Thursday, June 12, 2014

Arlington 4th of July

The Arlington 4th of July Association is looking for Scouts for 2014

Posted on | June 9, 2014 | Comments Off
The Arlington 4th of July Association is looking for Scouts to serve as Flag Bearers/Color Guards along our parade route and to help lead Parade spectators in singing our National Anthem.
Need: Color Guards/Flag Bearers, in uniform, spaced along the entire 2 mile Parade route. The Color Guards/Flag Bearers may be as few as 2 Scouts (this is a minimum – bring as many along as you can). We are requesting one leader or parent and at least 2 scouts from each unit, in Class A uniform. Please bring an American flag and your unit flag.
When: Friday July 4, 2014, no later than 7:30 a.m. for check in. Scouts will deploy along the route at 8:15 a.m.
Where: UT Arlington Parking lot at the northeast corner of Doug Russell Rd. and West St. Maps and more info can be found on our website,
What: The Guards/Flag Bearers will be spaced evenly along the Parade route, while our announcing stands play the National Anthem. The Color Guards/Flag Bearers will be in the middle of the street to serve as a focal point for parade spectators. Each Scout should be in Class A uniform.
Why: This is an opportunity to showcase your troop to more than 40,000 people while showing your Patriotic Spirit and your Scout Pride!
How: Call or e-mail if you can help.
Thanks!: Each participating Scout will receive a commemorative patch. If you wish to participate, or for more information call or e-mail Kevin Donovan - 817-299-8059

Steve Young                             
RE/MAX Associates
(817) 276-5149
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Commercial web site

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cryptolocker Virus Advisory

Cryptolocker Virus Advisory to Clients

As many of you might already know the Cryptolocker virus has been proliferating throughout the internet. This is a serious virus that encrypts all of your documents and requires its victims to pay a ransom to unlock their files. Infected users either have to pay the ransom or restore from backup.

Even though your computers are protected by Anti-virus software the virus may get through if the user is lured into clicking on the wrong email or web link.

Very recently we have seen the virus disguise itself as an email claiming to be a fax@[your domain] (Example: with a link to the virus on the website. 

Do not click on this link and delete the email immediately as well as alert your IT support. 

As always be careful about opening any attachments being sent from unknown users. Also, never open any attachments with .zip or .exe extension.s

For more information on this virus please check the following link:

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Monday, June 2, 2014

Order of the Arrow

This past weekend we held the second Ordeal weekend of the year, and we had a great turnout.  There were nearly 300 candidates and members in attendance, with over 270 new OA members inducted and many Ordeal members sealing their membership by completing their Brotherhood.  This included many of our own candidates and members.  Please join me in welcoming our newest Arrowmen to the Talahi Chapter:
Kevin Kuhlman, Skyler Roe, and Colin Shelton
Christopher Weaver
And I inadvertently omitted Shahin Soltanian from the list of new members from the SR2 Ordeal - congratulations also to Shahin.
The next two Ordeals are August 22-24 at Worth Ranch and September 19-21 at Sid Richardson.  Please encourage your troop's candidates to attend, urge your Ordeal members to do their Brotherhood, and please come out and join us also. 
Scoutmasters & Leaders: please check with these new members, if they are in your troop, and ask if they have received this email.  If not, please send me their email address so that I can send OA info to them.  Thanks.
And as always, the Talahi Chapter meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, located at 601 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76010.   Our next scheduled meeting is at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, May 20, 2014.   The chapter officers and I would like to invite all Arrowmen to attend our meeting.   If you're a regular attendee, it will be great to see you again.  If you haven't been to a meeting in a while, please come and reconnect with the Order of the Arrow - we've missed you!
Yours in Brotherhood,
Gary Faletti
Talahi Chapter Adviser

OA Service Opportunity

Our Brotherhood has an opportunity to perform some of our Cheerful Service this weekend and I hope you are willing and able to help out.  We wil be meeting at Moore Memorial Gardens at 7:00am on Saturday, May 24, to place flags on graves.  If you wish to help, please come in your Official BSA Uniform (Class A,) and you may wear your OA Sash if you wish since it will be an OA Chapter-sponsored event.  I've listed the addres and the url if you want to check out the location.
Gary Faletti
Talahi Chapter Adviser

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