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Meeting Agenda For February 2018

January 23 - Restaurant Dining at Sizzler

Sizzler

7131 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
½ block south of Sherman Way

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Hope to see you there. We gather at the rear of the room so we can enjoy eating together. Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

From 4:00 to 8:00 our meals will apply toward fund raising. Be sure to bring our flyer or show it on your phone or other device to the cashier. They are generous with their donations from these fund-raising meals and have always sent a check for our share very promptly. Can you tell me an easier way to earn funds to support TUGNET? Please try hard to participate.

They are good about having us sit together and the waitress marks all our orders as "TUGNET." Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3 of the monthly newsletter. He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers who otherwise wouldn’t be there!

February 5 - Planning for the New Tax Act

How the New Tax Act will affect each of us has been uppermost on our minds, especially as the time nears for filing 2017 taxes. It’s time to get some information from a person who is familiar with the facts and will listen to our questions.

A talk will be given by Leo Salazar on the many consequences for everyone’s tax planning by the new tax act recently passed by Congress and the President.

Though there is still uncertainty about the Act’s consequences, and though most of their first effects will be on the following year’s (2018) tax returns, it’s not too early for an overview of the Act’s broad outlines to help with decisions that can be made now.

Leo hopes his presentation will help in this task. Come ask your questions and put your mind at ease as much as possible.

February 13 - Board Meeting

The second Tuesday of each month is our TUGNET board meeting. In case you aren’t aware of it, our board meetings are open to all members. So if there is something on your mind, an idea you’d like to introduce, or a gripe (gosh, I hope not), you are welcome to come share it with us.

We meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m., meeting begins at 7:00, in the conference room of the Horseless Carriage Restaurant, Galpin Ford, 15505 Roscoe Blvd., North Hills.

February 20 - 3D Printing

While 3D printing was thought, in the past, as being of short-term use and more or less a gimmick, time has instead shown that it is far more than that. Changes in 3D printing technology over time, particularly since we last saw it, involves many more materials and is being adopted by various industries.

3D printing has entered the world of clothing, with fashion designers experimenting with 3D-printed bikinis, shoes, and dresses. In commercial production, Nike is using 3D printing to prototype and manufacture the 2012 Vapor Laser Talon football shoe for players of American football, and New Balance is 3D manufacturing custom-fit shoes for athletes.

It is beginning to transform the automotive industry, do-it-yourself firearms, anatomical modeling for bony reconstructive surgery with patient-matched implants and, of course, artistic applications for the hobbyists and enthusiasts, to site a few examples.

Charlie Ducat is a 3D printing enthusiast and will be bringing his 3-D printer to our meeting for this evening’s presentation. He will be producing some interesting items before our eyes and bring additional samples for us to examine. He hinted there even may be some for our use.

What a great meeting this will be! Better not stay home!

January 23 - Restaurant Dining at California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen
9301 Tampa Ave
Northridge

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Most get there between 5:30 & 6 p.m. Hope to see you there.

You will find us at the California Pizza Kitchen in Northridge where the menu has a great variety and the serving staff works hard to please us. Their menu is such that regardless of your diet limitations, you can find an item that fits your plan and is pleasing as well. As you know, most of us arrive around 5:30 - 6:00 for dinner where we can sit together and enjoy visiting with each other.

Remember, this is the easiest way to help TUGNET’s financial needs since 20% percent of your meal total will be returned to us. So please plan to eat out!

From 4:00 to 8:00 our meals will apply toward fund raising. Be sure to bring our flyer or show it on your phone or other device to the cashier. They are generous with their donations from these fund-raising meals and have always sent a check for our share very promptly. Can you tell me an easier way to earn funds to support TUGNET? Please try hard to participate.

They are good about having us sit together and the waitress marks all our orders as "TUGNET." Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

If you have a favorite restaurant you’d like to have included in these plans, let Jefferson Kent know about it. His contact info is on page 3 of the monthly newsletter. He is happy to work with any location which welcomes groups. By the way, it is surprising how many restaurants are glad to participate in this sharing program. After all, this brings them customers who otherwise wouldn’t be there!

 


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