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EDN Lunch AND Charitable Donation Nominations
Greetings and Salutations My Friends, We'll be accepting nominations for EDN's Annual Charitable Donations. Nominations may be made only in person, during our meetings on Thursday, November 29th, and December 6th. Given the limitations of Meetup.com's polling platform, we can accept a maximum of 12 nominations. If we have more than 12 nominations, we will have a "primary" to narrow the field to 12. This primary will be done in person, at our meeting December 6th. At that time we will vote to determine the 12th spot on the final poll, by voting on the 12th nomination received, and any additional nominations after that, via hand vote. Confusing? Indeed. You, the valued member of East Dallas Networking, will be voting on which organizations receive a share of our donation. The final figure has not yet been determined, but we will donate to the top 5 charities only. The amount donated will be staggered, with the 1st place winner taking the Lion's Share, 2nd place receiving slightly less, and so on, but all amounts are appreciable nonetheless. Voting will be done via Meetup's online poll platform, and will be open (perhaps as early as) Friday, December 7th to roughly 8 pm, Tuesday, December 11th. Winners will be announced in person at our meeting on Thursday, December 13th. On that day, we will also have our Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. The winner of which gets to choose which of the five winning organizations will receive an additional $100 from EDN. The check presentation/donation will occur at our meeting on January the 3rd. If you nominated a winning organization, please ensure a representative from the winning organization is present to receive the check and take photos, as local press may write an article about the donations. Nominations MUST have a brick and mortar office, and promise to spend any proceeds received in the following zip codes - 75204, 75206, 75214, 75218, 75228, roughly East of Central, North of 30, West of 635, but not quite as North as 635. Ultimately, an organization's eligibility will be determined by the EDN Supreme Council on Electoral Affairs and Stuff, which I'll throw together if need be, and their decision is final. Meetup.com's polling platform also limits information to 100 characters, including spaces. I'll ask the first person to nominate an organization to send me, through a meetup message, information about your nomination, in 100 characters or less. You can send me the name of the organization, and/or the web address, and/or other information, but it must be 100 characters or less. I will not follow-up with you for edits. Proof read your work! What you send me is what will be posted, or at least the first 100 characters. Nominations will be listed in the poll in alphabetical order. Please play nicely with others, and follow our few rules - • If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. Week after week, we have 64 RSVPs and a wait-list. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group. • Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend, or pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. $1 per attendee per meeting is to tip Highland Park Cafeteria's waitstaff, and the other dollar goes toward nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more than $2 should you be feeling generous. • Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business. • Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

Highland Park Cafeteria

1200 North Buckner Casa Linda Plaza · Dallas, TX

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Respond by: 11/29/2018
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East Dallas Networking was created as a small business networking group specifically for East Dallas business owners. Our first meeting was held September 18, 2008, at which we had four people in attendance, including the two co-founders. Due to our effectiveness, affordability, and relaxed culture, we've grown to a weekly average attendance of 64 invested networkers - dedicated to helping one another build their business. To consistently have attendance at capacity with no attendance requirements whatsoever, we're obviously doing something right!

While we began as a group focused solely on business networking, we've since expanded in scope to include community advocacy and business education. Since 2010, EDN has donated over $31,200 to various East Dallas charitable organizations including Aberg Center for Literacy, Alley's House, Dallas Children's Theater, C.C. Young Benevolence Fund, East Lake Pet Orphanage, Epiphany Dance Arts Artistic Outreach, Exodus Ministries, Ferguson Road Initiative, For the Love of the Lake- Celebration Tree Grove, Heavenly Mimi, Housing Crisis Center, Promise of Peace Community Garden, Sanger Elementary Career Day, Sanger Elementary Save the Campout, White Rock Center of Hope, and the Wilkinson Center. We also hold semi-annual food and clothing drives in support of those served by the White Rock Center of Hope.

EDN is an inclusive networking group, with a few rules that we fully expect you to abide by -

• Honor our strictly enforced "No Spam / No Cold-Call" policy. Those that fail to honor this policy will be removed from the group immediately. Simply put, DO NOT SPAM OR COLD CALL OUR MEMBERS!

• If you RSVP "yes" - we expect you to show up. Week after week, we have a wait-list 30 people deep. When someone RSVP's "yes" but then no-shows, they have denied someone else the opportunity to attend. Those that fail to honor our RSVP policy will be removed from the group.

• Pay $2 cash per meeting you attend, or pre-pay for the calendar year by becoming an EDN Sponsor for $120, pro-rated throughout the year. $1 per attendee per meeting is to tip Highland Park Cafeteria's waitstaff, and the other dollar goes toward nominal expenses throughout the year. What is not spent, is donated to local charities at year's end. Being as such, we would gladly accept your contribution of more than $2 should you be feeling generous.

• Don't use 1:1's as a sales call, rather an opportunity to get to know the member, hear their story, and learn how best to help them build their business.

• Try to park on the East side of the building, along the fence line. Highland Park Cafeteria has been a generous host since our inception, and we need to be respectful guests. Parking on the side allows more spaces for HPCs busy lunch crowd.

• HPCs patrons like to sit in booths. For your 1:1s, please take a table in the dining area, or stay after EDN and use one of the tables in the Shakespeare Room. Highland Park Cafeteria has been our generous and accommodating host since 2008. Let's take care of them as they do us

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