Attendance: 38


July 10, 2012



Just wanted to let all of you know that on Tuesday, Charlotte Binnings informed the association that Joel Daste had suffered a mild stroke. He is doing fine with only a slight paralysis on one side. I will have a get well card for all of us to sign next Tuesday.



Lately, we have had many disturbances during our meetings with cell phones. It interrupts the meeting, so please turn all cell phones on off or on silent during this time. If you must take a phone call, please take it outside of the ballroom. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.



Today we were pleased to have as our guest speakers, Senator Conrad Appel – District 9. Senator Appel graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1973.  He has 35 years management experience as Senior Executive of large general construction, construction management and specialty construction firms. He currently is the President of Construction South, Inc., which specializes in industrial and commercial general construction. He has been the developer of numerous successful residential & commercial real estate projects and has been a licensed real estate broker for over 25 years.

He is currently on the Commerce, Consumer Protection, and International Affairs Committee, Education Committee as Chairman, and the Judiciary A Committee and the Retirement Committee.

We wish to thank Senator Appel for visiting with our association.



Today Joey DiMaggio handed out awards to outgoing Treasurer Joey Bender and thanked everyone for helping him throughout his term. He then handed over the gavel to new president, Robert Ramsey.

Robert Ramsey thanked Joey for the excellent job he did as president and presented him with an award. Robert then introduced Stanton Murray as the new President-Elect & Program Chairman, and Philip Rebowe as the new Treasurer.



President, Robert Ramsey announced at Tuesday’s meeting that the board elected Stanton Murray as our next President-Elect and Philip Rebowe as our Treasurer. He also announced his Chairman appointments to the following Committees for the term of 7/1/12 through 12/31/12.

Attendance – Farrell Latour

Budget and Finance – Joey Bender

Classification – Lola Lass

Executive of the Year – Marc Beerman

Program – Stanton Murray

Grievance – Edward McCloskey

Special Events/ Visitation – Bill Ello

House – Marc Beerman

Re-Qualification – Charlotte Binnings



 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                                                  Aircraft Sales & Service

Appliance Sales and Service                           Audiologist & Hearing

Automobile Dealership                                     Chiropractor

Coffee Shop/Service                                           Commercial Window Treatment

Country Club / Golf Course                             Courier Service

Dentist, General                                                    Direct Mail Advertising

Drug Store                                                                Dry Cleaners

Entertainment                                                         Equipment – Rental

Flooring                                                                      Furniture Store

Glass Company                                                         Hotel

Interior Designer                                                     Internet Search Engine Optimization

Janitorial/Cleaning Service                                Medical Facility

Ophthalmologist                                                       Optometrist

Painting, Residential /Light Commercial       PEO/Workman’s Compensation

Physical Therapy                                                      Plastic Surgeon

Podiatry                                                                        Pool

Property Management                                             Psychologist

Real Estate – Commercial                                      Sign & Banner

Sporting Goods                                                          Supermarket Retail

Wine & Liquors