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June 2010


What a better way to kick off summer than being a part of the IBA of San Diego's I-DAY! On May 11, 2010 several PWI members arrived at 7:00 a.m. to Hotel Circle's Town and Country Convention Center, sleepy eyed but determined. Thanks to some strong coffee; Carmen Hagblom, Carol Murray, Teresa Harrison and Sarah Bennett created an eye catching booth that really showcased PWI. The theme was "Gold Medal of Success". Our booth was filled with gold stars and gold candy, and we created posters for all the organizations we support. This year we invested in small sewing kits with our logo as give-a-ways and they too were a big hit.
We had excellent interest in our booth and I know that I personally handed out several PWI applications. Thank you to our booth "sitters" Cheena Malicki, Renee Bear and her daughter Savannah, Teresa Harrison, Helen Nelson, Carmen Hagblom and Carol Murray.
Our very own Terri Carver spent her time mingling and schmoozing to increase interest in our golf tournament August 13th.  She also assisted the IBA in registering and facilitating the CE course held that morning. Thank you Terri!

Thank you to our raffle prize donors! Kathy Vanderslice at Barney & Barney donated the Padres Tickets; and Aspen Risk Management Group donated the Roy's gift certificate and the plant.
Congratulations to our I-DAY raffle prize winners!

Carol Murray won the member raffle: A gift Certificate to Roy's Restaurant
Sandra Smith @ Alvarado Pacific Insurance - Padres Tickets
Frank O'Byrne @ Snapp & Associates - Plant
What is next you ask! Well our next luncheon meeting looks to be an amazing event. Julie Brown and Naimesh Shah will be sharing the spotlight on July 9th at the Admiral Balers Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come join us for:  " Technology "Zen" and Personal Branding" The Art of Balancing Life with Technology & What Face Do You Want to Show the World and How Do You Position Yourself for Success? Please mark your calendars for our golf event on August 13th. Remember we also have a spa day alternative for those who don't golf! Look for more information on our website!
Have a great summer month and I hope to see you all on July 9th!
Warm regards, 
Cathi Marx, ALCM, COSS, CHS-V  
PWI President 2010
P.S  Please take our "Technology Habits" Survey prior to out July meeting.  We would love to have your input even if you are not able to attend the meeting!
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. 
Please take out "Technology Habits" Survey for this meeting even if you don't plan on attending.
There will be a member attendance raffle at this meeting.  If your name is drawn and you are there,  you win $25 Cash!  If not in attendance you don't get the $ it rolls to $50 for September!
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
Congratulations to Kimbra Pederson on winning the Associate Member of the Year award from IBA San Diego.  We wish you the best on your move to Indianapolis and your nuptials in the fall!! 
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
Next Meeting!
Member Update
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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June Birthdays!  
Susan Parker 6/1
Janel Branson 6/8
Mike Menegus 6/25


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