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Did I mention it was my 50th Birthday networking lunch?

September 5, 2013
“The two most important requirements for major success are: 1. Being in the right place at the right time and 2. Doing something about it” –  Ray Kroc – McDonalds – who opened their 1st vegetarian restaurant in India on 4/9/12
A fantastic first for me – my first 50th and the first birthday with so many people – thank you.  And the best part numerous conversations and connections leading to collaborations and business being done!  Held at Exeter Golf and Country Club – venue for the 1st ever Business Network event in 1993.
I wasn’t sure if I had mentioned it was my birthday but the Twitter activity said otherwise!!
HannahLeger12:31pm via Twitter for iPhoneAnother great networking lunch @seanhumbyand happy birthday! #BNSW1 retweets
regusconnect2:08pm via WebRT @seanhumby: “The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” — @theRealKiyosaki1 retweets
thebestofExeter11:15am via HootSuiteRT @Tasteexetr_Cafe: Happy Birthday to @seanhumby. Hope you enjoy your cakes and buns from @glenkingpr @Tasteexetr_Cafe
KirkhamBoard10:36am via Twitter for iPhoneLooking forward to #BNSW network lunch at the Exeter Golf and Country Club today with @seanhumby1 retweets
Tasteexetr_Cafe9:32am via Twitter for iPhoneHappy Birthday to @seanhumby. Hope you enjoy your cakes and buns from @glenkingpr@Tasteexetr_Cafe pic.twitter.com/ijhwaaww0f2 retweets
Spodro739:24am via Web@seanhumby Happy Birthday Sean. Hope you have a good stay @castletaunton tonight1 retweetsShow Conversation
BelindaNewtonHR9:23am via HootSuite@seanhumby Happy birthday have a great day1 retweets
SusanMeldon9:23am via HootSuite@seanhumby Happy birthday and have a great lunch!!1 retweets
SpaceExeter9:16am via Web@seanhumby #BNSW @glenkingpr@Tasteexeter Wow! What a birthday treat! Hope you don’t eat all at once… 😉 See you @exetergcclater.3 retweetsShow Conversation
TTPLuk9:14am via Web@seanhumby @glenkingpr @Tasteexeter Happy Birthday Sean – have a great day! From all at TTPL :0)1 retweetsShow Conversation
nigelwnw8:39am via HootSuiteRT @AlisonJobson: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear @seanhumby, happy birthday to you! 🙂Show Conversation
RichardHussey18:05am via WebLooking forward to #BNSW network in Exeter today with @seanhumby1 retweets
AlisonJobson7:50am via TweetDeckHappy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear @seanhumby, happy birthday to you! :-)1 retweets
AlisonJobson7:41am via TweetDeckCatching up with my lovely client @Potburys this morning and then networking with the birthday boy @seanhumby at #BNSW.2 retweets
JuliaBrambleSep 03, 7:12pm via HootSuite@nigelwnw No sadly not – you’ll have to give @seanhumby the bumps without me!! Got tickets booked for Wicked – quite appropriate!! #BNSW1 retweetsShow Conversation
thebestofExeterSep 03, 3:50pm via HootSuiteRT @seanhumby: Looking forward to #Exeter#BNSW @seanhumby 50th b’day lunch tomorrow @exetergcc look who’s going ow.ly/i/32Qy21 retweets
JuliaBrambleSep 03, 3:10pm via HootSuiteThanks Sean! “@seanhumby: Marketing For Success 2 Exeter – Eventbrite ow.ly/ovV8y 12/9/13#BNSW @JuliaBramble #marketing #ExeterShow Conversation
seanhumbySep 03, 3:01pm via WordPress.comLooking forward to #Exeter #BNSW @seanhumby50th b’day lunch tomorrow @exetergcc look who’s going ow.ly/i/32Qy24 retweets
dbarr77Sep 03, 12:40pm via Paper.lithe Exeter speech bubble is out!paper.li/dbarr77/130642… ▸ Top stories today via @CartridgesLaw @Basepoint_Exetr@seanhumby3 retweets
seanhumbySep 03, 9:46am via HootSuiteRT @SpaceExeter: Looking forward to #Exeter#BNSW @seanhumby 50th b’day lunch tomorrow @exetergcc look who’s going ow.ly/i/32Qy2
SpaceExeterSep 03, 9:05am via WebLooking forward to #Exeter #BNSW #networking & @seanhumby 50th birthday lunch tomorrow @exetergcc ! Talk by @ExeterRaces. Who else is going?

And this small badge that my daughter Megan gave me really made sure people knew!

