Next Monthly Meeting, December 12, 2017

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December Speaker: Chris Natzke, Creating a 2018 Plan for YOU

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017, 7:00 AM

10 Members Attending

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December Speaker: Chris Natzke, Creating a 2018 Plan for YOU

Have you ever created exciting plans for the new year only to wake up a few months after the beginning the new year to find you have not begun work on any of them?

In this dynamic and engaging presentation, life-leadership coach, martial arts master instructor and former national champion, Chris Natzke, will share strategies for creating a powerful annual plan and share championship tools to assist you to stay on track throughout the year. 

Topics include:

1)  Process is Primary – Determining where you are, where you want to go and WHY

2)  Living a “Be/Do/Have” Life – Embracing empowering ways of BEing to positively impact your life

3)  Forward Focus Thinking – Moving “Through” not “To” by using obstacles for your learning, upliftment and growth

4)  Making the Way Clear – Releasing distractions so you can fully focus on your intentions for the new year by using the 5 D’s

5)  The Power of the Plan – Pre-Planning for success and preparing for when thing DON’T go right

6)  Inspired Action – Moving out of your Comfort Zone, avoiding your Panic Zone and living in your Stretch Zone

For over four decades, Chris Natzke has been a dedicated student and teacher of the martial arts, achieving the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt/Master Instructor, ranking him in the top 1% of all martial artists in the world.  Also an accomplished national competitor, Chris won the United States National Taekwondo Championships in 1999.  In 1995, he left a very successful career in corporate sales to create his martial arts organization, the Colorado Alliance of Martial Arts (CAMA).  Since that time, the lives of thousands of students (both children and adults) and their families have been positively impacted through his teachings, with over 600 students reaching junior and advanced ranks of Black Belt. 

Now Chris is taking his impactful message beyond the walls of the martial arts school and out into the world.  Businesses and organizational leaders are positively impacted by his message highlighting his “7 Qualities of Black Belt Leadership”.  These qualities represent his journey over four decades in martial arts, personal development, motivation and leadership.  In addition to his work with companies and organizations, Chris has also impacted thousands both in the Denver area and nationally through his “Kindness Counts” program.  Through his programs, school-age children are taught bully-proofing verbal self-defense skills as well as the benefits of non-violent conflict resolution.  As a result, over 250,000 documented random acts of kindness have been generated in the Denver community since 2005.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a Masters in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica.  He is also the author of the newly published book, Black Belt Leadership: 7 Keys to Creating a Life of Purpose by Discovering Your Inner Champion.

Chris Natzke’s principles of success and leadership have transformed the lives of literally thousands of students, business professionals and organizational leaders. His message of inspiration, empowerment and belief in one’s self, leaves audiences moved and inspired to take decisive action in creating the lives and careers of their dreams while making a positive, profound and lasting impact in their world.


4th Q Happy Hour – Thursday, December 7, 3pm

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DAB Happy Hour

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017, 3:00 PM

10 Members Attending

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JA’s Stock Market Challenge, November 3rd, 11am-1:30pm

This unique program teaches high school students about investing and trading stock through a hands-on, high-tech simulation that looks and feels like the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. During the event, volunteers assume the roles of Floor Traders who enter trades into handheld PDAs which are immediately transferred to the giant trading screens for all participants to see, or Press Release Runners who distribute news which guide decisions on the stocks students wish to buy or sell.

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Join other DAB members as we volunteer at the JA Stock Market Challenge

Friday, Nov 3, 2017, 11:00 AM

10 Members Went

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November Meeting (November 14th): Members Only

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Monthly Meeting – Members Only

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017, 7:00 AM

24 Members Attending

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Senior Hub Volunteer Day

On Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 11 DAB members, along with some of their spouses and children, volunteered their time to help seniors in our community with Fall/Yard cleanup at several homes in the north metro area through the organization Senior Hub. Some of these people are seniors living alone with no family to help them maintain their yards. Others were middle age men and women who are the sole caregivers for their disabled, homebound, senior parents and are simply too overwhelmed to be able to handle these home maintenance chores. We split up into three teams and put on our work gloves and rolled up our sleeves (well, metaphorically anyway – it really was too chilly to roll our sleeves up!) and went to work trimming back bushes, weeding, raking and pulling weeds for about four hours that day.

Afterwards, we all gathered together in Olde Arvada at the Homegrown Tap and Dough for some delicious pizza and craft beer – and each other’s fine company. In sharing the stories of what each of us saw at these homes, it was clear these seniors truly needed our help. We were humbled by being able to be of service and reminded of our blessings of good health and strength which allowed us to do the hard work these seniors are no longer able to do for themselves. It was a great display of the service mission that DAB espouses. Thank you to those who volunteered: John and JoAnn Jordan, Colleen Belak, Bob and Mary Carrothers, James and Finola Annibella and their kids, Robin Whitelaw, Max Eckstein, Doug Phelps, Dave and Anne Johnson, Cynthia Wellbrock, Carey and David Madsen and their girls and Colin Kresock. And a special shout out to Max Eckstein for organizing the event for us. (And thank you Colleen for noticing the amazing German bakery down the street!!!)

– Cynthia Wellbrock, DAB Member

Volunteer Event: Food Bank of the Rockies, Tuesday, October 24th, 12:15pm

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Volunteer Event: Food Bank of the Rockies

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017, 12:15 PM

13 Members Went

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October Meeting Topic: Climbing Mt. Everest

Darren Rogers is a mountaineer who started climbing trees at a young age. When his family moved to southern Colorado his climbing interests changed to mountains where he has climbed  many of the 14er’s.  Locally, Darren enjoys hiking and snowshoeing the trails in the Big Horn mountains outside Sheridan, Wyoming always chasing his favorite  part of the day, sunrise.

Darren has traveled  to remote  parts of the world experiencing cultures and testing his mental  fortitude at high altitude to reach mountain tops in Africa, Bolivia, Ecuador, Tibet and Nepal.  In Tibet while climbing Cho Oyu, he was one of the last people out of high camp on summit day but passed over 75 people with his Sherpa reaching the summit at sunrise.  

In 2015, he set his sights on Mount Everest and Lhotse and was at Camp 1 during a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which ended the expedition.  In 2016, Darren returned to Nepal and had a successful climb of Mount Everest.  When not climbing, Darren is a Chemical Engineer and enjoys providing practical solutions  to the Oil & Gas industry.

See the pictures, hear the stories of training, life in Base Camp and experience of climbing the World’s  highest mountain.

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Monthly Meeting – Open Sector for October: Residential Construction

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 7:00 AM

48 Members Went

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Senior Hub Volunteer Day – Saturday, September 23rd, 9am

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Senior Hub Volunteer Day – DAB Families Welcome

Saturday, Sep 23, 2017, 9:00 AM

16 Members Went

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