February reception a big hit at RBBA new member Pattaya Thai Restaurant
Noi Sidala and Phim Piso, Pattaya Thai proprietors, promised a great evening of food, drink and camaraderie and they came
through with more than expected. Members and guests enjoyed the Thai delicacies of this outstanding restaurant and they
will all come back again and again for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Phim and Noy gave out 20% off discount cards to
everyone to use over and over again until the end of Apri
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They served a variety of appetizers including: Crab Rangoon: Deep-fried wonton filled with imitation crab, carrot, onion and
cream cheese served with sweet chili sauce. Summer Roll: Vegetable, chicken or shrimp wrapped with fresh, vegetables
served with savory peanut sauce. Veggie Eggroll: Sweet potato, cabbage, carrot and bean thread noodle served with sweet
chili sauce. Drunken Wings: Fried chicken wings tossed in lemon grass, kaffir lime leaf, garlic and green onion. Thai Papaya
Salad:
Green papaya, tomato, long green beans, peanut and dried shrimp with Pattaya special sauce. Bangkok Street Fried
Rice:
Rice stir-fried with egg, yellow onion, broccoli, green onion and tomato in house special sauce. Pad Thai: Stir-fried rice
noodle with egg, green onion and bean sprouts topped with ground peanut and lime.

Pattaya Thai Restaurant is located at 12125 Alta Carmel Court, #370, Rancho Bernardo. We were also treated to a Thai
dancing trio. See photos below:




Pattaya Thai Door prize winners:
Tracy Van Putten, bottle of wine from the RBBA; Karen Pado, $50 certificate to Cafe Merlot from the Miss RB Pageant;
Tom Kaa, bottle of wine from the RBBA; David Lucas, wine opener set from Terry Klinker of SportClips; Carol Gahm, $50 gift
certificate from Storage West; and Janie Ramshaw, $50 gift certificate from Pattaya Thai Restaurant. Thanks to Hilda Teel
for the beautiful wine bottle gift wrapping.



"Kick off the New Year" at the RB Inn reception brings out 140 members and guests
Kicking off the new year at the Rancho Bernardo Inn is becoming an RBBA tradition. This was the fourth straight year the
RB Inn has hosted this event.

Chef Nicholas provided a variety of delicious appetizers including: Imported and Domestic Cheese Display with Dried Fruits,
Nuts, Crackers and Olive Bread Vegetable Crudite with Balsamic Dip, Eggplant Puree and roasted Red Pepper Dip, Chef's
Selection of Tray Passed Hot Hors D'oeuvres including crab cakes and scallops. Music was provided by the Sandy Devito Combo.


Photos from the RB Inn reception:


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Door prize winners
Vicky Luna, wine; Robin Kaufman, cork machine and haircut certificate; Siobhan Keating, certificate to Bernard'O Restaurant
and wine; Sharon Harvey, lunch for two at the Inn's Veranda Restaurant; and Carolyn Hamlin, wine. Thanks to Hilda Teel for
the beautiful wine bottle gift wrapping.


Windermere Homes and Estates gala grand opening and ribbon cutting
The Windermere open house was a huge success with over 300 people enjoying an evening of great food and entertainment.
The catered food was outstanding, highlighted by an on-site sushi chef who prepared a variety of sushi delicacies. An
elaborate array of desserts along with beer, wine and other beverages were available throughout the evening.

There was an official Rancho Bernardo Business Association ribbon cutting with dignitaries including County Supervisor
Dave Roberts and Lance Witmondt from Stare Representative Brian Maienschein's office. Also represented was Councilman
Mark Kersey's office

Windermere Broker/Owners Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding operate four Windermere Homes & Estates offices in north San
Diego County. The brokerage began in July 2013, and already has 155 agents between RB, Santa Luz, Del Mar and Carlsbad.
The RB office is a state-of-the-art facility where they live up to their motto of "where tradition meets technology". They are
open to the community with free wi-fi, coffee, nine plasma TVs and are anxious to meet and assist all our local residents with
their real estate needs.
See ribbon cutting and grand opening photos below:







44 members and guests were treated to an informative, powerful presentation on Health
Care Reform at Carvers Restaurant presented by insurance executive Jane Ramshaw
Wednesday, February 12th, Jane Ramshaw, RHU, delivered a powerful presentation about Health Care Reform in America.
She explained the WHY, HOW and NOW of this confusing and dynamic subject that affects each and every one of us. She
delved into the problems in our health care system that led to this change in how we will buy and experience health care in
the future. She then clarified the mystery of risk management that is the cornerstone of the insurance industry.

The costs and taxes surrounding this reform for small businesses are the base of the NOW. No wonder she was asked to
testify before the Labor Committee of Congress as an expert witness representing small business. Everyone came away with
a better understanding of health insurance.

The major comment was about the amount of knowledge that the participants received after spending an hour with this
authoritative speaker. Ms. Ramshaw said it is a matter of simple mathematics instead of a mystery. The message was loud
and clear - in today's world of health insurance - you get what you pay for.







The next RBBA Morning Network Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 4th.

The successful monthly RBBA Morning Networking Meetings will now be scheduled the
first Tuesday of each month

Please note that during the 2014 year networking breakfasts will meet every first Tuesday of the month.

The next Networking Breakfast Meeting is Wednesday, March 4th, at Athens Market Cafe.

Athens is owned by Board member Nick Anastasopoulos and is located at 11640 Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain
Ranch next to the Reading Theater. The Networking Breakfast begins at 8:00am and ends at approximately 9:30am.

The goal of the morning networking meeting is to provide an enjoyable and fun way for fellow RBBA members to get to know
each other with the strong possibility of generating future referrals.

