TALI has started a GoFundMe page - it is legit, and is managed by the Executive Director and Board.
"The Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) has started a relief fund for association members impacted by Hurricane Harvey. As the effects of Harvey have not yet been realized, TALI is anticipating numerous and substantial requests for assistance from its members, many still caught in the throes of this disaster. There is no minimum or maximum donation expected, we just ask to give as you feel led. Our thoughts and prayers are with association members and their families during this incredibly difficult time.
TALI is a non-profit, professional association of licensed investigators in Texas. This GoFundMe account is managed by TALI Executive Director Carla Hunt and the TALI Board of Directors. All donations will be distributed a the Board of Directors to TALI members in need. TALI's address is 2951 Marina Bay Drive, Suite 130-564, League City, Texas 77573.
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Unfortunately, on 08/29/2017 I was notified I did not make the cut by the Nominating Committee to be endorsed on the ballot. This is not a setback, its simply a different route to the same goal.
I expected the Committee would have a tough job, and there were exceptional candidates - I am not disappointed in their decisions or the outcome to me personally. This will not inhibit my strong desire to be on the NRA Board and more active in my outreach.
I have about 30 days (the month of September) to collect at least 653 valid NRA members signatures, with the help of NRA members. This is a more difficult, but worthy path for a variety of reasons. In the interest of your time and space, I have placed details of the process are at www.DeanBeersNRA.com/petition-process.html.
My goal is to get us a long needed seat on the NRA Board representing the investigative and security professions and develop a stronger legislative effort, defend our Constitution and protect our 2nd Amendment.
For private updates - please visit http://subscribe.DeanBeersNRA.com and as things continue to happen, I will keep you advised.
With appreciation, Dean