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June Chamber Luncheon
Big Thicket Messenger - June 2007

The Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly business luncheon on Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Immaculate Conception Church Marian Hall in Liberty.

This event will feature Bill Read, Meteorologist in Charge, Houston-Galveston Area National Weather Service Office. Mr. Read will be speaking on “Hurricane Awareness – the upcoming Hurricane Season.” Bill has been the meteorologist in Charge of the Houston-Galveston Area National Weather Service since January, 1992. He came to this office from National Weather Service Headquarters, where he was Program Leader for the severe thunderstorm and flash flood programs. Bill’s background in the NWS includes 6 years as a forecaster in Fort Worth and 6 years as a forecaster in San Antonio. He started his NWS career in the mid-70’s with the Test and Evaluation Division in Sterling, Virginia. Bill spent over 4 years on active duty as an Officer in the U.S. Navy where he had a variety of unique assignments, including serving as on-board meteorologist gist with the navy Hurricane Hunters.

Sandwiched around his tour in the Navy, Bill earned both the Bachelor’s (1971) and Master’s Degrees (1976) in Meteorology from Texas A&M University. He is actively involved with meteorological professional organizations, and was President of the National Weather Association in 2003. Significant awards include Special Award for Public Education from the National Hurricane Conference, 2004, and Member of the Year Award from the National Weather Association in 2003.

Visit the National Weather Service at their website www.srb.noaa.gov/hgx.

The menu will be Chicken and beef fajitas, beans, rice, guacamole, and tea and will be catered by Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant, Dayton. Salvadore, Alfonso and Gerardo Herrera are the owners. Cost is $8.00 each.

Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling (936) 336-5736 or e-mail: chamber@imsday.com.

Please help the Chamber by calling in your reservations by Monday prior to the Wednesday luncheon. A final head count of those attending is given a day before the event to the caterer (at the very latest). The Chamber sounds good for the number of reservations.

Also, remember to sign up for the 60-second commercial at the luncheon. This is a great opportunity to tell about your business!







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