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HUG Change of Venue 2020

Terry DeMoure

Reputable Poster
Dear HUG Users Group Members:

Today Governor Abbott implemented “PHASE ONE TO OPEN TEXAS” and we are watching for the
next steps. Your HUG board met and voted to change our first 2020 meeting to Thursday, July
23. The HESS Club, our regular venue, did not charge us anything for the canceled March meeting,
thereby preserving our sponsor funds.

When I contacted the HESS Club to request the new dates for our 3 meetings and to re-confirm our
Holiday Party on Dec 3, I was informed that they are closing their facility permanently. I frantically
reached out to similar venues which were all much more expensive thereby exceeding our
budget. We promised the sponsors 4 face-to-face meetings this year.

Then I remembered how wonderful our meetings were at the Oracle office in Allen Center. We had
the large training room, kitchen, Wi-Fi, A/V and 4 breakout rooms. I contacted Oracle including
Luanne Jones, Mukesh Wadhawan, Sheena and LaToya, who very graciously confirmed our
reservation for July 23. I reserved Fresh Foods Catering including the hot breakfast and delicious hot
lunch entrees and desserts. I contacted the Allen Center parking garage to order the parking
validation stickers for the customers.

We are grateful to Bruce Kisner, HUG president, for his leadership; Tim Randall, VP programming, for
the excellent education programs; Jimmy Kloberdanz, VP customer membership, for member
marketing; Melody Benabou, VP sponsor membership, for her partner marketing; and Cautilda
Spencer, VP finance, for her fiduciary skills. Special thanks to Luke Hodges, Quest assistant
executive director for his guidance.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE ON JULY 23 FOR A REAL IN-PERSON HUG AT
THE HUG!!!

Respectfully Submitted,

Diane Furst
Vice Presdient - Logistics & Public Relations
Houston Regional User Group

Bruce Kisner
President
Houston Regional User Group
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https://houstonusersgroup.org/
 

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