August 21, 2018

DEA Meeting: Supreme Lending

Dr. Paul Chafetz introduced Ron Schulz with Supreme Lending.  He wasn't sure what to say about Ron's intensity, energy, wisdom, intelligence, candor, reliability, generosity, and hard work for the DEA, so he simply asked us to welcome Ron Schulz!

Ron is with Supreme Lending and works in residential lending and can handle purchasing, refinancing, and cash-out's; he does anything that has to do with residential lending.  Today, he told us the story of how he ended up in the mortgage business and how he has set up his operation!

Ron worked from 1985 - 1997 on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and had the best time any 20-30 year old has ever had!  In 1997, he moved to Texas and ran a trading desk for Prudential Securities for 4 years.  He got tired of sitting at a desk, staring at monitors and traveled around the world for a year.

When Ron returned, he started working with a friend in the mortgage business.  Later, his friend decided to go work at a larger mortgage business and Ron went with him to meet the owner.  The owner was a very engaging person and gave Ron the fastest job interview ever.  He gave Ron 4 loans and told him to get to work.  Within a few days, Ron's friend decided to quit and go back to run his own business.  Ron stayed....

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Next DEA Meeting: Dr. Paul Chafetz

Join us next week as Dr. Paul Chafetz will be giving the presentation!


President Jennifer Blakeney welcomed everyone to meeting #4,629 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $656,448 and Money Spent is $500,824!

Thanks to Denise Koval, Art That Grows, for moderating a great "Ask The Pros" meeting last week!


Good News Stories!

Darren Gardner, TeksInc.:  Sunday there were 17 rentals of their airplane!  When it cools off, people rent and fly!  They may even be in the black soon!


30-Second Commercials!

Mike Moore, Moore Insurance Agency: we have a new line of insurance with Home Warranties!

Andrew Barker, Middle Market Advisory:  Andrew is a Fractional CFO and a guest.



No DEA Meeting September 4th!

Be sure to join us September 6th from 6-9pm for the Wine Tasting and then on September 11th as Gary de Rodriguez with Peopleistic presents:  The Structure of Charisma!


Tessa Bache-Wiig, Alamo Title, introduced our guests today:

• Andrew Barker with Middle Market Advisory LLC,, referred to us by Rick Baker, a former DEA member.

• Tony Kurtulan with Redline Networks,  He came through MeetUp.


Upcoming Books for the Book Club

For September 17th, our book will be: The Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert's Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke. 

For those who want to plan ahead, prefer to read slower, or just want more time to prepare, our October 29th book will be The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything by Paul Vigna.  On December 10th, we will discuss Superconnector: Stop Networking and Start Building Business Relationships that Matter by Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh.

We will meet to discuss each book at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.  We are having a great time!  Even if you don't get to finish the book, come join and discuss!


B2B Group

The B2B Group had a great meeting today at Atomic Design and Consulting!  The next meeting will be September 11th, from noon - 1pm at Complete Supply!.


Wine Tasting!

Join us for a great evening of fun, networking, and wine, September 6th from 6-9 pm at Times 10 Cellars in Lakewood.  We will be tasting 4 of their wines and choose a glass of wine.  After the wine tasting is done, Ron will bring in some Scalini's pizza and more wine will follow!  The cost is only $30 per person for the evening!  Simply email Dianna to sign up today!

Times 10 Cellars is located at 6324 Prospect Ave, Dallas, TX 75214.

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Board Report

Ashley Kinney, Your Web Guys, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 34 present with 2 guests.  6 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 23 A leads, 31 B leads, 27 C leads and receiving 27 leads.

Big "A" Lead giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny 
Big "B" Lead giver:  Dr. Janell Kenny

Members reported receiving $9,180 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was CNC Home Care.  Members reported spending $7,972 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Take Time To Travel.



The $33.00 raffle drawing was won by Steve Wilson, A-Star Plumbing!


• August 28, Dr. Paul Chafetz

• September 4, NO DEA Meeting!  Labor Day

• September 6, Wine Tasting 6-9pm

• September 11, Peopleistic:  The Structure of Charisma

• September 11, B2B Group, noon

• September 12, Board Meeting, 5:30pm

• September 17, Book Club, 6:30pm

• September 18, Preferred Business Solutions


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