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The rules are simple to win: No "xxx" jokes, sorry. Kit Menkin cannot win  (relatives, friends and employees can enter and win). Please note, if in the decision of the judges there is no "best" joke, a previous month may be included, and like in horseshoes, there are no ties. Winners of previous months can also win a second or third time - There is no limit.

Please send me your favorite joke. The first one to send it, not only gets the credit, but a good bottle of wine or a box of chocolates (the winner’s choice).

Winner for June 2003

Bob Teichman
Sausalito, California

(His prize: two .375ml 1995 Duckhorn
Merlot, Mt. Howell)

"Moscovitz Auditorium"

A visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at the Moscovitz
Auditorium. He was quite impressed with the architecture and the acoustics.
He inquired of the tour guide, "Is this magnificent auditorium named after
Chaim Moscovitz, the famous Talmudic scholar?"
"No," replied the guide. "It is named after Sam Moscovitz, the writer."
"Never heard of him. What did he write?"
"A check", replied the guide.

   Bob has been submitting jokes for several years. Here is the
biography we asked him to write about himself:

I am amazed and honored to be the winner of the joke-of-the-month.   I
have been in the leasing and financing industry for 40 years and I still
learn something new every day.

Currently I am a trainer and consultant to lessors, brokers, banks and
other  companies and associations which are involved with equipment leasing and financing. I am active with the industry and am a member of the Board of Directors of the United Association of Equipment Leasing (my fourth year on the Board) as well as on Kit Menkin's Leasing News Advisory Board. I earned my CLP designation in 1994 and I am still active in the Certification Program ( He is not only one of the contributing writers to the text, but was instrumental in its first publication.)

  I was born and raised in the Bronx in New York. Went to the High
School of Music & Art ( of "Fame" fame) and worked my way through Columbia College playing piano in a union band ("Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, James C. Petrillo presiding"). I also attended the New York College of Music .I did my graduate work at the University of Geneva, Switzerland where I met my wife Pat.

Patty and I met when she was working at the International Labor
Organization, an agency of the UN, and I was in graduate school in Geneva. As you are aware, she is British, and she comes from the small town of Croxley Green near London. It's a lovely place in the Hertfordshire
countryside. We will be celebrating our 43rd wedding anniversary this year.
I don't know that I have any magic formula for a long marriage, except
understanding, compromise and a lot of patience.  (She is
also a painter, watercolors.)

We left Europe during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and  made our way to California where I got into the car leasing business. I believe we  (Kit and Bob) met sometime around 1975 when I was with Crocker Bank in the leasing department. I got to be pretty good at starting (or re-starting) leasing businesses. Start-ups included Dividend Financial, Sumitomo Bank Business Credit and New England Capital's West Coast office. And, of course, my current business, Teichman  Financial Training. The re-start was Intercoastal Leasing. Lots of challenges and all interesting projects.

I continue to be interested in music and have performed with local choruses for the past 19 years. My hobbies include listening to, playing and singing classical music, and  spending time at our small and very primitive cabin in the Sierras.

Hope this is the information you wanted. Please let me know if you need
anything else.

And thanks for the wine!

  (Bob did the original lease financing for Duckhorn Winery, so I thought it
appropriate to send him Duckhorn Merlot, Mt. Howell, my favorite, as his
price. Congratulations, Bob, a true gentleman.)

Bob Teichman, CLP
Teichman Financial Training
3030 Bridgeway, Suite 213
Sausalito, CA 94965
Tel: 415-331-6445
Fax: 415-331-6451

"Providing education and training to the equipment leasing and financing

Current year Joke of the Month winners

Connie Krehbiel
Vallejo, California

"Lady Goes to the Druggist"
Her prize, "Godiva Signature Ballotin 2 pound"
(67 pieces of chocolate)

Jerry Estruth,
San Jose, California

Walter J. Lunny, III
San Francisco, California

His prize," some "Johnson" t-shirts from

Jeffrey H. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

Prize a bottle of 1996 Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot.

Connie Kreibel
Vallejo, California

She wins a two pound box of
Schurra's European Chocolate
from Schurra's Candy Factory,
San Jose, California

Jeffrey H. Reynolds, Ph.D.
Bethesda, Maryland

"Dachshund in Africa"
His prize a bottle of 1996 Rombauer Napa Valley Merlot.

Walter J. Lunny, III
San Francisco, Ca.

Lars and Eric

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