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May MeetingThursday, May 2, 2019
11:00 - 11:30 Networking
11:30 - 1:00 Meeting


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PLEASE DON'T FORGET THAT WE WILL NOT  MEET AT THE HOUSTON RACKET CLUB FOR MAY'S MEETING.  WE WILL MEET AT MILLER RECEPTION HALL!! 

 

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                                                     7723 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77074

We should all take a moment to join the board in thanking Emily Forsythe for her generous offer for us to be able to utilize the Reception Hall for our May event.  The facility is centrally located and the caterers are phenomenal! 

Menu items:

 

Braised Beef Tips with Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Chicken Cobbler (similar to pot pie)

Full salad Bar

Maple glazed carrots wrapped in bacon

Dessert is undetermined at this time


Greetings from The President

      

Arnetta Meekins'
May 2019
President's Message

April Showers Bring May Flowers.  Have you been enjoying the budding trees and all of the spring flowers popping up all over the place as much as I have?  (Except for the oak pollen )  What a beautiful time of year to renew and restore yourself!

Happy Spring!
  
Arnetta

Your 2019 Leadership Team

Position  Name

President

Arnetta Meekins

Programs

Pam Moore

Lori Thompson

Treasurer

Emily Forsythe

Social

Vicki Martin

Carole Alm

Membership

Mary Holmgren

Suzy Barbee

Communications

Brenda Bowers
Marilyn Drane

Website Admin

Sandra Crook

Secretary

Eva Geer

President Elect

Kathy Garza

Past President

Rebecca Maddux



PROGRAMS

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May's Meeting Topic - Labor Law

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SUZANNE LEHMAN JOHNSON

 

Attorney ▪ Arbitrator ▪ Mediator

  

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:


Employment Litigation

· More than 20 years of experience in state and federal lawsuits alleging race discrimination, age discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination and accommodation, national origin discrimination, discrimination based on veteran status or under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) claims, unfair labor practices, unfair competition, breach of contract, whistleblower, ERISA benefits litigation, malicious prosecution, defamation (libel and slander), business disparagement, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and retaliatory discharge.

· Prevailed in employment litigation resulting in favorable jury verdicts.

· Successfully represented individual executives and managers in lawsuits seeking individual liability, including presentation of individual executives and managers for deposition and trial.

· Prosecuted claims for breach of contract on behalf of executives in federal court and arbitration.

· Won numerous summary judgments and successfully defended several such judgments in the appellate courts, including the defense of a summary judgment through denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court.

· Successfully briefed appeal of trial court’s adverse jury trial verdict in a sexual harassment case resulting in reversal of the jury verdict in the federal appellate court and denial of certiorari by the United States Supreme Court.

· Obtained dismissal of former employees’ claims based on Railway Labor Act (RLA) preemption in district court.

· Won arbitrations involving employment discrimination claims and breach of contract claims

· Successfully defended internal dispute resolution (internal appeal) programs and mandatory arbitration programs.

· Served as local counsel in Houston, Harris County, Texas in state and federal court.

· Asserted commercial litigation claims when appropriate in order to recoup funds due to the company in federal and state court.




New Member Recruitment Contest!!!

Rules:

What: Membership Recruitment Drive

When: From now until the end of 2019

How: Get the most new members to join our club. The normal membership rules apply (must visit 3 meetings, only 1 person per industry, etc.)

Why: We need to grow AND the winning member gets a free quarter of dues ($100 value) applied to the first quarter 2020 dues.





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May Birthdays

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Birthday

 No May Birthdays           
 

  

                MEMBER NEWS/ARTICLES  


                                               Thank You's
As we discussed at January's Members Only meeting, in addition to allowing time periodically throughout the year for formal 'thank you's' to our members, the com-munications team will also offer a monthly opportunity for you to share your Thank You's so they will be received timely.  This will be done for members only and a reminder will be sent with the monthly e-mail to notify of the meetings; and then your Thank You's will be included in the 'reminder'e-mail for that month's meetings as a link.  Please send your Thank You's to Brenda Bowers and Marilyn Drane for this purpose.

 
MEMBER BUSINESS CARDS 
If you are interested in having your business card published here each month for all who access the website to view, please send a copy of your business card to the Com-munications Team - Brenda Bowers and Marilyn Drane.  Your card will be published on a first-come, first-serve basis for the remainder of the year.  The cost is $100 and needs to be paid (not eligible to be paid on the website) to Emily Forsythe, our Treasurer.










       MEMBER ACTIVITIES

  


2019 PWEG RETREAT - SOUTHSHORE HARBOR - FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT THE POOL
(Thank You Carole Alm)

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2019 PWEG RETREAT - FRIDAY DINNER - VILLA CAPRI
(Thank You Vicki Martin)

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2:30 A.M. - TORNADO WARNING!!!  ALL PHONE ALERTS GOING OFF AT SAME TIME!!!  

2019 PWEG RETREAT - SATURDAY MORNING BREAKFAST  - FLYING DUTCHMAN
(Thank you Jane Lehto for organizing; Mary Jane Roeder and Nancy Wilfong for presenting)

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2019 PWEG RETREAT - GRAND FINALE

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The Professional Women’s Exchange Group of Houston provides women an opportunity to promote their business.  Our purpose is to offer support both personally and professionally through the exchange of ideas, friendship, and the sharing of resources.