Presentation on theme: "Bay Area QuickBooks Meetup Users Group June 18 th 2008 Welcome."— Presentation transcript:
Bay Area QuickBooks Meetup Users Group June 18 th 2008 Welcome
Sponsors Financial DashBoard for QB Users Steve Peterson, Organizer Leading San Jose CPA Professional and voted in April 2008 as one of Best Places to Work in the Bay Area
Vision The vision of the QuickBooks users group is to provide a forum to: Create a learning environment to successfully use QuickBooks and third party applications Provide an opportunity for Bay Area members to network with other members from around the Bay Area by hosting regional meetings Develop community leaders among the members by creating speaking and peer training opportunities
Itinerary 1.Call to Order & Initial Announcements 6:30pm Initial Announcements – Who packed your parachute? 2.Member Presentation #1 – FoxFire Reporting Tools 6:40pm Chick Bornheim, CEO Micromega Systems and team to present a new and powerful QB Reporting Tool. 3.Individual Member Introductions 7:00pm Everyone will have 45 seconds to introduce themselves. Who are you? What do you do? And how can the group help you?
On the calendar Next Meeting is July 16 th at 6:30pm in Pleasanton – –John Hallett, Excel Users Group –Steve Sweeney, President of Advanced Database Designs and Co-Founder webKPI August Meeting is August 20 th in San Jose at Club Auto Sport –Robert Suesse, President of Fintel, Benchmarking Company September meeting will be either Marin or San Francisco Presentations will be posted on the website in the Files section
Inspiration Charles Plumb, a US Naval Academy graduate, was a jet pilot in Vietnam. After 75 combat missions, his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb ejected and parachuted into enemy hands. He was captured and spent 6 years in a communist prison.
Inspiration One day, when Plumb and his wife were sitting in a restaurant, a man at another table came up and said, "You're Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down!" "How in the world did you know that?" asked Plumb. "I packed your parachute," the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man grabbed his hand and said, "I guess it worked!" Plumb assured him, "It sure did. If your chute hadn't worked, I wouldn't be here today."
Inspiration Plumb couldn't sleep that night, thinking about that man. Plumb kept wondering what the man might have looked like in a Navy uniform. He wondered how many times he might have seen him and not even said good morning, how are you or anything, because you see, he was a fighter pilot and the man was just a sailor. Plumb thought of the many hours that sailor had spent in the bowels of the ship, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each chute, holding in his hands each time the fate of someone he did not know.
Whoa Slow Down Who Packed Your Parachute? As you go through your week, recognize the people who have packed your parachute and enabled you to get where you are today!