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August 2010


"Fore"! "Oh sorry". "Fore"!.."Oops, sorry again".  Did you know why "Fore!" is shouted as a warning during a golf game when it appears possible that a golf ball may hit other players or spectators?
 The mention of the term in an 1881 British Golf Museum indicates that the term was in use at least as early as that period. The term means "ahead", and it is believed to come from the military "beware before", which was shouted when a battery fired behind friendly troops. Now it is often used to warn other players ahead that the golf ball is coming towards them, so they won't get hit.
Now that we learned something new today can you tell it is almost time for the PWI annual golf tournament? Our annual golf and spa day is this Friday August 13th. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, golfers and participants as this is our biggest fund raiser of the year. It should be a beautiful day. Our amazing golf committee headed by our very own Terri Carver has been working tirelessly to ensure a good time for all. We hope to see you there.
Next up on September 30th  PWI will have our first social event. The location is Fifty Seven Degrees Wine Emporium in Mission Hills located off of the 5 freeway and Washington Street.  Cost includes 2 glasses of wine and appetizers in their private outdoor patio area.   
We will be starting our Progressive Member Drawing at this event.  All members will be entered and if your name is drawn and you are in attendance then you win $50.  If the winner is not in attendance then the money rolls over to our October meeting and the prize increases to $100.
Look for an email invitation next week with the details.  Thank you Tram for your hard work in organizing this event!

 The men and women of PWI continue to amaze me with their hard work to coordinate events that raise money for our chosen charities. The dedication to philanthropy and good works in addition to holding down jobs and balancing family responsibilities is not always easy. I am so proud to be associated with this organization.
Good things are happening at PWI, and if you are not a member and are interested in becoming one please contact our membership chair Tram Phan at or 619- 929-2633. We look forward to hearing from you!
"Fore"!..."oppps now where is my favorite ICW golf ball?" "Fore"!
Cathi Marx, ALCM, COSS, CHS-V
PWI President 2010
Next Event

Thursday, September 30, 2010

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

 PWI's first HAPPY HOUR!!

PWI is pleased to invite one and all to come savor the fine wine, gourmet appetizers and sparkling conversation, all, while getting to network with your insurance peers. Your donation of $25 includes appetizers and 2 glasses of wine to sip alfresco in the private patio.

We will toast the launching of PWI's Progressive Member Attendance Reward at this event.  It's easy to be a winner! PWI will give away $50 at each of our monthly events. Members present at the time of the drawing are eligible for the  winnings.   If you snooze or leave early you lose. The prize money then rolls over and increases monthly by $50 until we draw our lucky winner.  

Cheers from PWI!

Don't miss out on the fun ......
Space is limited so register early


There will be a member attendance raffle at this meeting.  If your name is drawn and you are there,  you win $50 Cash!  If not in attendance you don't get the $ so it rolls to $100 for the October meeting!
See you there!
Golf Tournament and Spa Day - August 13th
Proceeds Benefit:
 YWCA Battered Women's Shelter & OPT Program at Grossmont College 

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Tips of the Month
 Here is a useful website for parents of Teens & Tweens

Flatten your belly with this eating habit.

3 treats to make you smarter!

Procrastination can hurt your career. Your boss expects you to complete projects on time and to keep up with even the most tedious aspects of your job. Procrastination can keep you from doing your job well and leave your boss dissatisfied with your performance. Here are five things you can do to help you overcome procrastination.
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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. 
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In This Issue
Happy Hour!
Golf & Spa Day!
Tips of the Month!
Got Announcements?
Charity Updates/Needs
Future Events
Ask an Expert
2010 Membership Dues
Quick Links
August 13, 2010
Golf Tournament
September 2, 2010
Board Meeting
September 30, 2010
Happy Hour
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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