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The topic this Wednesday March 7, 2012 is Commitment.  A great business leader once said: “…the basic philosophy, spirit, and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation, and timing. All these things weigh heavily in success. But they are, I think, transcended by how strongly the people in the organization believe in its basic precepts and how faithfully they carry them out.” (from Thomas J. Watson, Jr., A Business and its Beliefs – The ideas that helped build IBM).

As true as this is for the success of a corporation, it is even more so for the individual. The most important single factor in individual success is COMMITMENT. Commitment ignites action. To commit is to pledge yourself to a certain purpose or line of conduct. It also means practicing your beliefs consistently. There are, therefore, two fundamental conditions for commitment. The first is having a sound set of beliefs. There is an old saying that goes, “Stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” The second is faithful adherence to those beliefs with your behavior. Possibly the best description of commitment is “persistence with a purpose”.

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.

Steve

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For the group on Wednesday 02-22-2012 I want everyone to bring a picture of themselves in high school or when they were a child.   If you want to bring more than one, put them in an envelope.

We’re going to try to guess who you are and then discuss how our goals have changed since we’ve grown up.   What’s shaped those changes and what we’ve learned.

Should be fun and entertaining.  Come join us.

Steve

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For the group on Wednesday 02-22-2012 I want everyone to bring a picture of themselves in high school or when they were a child.   If you want to bring more than one, put them in an envelope.

We’re going to try to guess who you are and then discuss how our goals have changed since we’ve grown up.   What’s shaped those changes and what we’ve learned.

Should be fun and entertaining.  Come join us.

Steve

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For the group on Wednesday 02-22-2012 I want everyone to bring a picture of themselves in high school or when they were a child.   If you want to bring more than one, put them in an envelope.

We’re going to try to guess who you are and then discuss how our goals have changed since we’ve grown up.   What’s shaped those changes and what we’ve learned.

Should be fun and entertaining.  Come join us.

Steve

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A Groundbreaking HIV Vaccine Could Be on the Horizon

A unique and potentially landmark vaccine against the HIV virus has been shown to be safe and effective in animals. Now researchers have received the green light to test it in humans.

WEDNESDAY Dec. 21, 2011 — On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave Canadian researchers approval to begin testing a potential HIV vaccine in humans beginning in January, according to HealthDay.

University of Western Ontario scientists, backed by the pharmaceutical company Sumagen, have already tested the vaccine in lab animals. These early tests demonstrated a strong immune response and no adverse effects.

The SAV001 vaccine works by using a dead HIV-1 virus that is non-pathogenic — meaning it’s genetically engineered to prevent spreading HIV to vaccine recipients — to trigger an immune response in patients, killing any cells that might become infected with HIV.

Though scientists have attempted to create HIV vaccines in the past, certain genes or proteins from the HIV virus were used instead of the whole virus. The researchers developing the SAV001 vaccine are the first to use this new approach.

Because this potential HIV vaccine uses the whole virus, it is similar to vaccines used for polio and the flu.

“When [researchers] came out with the polio vaccine, polio was eradicated in developed countries. I’d like to see that I can do that against the HIV infection,” says Chil-Yong Kang, MD, a virologist at the University of Western Ontario.

The Phase I trial — which will test the vaccine in 40 HIV-positive volunteers — is set to begin in January. If successful, further clinical trials will be performed to determine the vaccine’s effectiveness.

The Phase II trial will test about 600 HIV-negative people who are at high risk for the virus, and the

Phase III trial will test about 6,000 HIV-negative people who are at high risk for the virus.

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Santa Baby

December 21, 2011

Wednesday Night will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snacks.

 

Steve

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Santa today

December 21, 2011

By popular vote, we will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.   If you can afford to bring 2 gifts, please do, so that anyone new or who doesn’t see this email, will be able to participate in the gift exchange.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snack.

Dirty Santa Rules will follow.

Santa in his 20's

Steve

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 December 21, 2011

By popular vote, we will have a “Dirty Santa” AND a Xmas Buffet the Wednesday (December 21, 2011) before Xmas.

Each person is to bring at least one wrapped gift (value $5.00-$10.00) and a small appetizer or dessert.   If you can afford to bring 2 gifts, please do, so that anyone new or who doesn’t see this email, will be able to participate in the gift exchange.

Also bring a small food item, preferably an appetizer or dessert.   This is not supposed to be a large buffet dinner.  Just a snack.

Dirty Santa Rules will follow.

 

Steve

 

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 December 14, 2011

This Wednesday, our guest speaker is DJ Jimmy P who will present

DISCO: Our Music / Our Lives

A look at music history in gay culture in thru the eyes of DJ JimmyP in NYC.

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 December 07, 2011

This Wednesday, our guest speaker is DJ Jimmy P who will present

DISCO: Our Music / Our Lives

A look at music history in gay culture in thru the eyes of DJ JimmyP in NYC.

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