February 27, 2018


Members-only Meeting!

We had a great "members only" meeting!  But we look forward to having visitors back next week!  For those members who missed the meeting, check with other members to see what you missed and ask Dianna for a copy of the handouts.

The DEA has some great opportunities to help us all with our businesses!  We all have great opportunities to help the DEA grow and help our businesses even more!

DEA Meeting: How to Build High Performing Teams with Gary De Rodriguez

Next Meeting: How to Build High Performing Teams

Our guest speaker, Gary De Rodriguez, CEO Peopleistic USA, will be giving the presentation on "How to Build High Performing Teams"!


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,608 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $85,185 and Money Spent is $86,954!

Thanks to Jack van Wunnik, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA, for a great presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows: I previously reported that my business grew 35% last year, but it actually grew 45%!  

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


What are your Social Media links?

We would like to link to your company when you are referenced in our Newsletter and other posts!  Dianna would also like to update your social media links on our website! 

To facilitate this, please send Dianna an email with either connections to your social media links or your handle for the various social media that you use!


There were no visitors today, since it was a "members-only" meeting.  We will look forward to having visitors next week!


5 Stand Shooting & BBQ March 27th

Come join us to shoot clays, eat delicious BBQ and have a great time from 3:30-6pm on March 27th at Elm Fork Shooting Sports!  We will NOT have a morning meeting that week so we will have time to make it out for this event.  This will be 5-Stand Shooting.  Michael Bosco’s brother will provide BBQ jalapeno poppers and chopped brisket sandwiches and we will have water bottles and soft drinks available.

We will have foam ear plugs available, but fee free to bring any additional hearing protection or protective eyewear you would like.

The cost for the event is $30/person for food and clays and you can bring or purchase (at the event) whatever ammo you want to shoot. 

Reply to this email to let Dianna know if you are coming and if you are bringing guest(s)!


Join us for the DEA Book Club!

Brand new, hot off the press!  The DEA is starting a Book Club!  Our first book is Extreme Ownership:  How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink.  Dr. Paul says, get the book (even available on Audible), read 3 chapters and then decide if you want to join the Book Club now or later!  We will pick a date about 2 months out to go to lunch and discuss the book!

As Mariann said, we are "Improving minds and attitudes by exploring the written word….."


Happy Birthday!

• 27th - Edgar Esparza, A-Star Heating & Air

• 28th - Bobby Cave, Take Time to Travel

• March 1st - Chris Clausen, CNC Home Care


Membership Proposal

The following firm has been approved for publication by the Board of Directors.  If you have an objection to this firm it must be submitted in writing to the DEA office no later than March 6, 2018.

Peopleistic LLC
Gary De Rodriguez
5080 Spectrum Dr., Addison, TX  75001
Classification:  Small Business Coaching/Consulting
Sponsor:  Michael Bosco


Board Report

In order to give more time for our meeting today, we are going to have 2 Board Reports next week!



The $46.00 raffle drawing was won by Kevin Taylor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management!



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

• March 7, Board Meeting

• March 13, Innovative Roofing

• March 15, Innovative Roofing Open House/ Booksigning

• March 20, New York Life

• March 27, NO Morning Meeting

• March 27, 5 Stand Shooting!  3:30-6pm


18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9317
Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018