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July 2010


Welcome Summer!

It is the time for vacations, family BBQ's, long evenings on the porch and walks along the beach after work. Nothing beats living in San Diego. On behalf of your PWI board we wish you a safe summer full of good times and fresh air. Drive safely, use plenty of sun block and watch those kids in the pool..stay in front of the lifeguard station when in the ocean and...hey just be careful out there!

 Summer also brings our July 9th Luncheon with two of our members on the most fascinating subjects to kick off our summer! Who doesn't want to know about Technology Zen and how to balance our life with technology! There must be an app for that right ? Naimesh will tell us how.

 In addition, Julie Brown will talk about Personal Branding and how to position ourselves for success by putting our best "us" out there.  I hope to see you there to learn, listen and share.

Don't forget to sign up for our Golf Tournament on August 13th at Carleton Oaks! Our committee has been working hard for several months to make it another smashing success! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to be a sponsor already. Your generosity is so appreciated.

So be safe out there, learn about technology and a life balance and how to brand yourself as the best you can be. We can't wait to see you, be there for you, celebrate with you and support you.

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
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 and Spa Day - August 13th
Sponsors Wanted!
 To Sponsor this Event or for more information, please click here!
Proceeds Benefit:
 YWCA Battered Women's Shelter & OPT Program at Grossmont College 

Grand Sponsor

Imperial Credit


 GOLD Sponsors

Golden Eagle Insurance


Sequoia Insurance Company


Register Here to Play Golf or Attend the Spa!

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!
Golf & Spa Day!
Member Update
Got Announcements?
Charity Updates/Needs
Future Events
Ask an Expert
2010 Membership Dues
Quick Links
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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July Birthdays!  
Cathi Marx 7/4
Nancy Trejo 7/4
Carmen Hagblom 7/11
Julie Brown 7/19
Darlyn Regan 7/26


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Michael Vance

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