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May 2010


Nothing is more awesome than a women wearing
beautiful spring fashions and showing them off to
her friends! We know because on April 16th we had a
very successful fashion show where our very own
members along with students of the Grossmont OPT
(Office Professional Training) program strutted their
The OPT program relies on donations especially in
these tough economic times to provide instruction to
students who are out of work or looking for new
opportunities in accounting, insurance and general
office support. All the PWI fashion show proceeds go
directly to the OPT program.
PWI is changing lives in our community by helping OPT
students stay and finish their program to make better lives for themselves and their families.
"Thank you" to our sponsors Access E&S, AFCO Premium Finance, 
CIG, and Imperial Credit for
giving us the financial backing to have this event to
give the students at OPT.

"Thank you" to our Vendors, Jockey Fashions, Taramasco's Fashions, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Silpada Jewelry, Premier Designs, Miss Diva Purses, and Vemma for
bringing all their products and giving us the
opportunity to shop!
"Thank you" to our beautiful models for showing
us the fashions, and letting us "whoop and holler"
and for being great sports.
Finally, a "thank you" to those that brought in raffle
prizes, and those who purchased them so that we
could fulfill our promise to the OPT program. Please
visit our website for pictures of the event and
information about how to contact the vendors.
Click here for more information about OPT. 
What's next! Well I-Day of course! Please come
visit our booth on May 11th at the Town and
Country Resort and Convention Center in Hotel
Circle. We are booth # 104! We look forward to
seeing you and sharing with you about PWI. 
Warm regards, 
Cathi Marx, ALCM, COSS, CHS-V  
PWI President 2010
P.S  Don't forget to mark your calendars for
 our annual golf tournament on August 13, 2010
at Carlton Oaks in Santee.

Thank you - Fashion Show Sponsors 
Vogue Sponsors 
 Access E&S

Capital Ins Group
Imperial Credit Corp
Next Luncheon-  July 9, 2010
SAVE the Date!
Personal Branding &
 Technology "Zen"
What Face Do You Want to Show the
World and How Do You Want to
Position Yourself for Success?
How to manage technology
without stress. 
There will be a member attendance raffle at this meeting.  If your name is drawn and you are there then you win $25 Cash!  See you there!
Golf Tournament - August 13, 2010
Save the Date! 
Proceeds Benefit:
 YWCA Battered Women's Shelter & OPT Program at Grossmont College 

Grand Sponsor!

Imperial Credit


Member Update

Melody Hubbard (udpate) 
Melody goes into UCSD Thornton on May 11th for a week of chemotherapy, the donor (a guy in Germany) has his bone marrow withdrawn on the 17th and 18th and then it's flown here and transplanted into Melody on the 19th.  Now we just have to hope that the volcano in Ireland doesn't erupt again, which would prevent the plane from bringing the marrow here.  Depending on how her body receives the bone marrow she will be in the hospital for anywhere from a month to 4 months.   She can't have any real plants or flowers during this time.  She has a "Nook" from Barnes and Noble so she can read books without having to haul the books with her. So you can send her Barnes and Noble gift cards so she can upload books.  Her husband Ron (past member of PWI) is still looking for a long term position in insurance so keep him in mind if you know of any openings.  

Kristin Hinds:
Congratulations go out to Kristin Hinds, Account Manager at San Diego Insurance Staffing.  Kristin won the "Staffing Professional of the Year" award from the San Diego Chapter of CSP (California Staffing Professionals). This prestigous award is only given to individuals that best represent their staffing firm according to the Standards of Excellence and Judging Criteria.  Recipients are required to be in the top 25% of agency producers, hold State or National Certification/Accreditation, have invovlement in outside activities and business development to include Chapter or State-Level, local special interest groups, public speaking/lectures, chairing committees, or affiliation with other professional associations.
Want to share your 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!

Charity Updates/Needs
8 Ways that you can support OPT 
  1. Attend the Golf Tournament on August 13, 2010 
  2. Use as your search engine and when asked "Who do you search for? Put in Grossmont College. OPT gets $.01 each time. 
  3. Ralphs - Sign up on and list the non-profit organizaion (NPO) of 82387 and OPT will get credit from your purchases.
  4. Donate Auction Items - Silent and Live Auction Items needed for Mentor nights in March and October each year.  Contact Dr. Mary Leslie at 619-644-7533 to donate.
  5. Got Old Cell Phones?  Bring your donations to the OPT office Room 512B or contact their office at 619-644-7247
  6. Purchase an OPT Cookbook.  Contact Dr. Mary Leslie or buy them at the fashion show on April 16th  
  7. Recycle for OPT - deliver Rinsed cans and bottles (CA-CRV only) to the OPT office Room 512B or call to schedule a bulk pickup at your place of business.  You can also redeem your recycleables for cash and donate the proceeds to OPT.  Contact Dr. Mary Leslie 619-644-7533for drop-off or pick-up arrangements. 
Thank you to our 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

In This Issue
Golf - Save the Date!
Next Meeting!
Member Update
Got Announcements?
Charity Updates/Needs
Future Events
Ask an Expert
2010 Membership Dues
Quick Links
June 3, 2010
Board Meeting
July 9, 2010
Luncheon Meeting
August 5, 2010
Board Meeting
August 13, 2010
Golf Tournament
September 2, 2010
Board Meeting
September (Date TBD)
Social Event
October 7, 2010
Board Meeting
October 8, 2010
Luncheon Meeting
November 4, 2010
Board Meeting-Planning for 2011
December 3, 2010
Holiday Party
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May Birthdays!  
 Kimbra Pederson 5/2
Tram Phan 5/18



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