There will be no exclusivity of business categories and no mandatory lead referrals at any of our meetings. Members will have
the chance to sign up and bring the continental breakfast for a future meeting in exchange for the opportunity to speak for 5 minutes to the group. We will have a second speaker chosen at random that will also have the opportunity to speak about their business for 5 minutes.

Each member will have a minute or two to introduce themselves and their business to the group.


This is an excellent opportunity to market your business to interested members and to discover what other members have to
offer you.

Please email your RSVP to Terry Klinker, our Morning Networking Co-chair today.

Your RBBA is working hard to make your membership in the RBBA a great investment for you.


The RB community loses two leaders while the RBBA loses two of its
charter members
It is with sorrow that we announce the RBBA has lost two of its charter members, Mark Brenner and
Myrna Reese.

Mark Breener was the publisher and editor of the former Sun Signature Newspaper. After the death of
his wife "Sam" he had a long illness and soon after moved to Phoenix to be with family. Mark passed away
January 31, 2014. A memorial service was held on Friday, February 21st, at Poway Bernardo Mortuary,
13243 Poway Road, Poway, CA.

Myrna Reese was the owner of Reese Communications along with her late husband Lou. She was
a dedicated community activist who loved Ranch Bernardo and was involved with a number of
community organizations and causes. Myrna passed away Monday, February 17, 2014.

Services will be held Sunday, March 9th, at the High Country Recreation Center in Rancho Bernardo
from 1pm until 4pm

Ironically Myrna wrote a column for many years in Mark's Sun Signature newspaper.



The RBBA keeps growing. 26 new members in January and February.
Company Members
Rosa Rhea - Stewart Title
www.Stewart.com/SanDiego
Karen Pado - Meridian Realty www.KarenPado.com
Jennifer Watters - ATAS Insurance Services
www.atasinsurance.com
Tracey Van Putten - Samual Scott Financial Group www.SamuelScottFg.com
Herb Meeder - Dine in 2Nite www.DineIn2Nite.com
Kevin Martin - GEAR UP RB
Susette Horne - N2Skin
www.n2skinsd.com
Jon Shea - Shea Realty www.shearealty.com
Chris Reid - Angel Print www.angelprint.com
Angelique Aladray - Barkley's Pet Spa www.Barkleyspetspa.com
David Lucas - Security 1 Lending
Kelly Heaton - Live Right Wellness Centers www.liverightwellnesscenters.com
Tony Bevin - FSD - Financial Security Designs www.VABenefitsOnline.com
Phim, Pisa - Pattaya Thair Restaurant www.ThaiRestaurantSanDiego.com

Associate Member
Cynthia Elizondo - Meridian Realty - Karen Pado -
www.KarenPado.com
Chrissy Stone - Meridian Realty - Karen Pado - www.KarenPado.com
Vicky Luna - Meridian Realty - Karen Pado -
www.KarenPado.com
Jeri Winberg - Bank of America Home Loans
Vickie Hoey - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
www.vickiehoey.com
Jim Nelson - Direct Lenders Mortgage
Joel Callahan - Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Rancho Bernardo
www.FredAstaireRB.com
Leah McBride - Rancho Financial www.ranchofinancial.com
Aaron Lawler - Oakwood Escrow
www.oakwoodescrow.com
Nick Lynch - Bank of America Home Loans

Individual Member
Don Glover

Michael Jenkins


Rancho Bernardo buries time capsule to be opened in 50 years
To see what was placed in the time capsule and how it was sealed click here.




Watch a short movie of Rancho Bernardo's 50th Birthday Party September 22nd, 2012. The video was videotapedand edited by RBBA member WeTube
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Take advantage of your membership
Did you know that the RBBA will send out your information not only to members but to a growing list of 900 people?
Do you want to promote a product, a service or special offer? We will send it at no cost to you. You can send us a
flyer or just send us your info and we will create a message for you. All we need is your copy, your logo and any
photos you would like to use. We will send you a proof for approval before we send your info to the list.

Your RBBA is working hard to make your membership in the RBBA a great investment for you.



Join one of these RBBA committees to better serve our membership.
Your input is important and invaluable.

We eagerly invite members to become part of any of the 13 committees available to help in creating or
enhancing existing educational opportunities as well as promoting business among our members through support,
promotion, networking, advertising, and customer referrals.

Committees include the Membership Committee, Marketing and Program Committee, Brown Bag Lunch
Committee, Savour RB Committee, Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Committee, Reception Committee
and the Political or Business Luncheon Committee.

We also have five new recently formed committees. They are:

1. The New Programs Committee This is a brainstorming committee designed to come up with new ideas that
would be of educational and social interest to the membership.

2. Membership Committee This committee is in charge of creating at least two membership drives per year and
may solicit members to join them in their endeavor to increase membership.

2. Welcoming Committee This committee will consist of a number of greeters who will welcome new members,
present the RBBA packet of brochures, decals, member certificates, take publicity photos, etc. and, if applicable,
stage ribbon cuttings.

3. Door Prize and Business Tabletop Committee This committee will be responsible for contacting members for
door prizes to be given away at receptions and for encouraging businesses to take advantage of a business table
at each reception.

4. Member Promotions eBlast Committee Encourage members to offer discounts and promotions through an
email blast to every member.

5. RB Honorary Mayor Committee Each year this committee selects at least 3 members to run for RB Honorary
Mayor to raise funds for selected non-profit organizations. The Mayor and his/her Deputies preside over a number
of RBBA events and functions.

If you would like to be a part of any of these committees please call Mary at 858-451-3406 or email her at
ManagementServices@san.rr.com and she will get you in contact with the appropriate committee chairperson.

If you have any comments or suggestions for this column or the website in general, we invite your thoughts
and opinions by
emailing, RBBA webmaster, Larry McIntyre.


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