July 31, 2018

DEA Meeting: d.galen graphics

Maude Cejudo introduced Darryl Galen with d.galen graphics.  Darryl is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but came to Dallas in 1980.  His wife is Lyndette.  His daughter, Shay, will start at SMU this fall.  Their dog, Oreo, rounds out their family.  Darryl presents a debonair, 007-look, and is always impeccably dressed.  But Darryl is an outdoors person who loves fishing, snow skiing and cooking!  He is a gourmet chef who makes fantastic, artistic chocolate!  His bourbon moonshine is "to die for!".

Darryl showed us pictures of his family.  His daughter, Shay danced with the Colorado ballet and then the Texas Ballet Theater.  She has recently taken 6 months off and is now starting at SMU, majoring in fashion media and dance!  Oreo will be turning 16, but is still an energetic little rascal!  Darryl also showed us some fabulous pictures of lots of fish he has caught!

Coming together is the beginning, thinking together is progress and working together is success!

At d. galen graphics, they are marketing and branding experts!  They can design cool ad graphics to sell your products, services, or both.  They can help you expand your brand with effective marketing plans, creative ad graphics and promotional products that will get you noticed so you can grow your business and make more money.  Darryl showed us several of the logos and marketing campaigns he developed for companies.  One of them was a 3-D, custom billboard for Presbyterian Hospital of Plano, built by the same company that builds the Chick-fil-A cows.

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d.galen graphics Open House/Booksigning

d.galen graphics Open House/Booksigning

Join us for d.galen graphic's Open House/Booksigning on August 2nd from 5-8pm at Darryl's home at 6105 Westerley Dr, Plano.  There will be great food, drinks, and good opportunity for fun and networking!  Some of the featured items are: cheeses and meats Darryl smoked early Saturday morning and moonshine Bourbon that is reportedly very smooth!

Darryl's home is conveniently located off of Parker and the Dallas North Tollway.  Drive north on the Dallas North Tollway.  Exit Parker Road, turn left onto Parker Road going west.  1st traffic light, turn right onto Communications Parkway.  turn left onto Westerley Drive (1st street on the left). 2nd house on the right is 6105 Westerley Drive.

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DEA Meeting: Peopleistic - Unknown Public Speaking Skills!

Next week: Unknown Public Speaking Skills!

Gary de Rodriguez with Peopleistic will be sharing with us:  Unknown Public Speaking Skills!  Join us and learn new ways to step-up your game!


President Jennifer Blakeney welcomed everyone to meeting #4,626 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $613,488 and Money Spent is $436,197!

Thanks to Rob Eads, Call-Hold Marketing!, for a great presentation and a fun and entertaining Open House last week!


Good News Stories!

Dr. Paul Chafetz: his book came out one year ago and his private-pay business is up 35% year-over-year!

Cynthia Oliver, Preferred Business Solutions:  for her mother's birthday, Cynthia was able to introduce her to Danny Wright, a pianist!  Meeting him was on her mother's bucket list!


30-Second Commercials!

Darryl Galen, d.galen graphics: has a fabulous recipe he created from some of the great food he got from Michelle Spangler, Infused Vinegars and Oils -- check it out!  It is out of this world!

Denise Koval, Art That Grows:  Chinch bugs are still on the rise!  Denise has treated 3 lawns this week and 15 this season.  That is more than she has ever treated in one season!  So, it may not just be dryness if your lawn looks bad...check with Denise!


Happy Birthday to:

Gary de Rodriguez (Peopleistic), August 2nd

Jeff Halloran (Audio Video Innovations), August 6th


Follow up with your guests!

If you brought a guest a few (or many) months or weeks ago and we haven't seen them lately, follow up with them and invite them back!  We would love to see them!


Interested in a desk?

Or, a conference room table and chairs?

Yes, the DEA has some furniture we purchased for our former office space and we need to get it out of that space.  It is near LBJ and Hillcrest.  If you are interested, please let Dianna know.  There are a few more pictures she can send and we can arrange for you to see it, if you would like.

The desk is a 72" desk, 42" bridge, 65 or 66" return and hutch with doors. It includes 2 pedestals which are both box, box, file.  Yes, we got the precise terms from Cynthia Oliver!  They are a walnut laminate.  (Office chair not included). The conference room table is 14' x 4', is in two, u-shaped pieces and has about 16 chairs.  These measurements are approximate, but should be very close.

We would appreciate some money for the furniture, if possible, but you would need to arrange moving it out.


Thank you to all who came to the Past-President's Lunch!

It was great!


August Book Club:  Valley of Genius

For August, our book will be:  Valley of Genius:  The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley.  We will meet to discuss the book on August 13th at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.  Dr. Paul said it is a very entertaining read!!


B2B Group

Our next meeting of the B2B Group will be August 14 at Atomic Design and Consulting, 8105 Rasor Blvd., Plano, from noon - 1pm.


Wine Tasting Event

Watch for more information!


Board Report

Jack van Wunnik, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 30 present with no guests.  5 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 24 A leads, 25 B leads, 23 C leads and receiving 16 leads.

Big "B" Lead givers:  Guaranteed Express Courier
Big "C" Lead giver:  Moore Insurance, Sewell Cadillac, Remarkable Painting  

Members reported receiving $6,870 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was CNC Home Care.  Members reported spending $25,407 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was SafeHaven Pest Control.



The $30.00 raffle drawing was won by Rich Parker, Sewell Cadillac!


• August 2, d.galen Graphics Booksigning

• August 7, Peopleistic:  Unknown Public Speaking Skills!

• August 8, Board Meeting, 5:30pm

• August 13, Book Club, 6:30pm

• August 14, Ask A Pro

• August 14, B2B group at Atomic Design & Consulting, Noon

• August 21, Supreme Lending


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Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018