Attendance:  37


May 17, 2011


 The Nominating Committee would like to announce its recommendations for President-Elect: as Joey DiMaggio, Rose Garden of Jefferson, as Treasurer: Joey Bender, Retirement Strategies Group, and for board members: Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel, Mike Mitchell, Fisher & Philip and John Lagarde, Classic Cupboards.

 If you would like to be nominated or would like to nominate someone to serve on the Board of Directors, please contact Bill Ello, Chairman of the Nominating Committee.  At the May 24th weekly breakfast meeting the floor will be opened to accept other nominations.

 If no more than three members are nominated, then they will automatically be elected.  If more than three people are nominated, then a ballot will be composed including all nominees.  At the June 14th breakfast meeting, GNOEA will hold an election for three members to serve on the board of directors.  The Executive Director shall record each yea, nay and abstention into the minutes in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.  The Chairman of the Nominating Committee (Bill Ello) shall not be entitled to vote except in the case of a tie vote.



 Today we were pleased to have as our guest, Charles Henry, Chief of Staff, guest of Congressman Steve Scalise.



 Today our guest speaker was Congressman Steve Scalise.  Congressman Steve Scalise was re-elected in November of 2008 and again in November of 2010 to continue serving Louisiana’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

 Scalise is known as a staunch conservative who advocates for the principles of fiscal discipline, lower taxes, a comprehensive national energy policy, ethics reform, a strong national defense and traditional family values. 

 We wish to thank Congressman Scalise for taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit with us and Don Chailland for arranging his visit!



The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, May 24th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Ralph’s on the Park Restaurant.  All Board Members and Committee Chairman should attend.  All members are welcome.



If you know of someone who is the owner, principal, or upper management (national companies only) of one or more of these Open Classifications, please give that name to the Membership Committee or invite them to a Tuesday morning breakfast.  If you invite them to a breakfast meeting, please give the name and other information to either the President or Susan prior meeting. 

Below please find a list of open classifications:

Air Conditioning                                               Hospital

Aircraft Sales & Service                                 Hotel  

Appliance Sales and Service                        Interior Designer        

Audiologist & Hearing                                   Janitorial/Cleaning Service

Chiropractor                                                     Lawn Maintenance

Coffee Shop/Service                                       Locksmith

Bed & Breakfast                                                  Medical Facility

Commercial Window Treatment                 Men’s Clothing                                              

Computer Network Consultant                    Newspaper                                                     

Country Club / Golf Course                            Optometrist

Courier Service                                                    Physical Therapy

Direct Mail Advertising                                    Plastic Surgeon

Drug Store                                                               Podiatry

Dry Cleaners                                                          Property Management            

Entertainment                                                      Psychologist

Equipment – Rental                                           Real Estate – Commercial                           

Exporter/Freight Forwarding                      Restaurant

Fences                                                                     Retail Copies

Flooring                                                                 Sign & Banner

Furniture Store                                                   Sporting Goods

Glass Company                                                   Supermarket Retail

Graphic Designer                                               Tire Store/Dealer

Hairstylists                                                           Veterinarian

Health Club                                                           Waste Management


May 24, 2011 Don Chailland, Chailland Inc. – Held at Ralph’s on the Park
May 31, 2011 Memorial Day Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting
June 7, 2011 No Breakfast Meeting
June 14, 2011 Morning Visitation with John Lagarde, Classic Cupboards, 5809 River Oaks Road South, Harahan, LA  70123
June 21, 2011 Arnie Fielkow, New Orleans City Councilman-at-Large – Held at Ralph’s on the Park
June 28, 2011 Mark Stoneham, Business Development Manager– Held at Ralph’s on the Park







Susan Busby

Executive Director