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Hi Members,
This message is two fold, with the first part requiring action on your part. 
Our year-end banquet and installation of officers will take place Tuesday, October 13 at the American Inn.  The
begnining time will be 6:30 p.m.  We did not discuss the time at our meeting Tuesday as I had intended to, but it
was the starting time we used last year so I made the executive decision.  The price will be $10.00  per person,
payable at the door.  The menu will be beef, chicken, veggies, and so forh as we have had in the years past.
We need your registration in advance, so please let me know without delay if you will be attending.
I need to know the number in your party.
Right now I have Bob Turner for 2, and Greg Brandt for 4.
Send your reservation and number attending to  This is not the address you are
receiving this message from.
I will send one more reminder about this before the banquet.
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Second, our meeting last Tuesday was well attended.  We had a lenghty discussion with several ideas presented
regarding the future of our association.
The significant factor that everyone should be aware of is that effective with the January meeting, we will shift our
meeting time to the second Saturday of the month, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
I realize that any time change will impact some in a positive way, and some negatively.  This day and time change
may or may not become permanent.
I would like to present a few of the positive reasons for meeting Saturday a.m.
- There are some who do not work on Saturdays, and that may make it more convenient to attend.
- The evening meetings cause us to stay up later, and may cause us to be antsy to leave.
- Getting manufacurers reps to come "after hours" seems to be much more of an issue today than in the past.
- Meetings beginning in the a.m. on Saturday leave open the possibilities of including longer classes and/or
manufacurer certifications if and when they become available.  I believe these can much more easily be
scheduled during our "normal" meeting date, because those that would present them would more likely
be available on Saturday, and the meeting time more open ended.
- Regular meetings, which normally take about two hours or less, may be less interfering with the rest of
the day. With a regular meeting on Saturday, we should be done around 11:00 a.m.
Nothing is set in stone, and as we see the need to make further changes, the membership will do so.  I
am looking forward to trying this.
Please to not delay in registering for the banquet.
Greg Brandt

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