July 1, 2017
Our Website: www.bncla.org 
by Bernard Schneier
Almost since its inception, the BMG has had an annual Awards Dinner at a country club. 

Traditionally the dinner was held late in the year on a Sunday evening. This year, Brandeis went nautical as well as digital! Our dinner evolved into a luncheon and, thanks to member Mel Small, was held at the prestigious Del Rey Yacht Club in the Marina Del Rey. So on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May, a group of us gathered in a private room with a view of hundreds of masts bobbing in the ocean. It made for a truly ocean-going  experience. 

After a champagne cocktail, they served Lunch. And what a Lunch it was. I can’t tell you about the others, but my veal must have been raised by hand. It was delicious…and the dessert…to die for. 

But the business of the day was the presentation of Service Awards. Awards Chairman Alan Gottschalk ably assisted by our Host John Harris presented four awards listed below. Mercifully, the acceptance speeches were short. 

Outstanding Service Al Wilner 
Legal Group Leader Marv Alperin 
Luncheon Host John Harris 
Event Coordinator Mel Small 

A special thanks to Chairman Alan Gottschalk organizing the event and Yacht Club member Mel Small. Mel helped sort out the details and even helped park the cars. What a guy!! 
It is now time to pay your Men's Club dues for July 2017 - June 2018.

Click here for a copy of the dues letter and coupon.
The following is a list of the Men's Special Interest Group meetings for July 2017,  If you are not a member of the group and wish to join the group please contact the Lead Member of the group to determine whether it is accepting additional members.
Investment Group
Meets Monday, July 3, 2017
Lead Member: Steve Vener 310 391-8376
Bridge Group 
No meeting in July or August.
Westside Walking Group
Meets Tuesdays, July 11. 18 & 25, 2017, at 9:30am
Lead Member: Gerry Sallus, 310-559-2536
Location:  Intersection of San Vicente & Ocean, Santa Monica
The westside walking group is now four members strong. We have cut back from a two mile walk each way to a one mile walk each way with a stop for coffee at the Miramar Hotel. We meet in Santa Monica at the intersection of San Vincente and Ocean. We walk overlooking the beach. Lovely view. All who wish to join us call Gerald Sallus at 310 5592536
Current Events Group #2
Meets Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Lead Member: Henry Gass 310 444-7152
Location: Westwood Horizon 
 Current Events Group #1
Meets Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 10 :00am
Lead Member: Louis Bernstein 310 890-3651
Location: 818 N Doheny Drive, West Hollywood 
 Opera Group
Meets Friday, July 21, 2017, at 9:30am
Lead Member: Marty Jaffe 323 653-4090
Location: 818 N Doheny Dr., West hollywood 
Legal Cases Group
Meets Thursday, July 27, 2017
Lead Member: Marvin Alperin 323 931-7172
Location: 6501 Maryland Drive, Los Angeles