Attendance:  42
August 23, 2011 
President-Elect, Joey DiMaggio, Rose Garden of Jefferson would like to hear your suggestions on programs.  If you have a program in mind that would be of interest to you or to the association, please contact Susan at [email protected].  
Jim Hudson, Executive Vice-President, Chairman Southeast Region of Iberiabank is currently going through our membership process.  Tom Tappan and Jim Hudson are both with Iberiabank and are applying for our first Dual Membership.  Dual Membership will give them both membership with each paying dues, but they will be sharing the attendance requirements.  Jim has attended two meetings, but still needs to attend one more before the board of directors will take a vote.  If you see him at a meeting, please take a moment to introduce yourself.   


Today we were pleased to have as our speaker, Hank Tatje, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield & Tatje.  For over 25 years, Hank has been active in real estate appraisal.  He has worked on various types of properties, including single and multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, and vacant land as well as many special-purpose properties and consulting assignments.  Hank, while having extensive expertise in and around New Orleans, has particular expertise in the River Parishes located between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, including St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles parishes.  Hank’s extensive background has qualified him as an expert witness in the field of real estate appraisals. He has testified in both state and federal courts on a variety of appraisals.

Hank informed our members on where he felt the real estate market was currently heading, what type of property they should invest in and where the down turn would likely head.
We wish to thank Hank for a very informative program!
The International Executives Association will be holding its 2011 Leadership Conference on September 19th through September 21st in Ottawa, Canada.  For more details, please visit their website at  
The Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 30th, immediately following the breakfast meeting at the Rose Garden of Jefferson.  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                                  

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


August 30, 2011          Bryon Hatrel, Edward Jones – Business Presentation –
                                       Board of Director’s meeting immediately following breakfast meeting –

                                       Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson 
September 6, 2011      No Breakfast Meeting – Labor Day Holiday
September 13, 2011   State Representative Tony Ligi –  Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson
September 20, 2011  Jerry Brodnax, Senior Vice President, Treasury Management –

                                      Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson
September 27, 2011   Joseph O’Connor, Independence Insurance Agency of New Orleans  –

                                       Held at the Rose Garden of Jefferson