April 24, 2018

DEA Meeting: Take Time to Travel

Maude Cejudo introduced Bobby Cave with Take Time to Travel.  She asked us all to think about our most memorable vacation.  Maude's was a family vacation Bobby planned 4 years ago.  They are going again to the same place because everyone had such a great time.  If you are travelling out of the country, be sure to get medical insurance; if you are travelling in a group, be sure to get trip insurance; Bobby can take care of it all!  Bobby and Teresa have been married 52 years, have 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and love to travel!

Bobby and Teresa have officially been doing travel for 27 years!  If you have questions about travel, even if you are arranging the trip yourself, please ask!  They will do travel anywhere, from a full-blown package to just part of a trip.  Bobby opened the meeting up for questions about travel.

Brad Swann asked about a train trip out West for 4 or 5 days.  Bobby said most train trips in the US are not direct and are not an efficient mode of travel.  Canada has a train that goes from one side to the other.  If you are travelling overnight, get a cabin with a bed.

Dr. Paul Chafetz asked about being a passenger on a commercial container ship.  Bobby said some lines will take on 5-10 people, but most will want you to do some work.  There are some sailing ships that will put you to work.  They are happy to research any trip you are considering..…

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DEA Meeting: Alamo Title

Next Tuesday morning:

 Alamo Title

Yes, May 1st will be full and fun!  Start the morning hearing about one of our new members:  Alamo Title!  Then, join us in the late afternoon for a blast at the 5-Stand Shoot!

5 Stand Shooting Event

5 Stand Shoot and BBQ May 1st!

Come join us to shoot clays, eat delicious BBQ and have a great time from 3:30-6pm on May 1st at Elm Fork Shooting Sports!  We WILL have a morning meeting that week so be sure to plan your calendar accordingly!  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.

If you signed up for the original shoot, you are still on our list!  If you didn't sign up before but would like to join us, email Dianna to let us know if you would like to come and if you are bringing guest(s)!

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First Meeting of B2B Group!

First Meeting of B2B Group!

The first meeting of the B2B group is May 8th for lunch at noon at Brian Eltis' office.  The group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  The purpose of the group is encouraging leads.  They will emphasize generating leads for 2-3 companies each month. They will also focus on 1-on-1's.  Be sure to RSVP to Brian so they have enough chairs and lunches!  Boxed lunches are $15 each; bring correct change or a check.  The address for Complete Supply is 1624 W. Crosby, Unit 144, Carrollton, TX 75006. 

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President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,615 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $418,819 and Money Spent is $219,684!


Good News Stories!

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  Medicare has kicked in with his recent birthday!



Happy birthday to:

• 24th - Tessa Bache-Wiig (Alamo Title)

• 28th - Denise Koval (Art That Grows)


1st Quarter Congratulations!

To Members with 100% Attendance at Morning Meetings:

• Art That Grows

• Dr. Paul Chafetz

• Frost Bank

• Remarkable Painting

To Members with 100% Attendance at Book signings:

• Audio Video Innovations

• Biggers Law Firm

• D. Galen Graphics

• Halo Branded Solutions

• Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management

To Members with 100% Attendance at both morning meetings and Book signings:

• Alamo Title

• Call-Hold Marketing!

• Julie Grant Interiors

• Maude Cejudo

• Murphy Business Solutions

• Pilot's Building Maintenance

• TEKS Inc.


Austin Owens, Cornerstone Chem-Dry, has graciously offered to help those of us struggling with the "posting", "liking", "checking in", and finding where it is really "@"!  He will be available right after the 1st and last meetings of each month, or by scheduled appointment.  If you would like to sign up to be in one of his groups, email Austin or Dianna.

Austin's contact information is on the DEA website!


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our guest today:

• Michelle Spangler with Infused Oils & Vinegars, chefmichelle@infusedoilsandvinegars.com, guest of Maude Cejudo.


New Category:

Office Furniture

Preferred Business Solutions now has the category of Office Furniture!  We will enjoy hearing more from Cynthia Oliver soon about the great services she provides in this category!


Welcome Anti-Social Media!

Please join us in welcoming one of the Dallas Executive Association's newest members, Anti-Social Media, represented by Alan Robinson!



Welcome Atomic Design and Consulting!

Please join us in welcoming one of the Dallas Executive Association's newest members, Atomic Design and Consulting, represented by Jeremy Bermender!


Book Club #2: Originals by Adam Grant!

The Book Club had so much fun with our first book, we are moving on!  Our second book will be Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.  This #1 New York Times bestseller examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B.

We will meet to discuss the book June 18th at 6:30pm.  Join us!

DEA Golf Outing

Golf Outing

Join us at Cowboy's Golf Club on June 26th for a 1:30 shot-gun start!  For golfers, the fees include lunch, dinner and a great afternoon of golfing in between!  Prizes and raffle drawings at dinner!  Register today, just reply to this email!  

Golfers:  $135.00 (if registered before 5/15) 
              $145.00 (registered after 5/15) 
Hole Sponsor – $150.00
Lunch only – $37.50
Dinner only – $37.50
Lunch & Dinner – $62.50


Nominating Committee Announced!

The Nominating Committee for the next 6 month term of the Board of Directors is:  Barbara Scribner, Mariann Montgomery, Jennifer Blakeney, Mike Moore and Marcello Guercini.

If you would like to be nominated to serve, make a recommendation of someone else to serve on the Board, or give other input to the committee, please do so!  The committee will meet May 8th, so don't delay!  The nominees for the Board election will be announced May 22nd.


Get on the Calendar!

We are scheduling presentations for the summer, starting June 5th!  Don't let your best date get away!


2018 IEA Conference

The 2018 IEA Conference is in Charlotte, NC, September 26-28, 2018.  If you are interested, more information is available in their video!


Board Report

Edgar Esparza, A-Star Heating and Air, presented the Board report for April 17h, indicating there was a total of 38 present with 4 guest recording:

• 24 “A” leads

• 22 “B” leads

• 33 “C” leads

• 10 One-on-One’s 

• 21 Leads Received

• $16,510 results

• $11,360 spent with members

The Big Results-getter was Supreme Lending.  The Big Spender was Pilot's Building Maintenance.  The Big “A” Lead giver: Dr. Janell Kenny.  The Big "B" Lead givers:  Biggers Law Firm, Complete SupplyMerrill Lynch Global Wealth ManagementPilot's Building Maintenance.  The Big "C" Lead givers:  TEKS Inc., Dr. Janell KennySewell Cadillac.



The $40.00 raffle drawing was won by Vinnie Kiedrowski, Guaranteed Express Courier!



• April 27, New Member Orientation, 11:30am

• May 1, Alamo Title

• May 1, 5 Stand Shoot

• May 2, Board Meeting, noon

• May 8, Peopleistic

• May 8, B2B Group, noon at Complete Supply


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

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018