6600 LBJ Freeway, Suite 140, Dallas, Texas 75240
Telephone: 214-528-1082; www.dallasexecutives.com
February 17, 2019

Celebrating Our 81st Anniversary 1935 - 2016

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Keller Williams

Keller Williams

Kevin Taylor introduced Barbara and Scott Scribner.  Kevin has known them their entire real estate career.  He is proud of the business they have built and who they are as individuals.  The Scribner’s are sincere and care about their clients.  The people he has referred to them felt like they were the Scribner's only  client, and received tremendous value!  They …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember, no DEA meeting November 22nd!

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DEA Meeting; Supreme Lending

Next Meeting: November 29th! 

Supreme Lending

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Christmas Party!

Christmas Party!

Our Christmas party will be at the Oak Highland’s Brewery on December 6th from 6:30-9:30pm.  There will be no morning meeting that day.  The cost of $100/member for 2 attendees includes unlimited beer, great BBQ, and games. Wine will be available, per your request!  If you would like to bring additional guests, the cost is $50 per person.  We are looking forward to a great time!  It looks like we are going to have a great turn-out!

Please let Dianna know if you need to change the final number of people who will be attending with your company!  Keep it simple:  just reply to this email with names or just a headcount!

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Welcome!

Darren Gardner, TEKS, Inc., introduced our newest member, Ben Dalton with TIG Real Estate Services, Inc., classification:  Commercial Real Estate.

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30-Second Commercial

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering:  there were no turkeys on the beach, but they would be happy to help with your Thanksgiving meal!  They can do the entree or sides or everything including staffing it!  If you prefer to wait, it will cost you more!

Dr. Bob Consor, Eye Doctor's Office:  You may have reached your deductible or have money left in your flex spending account.  This is a great time to take care of your eyes and save money!

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Membership Drive

Membership Drive:  to encourage members joining, we are cutting the membership fee in half through the end of the year! For new members joining through 2016, the membership fee is $250.00!

Invite guests who might be interested in the DEA!  This is a great time to join!

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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 December 6th, 2016.

Remarkable Looks Salon

Staci Mirau
4280 Lavon Dr., #280, Suite 56, Garland  75040
Classification:  Hair Salon
Sponsor: Mike Mirau

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Announcements from President Keith Horniman

 Welcome to meeting #4,555 of the DEA, in our 81st year! Results reported to date are $1,090,387 and Money Spent is $1,206,933!  

Special Thanks to Darryl Galen with d. galen graphics for a great presentation and a delicious Open House last week!

Jim Chandler, Remarkable Painting, will have his camera at the next couple of meetings to take member's photographs for the website.

Brad Swan with CopyNet Office Systems, is having back surgery November 23rd.  Please remember him and his family during this time!  He expects to be out 2-4 weeks.

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Tax Update!

Jack van Wunnik, Thomas O. Bailey, CPA: Most years, at the end of the year, Congress decides to make tax changes that extend existing rules or implement new rules.  In 2015, some of this was stopped; some things that were made permanent are:

• the American Opportunity Tax credit for education expenses

• the deduction for sales taxes in lieu of deducting state income taxes

• qualified charitable distributions for individuals over 70 1/2 from an IRA are excluded from income, up to $100,000 a year

• Section 179 expensing

However, one negative thing that changed in 2017: the Social Security wage base will increase from $118,500 to $127,200.

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Board Report

Darren Gardner, TEKS, Inc., presented the Board Report for the week of November 8, 2016, which advised there was a total of 37 members in attendance (with 2 guests) recording:

• 24 “A” leads

• 31 “B” leads

• 31 “C” leads  

• 19 leads received

• $10,487 results

• $9,674 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was CNC Home Care.  The Big Spender was Complete Mailing Partners.  The Big “B” Lead givers were Guaranteed Express.  The Big "C" Lead giver was Remarkable Painting.

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Raffle Drawing

The $40.00 raffle drawing was won by Darren Gardner, TEKS, Inc.  Congratulations!

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Welcome Visitors!

Cynthia Oliver introduced our guests:

• Staci Mirau, Remarkable Looks, guest of Mike Mirau

• Bud Terrell, My House Fitness, guest of Joy Simar

• Charles Musech, eEndorsements, guest of Joy Simar

• Michael Creamer, Robby Turner, and Brian Berg with Data Projection

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Dates to note!

• November 22, NO DEA Meeting:  Happy Thanksgiving!

• November 29, Supreme Lending

• November 29, Nominees Announced; ballots for Board of Directors mailed

• December 6, NO DEA Meeting; join us for the Christmas Party at Oak Highland's Brewery 6:30-9:30 PM!

• December 7, Board meeting, 5:30 PM

• December 12, Ballots due to DEA office

• December 13, Sewell Cadillac

• December 13, New Directors announced