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September 2010

Hello September!

Wow where did the summer go? I don't know about you but when the sun finally appeared I was stunned, and almost not ready. However it was out just in time for our awesome golf tournament. Our amazing sponsors and participants once again made it possible for us to brighten the lives of women and children in San Diego. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are always grateful for the support we receive in return. Our golf committee did an incredible job and as always it was a day of fun, food and friendship.

It's now back to school and back to work. Suitcases go back in storage, sun block is back under the bathroom cabinet.  Bathing suits and towels are washed and put away, and souvenirs are put on shelves. Travel bags are replaced by book bags and briefcases. Brochures about our vacation "get a way" is replaced by insurance magazines and loss runs. Client lunches and bag lunches replace fast food and alfresco dining in far away places.

But don't get sad yet! PWI is having its very first Speed Networking Event! On September 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 at Fifty Seven Degrees Wine Emporium; 1735 Hancock Street, San Diego, CA 92101

. Thank you Imperial Credit Union for being our sponsor for our very first networking event ever! Click here
for more information.

We still have two more scheduled events...our October luncheon and our Holiday party. Please see our calendar of events for more details.

Now get back to your desk and stop daydreaming of vacations. Summer will be here again soon enough. In the meantime PWI is here to bring you support, friendship, laughter and many opportunities to make our community a better place to live.

See you September 30th at Fifty Seven Degrees Wine Emporium!

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
 Sponsored by:

Imperial Credit Corp

Member Updates 
Janice Romero received her orange belt in Tae Kwon Do.  Congratulations Janice!
 Cathi Marx is speaking at a Homeland Security Conference in Orlando in September; on "Safety, Risk Management and HR Best Practices Post 9-11".   Good Luck Cathi!


Please feel free to take advantage of this FREE Employment section of the Newsletter to post current job openings you or your company may have open.  Your ad will run for one month and interested candidates can contact you directly.
If you would like to place an ad, please contact Sharlene Theakston and indicate you would like to post a job in the PWI Newsletter.  OR  888-528-8367

JOBS Available:

 C/L & P/L CSR's / Account Manager's needed for temp-to-hire and direct hire positions. San Diego and Orange County

 Employee Benefits positions available (Account Manager and Analyst). In San Diego andn Orange Counties.Temp-to -hire and direct hire.

 Sales Producers, Commercial and Employee Benefits.  Commission only OR draw. San Diego County. Direct Hire.

 To view other jobs San Diego Insurance Staffing has open, please go to and click on 'Job Openings OR call 888-528-8367

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Technology Zen - Tip of the Month

BY: JEMNET Technologies

 Schedule Email Delivery in Microsoft Outlook version 2007 and 2010

Ever wanted to send out an email you just typed up on a future date and time? This can save you time by allowing you to create emails in advance and schedule them for later delivery. It will also give you peace of mind since you don't have to remember to send the email on a certain day.

 Click Here to find out how to do it!

Golf Tournament and Spa Day - August 13th
 Thank you to all who participated in our Annual Golf/Spa Day! 
Click here for photos of the event. 
Proceeds Benefit:
 YWCA Battered Women's Shelter & OPT Program at Grossmont College 

Grand Sponsor

Imperial Credit








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 Event - Happy Hour!
Member Updates
Technology Zen- Monthly Tip!
Golf & Spa Day!
Charity Updates/Needs
October Meeting
Future Events
Ask an Expert
Websites to Bookmark!
Got Announcements?
2011 Membership Dues
Quick Links
October Meeting

October 8, 2010

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 


This course will cover: 

  • What are Voluntary and Flexible Benefits

  • Who Needs and Why

  • How Flexible Benenfit Plans work

Our speaker is Terie Bradford, a Corporate Sales and Sales Management Trainer for 20 years and is a Colonial Regional Instructor in Southern California for Colonial Life College.  She provides Classroom Instruction and field visits to develop new managers and to keep up with trends and concerns in the healthcare market.  

1 hr CE for Life/Health Agents

Register Now!

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
September Birthdays!  
Cathy Milazzo 9/7
Linda Sanford 9/9
Marcia Priest 9/10
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Websites to Bookmark!
 Here are websites worth bookmarking: 
For gift suggestions:
For Decor Ideas:
For Mealtime Inspirations:
This nonpreachy food blog is full of ideas you'll want to steal, like the Recipe Door and the Summer-in-the-winter birthday party. 
This dad knows how to whip up some serious pancakes in every shape and color. 
For Travel Help:
What this site lacks in design it makes up for in content.  Think (free) printable bingo cards and scavenger hunts for long car rides. 
For Entertainment- Kids
Choose the face shape, eyes, ears, hair etc. 
Head over tot he Interactive Toys category, then check out 5 sec doodle, where kids have to draw in a hurry, and Build Yer Own, which allows you to create a custome online kaleidoscope.
Unlike the sites above this one doesn't offer immediate gratification for the kiddies.  Instead thie father of two offers his favorite off-the-beaten-path recommendations for books, music, movies, toys and games. 
For Entertainment - Yours
Proclaiming itself "The strongest visual birth control on the market", this blog showcases everyday destruction courtesy of kids.  (Check out the eyebrows entry from July 1st)
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!

2011 Membership
We are starting our annual Membership drive on September 1, 2010.  Register for 2011 and get the rest of 2010 for FREE! 
Applications are now online and you can pay online by credit card or mail your check. 
Click here to complete your application for an individual or corporate membership online.  
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