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Crystal Springs Charter Chapter, American Business Women’s Association Burlingame, CA
Next Board Meeting November 3, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Jeanne Jordan’s Home 1874 Kehoe Ave., San Mateo Home phone: 650-345-7889

All members are welcome – Come and be heard
Next Chapter Meeting Thursday, October 9, 2008 The Iron Gate 1360 El Camino Real Belmont, CA

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE I want to start by thanking Diane for all her hard work on the Chamber of Commerce Mega Mixer. It was her idea and she ran with it all the way to the end. She really put her heart into making it the huge success that it was. We had great interest shown in our organization from both women and men and not only for members, but for possible future speakers for our meetings. This is a great opportunity to get our name out there to businesswomen in our area and the board wants to do it again next year. We have our November BAC meeting coming up on November 9. Please try to attend to show your support. I’m sure Karen will need your help, so you might ask her what she needs. Jeanne Jordan President


Networking: 6:00 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Menu Choice of:  Chicken Marsala  Filet of Sole Almondine  Vegetarian Plate All above dinners are $33.00  Beef Brochettes - $38.00 **If you would like soup – please let the waiter know upon arrival.
Please RSVP with your menu selection to Annie Martinson, 650872-2423 or via email to by Monday, October 6, 2008.

Newsletter Editor: Karen Jordan Production: Karen Jordan Email: Phone: 650-571-5807 Crystal Springs Chapter Connection October 2008 Page 1

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH CRYSTAL SPRINGS CHARTER CHAPTER AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION invites you to attend a very special evening honoring women who have survived breast cancer Thursday, October 9, 2008 6:00 p.m. – Networking 6:30 p.m. – Dinner 7:15 p.m. – Program The Iron Gate Restaurant 1360 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA Please invite your daughters, your sisters, your co-workers, and your friends to hear the stories and learn of the courage of these survivors and what you can do to prevent and detect this dread disease that can also strike men as well as women. Menu ($33.00) Chicken Marsala Filet of Sole Almadine Pasta or Veggie Plate Beef Brochettes ($38.00)

Please RSVP to Annie Martinson (650-872-2423) or by Monday, October 6th, SURE.
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Please join the members of Crystal Springs Charter Chapter ABWA as they host the November 2008 Bay Area Council meeting

Sunday, November 9, 2008
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration and Networking Guest Speaker Lunch Business Meeting

Crowne Plaza Hotel 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA Special Crowne Plaza Overnight Hotel Rate: $109 Guest speaker:

Luncheon Menu ($40.00) Mixed green salad with Italian or ranch dressing Your choice of…. Grilled Salmon Chicken Piccatta Penne Pasta Al Pomodoro (vegetarian dish) Please return the reservation portion below with your check, made payable to ABWA, and your menu selection to Ms. Bea Almond, 1828 Valdez Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002 by Friday, October 31, 2008


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ABWA Mission Statement To bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. ABWA National Home Page: Bay Area Council Web Site: MEMBER INFO:

