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Meeting Agenda For August 2017

August 1 - Photo Editing

This will be the eighth time we’ve had the pleasure of having Ivan Randall give us a presentation. The first time he was our presenter was in April of 2004, so you can see he has quite a history with TUGNET. He was always eager to share the advantages of the products he was representing through those years. There has been a gap in his visits because he was working with a Mac developer, but he’s now back on the PC side. It’s just great that he remembers us!

He’s now working with developers who focus on photo editing. I’m sure everyone will be interested in what he has to show and tell us. While most of us have a favorite photo editing program, there’s always something we can learn.

Come welcome him back!

August 8 - 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.

August15 - Change Your Diet, Change Your Life

Our speaker, Karen Choske-Anderson, is a Holistic Health Coach and a friend of Margie Bernath’s. Margie suggested we have her come share her information with us.

Karen specializes in working with individuals over 50 who want to explore healthy eating lifestyles.

She will discuss:
· The connection diet and lifestyle diseases - diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers, osteoporosis, etc.
· How lifestyle diseases may be reversed, stopped, or cured
· Which foods to remove from your diet and which foods to add
· 7 Solutions to change your life
· Cooking strategies to help busy people make simple changes
· Resources - online and other

Karen’s work history has prepared her for her life’s passion as a holistic health coach. She started with an AA in Medical Secretarial and worked for the County of Los Angeles as a medical transcriber, surgery scheduler, and assistant to the Chief of Cardiology. Then she opened up the cardiologist’s private practice and continued to work there. Her career took a turn when she ended up working in information technology for 32 years at a major corporation, with over 16 years doing electronic data interchange (EDI).

Leaving the corporate world, she found her passion back in the health field helping people. As a holistic health coach, she now supports women in their 50's who want to explore a healthy and mostly whole food plant based lifestyle so they can renew their youthful vibrancy and at the same time have a positive impact on the environment.
Her training at Health Coach Institute prepared her well for coaching clients and offering the right system, support, and accountability to show clients how to transform their health and bodies for good.

Karen has been coaching clients since February 2016 and is currently in the Mastery program at Health Coach Institute furthering her business and transformational coaching skills. In addition, she is board certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the school has recently been certified by the International Coaching Federation.

In her spare time, she cooks whole food/plant based foods, walks with her husband and dog, crochets, reads, and volunteers at Guide Dogs of America and AARP Tax Services.

August 22 - Dining with TUGNET

Dining Fund Raiser at Sizzler

7131 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys
½ block south of Sherman Way

Here comes the fourth Tuesday of the month, so it is time for us to dine together. Come join other members at the Van Nuys Sizzler for our monthly fund raiser. Sizzler donates 15% of your check to the club. Most get there between 5 & 6 p.m.

It's always enjoyable dining together with friends. This is the easiest and tastiest way for you to help in TUGNET’s fund raising efforts.

Try to come as the number of guests is always an influence as to whether we can return. Looking forward to seeing you!

I think everyone waits expectantly for the night we have our dining together evening. Their menu is such that regardless of your diet limitations, you can find an items that fits your plan and is pleasing as well. So plan to join your friends. Also, it helps our cause if you can invite family members or friends to enjoy the evening with you.

Be sure to pickup a flyer at the meeting, You need to present it when ordering.

Thanks to all who have supported our dining events through the year, it has helped our treasury while you had a pleasant time and filled your tummies. We will continue to keep you informed of the schedule of restaurants in the new year.

Please note: Dining events will be planned for the fourth Tuesday from January on. That will accommodate the board of directors meeting changing to the second Tuesday each month.

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 that 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?

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!

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