GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION
November 8, 2011
MURIEL’S HOLIDAY PARTY
GNOEA will hold our Holiday Party at Muriel’s Restaurant this year on December 13th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Muriel’s requires that I purchase a certain amount of food and the more members we have attending the party, the cheaper it will be. The cost of $50.00 per person is a worst case scenario only. Please let Susan know if you plan on attending and how many will be in your party!
Today we were pleased to have as our guest speaker Major General David M. Mize, R.S. Marine Corps Retired. Major General Mize attended the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with Distinction (top 5%) in 1969. His first operational assignment was a one year combat tour in Vietnam where he served as a rifle platoon commander, an infantry company commander and a battalion operations officer.
From June 2001 until his retirement in the late 2003, he was the Commanding General of Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune which won the award as the Corps best base in 2002. He finished his active duty career with thirty-four and a half years of service in the Marine Corps. His personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Two Navy Commendation Medals, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
On January 1, 2009, he started working full time for the New Orleans Federal Alliance as their CEO and President. His main job in this role is to oversee the development and operation of the Federal City Project. This is the biggest economic development project in the State of Louisiana and will ensure the retention in New Orleans of the national headquarters of the Marine Corps Reserve.
The vision for Federal City is that it is to be a model for small military bases around the country. The intent is not to follow the traditional base organization plans but to minimize the costs and direct services provided by the military while integrating the facility more successfully into the surrounding neighborhoods.
Confronted by an imminent base closure in 2005 due to budget cuts, the State and community developed this public/ private partnership model to provide a new type of military base. Ultimately, in fifteen years, when all three phases are complete, Federal City is expected to provide 10,000 civil and military jobs, create a commercial center for Algiers, re-connect the surrounding neighborhoods to the river with through streets, provide a charter school that will serve the military families as well as students from the New Orleans area and provide an additional 1400 residences for military personnel and the general public.
We wish to thank Major General Mize for his very informative program.
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The following members have been appointed to serve on the Nominating Committee: Joey DiMaggio, Michael Mitchell and John Benton. If you would like to be nominated or would like to nominate someone to serve on the Board of Directors, please contact a member of this committee.
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 Internet Search Engine Optimization
Chiropractor Janitorial/Cleaning Service
Coffee Shop/Service Lawn Maintenance
Commercial Window Treatment Medical Facility
Country Club / Golf Course Optometrist
Courier Service Physical Therapy
Direct Mail Advertising Plastic Surgeon
Drug Store Podiatry
Dry Cleaners Property Management
Equipment – Rental Real Estate – Commercial
Flooring Sign & Banner
Furniture Store Sporting Goods
Glass Company Supermarket Retail
Web Design /Web Hosting
November 15, 2011 Board of Director’s Meeting – Held at Ralph’s on the Park
November 22, 2011 Thanksgiving Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting
November 29, 2011 Nighttime Visitation – Denise Berthiaume, LeMieux Galleries – No Morning Breakfast Meeting.
December 6, 2011 Robert Ramsey Visitation, 5700 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – No Morning Breakfast Meeting
December 13, 2011 Muriel’s Holiday Party – No Morning Breakfast Meeting
December 20, 2011 Board of Directors Meeting – Held at Ralph’s on the Park
December 27, 2011 Christmas Holiday – No Breakfast Meeting
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