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Meeting Agenda For October 2016

October 4 - Climbing Mount Everest with Bill Burke

Bill BurkeWe talk about and appreciate the many techie devices we use based on our activities. I’ll bet you haven’t thought about how the advances in technology may help in an activity beyond our abilities, like mountain climbing!

On May 23, 2009, Bill Burke summitted Mt. Everest from the South (Nepal) side of the mountain.  In reaching the summit at age 67, he became the oldest American to climb the highest mountain in the world. On May 25, 2014, at the age of 72, Bill summitted Mt. Everest from the more challenging North (Tibet) side, thus breaking his own record and becoming the oldest person outside of Asia to summit Mt. Everest. Bill has also climbed the highest mountain on every continent and is the only person to accomplish that feat after reaching age 60.

Bill will be here to discuss his successful North side climb of Mt. Everest and will present dramatic photos and video of the climb. He will talk about the challenges, risks and joys of climbing the world’s highest mountains and will share the techniques he uses to physically and mentally prepare for these exhausting expeditions. Bill will also display the equipment required for an alpine mountain climb.

Although he has climbed the highest mountain on every continent, he will be leaving next month for another climb! He will explain how we can follow him on the Internet.

This is not only going to be an interesting meeting but exciting as well. You probably have friends who will also enjoy it.

October 11 - TUGNET Dining Event

7131 Van Nuys Blvd.
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This month we’ll be dining together at: Sizzler. They have quite a varied menu and salad bar so there’s something for everyone. And everything is yummy! With their generous sharing program, TUGNET benefits so bring friends and family.

There is no easier way that I know of to help our treasury, assuming that we have good participation. If you can invite someone to come with you - or meet you there, wouldn’t Cartoonthat be grand? If we could garner a check for at least $100 each time we have a dining event, with two events we’d have one night of our meeting room rent covered. Now tell me, what’s better than that?

Look forward to seeing you. Remember to invite friends and family to come as well.

Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

If you don’t have a flyer, contact Jeff Kent at jeffersonskent@gmail.com to get one.

It is important to have a copy of the appropriate flyer for these occasions. It is always available, even if you are not’t able to get to a meeting to pick it up. Please ask for it, either by e-mail or a phone call. The e-mail addresses and phone numbers of board members are on page 2 of the newsletter, so take advantage of that and ask for a flyer when you think you’ll be able to join us.

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. 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!

Ricky PowellOctober 18 – Utilizing Social Media

For tonight’s meeting we have a real treat! You may not be familiar with the name Ricky Powell but after hearing him, you won’t forget him.

He says, “After a 40-year career in the entertainment industry, first as a child actor and then behind the camera working at NBC, Ricky Powell is now known as America’s #1 Happiness Guy."

Social Media GraphicHe is a speaker, corporate trainer, coach and consultant who talks about and trains on many subjects including the science of happiness. In this lecture, Ricky will be delivering a talk called, “Mastering Today’s Social Media.” He will be discussing many of today’s social media platforms and why they have become so popular, as well as how we can tap into their power for growing our group and ourselves.

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