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PWI San Diego Newsletter - March 2012






PWI was excited to welcome the new 2012 board and committee members at the February Installation Breakfast meeting at Admiral Baker. Thanks for all the members and friends who came out to support us and see the people that are going to continue to make this organization DYN-O-MITE!


We look forward to seeing new faces as we continue to challenge members to invite friends and coworkers to one of our meetings. Not only will you be able to meet new faces, network, and contribute to our many charities, you'll also make some lifelong friends!!


Our next breakfast meeting is at Admiral Baker club. We have Devin Hughes, who will be sharing his story to help inspire us to go out and live our lives to the fullest! Also, don't forget about PWI's Annual Fashion Show - A Gorgeous Excuse to Do Something Good. Come out on April 20th and make it a day where you can shop till you drop! See details below or click on the link to register. We look forward to seeing you there!




Tram Phan
2012 PWI President



Save The Date! 
(Visit our Events page For More Info)


March Breakfast


Date: March 16, 2012 7:30 am - 9:00 am



Admiral Baker Clubhouse 
2400 Admiral Baker Road
San Diego, CA 92120


Register Here!


OPT Mentor Night


DATE: March 20, 2012 from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm
Grossmont College
Griffin Gate Auditorium
8800 Grossmont College Dr., El Cajon, CA, 92119
To register, please R.S.V.P. by March 16, 2012 to 


Dr. Mary Leslie

 ~ or ~

OPT Office




PWI Fashion Show


"A Gorgeous Excuse to Do Something Good!" 

DATE: April 20, 2012 from 11:30 am to 1:00pm

Handlery Hotel 
950 Hotel Circle No
San Diego, CA 92108 


San Diego I-DAY
Visit our booth!
May 15th @ Town & Country Resort & Conference Center



PWI Annual Golf Tournament and Spa Day 2012


When: August 10, 2012 from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm


Golf - 
Carlton Oaks Golf Course
Santee, CA, 92071


Spa -
Massage Envy
9824 Mission Gorge Rd. Suite D
Santee, CA, 92071




Upcoming Events!
(see below for our list of upcoming events or visit our events page for a more detailed list) 

Mark your Calendar for one of PWI's best events of 2012!!
Fashion Show on Friday, April 20th, 2011 - 11:30 AM  

Handlery Hotel

950 Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA 92108 

"A Gorgeous Excuse to Do Something Good!"

Join us for Wonderful Fashions, Delicious Lunch, Merchandise to buy from Vendors, and a Great Networking Opportunity!


Our Annual Fashion Show is a Charity Event to support the

 OPT Program at Grossmont College.  

Please come and bring a friend, your Gently Used Professional Clothing 

to donate to OPT Students, and your checkbook to buy merchandise!!



If you are interested in attending or sponsoring this event, please click REGISTER NOW below or contact Jennifer Toth, PWI Vice President and Fashion Show Chair at 619-246-9589 or  



Employment Opportunities


Hello PWI Members!


Please feel free to take advantage of this FREE Employment section of the website to find current job openings that local insurance companies may have open.   See jobs and/or candidates available on the  Employment Page of our website. 



This employment section will be used to post updates on local employment opportunities for insurance professionals within San Diego as well as candidate profiles looking for a job. 

If you would like to place an ad, please contact Sharlene Theakston, at San Diego Insurance Staffing, by email or 888-528-8367. Your ad will run for one month  on PWI website  and interested candidates can contact you directly. 

Thank you for Supporting our Holiday Party!


Sorry for the delay in getting this information out to our members.  I want to thank you all for coming out for the Annual PWI Holiday Party. It is so wonderful to share the holidays with everyone. It was another successful year for PWI and the holiday breakfast was no exception. Our members have such big hearts and are so generous. Thank you all for your contributions through attending, buying raffle tickets and making so many donations in continual hardship times. I know many of us have had to make sacrifices at home but you still found something to give back to the women and children trying to make a new beginning. It is greatly appreciated!


This year's top raffle ticket seller was Fifth Avenue Insurance, selling over $200 in raffle tickets which directly went to our charities. Thank you Tammy and Terri!!


Our sponsors raised over $3,500 for the YWCA and Rachael's Women's Center:


Blue Stars 

AFCO Premium Finance

Cavignac & Associates

State Compensation Insurance Fund


White Stars 

Imperial PFS

Conway E&S


Toth Insurance Solutions


This year there were a few individuals that made individual donations - Valerie Valentine,$100 and Betsy Johnson, $100 and the day of the event Steve Parker donated $250. Thank you all so much!! The charities could not say enough about all of you and your continued support of their organizations. They are truly grateful.  


Please visit our website for we received a letter of thanks from the YWCA that can be viewed our website along with pictures from the event (thanks Terri) Click here for photos!


A special thanks to Betsy Johnson for providing our center pieces, to Karen Sindel for mailing out the raffle tickets to our membership, and to Julie Brown for printing the table tents, programs and being the bug in my ear to remind me of all the details that needed to be taken care of.  Any feedback and or comments are appreciated, so I may plan ahead for next year.


Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

May 2012 bring us closer together.


Thank you,

Cheena Malicki

PWI, Holiday Party & Membership Chairperson


Thank you to our Newsletter Sponsor!


If you would like to be a Newsletter Sponsor for 2012, please contact Julie Brown, 888-528-8367 or


Future Events

Click here for our calendar of events and to RSVP for an event  



April 20, 2012

Annual Fashion Show 

Handlery Hotel



May 15, 2012

San Diego I-DAY



Birthdays!!! :)


3/4 Cheena Malicki

3/13 Jennifer Marchewka

3/13 Jody Talbot &

Leslie DeFrancesco

3/3 Pam Legge



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