April 9, 2019


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DEA Meeting: Dr. Paul Chafetz, PhD

Chris Clausen, CNC Home Care introduced Dr. Paul Chafetz.  Chris has known Dr. Paul, psychologist, for 28 years and describes him as a great man who is compassionate, empathetic, and an active listener who is involved in so many things!  He has listened to needs in the community and helped development programs to meet those needs.  The majority of services Dr. Paul provides, everyone can use at some time in their life.  He is an easy referral!

Dr. Paul Chafetz said he loves being a psychologist, but it’s not easy - everyone feels this compulsion to tell him their latest psychology jokes – that are not funny at all!  For instance, the other day a friend insisted on telling him the following joke.  There was a psychologist with a very busy practice and one day as he was swamped with patients, his receptionist buzzed him and said, “Doctor there is a man here with an emergency, and he wants an appointment with you right away because he thinks that he is invisible.” The psychologist says, “Tell him I can’t see him right now.”  See…the jokes are not funny!!

Dr. Paul received his Bachelors in Psychology from Brown University, his PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Florida; he then did a one year internship at Duke University Medical Center in Clinical and Health Psychology and finished with a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at T.R.I.M.S in the Houston Medical Center.  He opened his private practice for clinical psychology when he arrived in Dallas in 1982, working part-time until 2003 when it became full-time.  Along the way he taught psychology at Texas Women’s University for 1.5 years and taught as an associate professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for 19 years.

One secret that psychologists know is that life is hard!  There are many scrapes and scratches along the way. Just like an old baseball, your hide gets worn and your stitches become torn in life.  It is his belief that life’s struggles and dilemma’s give us so much opportunity to learn.  We learn from living and grow from learning.  Whatever adjustment life is asking us to make, our job is to grow into our challenges.  This is normal psychological human development…and it’s his job to help people do just that!

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Join Dr. Paul Chafetz for his Open House / Booksigning

Thursday, April 11


10310 W. Technology Blvd.

Dallas, TX  75220

6:30pm - Doors Open

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Dance Lessons

Map Available...


CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions

will be giving the presentation!

They will have an Open House / Booksigning at their office

Thursday, April 18

11:00am - 1:00pm


President Michael Bosco welcomed everyone to meeting #4,657 of the DEA, celebrating 84 years!

Results reported to date for 2019 are $251,968 and Money Spent is $287,565

Thanks to Darren Gardner, Simpatico for a great presentation and Open House last week! 


Good News Stories!

Michelle Spangler, Infused Oils & Vinegars has 4 tickets to tonight's Dallas Mavericks game!  Her two children are flying in to join them for Dirk's last game!


30-Second Commercials!

Jeremy Bermender, Atomic Design & Consulting is looking to take on new website projects, if you know anyone looking to update their websites he would love to speak with them!

Erika Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry we are now doing wood floor cleaning!  You will start to see new advertising coming out for this!


We had no guests today, make sure to bring guests to our next meeting!


The category of Social Media Marketing is now open, vacated by Bottom Dogs.

If you know anyone in this category, invite them to visit the DEA!


April 9: Jeremy Bermender (Atomic Design & Consulting)


Golf Tournament: May 15th!

Sign Up Today!

at Cowboy's Golf Club

1:30 Shot-gun Start

6:00 Dinner, Raffle & Awards

Golfers: $150 (registered before 4/15); $160 (registered on/after 4/15) - includes lunch & dinner

Foursome: $575 (registered before 4/15); $600 (registered on/after 4/15) - includes lunch & dinner

Hole Sponsor – $150.00; Lunch only – $37.50; Dinner only – $37.50; Lunch & Dinner – $65.00

Yes, it is a Wednesday!  Get your foursome's lined up and sign up today!  Start planning donations for raffle items! 

This is a great opportunity to bring clients and business associates!


Thank you to our


Audio Video Innovations

CNC Home Care

Cornerstone Chem-Dry

Dr. Maude Cejudo

Frost Bank

SafeHaven Pest Control


Supreme Lending


Next Book Club - Monday, May 13

Don't they look like they had so much fun! Yes, the books are interesting, but the discussion at the Book Club is the best part!  Even if you don't finish the book, join us for the lively conversation on May 13th!  We will meet at Dr. Paul's home (12508 Renoir Lane, Dallas).  Don't miss out!

The next book is : Forgotten Continent: A History of the New Latin American by Michael Reid


Board Report

Jeremy Bermender, Atomic Design & Consulting, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 35 present with 4 guests.  7 one-on-one's were reported.  Our website had 133 users, 112 new users, and 150 sessions.  Members reported giving a total of 27 A leads, 18 B leads, 24 C leads and receiving 24 leads.

Members reported receiving $10,265 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was Dr. Janell Kenny.  Members reported spending $9,395 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was Simpatico.

The Big "A" Lead giver was CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions.  The Big "B" Lead givers was Dr. Janell Kenny.


Quarterly Report

Darren Gardner, Simpatico shared the results from the Quarterly Report for the past quarter:

Congratulations to those with 100% attendance at meetings:

• Alamo Title

• CNC Home Care

• Julie Grant Interiors

• Moore Insurance Agency

• Murphy Business Sales

• SafeHaven Pest Control

• Schooley Mitchell

Congratulations to those with 100% attendance at Booksignings:

• Call Hold Marketing

• CNC Home Care

• Cornerstone Chem-Dry

• D Galen Graphics

• Guaranteed Express Courier Service

• Julie Grant Interiors

• SafeHaven Pest Control

• Schooley Mitchell

Congratulations to those with 100% attendance at meetins and Booksignings:

• CNC Home Care

• Julie Grant Interiors

• SafeHaven Pest Control

• Schooley Mitchell



The $20.00 raffle drawing was won by Darren Gardner, Simpatico



• April 11, Dr. Paul Chafetz Booksigning/Social at Cowboys Red River

• April 16, CopyNet

• April 18, CopyNet Open House / Booksigning

• April 23, A-Star Heating & Air

• April 30, Mike Moore Insurance


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

Celebrating Our 84th Anniversary 1935 - 2019