MEETING MINUTES— 9.10.2015
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska – The Pizza Ranch – 84th & Lexington | 12pm
Present: Members: Steve Sheridan, Amy Fish, Diana Schilf, RJ Lipert, Steve Maly, Tim Kirkpatrick, Joanne Bartels, Nga Vu, Captain Anthony Butler, Ben Petersen, Bark Tyler, Tony Lawhorne, Fred
Guests: Steve Bowles, Jessica Eden, Stephanie Henion
Introductions/ Member Announcements:
- Amy called the meeting to order. The August minutes were approved by RJ and Diana.
- All members introduced themselves.
- A new NLBA website is in the development stage. A committee met with Maly Marketing earlier this month to review the proposed site and to make a few changes. The new site will launch sometime in October.
Member Spotlight – Tony Lawhorne:
- Tony has operated Lawhorne Design for the past 8 1/2 years. The firm offers website design, marketing consulting, and social media management. In addition, they develop brochures, business cards, logos, and they can print your logo or message on almost any type of advertising specialty products such as pens, flags, banners, wall graphics, vehicle wraps and apparel. Lawhorne Design has clients all over the nation and they have shipped products world wide.
If you would like to discuss any of these needs, call Tony at 402-570-8433 or email email@example.com.
Social Chair Update:
- The Clinton, Hartley and East Campus neighborhood associations are hosting a family event called Streets Alive on Sunday, September 20th in and around the Peter Pan Park area. They are looking for volunteers. Please go to the website for volunteer information..
- The NLBA Limo Ride event is scheduled for Friday, October 2nd. We will meet at the NLBA bench located just to the west of Devaney Center at 5pm. This will be a small town bar crawl type of event. The cost is $20 per person and is limited to the first 16 people to reserve a spot. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-450-0501.
- The Holiday Party is schedules for Tuesday, December 8th at Staybridge Suites party room located at 27th & Fletcher starting at 4:30pm. Dinner and drinks will be served. A gift exchange will be arranged (optional) and of course Steve Maly will unveil the 2015 NLBA video. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for your guest. More to come.
- Tim said we have $1258 in the checking account and $3,000 in CD’s.
- Capt Butler said there has been quite a bit of interest regarding the next Pop With a Cop gathering and they are planning to host another in the spring.
- Top call reports are still the same big three – WalMart, People’s City Mission and the jail.
- There was a rash of automobile larcenies in the West Belmont area involving 10 vehicles with $2700 in loss and $500 in damage. 6 of the 10 vehicles were unlocked.
- The roundabout at 14th & Superior still leads the city in accident reports.
- The start of school required extra officers for traffic flow control. It has now settled back to normal.
- The start of Husker football requires more officers on game days. A Department of Safety grant helps pay for the additional manpower in the North Bottoms area. The grant provides enough money for 6 additional officers on game days at an expense of around $15,000. LPD pays for another 2 officers during the season. 40 vehicles were towed at the BYU game. The Indian Center has installed a fence which seems to lend itself to better control of cars and foot traffic, and it appears they’re able to park more cars because it’s more controlled.
- Capt Butler said he has spent a lot of time evaluating his NW Team with regards scheduling. Officers have been working 12 hour shifts, but Capt Butler said he has announced the team will move to 10 hour shifts. He believes this will provide for better coverage and less fatigue. The change was met with some resistance, but they’re working through the concerns and he plans to have it in place mid-January 2016.
SEAN QUIGLY – Author & Speaker
Sean Quigley is a financial speaker and the author of the book The Cash Play: Capitalizing on the Opportunity Value of Cash Sean was a successful entrepreneur for 18 years before he moved into the financial services industry. He was named Rookie of the Year with his first national company. He earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table after being named All-American for two years and National Champion Agent. He currently serves as the Nebraska State Chairperson for MDRT.
The basis of Sean’s message is that old school wealth management is no long valid. He illustrated how taxes are our largest expense in life … in fact quite a bit larger than the purchase of a home which most people perceive to be the largest.
He speaks to UNL Dentistry students as they’re close to earning their degree. The question he asks: “If I gave you $500,000 dollars today, what would you do with it?” The number one answer is “pay off my student loan” and the second is “pay cash for a new house”. Sean said the smart investment would be to use the money to open a dental practice, put a small down payment on a home and pay the student loan according to schedule. The loans actually provide some protection against the amount of taxes a person would be required to pay.
Many people believe that the most effective financial planning involves buying term life insurance, investing in the markets, and paying down your home mortgage as soon as possible. Sean Quigley suggests that because we live in an era of historically low mortgage and tax rates, not only are these ideas outmoded, but they can harm your financial future. Since the early 1980s, an entire generation has been taking on far too much risk in the way they invest, and for the vast majority, the reward has never come. Too many people are operating under the mistaken assumption that there are no investment options today that offer both liquidity and tax-free returns.
Sean argues that there is one exceptionally effective way to invest your money so that you have quality of life during your working years and a secure retirement income for as long as you need it. The Cash Play approach will work in any economy and for any type of business or career you are in. It will work if you are age 18 and just beginning to save for your future, or if you are age 75 and still seeking to grow and protect your hard-earned money. Savvy investors have been using a version of The Cash Play strategy for decades. These investors are the people who made it through the recent economic downturns virtually unscathed. They are the ones that were able to take advantage of the opportunities presented when the stock market and home prices hit their lows.
Many people are now discovering the 21st century advantages of permanent life insurance. They are realizing the benefits of having uninterrupted growth and accessibility of the cash value of the policy throughout their life. Instead of having the earnings on the growth of the investment taxed annually, the money grows tax-deferred. You have access to your money tax-free, and you will continue to be able to do so for the rest of your life.
Sean will be hosting a seminar on Wednesday, October 14th at The Venue to discuss his ideas in more detail. Seating is limited so if you are interested in attending contact Sean at 402-730-6505 or email sean@TheCashPlay.com.
- The next Association meeting is Thursday, October 8th
- THE PIZZA RANCH – 84th & Lexington | 11:30am – 1:00pm
- Speakers: Carl Eskridge and Cindy Lamm with the City Council
- The next Board meeting is Thursday, October 22nd | 11:30am | NAI FMA Realty, Wells Fargo Center 1248 “O”
Respectfully submitted by Fred Knight