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THE LAKESIDE LINK March 2010 Page 1 La Th de ke si e L in k From the Desk of the President: Working Together to Keep Our Community Safe loved ones. Positive feedback form the audience encourages us to consider making this a bi-annual event. Everyone’s mind has been on Chelsea King. We are all saddened by the events that have taken place and the loss The Lakeside Revitalization Meeting on March 26, to the San Diego Community. We have all been touched 9:30am at the Community Center is another opportunity by this tragedy and wonder what it is we can do to stop for our businesses and citizens to voice their needs and this madness. Not only have we lost a beautiful young desires for this community. This is your community and woman who seemed destine to do great things, but we we must accept responsibility in its development. Come have lost our sense of security, sense of well-being. voice your ideas, hear what is being accomplished and see where you can help affect change in Lakeside. The feeling of hopelessness, the sense of not having control can be overwhelming. As we mourn this beautiful The Chamber is working on developing a Lakeside child, we need to renew our commitment to our Citizens group to help eliminate Graffiti in our community and do our part to ensure the safety of our community. We are developing a procedure that involves citizens. As individuals we doubt our ability to affect the Sheriff Dept., the Chamber and our citizens. On our change, but as a group we gather strength and knowledge website: www.lakesideca.com, we have created a link for from each other and create the changes that are necessary reporting graffiti. Postings will then inform the Sheriff so to Lakeside. they can photograph the offending tagging for future prosecution and alert the Citizens Group to take action to “...along with words of encouragement that begin the removal process. We need volunteers who are we all need to be proactive with our own willing to reclaim our community, take it away from those safety and those of our loved ones.” who deface our buildings thus creating a negative image of Lakeside. Please contact the Chamber to see how you st Last night the Chamber co-sponsored our 1 annual can be a part of this up-and-coming group. Lakeside Conversation. This evening provided our citizens the opportunity to ask questions of our First Commerce can not grow without safety issues being Responders; your Sheriff Officers, Fire Fighters, the addressed, businesses require a safe environment to flour- Chamber, CHP officers, Post Office and Animal control ish and the Chamber is committed to helping business agents. This one-on-one question session addressed grow. Lets all work together to ensure the safety of our concerns and provided valuable information to our children and create an environment that encourages citizens, while informing our law enforcement of potential commerce. We need you to help develop procedures and crime issues in our community. A presentation regarding take action! internet tools that can keep us informed was given by our Crime Prevention Specialist, Alyssa Dean, County Sheriff Todd Williams, President Dept., along with words of encouragement that we all need to be proactive with our own safety and those of our THE LAKESIDE LINK March 2010 Page 2 Chamber Board of Directors Lakeside 2009/2010 Community Calendar Todd Williams President March James Fread 1st Vice President 1 Chamber Board Meeting Bobbi Buettgenbach 2nd Vice President 2 1st Annual Lakeside Community Jean Stanzick Treasurer Conversation Steve Menefee Past President 3-17 Lakeside Planning Group Meeting Mike Anderson Director 4/11/18/25 Lakeside Farmers’ Market Lisa Anderson Director Anton Botter Director 6 A Child’s Center of Wonder & Discovery/Dinner Bonnie LaChappa Director 6 Lakeside Optimist Spaghetti Dinner Terry Leimbach Director Nick Ottonello Director 10 Design Review Board Meeting Mike Randazzo Director 20 Miss Lakeside Scholarship Pageant/ Neil Rodvold Director Teen Miss Lakeside pageant Amy Ruiz Director 20 Riverview International Fair Linda Stock Director 21 Eastern San Diego Junior fair Chamber Office Staff Barbecue and Fundraiser Auction 25 Chamber Mixer-Hooleys Kathy Kassel Executive Director April Christie Gocke Office Assistant 1-8-15-22-29 Lakeside Farmers’ Market Chamber Interns 5 Chamber Board Meeting Britney Jenkins Maura Anderson 7-21 Lakeside Planning Group Meeting Ascher Chatterton-Richmond 14 Design Review Board Meeting 15 Chamber Mixer-Eastbound Bar & The Lakeside Link Grill A monthly newsletter published by- 17 Run for the Arts The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce 17 5th Annual It’s How We Live! Health 9924 Vine Street Fair Lakeside, CA 92040 24 Lakeside Western Day’s Parade (619) 561-1031 Fax (619) 561-7951 Chamber@laeksideca.com 23-24-25 46th Annual Lakeside Rodeo Www.lakesideca.com May 1 Chamber Board Meeting The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization created to serve the interests of the local business community 10 Design Review Board Meeting through the dues and efforts of its members. It is our mission to support and strengthen the economic and social environment of the 3-17 Lakeside Planning Groups Meetings unincorporated East County region of San Diego County known as Lakeside. We hold monthly Board of Director meetings that are open 4/11/18/25 Lakeside Farmers Market to our members. THE LAKESIDE LINK March 2010 Page 3 We Are Giving Away $7,000! The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce provides scholarships for out- standing High School March Business Mixer Host: Seniors enrolled in a Lakeside School. A total of $7000.00 in scholarships, awarded in $1000.00 and $500.00 increments, will be awarded Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill to High School Seniors who maintained a 2.0 GPA, and are continuing their education after graduation. 