Megan presenting me with my badge!  Photo by Malcolm Rouse Photography

Megan presenting me with my badge! Photo by Malcolm Rouse Photography

Thank you for all the wonderful cards, presents and messages – I really appreciate your generosity and thoughts.  I now have numerous bottles of wine, some huge cakes, a gold bar and a Video profile to work through!  More on these in a future post!
A selection of the cards I received today from Glen King and Laura Jones - Glen King PR & Mktg, Alex and Angi Wren - Bitpod Ltd, Mark Leveridge, Alison Jobson - Straight Marketing, Rosemary Pell - Road User Support Service, Spencer Hodgetts, Many and Ann - Casino Select, Sarah Podro - The Castle at Taunton.  Presents too many to put on display!

A selection of the cards I received today from Glen King and Laura Jones – Glen King PR & Mktg, Alex and Angi Wren – Bitpod Ltd, Mark Leveridge, Alison Jobson – Straight Marketing, Rosemary Pell – Road User Support Service, Spencer Hodgetts, Many and Ann – Casino Select, Sarah Podro – The Castle at Taunton. Presents too many to put on display! Photo taken at The Castle -Taunton.

A big thank you to Bev Holloway for a great, interactive seminar on remote/home working – full of top tips and insights – if you want to know more about the way conviviality and capability interact, the way in which an exercise with flip chart exchange servers demonstrates a point and the know how on the equipment, planning, legal and skill/traits for home working – get in contact with Bev!
I must talk about the 10 minute speaker – Michelle Thomas – Exeter Racecourse and Conference Centre – who talked about the fabulous facilities that are available for business events – even a Cabinet meeting complete with a Prime Minister and ministers can be arranged – and in fact has been!
Michelle also delighted the attendees with a race

The Sean Humby 50th Birthday Handicap Derby “aged pacers”

The runners

1      Getting on a bit Upham Atom (Pink)
2       #Ageisjustanumber Sea Saffron(Blue/Green)
3       Don’t Stop Me Now (I’ll get there eventually)           Global Power (Yellow)
4         Doesn’t Look A Day Over 49 ¾ Reblis                      (Light Blue/Yellow)
5          Hip Replacement Mobaasher (White)
6          Saga Here We Come Jaunty Journey (Navy/Grey Stars)
7          40 wasn’t so Bad After All  Double Dizzy                   (Light Blue/Purple Star)
8          Life Begins at 50 Double Dizzy                                    (Light Blue/Blue Triangle)

Full results and Exeter Racecourse Race day tickets for all the winners!

1st  8    Life Begins at 50 Double Dizzy

2nd  3    Don’t Stop Me Now (I’ll get there eventually) Global Power

3rd  2     #Ageisjustanumber Sea Saffron

“Fran very kindly made a donation to Families for Children following a request I made at a recent lunch. Her donation enabled us to complete a project that was long overdue and has already resulted in making visits to our office a much more enjoyable experience for the young people we work with. As one young man said “wow this place is sick” – which I hope means he liked it!! Thank you Fran and sorry I’m not there to hand you your certificate in person.” 
for all the support for Ally Colton and all at Families for Children
Fran Long - Plug and Play receiving her certificate - the champagne has disappeared out of picture.  picture taken by Malcolm Rouse Photography

Fran Long – Plug and Play receiving her certificate – the champagne has disappeared out of picture. Picture taken by Malcolm Rouse Photography

Among those who were at the lunch yesterday
 
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Exeter Business Network Charities 2013 – Your chance to support them
The Devon Air Ambulance Trust is the charity which raises the funds to keep 2 emergency Air Ambulances flying. This is no small feat as each and every year we have to raise in the region of £4.5 million to keep both of the helicopters airborne.  Click here to donate  Help celebrate their 21st Birthday!
Families for Children place children for adoption from throughout the UK, who have experienced loss and upheaval. We find for them stable, loving families in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
We are special because we have a ‘forever’ policy of support and this means that we offer support to the child and new family for as long as they need us. Click here to donate
WESC Foundation’s aim is the education and care of young people with visual impairment and/or complex needs and their transition into school, college and beyond.  By providing a specialist centre for education, training and expertise, WESC Foundation create a better life for people with visual impairment. Click here to donate
The vision of St Loye’s Foundation is that each individual should have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential, irrespective of natural abilities or setbacks experienced in life.
Mission – St Loye’s mission is to be the preferred choice of people with physical, mental health, sensory and other disabilities, or with long-term health conditions, to improve their quality of life and degree of independence.  Click here to donate
The Announcements
“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter” Jack Beeny
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life” Ali
(Both from my birthday card from Auntie Pat!!)
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