Correction on Hors d'oeuvres for April Meeting

In order to accommodate those who require vegetarian and/or gluten free we have chosen the following items: Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms; Mini Egg Rolls; Assorted Quiche; Chicken Drumettes; Fresh Fruit Watermelon Boat; Assorted Sandwich Wraps.The larger portion of hors d'oeuvres will allow us to be able to "shop" our Silent Auction longer for the fantastic items that will be available.Hope you all enjoy the evening.

VCPWN April Meeting Hors d'oeuvres

As you already know, we will be holding our silent auction at the April meeting.  You may not know, however, that the exceptional hors d’oeuvres for the April meeting include gluten-free and vegetarian foods:

  • Scallops wrapped in bacon
  • Spinach and artichoke dip
  • Chicken drumettes
  • Vegetable crudités with dip
  • Tomato-basil bruschetta
  • Avocado-corn bruschetta
  • Deviled eggs
  • Peel & eat shrimp bowl 

Don't forget to bring your "VCPWN Bucks" to apply towards your purchases.

Spirit of Networking Award

Members, do you know someone who reminds you of what networking really means? Someone who goes beyond what is necessary to make a difference in the lives of our members? Someone who contributes to VCPWN in many ways? If so, they would be a perfect candidate for the Spirit of Networking Award. Simply fill out the attached form to make your nomination for that special person.

SPECIAL APRIL MEETING -- Not our regular dinner...

We're trying something new! For our fabulous bi-annual Silent Auction meeting, instead of a sit-down dinner, we'll be serving lots of scrumptious hors d'oeuvres. This will allow more time for browsing and shopping. And, of course, we'll take time out to listen to our speaker, Michelle the Trainer, but won't be conducting our standard business meeting.*** NAVIGATORS AND LT MEMBERS: register with the regular Member button this month only.If you have items to donate for the Silent Auction, contact Darian Taylor: 

Recipe Contest Deadline fast approaching!

Do you like to cook or bake? Do you like cash?  Then get your recipe entered into the Best of VC Marketplace Recipe Contest.  The grand prize is $300 CASH!!!  Deadline is February 29th.  For details, see you all soon!Talia


IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting on March 8th, our meetings will begin and end 15 minutes earlier. Networking will still begin at 5:30, but we will sit down to dinner and table networking at 6:15 and end the meeting at 8:15.

New logo!

Juli Black of Blackfire Studios was the winner of our Design-a-Logo contest, and you can see here the results here. Juli did a wonderful job of creating a fresh, modern design that graphically demonstrates our forward-moving organization. Congratulations, Juli!

Officer elections coming soon

The VCPWN Nominations Committee is hard at work putting together a slate of officers for the 2012-2013 term.  President-elect Mary Gabriels would love to have you on her team!  If you are interested in a board position, or volunteering for a board committee, please let us know! The proposed slate will be announced at the March meeting. Vote will take place at the April meeting, with installation in June.

Shirley speaks out

On February first, I cut class to be the featured speaker at BCNN - Beach Cities Neighbors and Newcomers, a group that meets monthly for coffee, socializing and a speaker.  About 100 women crowded into the Greek Restaurant at the harbor to hear my presentation on "Matching Your Message - The Ultimate Way to Accessorize".It was a blast talking to this lively and participatory group. The subject was using body language to accent or contradict your verbal message. I love to do presentations and am available for groups of many ages and interests.