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. #277 Applicants will be screened by the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Committee. La Mesa, CA 91942 Potential finalist will be contacted and an interview will be scheduled. All finalist must attend the Thursday interview for final consideration. Interviews will be conducted the week of May 3rd-7th, 2010 March 25th 5:00-7:00 Applicants must meet the following requirements: Networking in an informal Students must be a senior in a Lakeside High and fun atmosphere! School with anticipation of graduation no later than 2010 Students must submit a completed application along with two letters of recommendation from Hosted Appetizers an employer, teacher, school employee, Happy Hour Prices business leader, community leader and/or religious leader. Letters of recommendation must include contact information of the recommender. Completed application must be postmarked no $1.00 Off All Libations later than April 9th, 2010 $5.00-Chamber Members Applications are available at our website $8.00 Potential Members www.lakesideca.com If you have any questions please call 619-561-1031 2 for 1 special Or stop in at Chamber member’s bring a potential The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce 9924 Vine Street new chamber member and get the Lakeside, CA 92040 2 for 1 special entry rate. For more information please contact the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce at: THE LAKESIDE LINK March 2010 Page 4 San Diego Click-E-Deals Sounds simple doesn't it? Well, it is. 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We provide our guests with free continental breakfast, free USA Today newspapers, free wi-fi, an outdoor pool, fridge/microwaves, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, cable TV, free local calls and free Hosted by: County of San Diego Department of Purchasing & Contracting parking. When you stay with us, you earn points through Choice Privileges to redeem for a free night at any Choice Hotels property. Who Should Attend? Sheryl Bhakta Rodeway Inn The workshop is directed towards small businesses of 10135 Mission Gorge Road all types. The program will cover the process involved Santee, CA 92071 in completing the necessary registration and information on how to pursue business opportunities 619-258-2020 with in the County of San Diego. Fax: 619-258-1225 firstname.lastname@example.org Workshops available at various locations and on Www.rodewayinn.com/hotel-santee-california-CAC46 various dates throughout the County. For information or directions: 858-537-2500 Time to Spend the Day Support our on the Greens local students We have a fun day planned for you and the future of The 5th Annual Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Lakeside! Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday, June 25, 2010 Barona Creek Golf Club This tournament finances our Scholarship program. Scholarships are given yearly to our Lakeside High School Seniors planning to further their education. We provide funds for local students to attend trade schools, two-year col- leges or four-year colleges. Help us support the future of Lakeside and join us for an amazing day of golf, food, drinks, prizes and fun! Application available: www.lakesideca.com THE LAKESIDE LINK March 2010 Page 6 Socializing at Sunland Slate for 2010/2011 Termed Board of Directors Each year, as needed, and according to our bylaws, we are hereby publishing the nominees for our 2010/2011 Board of Directors. The group of names (the “slate”) was presented by the Nominating I’d like to thank my sister, Lisa Anderson, and all of her Committee at our Board of Directors meeting March 1, 2010. This co‐workers at Vacationer RV Park, for hosting a great mixer slate of candidates is to serve a two year term and to replace the last Thursday! It was a nice big room, there was plenty to Directors whose regular terms are expiring on June 30th, 2010. Each eat and drink (especially once Bonnie LaChappa found the candidate is an active member in good standing and has agreed to accept. right RV park and added to the refreshments Lisa already had!), and once again, we had a great turnout of new and 2010/2011 Slate for Termed Board of Directors: old Chamber members, as well as a few guests (aka “future” President-James Fread 1st VP-Bobbi Buettgenbach “...you’ll get to know others in the Chamber, and it 2nd VP-Neil Rodvold becomes almost a certainty that somehow you’ll Treasurer-Jean Stanzick Past President-Todd Williams Nick Ottonello Terry Leimbach Mike Anderson members) Lisa Anderson Amy Ruiz . Mike Randazzo Bonnie LaChappa Frank Hilliker Jerry Mosier It was a great opportunity to meet new people, hang out with your friends, and take advantage of a great networking environment. I heard one member say he had two new As per our Bylaws– Section 6.3-Slecetion and Election of Directors clients the next day! It reminds me of what I’ve always felt about belonging to the Chamber of Commerce: you get out C: Additional names of candidates for Directors may be nominated of it what you put into it. If you think you’re going to double by petition bearing the signatures of at least twenty (20) members in your business by just joining and displaying your business good standing. Petitions must be filed with the Secretary, Jean cards at the office, you’re likely to be disappointed. But, if Stanzick within ten(10) calendar days of the