Meeting Recap - March 16, 2005

The March MCA-I general meeting was held at our semi permanent home, Wild West Media in Irvine. Thanks, once again to BERNARD SAMRA. If you're not familiar with Wild West Media, visit them at .

After networking over some yummy El Pollo Loco chicken, President DENNIS BACKER called the meeting to order. He then had everyone introduce themselves. We loved seeing several newcomers and hope they will become regulars. It was a good turnout - around 30 or so.

It was sadly announced that long time MCA-I member CHARLIE GIBBS had passed away. RICK SHERMAN shared a few words about Charlie. An e-mail has now been sent out concerning the funeral.

Next, Vice President JOHN COLEMAN introduced our Speaker, KAREN CARLSEN , Managing Director of National Rewards. .

Karen's talk was all about networking.  She offered some great advice on how to make the most out of your networking opportunities.  We even went through some breakout sessions to practice our skills with each other.  It was a very nice presentation and I think we all learned some good points to keep in mind when networking.

For those of you who missed the presentation, Karen offers regular workshops. You can find information on them on her website noted above.

It was nice to see a little bit of a raffle happen again. DV POST gave away some calculators and a comedy CD, and TRAVIS gave away some more of his nifty flashlights.

John Primm