Sunday, September 11, 2016

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 13 September 2016


0700-0800:  Introductions, Networking Assistance, and Open Forum Discussion.

Tells us what's new for you lately, especially any networking needs.  We can help with referrals, advice, contacts, and other assistance.


13 September (this week):  Open Forum/Networking.

20 September:  TBD/Open

27 September:  Chris Natzke will speak on "the keys to creating a life of purpose by discovering your inner champion."
If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for an upcoming Tuesday, just let me know at

Remember -- you could be the speaker yourself.  If you have an interesting topic, or a problem you'd like to put to the group, or maybe you gained new insight from a business book or a conference...we'd love to hear about it.

3.  USS COLORADO (SSN 788) GALA & AUCTION - Saturday, 17 September, Lone Tree

The USS Colorado (SSN 788) Commissioning Committee is hosting a fundraising Gala and Auction on September 17th. The event will be held on the Charles Schwab Campus in Lone Tree, CO at 5:30 PM.  The evening’s emcee will be radio host Steffan Tubbs.  We are pleased to have award winning author and historian Walter Borneman as the keynote speaker.

The event will start with cocktail hour followed by a buffet dinner.  Silent auction bidding will occur during this time.  Our auction web site will allow for remote online bidding for silent auction items during the event.  Later in the evening auctioneer Scott Alexander will conduct the live auction portion.  We have already arranged for several unique and interesting items including:
  • Two-day John Fielder photo workshop
  • Golf foursome at the Sanctuary
  • Signed Broncos memorabilia
  • Special USS Colorado edition Kota Longboard
  • Special USS Colorado commemorative Henry Rifle
Tickets and sponsored tables are now available for purchase at Ticket prices are $125 for individuals or $325 for VIP tickets. Corporate and group sponsorship’s start at $2,500 for a table of 8 and up. See the web site for more details. Continue to visit the site as we add more items to our auction inventory.

It has been 93 years since the last USS Colorado was commissioned – so don’t let this once in a lifetime opportunity pass you by! We hope that you will join us in supporting USS Colorado and her fine officers and crew that defend our great nation.


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
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