notification date of the names submitted by the Nominating Committee. The determination you make a habit of joining us for our mixers and Expo, get‐ of the Nominating Committee as to the legality of the petitions will be ting involved with the parade, the Christmas festivities, final. (This petition needs to be filed by March 22, 2010) and other activities we host year round, you’ll get to know others in the Chamber, and it becomes almost a certainty D: If no petition is filled within the designated period, the nomina- that somehow you’ll gain some benefit. If not, the worst tions will be closed and the nominated slate of candidates will be that can happen is that you’ll gain some new friends, and elected by the members at its regular July meeting. get to know others that are concerned about our commu‐ nity of Lakeside. OK, I’m stepping down from my soapbox to invite you to 2010 Lakeside Western Days future mixers. March is the month for St. Patrick, so we’re going to meet at one of our new member’s “office,” Sponsorships are still available Hooley’s Irish Pub and Grill in Grossmont Center. Join us Help keep this grand tradition going! from 5:00 to 7:00 on March 25 for some of Hooley’s delicious appetizers and samplers, as well as drink specials Announcer Booth Sponsor for our mixer. This month, we’re going to raise the donation $100.00 for non‐Chamber members to $8, leaving it at $5 for Parade Division members, as a way to reward our members while not $300.00 scaring away those who have yet to join. VIP Party Sponsor On April 15, we’ll meet and help kick off Western Days and $500.00 Rodeo week at Lakeside’s newest restaurant, the Eastbound Bar and Grill. You may need a drink or two after filing your Sponsor forms available at the Chamber office. THE LAKESIDE LINK March 2010 Page 7 Lakeside Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight Walker’s Embroidery The name “Walker” is derived from the old English The embroidery shop was a part-time job at first. phrase “Weaver of cloth”, so maybe that's why Ralph When Ralph and Sandy got married in 1992 and decided and Sandy Walker feel like they are continuing a family to start a family, the plan was for Ralph to get his tradition by working with fabric. Not exactly weaving, teaching credential and Sandy to run the business and but embroidering on it. Close enough. The entrepreneu- take care of the baby. Who knew a tiny baby could be rial attitude seems to be inherited too. Walker’s Embroi- so demanding? The business quickly grew to require full dery has been in East County since 1988 and in Lakeside time attention and so did the baby. They needed a plan sine 1992, but its roots go back to the 70’s, when Ralph's B, and decided to work together in the business . They mother Elaine couldn’t find a good tennis hat that haven't regretted it since. blocked the sun but allowed full peripheral vision. After They part of the business Ralph and Sandy enjoy some experimenting, she made her own, and it was good most is seeing all the unusual projects they customers are enough that her friends want to buy it. working on. They’ve had a chance to do projects ranging from monogramming a handkerchief that was later presented to Mother Teresa, to embroidering “...but its roots go back to the 70s, when Ralph's halter tops for the Chargers Girls (Sorry Ralph no custom mother Elaine couldn’t find a tennis hat that fitting was required) blocked the sun but allowed full peripheral vision.” “…..he and Sandy have been seen recently at the Chamber mixers where they both tell us So Walker's hat shop was born, at the little Singer sew- they have a great time meeting their ing machine in the hallway of her house in Lakeside. neighbors and swapping business ideas and After a few years Ralph's brother Don took over the leads.” business which he still runs in the Descanso area. He would send out the hats to embroidery shops to have With Ralph doing production and Sandy keeping the them add logos of the various resorts and pro shops books and making the fashion decisions (Ralph has no that he sold to. Ralph was intrigued by the process and fashion sense) they feel they make a pretty good team. decided to buy a small embroidery machine of his own, Sometimes Ralph complains he has no life outside and Walker’s Embroidery got its start. embroidery and hasn’t seen the sunshine in three years, Recently the Chamber received a call from a Sandy just ignores him when he gets whiney, and we woman who had one of the older hats, with a Lakeside know it can’t be true because he and Sandy have been label, and wondered in the Chamber could help her seen recently at the Chamber mixers, where they both track down the makers. After Almost 20 years the hat tells us they have great time meeting the neighbors and was starting to wear out and she wanted another one. swapping business ideas and leads. The Chamber didn't know Walkers Hat shop but suggested she try Walker’s Embroidery, thinking they might know each other. Another happy customer, Walker’s Embroidery thanks to the Chamber. 12431 Rockcrest Rd “Recently the Chamber received a call Lakeside, CA from a woman who had one of her older hats, with a Lakeside label, and wondered if the 619-443-3464 Chamber could help her track down the email@example.com maker...Another happy customer thanks to the Chamber.” THE LAKESIDE LINK T L HE LAKESIDE INK March 2010 PRSRT-STD Page 8 US POSTAGE The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce PAID 9924 Vine Street SANTEE, CA Lakeside, CA 92040 PERMIT NO. 327 Return Service Requested It ’ s That Time of Year Again! DATE: April 24, 2010 TIME: 9:35 A.M LOCATION: Lakeside, CA
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