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November 2009


The most exciting announcement made at our last luncheon is that we have LAUNCHED our new, extremely professional website that is user friendly, has a phenonmial Photo gallery and soon will have an RSVP and Paypal feature! 

The second most important announcement is our 2010 board has been selected, committed, and ready to start planning events and fun activities for 2010. If you have any ideas email us at . Let's stick together and grow!

What a phenomenal learning lunch we had in October. Ronald Marx from Willis (yes, husband of our incoming President) gave us valuable information on how everything changed last year, how it had been brewing for years and was inevitable.  It was like the perfect (bad) storm of many variables coming together to an apex of severe financial burdens on businesses, people, families,'s still happening but he helped us learn the terms to be able to avoid a 'bad' loan or deal. How real estate used to be worth more and how our equity value has been turned upside down. 
Our next event is our Holiday Breakfast and with Cheena as chair of the event it should be a festive show on December 11th!  Please start selling raffle tickets to your co- workers, family, and friends. We also encourage you to bring a guest not only to our upcoming Holiday breakfast but to join us next year to double our membership in size.
Please look for the Holiday breakfast blasts that mention our Charities that we are supporting this year:
YWCA Battered Women's Shelter
Rachel's House &
Girl Scouts Of San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Look for upcoming wish lists and holiday gift ideas for them. 

We do not have a General Meeting in November but do have a 2010 planning meeting on November 12 11:30 at SDIS, 3636 Camino del Rio North, Suite 100, San Diego CA  92108. Everyone is welcome and your input is important to us!  Please RSVP to myself or Cathi Marx. 
Happy Thanksgiving
Terri Carver
PWI President
2010 Membership
Membership dues from 2010 will be due by 12-31-09.  If you renew by our December 11th Holiday Party, your name will be entered into a special drawing.  Click here to renew now! 
Women Who Mean Business Award 2009
On October 27, 2009 Cathi Marx from Aspen Risk Management Group and our VP/President Elect, Won the Women Who Mean Business Award! 
WWMB Award 2009 
Congraulations Cathi! 
Julie Brown, Cathi Marx, Terri Carver
Want to share your recent accomplishments?
We would love to list member acheivements, awards, announcements, and promotions in future newsletters.  Send your info and contact information to Julie Brown, and we would be happy to let other members know what you have been up to!
In This Issue
2010 Membership Dues
Women Who Mean Business Award
Got Announcements?
Future Events
November Birthdays
Ask an Expert
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List!
Future Events
Board Meeting - November 12, 2009- 11:30 am
SDIS Office, 3636 Camino Del Rio No, Suite 100, San Diego CA  92108 
Holiday Party- December 11, 2009 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Admiral Baker Club, San Diego CA  92108
November Birthdays
Help us wish Happy Birthday to the following PWI Members:
Renee Bear 11/6
Teresa Harrison 11/16
Janice Romero 11/28
Joshua Parrish 11/29
Valerie Valentine 11/29 

Ask an Expert
Need Help?  Feel free to contact one of our member experts:
Cathi Marx -  
Areas of expertise: Occupational Safety & Health, OSHA Compliance, Homeland Security, safety program development and implementation.
Terri Carver -    
 Areas of expertise:  Health, life, dental, disability, 401K, Long Term Care, Medicare-- for groups & individuals; all carriers.
Julie Brown -          
Areas of expertise: Human Resouces, Staffing, Hiring, Interviewing, Resume Writing Skills, Career Counseling, Communication skills, marketplace intelligence

Pat McQuade -      
Areas of Specialty:   Commercial property and casualty, with a focus on Life Science.  Insurance and Education Guru
Naimesh Shah
Area of Expertise:
Insurance Technology, Agency Automation Systems, Websites, Email, Spam, Information Security, Data Backups

Would you like to be added to this list? If so email your contact info and area of expertise to 
Thank you to our 2009 Newsletter Sponsor
Aspen Risk Management Group
If you would like to be a Newsletter Sponsor for 2010, please contact Julie Brown, 888-528-8367 or

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