Attendance:  39


December 20, 2011


Today the general membership of GNOEA elected Carl Bourgeois, Al Bourgeois Plumbing to serve on the Board of Directors for an 18-month term beginning January 1, 2012.

Also, the Board of Directors of GNOEA unanimously elected Robert Ramsey, Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers to serve as our next incoming President-Elect.

Congratulations to both of them!



I have some news that I have been given permission to share with the GNOEA membership.  Jay Zeringue has been very ill for the past three months.  The doctors discovered that he had an aneurism by his heart and then they discovered colon cancer.  After many complications with these procedures, he finally seems on the road to recovery.   I spoke with his wife, Kenny Zeringue yesterday and she was very pleased with his progress.  I think he might welcome a few phone calls or notes of encouragement.  You can send mail to Jay Zeringue, 3101 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA  70001 or you can call him at 737-5433.



GNOEA will not have a breakfast meeting on December 27th, January 3rd and January 10th, but we will be back at the Rose Garden of Jefferson on January 17th.

I hope all of you will have a joyous Holiday Season!



Please make a note that GNOEA will be holding its meetings in January, February and March at the Rose Garden of Jefferson. 



Today we had the pleasure of having as our speaker Rudy Bierhuizen, Mike Posey Photography & Video.  Rudy Bierhuizen came to America from the Netherlands with a university level training in photography.  After working with Mike Posey, Mike Posey Photography & Video for 17 years, Bierhuizen bought the business in1998.  His current work includes forensic photography, weddings and debutantes, but the specialty of the studio is executive portraits.

We wish to thank Rudy for a very informative program!



Congratulations to Ron Blitch, Blitch/Knevel Architects and Joey DiMaggio, The Rose Garden of Jefferson for being named as one of the top places to work in the City of New Orleans in 2011 under the Small Company Category.

Started in 2003, Best Places to Work recognizes the city’s 50 top employers, including 35 large companies and 15 small.

Honorees are chosen based on a questionnaire of benefits offered, including average salary, health care, paid time off and employee programs, coupled with an online survey of employees.





January 17, 2012

Ann Tuennerman, Founder of Tales of the Cocktail

January 24, 2012

Round Table Discussion, Objective: Solicit Questions for

Upcoming Leadership Program topic “Business Succession Plan”.