 27, Here's the Deal!

• March 6, Guest Speaker, Gary De Rodriguez: "How to build High Performing Teams"


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