September Birthdays

ABWA Anniversaries

Cecelia Harris 10/09 Louanna Blackton 2 years!!! ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Minutes from Crystal Springs Chapter meeting of September 11, 2008 We began our meeting with a moment of silence in remembrance of the lives lost during the 9/11/2001 attack. We then said the Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and introductions were done. In attendance were Jeanne Jordan, Karen Jordan, Stephanie Fanucchi, Richard Avery – our speaker, Anne Martinson, Louanna Blackton, Diane Morton, Bea Almond, Catherine Funk, Marie Divanian, Cecelia Harris, Helen Fassett, Wendy Bossier and Audrey Cantley. We shared several brags. Stephanie let us know that the Career Closet is having their sale next weekend. Call them if you have any questions. Karen asked if anyone noticed anything different about the newsletter this last time. No one did. She had changed the name of the chapter newsletter from Crystal Spring Chapter Chatter to Crystal Springs Chapter Connection. This was approved. It was suggested that we add the officer and committee chairs to the newsletter and also add the last names of members in the minutes. Both will be done. Cecelia Harris presented the Parliamentary Plum – her topic this month was proper use of the gavel. One good rap should be used to call the meeting to order and the also the close the meeting. Stephanie suggested using a different table set up for our meetings – a T or U shape. Stephanie made the motion and Diane seconded – there was some discussion on which shape to use and the motion was unanimously approved. The last month’s minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. Our speaker Richard Avery, manager of Sloat Garden Center gave a great talk on indoor and outdoor plants. We had tons of questions for him and he was a great speaker.
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Catherine read two letters from our scholarship recipients. Wendy said that she was adding two new military groups to receive our packages. She can’t continue to pay the postage of these boxes and so we, as a chapter will be helping her with that from now on. This will be a topic for the next Board to figure out how to raise the money for this incredibly worthwhile project that Wendy does. It was suggested to try to find company sponsors, use the brag money for postage, or collect a dollar from each person each month. Wendy suggested that we also write letters to the men and women who are the recipients of our boxes. Also if you have any Christmas cards to send over in the next box – the men and women can’t get any over there to send to their families. So if you have any to bring, please bring them to the next meeting. Little shampoo, etc. bottles from hotels are also needed. Wendy will give Karen an updated list of wants/needs for the military for publication in the newsletter. Audrey talked about the Dough To Go fundraiser and Karen made a motion to have the chapter do this fundraiser and Jeanne seconded the motion, no discussion and unanimously approved. Diane briefly updated everyone on the 9-24-08 Chamber of Commerce Mega Mixer Please remember to pay your dues to Audrey as soon as possible. Karen will be arranging carpooling to the BAC ABW Day event on 9-21-08. Wendy will tally the Woman of the Year ballots and announce the winner at the October meeting. Also Carolyn Rackowski will be arranging speakers, the theme is Breast Cancer Awareness. Benediction and meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m. Karen Jordan Secretary

Chapter News:
Woman of the Year will be announced at the October meeting. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Please remember to pay your $30 chapter dues. ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// BASKET ITEMS NEEDED BY AUDREY – please bring anything you have as she is starting to create the 20-25 baskets needed for our November BAC meeting. She is also creating one for our Mega Mixer on the 24th. So if you have anything at all, please bring it to the meeting. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// SOLDIER UPDATE

Wendy, I want to thank you for the letter. It is nice to know that people think about our soldiers. I shared the letter to my soldiers and they also said thank you. The fact that you took the time to send a letter is nice and to think that you want to send more is even nicer. I work with two
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females soldier, two younger soldiers and three my age soldiers. If it is in your heart to send anything, we would accept any gift. Your prayer are always welcome. I will share the email with the others. Thanks for they letter and the prayer. SSG Foster ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// AND FROM OUR SECOND UNIT Wendy Thank you for your letter. I always enjoy receiving letters from people and getting to know them. I appreciate the support and prayers that people send a great deal. A little about me: I am 38 with five children and one grandchild. (Cody - 18, Samantha - 16, Tiffany - 15, David - 13, Emily - 11 and Seanacie - 2). Being in the Army and being statoned in Germany, I haven't seen them in a long time. I have yet to meet my granddaughter. They live with their mother in MO. My wife and I will rotate back to the states in May 2010. Seeing the kids is number one on our list when we get back. My wife works for the Community Mail Room on post and has for a little over four years. We both love to travel and see Europe. I am currently taking college classes from Liberty University. I am wanting to, some day, become an Army Chaplain. I have a lot of work to do, but I'm plugging away. As for items for a box, baby wipes is always good. My likes are history, travel and my family. If you want to send something, anything from this list would be appreciated. I'm not real good asking people for things, but I really do appreciate anything and everything they do for me. Well Take care and I hope to hear from you soon. God bless, SSG David Gibson

Karen’s Korner:

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better,even though I have it!!
Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:
I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing. As I start toward the garage, I notice mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mail box earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first. But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my cheque book off the table, and see that there is only one cheque left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
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The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye-they need water. I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day: the car isn't washed, the bills aren't paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers don't have enough water, there is still only 1 check in my cheque book, I can't find the remote, I can't find my glasses, and I don't remember what I did with the car keys. Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all damn day, and I'm really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.... Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

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