GREATER NEW ORLEANS EXECUTIVES ASSOCIATION
January 17, 2012
Today we were pleased to have as our guests, Charles Eshleman, Gillis, Ellis & Baker, Inc., guest of Lola Lass, ADEETA Corporate Staffing, Marnee Ogden, The Blues Jean Bar, guest of Charlotte Binnings, Town & Country Travel and Al Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing, guest of Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing.
Today we were pleased to have as our guest Ann Tuennerman, founder of â€œTales of the Cocktailâ€.Â Tales of the Cocktail is an annual culinary festival celebrating the history of the cocktail in New Orleans. Â Ms. Tuennerman has planned, implemented and promoted the event since its inception in 2003. Â Tales of the Cocktail, through her leadership, has attracted thousands of visitors to New Orleans and has hosted culinary and cocktail professionals and celebrities as presenters at the event. Â Top liquor brands and national magazines sponsor Tales of the Cocktail and the festival has garnered national media coverage all five years.
Tales of the CocktailÂ® is the worldâ€™s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture. Held annually in New Orleans, this international event has something for cocktail professionals and enthusiasts alike with a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions and tasting rooms where brands showcase their latest products.
It is time again to update GNOEAâ€™s roster.Â Susan is placing photo copies of the roster on each table.Â Please take a moment to look over your listing to see if changes are needed.Â If there is a correction needed, then write the correction next to the listing.Â If there are not any changes, then please initial by the side of the listing.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board of directors will meet on January 24th immediately following the regular meeting at the Rose Garden of Jefferson.Â All board members and committee members should attend.Â All members are welcome.Â
COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS APPOINTMENTS
President, Joey DiMaggio announced at todayâ€™s meeting his appointments of the following Committee Chairs for the term of 1/1/12 through 6/30/12.
Attendance â€“ Farrell Latour
Classification – Â Lola Lass
Grievance – Ed McCloskey
Orientation â€“ Stanton Murray
Leads â€“ Don Chailland
Membership â€“ Craig Clement
Program â€“ Robert Ramsey
Budget & Finance â€“ Philip Rebowe
Executive of the Year â€“ Alexis Hocevar
House – Marc Beerman
Special Events/Visitation â€“ Bill Ello
Re-Qualification â€“ Charlotte Binnings
Thank you to all of them for serving GNOEA!
Â UPCOMING PROGRAM
January 24, 2012
Round Table Discussion, Objective: Solicit Questions for Upcoming Leadership Program topic “Business Succession Plan”.
February 7, 2012
Ron Blitch, Blitch/Knevel Architects & Hank Tatje, Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield & Tatje.Â Progress with LSU Medical Center and Opptunines surrounding new Hospital
February 21, 2012
No Breakfast Meeting â€“ Mardi Gras Holiday