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 April
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
Green papaya, tomato, long green beans, peanut and dried shrimp with Pattaya special sauce. Bangkok Street Fried
Rice stir-fried with egg, yellow onion, broccoli, green onion and tomato in house special sauce. Pad Thai:
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:
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
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.
tch a short movie of Rancho Bernardo's 50th Birthday Party September 22nd, 2012. The video was videotapedand edited by RBBA member