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2018 TRA Summer Reunion

July 8, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The closure and renovation of the Proud Bird, and now the closure of the Ports O’Call restaurant, eliminated two of our favorite gathering spots. Fortunately, our events committee, led by Marcy Morrison, has identified new locations and dates for our Summer Reunion and Holiday Party.


Our Summer Reunion will be held on Sunday, July 8 at the South End Racquet & Health Club in Torrance from 11 am to 3 pm.  This location will be perfect for a summer get-together. The main ballroom seats up to 300 people so consider inviting your friends.

For lunch we will have a catered buffet with chicken marsala or roast salmon in a lemon grass, tomato, and dill sauce; green beans almondine; garlic mashed red potatos; house green salad with ranch dressing; and coffee/tea/lemonade. For dessert there will be a cookie assortment. There will be a no-host bar available for wine, beer, or mixed drinks.

If you have a dietary restriction, give us a call at 310-813-7745 and leave a message and we will make arrangements.

For our speaker we are pleased to have David Zabalaoui, Space Systems Division Director of Strategy at Northrop Grumman, who will give us an update on the company.David has over 30 years of aerospace and defense experience. Before transitioning to his current role, he led Space Systems Business Development, and prior to that, he led Operations and Integration for the Business and Advanced Systems Development organization, where he provided functional leadership across a breadth of activities including business management, human capital strategies, proposal development and operational effectiveness.

Earlier in his career, he served as Director of Operations for Space Systems Business Development, leading process development and implementation, cross-sector initiatives, and day-to-day operations. He has also held leadership roles in marketing and market development. He began his Northrop Grumman career as a System Engineer working across multiple space programs. David also served in the U.S. Air Force at the Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California, where he held a variety of roles in the Milsatcom mission area addressing terminal to satellite interfaces, user requirements, and system engineering. In his final assignment, he served as the Milstar Joint Program Office Executive Officer.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California as part of the TRW Fellowship Program. He is one of Northrop Grumman’s first certified Six Sigma black belts, and is a graduate of the 2013 NGAS Program Management Conference.

So, come meet your friends, hear an update on Northrop Grumman, and enjoy a great meal, all for just $40 per person.  Guests are welcome – no limit.

Please make your reservations by filling out the following form and pay with a Paypal account or a credit card. Making your reservations online simplifies our paper shuffle.

Thank you for being a TRA member! ✦✦✦

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July 8, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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South End Tennis and Racquet Club
2800 Skypark Drive
Torrance, CA 90505 United States
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