0700-0730: Introductions & Assistance. Tell us what's happening in your world lately, especially any plans for 2016. We can help with advice, referrals, job search assistance, and other networking needs.
0730-0800: Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange. Bring an unwanted gift, wrapped and ready to share. We first determine the order of gift selection, then the fun begins. Each selector has the option to choose a gift from the table, or "steal" one that has already been selected, in which case that person gets to choose again. This process continues until a gift has been selected a maximum of 3 times, at which point that person keeps it. In past years the gifts have ranged from quite humorous to very nice indeed.
If you forget to bring a gift, please join us anyway, as we always have a few extras.
2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:
5 Jan (this week): Annual White Elephant Gift Exchange - see above.
12 Jan: TBD/Open. This date is available to schedule a speaker.
19 Jan: Karen Susman will give a talk on how to improve our speaking and presenting skills. She is a professional communications coach with 30 years of experience in consulting, speaking, and coaching, with a lengthy list of major client companies.
If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for our opening on 12 Jan or a future Tuesday, just let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.academybiznet.org.