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November 2010


I can't believe it is that time of year that we are planning our Board and activities for 2011! 


But don't forget our annual Holiday Party Breakfast on December 3rd. Click here to register or purchase raffle tickets online.  We are also looking for sponsors for the Holiday Party.  If you or your company is able to be an Angel and sponsor this event, please click here or contact Cheena Malicki

We are still needing a Treasurer for 2011 so if you can help out for 2011, please contact me. If an Executive Board position may seem too much of a commitment and you want to be involved but for a specific committee here are the positions available for 2011! Please contact me, Cathi Marx, at 619 294 9863, or as soon as possible if you are interested. You may also volunteer to be co-chair as all positions could use help! 


Committee Chairs - 2011

Webmaster - Naimesh Shah
Liaison SDIW, IBA  - Nancy Ladd

Hospitality Chair - Open
Fashion Show Chair -  Cheena Malicki
Golf Tournament Chair - Terri Carver
Education / Speaker -
Open (Co-chair VP)
Reservations -  Treasurer
I-Day Chair - Cathi Marx

Charity Liaison-Open
Employment Opportunities Chair - Sharlene Theakston
Sunshine Committee Chair -

Membership Chair - Open
Project InVEST Chair- Renee Bear
Holiday Party Chair - Cheena Malicki
Public Relations / Communications Chair - Julie Brown


We are so excited to continue our amazing work together, and we hope that if you have not taken an active role in the past, that 2011 is the year you share your creative spirit!


Warmest Regards,  


Cathi Marx, ALCM, COSS, CHS-V
PWI President 2010


Holiday Breakfast


Angel Image




The angels are coming again to celebrate our Annual Holiday Party!




We will be raising funds for:

  • YWCA, Battered Women's Shelter
  • Rachel's  Women's Center and
  • Girl Scouts of San Diego and Imperial Counties  

Every year we are able to exceed the last in helping provide for the women and children in our county trying to make a better life for themselves. And this year I hope we can continue that trend by raising over $4,000 with your generous support of donations, sponsorships, and selling of raffle tickets. We hope you will join us for food, friends and bringing the angels to those in need.


I plan on taking extra vitamins, so I don't miss out this year. But I also realize so as not to run myself down that I need some helpers. If anyone is interested in being part of this special event, please contact me. or 858-350-7287


If you can be an angel and sponsor this event, please click here.  


Register to attend here!




Cheena Malicki

PWI Holiday Party Chairperson

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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. 

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:


Immediate openings at Barney and Barney:


  • Just Opened***Marketing Associate - Benefits Department - San Diego
  • Just Opened***Benefit Analyst - Benefit  Department  - San Diego
  • Compensation Consultant - Benefits Department  - San Diego
  • Benefit Analyst - SBD Benefits  - San Diego
  • Client Manager - Commercial Department   - San Diego
  • Client Administrator - Commercial Department   - San Diego
  • Client Manager - Benefits  Department - San Diego
  • Client Manager  - Benefits  Department - Bay Area Office     

 Please email or call:

Brian McMann, Corporate Recruiter  

Barney & Barney LLC

858-587-7586 Phone




Alcott Insurance has a new opening


Job Title:  Assistant CSR

Assistant CSR position available immediately.

Full time - office hours 8:30 - 4:30 which is a 35-hour work week.

Busy North Park Commercial Agency. Must have 2-3 years experience 

and an active CA P&C License. Must have experience with

Applied Systems/TAMS, Certificate processing, Workers Compensation

rating, Acord Applications, Endorsement Processing. Looing for a

team player with a pleasant personality. Attention to detail is a must.

This is a very stable, family friendly office offering health benefits and a 401K.


Please email your resume to



San Diego Insurance Staffing has current openings:



 C/L & P/L CSR's / Account Manager's needed for temp-to-hire and

direct hire positions in San Diego and Orange County

 Employee Benefits positions available (Account Manager and Analyst).

In San Diego and Orange Counties.Temp-to -hire and direct hire.

 Sales Producers, Commercial and Employee Benefits.  Commission

only OR draw. San Diego County. Direct Hire.

Contact Sharlene Theakston or call 888-528-8367

FREE Resource Career Center, on-line, at 
Sign-up and get free access to: How to write a resume, Interviewing tips,
Personality Profile tests, Job Searches, and much more.


Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsor

Aspen Risk Management Group
If you would like to be a Newsletter Sponsor for 2011, please contact Julie Brown, 888-528-8367 or

In This Issue
Holiday Breakfast
Available Jobs!
Future Events
Ask an Expert
Other Industry Events
Charity Updates/Needs
Got Announcements?
2011 Membership Dues
Quick Links

November 4, 2010
Board Meeting

December 3, 2010
Holiday Party
December 16, 2010
Board Meeting-Planning for 2011
November Birthdays!  

Teresa Harrison 11/16

Lu Snead 11/18

Janice Romero 11/28

Jane Lemen 11/29

Valerie Valentine 11/29

Join Our Mailing List!
Ask an Expert

Need Help?  Click here for our contact form and it will be sent to one of our member experts.
Other Industry Events:
IBA Holiday Party 12/3

Charity Updates/Needs

You are Invited to

OPT's 25th Anniversary Dinner


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Office Professional Training/InVEST program at Grossmont College.  Since 1985, the Insurance industry has helped provide job training, counseling, and placement services to more than 2,100 individuals.  Please join us for dinner as we celebrate this special milestone of this life-changing program:


Thursday, November 4, 2010

6 -9 p.m.

Ronald Reagan Center

195 East Douglas Avenue

El Cajon, CA 92020


Dinner will be provided by West Coast Barbecue and Catering.  Individual tickets are available for $40, or your organization can sponsor a table for $500 or $1,000.  All proceeds will benefit the Office Professional Training/InVEST students.  Please contact Mary Leslie (619 644-7533 or to obtain further information or purchase tickets.





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
PWI Memberships for 2011 are due on December 31, 2010.  If you register or renew for membership at or before the Holiday Party on December 3rd then you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Card. 
Applications are now online and you can pay by credit card or mail your check. 

Click here to complete your application for an individual or corporate membership.  
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