Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 27 October 2015

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 27 October 2015:

0700-0730:  Introductions & Assistance.

We begin with introductions, roundtable-style.  Tell us what's happening in your world lately, especially any networking needs.  We can help with advice, referrals, job search assistance, and other networking needs. 

0730-0800:  Speaker.

This week BizNet member J.J. Mackin (USNA '68) will give an informal report (with photos) on his recent trip to the Northeast, which included attendance at the christening of the USS Illinois.  The Illinois is a Virginia-class attack submarine in the same class as the USS Colorado, which is under construction and will follow the Illinois in joining the fleet.  J.J. is chairman of the USS Colorado Commissioning Committee.  


27 Oct (this week):  J.J. Mackin - see above.

3 Nov:  Dave Jackson (USMA '73) will give a book review of ʺThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destinyʺ by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma. The overview will discuss an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.

10 Nov:  TBD/Open Networking.

17 Nov:  Karen Susman will talk with us about how to improve our presenting and networking skills.  She is a professional communications coach with 30 years of expereince in speaking, consulting, and coaching.  Her client list includes Marriott Hotels, NBC, American Express, CH2M Hill, American Council of Engineering Companies, University of Denver, Inc. Magazine, and many others. 

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for 10 November or a future open date, let me know at  Remember that you can be the speaker yourself -- just pick a topic and let me know which date you'd like to lead the discussion.

3.  NETWORKING EVENT FOR VETERANS - 5 Nov at Cherry Hills Country Club:

The Rotary Club of Denver Southeast is hosting a networking event for veterans on 5 November at Cherry Hills Country Club.  If you're interested in attending, please contact BizNet member Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) at

Here are the details:

Event:November 5th Rotary Meeting/Veterans
Date:Nov 05, 2015 at 07:00 AM - 08:45 AM
Location:Cherry Hills Country Club

4125 S University Blvd
Englewood, CO 80113
United States
Details:With Veteran's Day approaching, our November 5th meeting will be centered around veterans. Our speaker will be Jon Lujan, a Paralympic skier, flag bearer at the 2014 Paralympic Games in Sochi and a marine veteran. Jon spoke to the campers at RYLA+. We will also have a bagpiper attend.

We would like to extend an invitation to veterans to attend this meeting and be honored. We are limited to 30 veterans due to constraints of our meeting room at Cherry Hills Country Club
If interested in attending, RSVP is required -- contact Kurt Schlaefer at


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at

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