P.O. Box 27951
San Diego, CA 92198
By webmaster Larry McIntyre
Tuesday, June 18th, RBBA members and guests will enjoy the "June on the Patio"
reception at Bernard'O Restaurant.
Mark the date. Tuesday, June 18th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Bernard'O Restaurant. Owners Bernard and Diana Mougel are
founding members of the RBBA and have hosted a reception each year. And, of course, Chef Nicolas will be preparing a
delicious selection of uniique appetizers.
There will be plenty of tables and shade umbrellas to keep the late afternnon sun at bay.
Chris Burgess will be playing his saxophone for us one
more time before he returns to the Berkeley School of Music in Boston. So you won't want to miss hearing and
giving this talented musician your wishes for another
successful school year.
Bernard"O Restaurant is located in The Village (Albertsons) Shopping Center at the corner of Rancho
Bernardo Road and Pomerado Road.
The reception is free
to RBBA members and $15 for guests. And the first drink is always on the RBBA
RSVP to Mary at 858-451-3406 or by email to Mary Stanton
The RBBA May Reception was a celebration of spring and much more.
Many thanks to our hosts at The Barrel Room, Brothers Zak and Nate Higson, and Grant Tondro from
URGE American Gastropub. It was a beautiful evening with music provided by saxophonist Chris Burgess and the creative
entertainment provided by our three RB Honorary Mayor candidates was special (see related story below).
The appetizers were perfect. The Barrel Room served Garlic Cream Fettuccini
Pasta, Penne pasta with marinara sauce, sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts,
Fried Ravioli, Fried Shrimp and Pesto Snapper. While at the other end of the Patio,
Urge was providing, Mac 'n Cheese Bites as well as sausage with grilled peppers.
Thanks to both of these great restaurants and special thanks to The Barrel Room and URGE staff.
The May reception was quite a night as our 3 candidates for 2013-2014
Rancho Bernardo Honorary Mayor officially kicked off their campaigns.
The 2013-2014 RB Honorary Mayor candidates kicked off their campaigns in style, each having their own
creative themes. Here is how it
all went for them:
Arlene Cawthorne: The RBBA
kickoff at Urge last Tuesday was a
big success. My team was there
wearing my campaign buttons and
I donned a rather attractive blue
sequined jester's hat for the occasion. Tickets
were sold and promises were made. My platform
is "Buying Tickets Equals Helping Ourselves and Our
Anyone buying $25 or more worth of
tickets is invited to my party sponsored by Cafe
Merlot in the RB Winery. It's July 11th from 5:30
till 7:00. There will be a silent auction with lots of
great items to bid on. You will also get to meet
with representatives from many of the non-profit
organizations that make RB such a wonderful
Alex Monroe: "Partying with a Purpose" is the theme of the Alex Monroe Campaign. The purpose is to raise funds for the Boys
and Girls Club and other worthy organizations. The method for doing this is holding Caribbean Island parties at the Country
Club of Rancho Bernardo and at Carvers featuring Steel Band music with free hors d' oeuvres and prizes for the winner of
the limbo contest, the putting contest, and the person wearing the best resort costume. One party costs $25 and includes six
raffle tickets; two parties cost $40 and include 9 raffle tickets. You can also win a $5,000 vacation for two, including airfare,
to the Bahamas in our exclusive campaign raffle which is limited to 50 couples. The price of the raffle is $250. Please give
your dough to Monroe.
Maria Pena-Morales kicked off her campaign for RB Honorary Mayor in a fun and creative way! Her unique campaign speech
began with her "back-up singers", members Jeff Hans and Larry Campitiello singing, "A-Wimoweh A-Wimoweh". Maria, dressed
in full safari gear, belted out, "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight". What a memorable way to announce her
campaign theme of a South African Safari. Maria, a Rancho Bernardo resident for 18 years and owner of Team Q of RE/MAX
RB, will be hosting her African Safari Spectacular event at The Country Club of Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday, August 13, 2013,
from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. There will be music, entertainment, drawings, a putting contest and at least 100 silent auction
items. Admission is $25 which includes 6 RBBA raffle tickets.
That night, two winners in a special drawing will be announced. Grand prizes are two South African Photo Safari Packages.
(six day stays for two at a luxury resort, including all meals and wildlife viewings, each package valued at $4950). Check out
this link for a full description of the prize. www.zulunyala.co.za There will be no more than 500 of the $50 raffle tickets sold
which includes entry for two into this special event. That's a 1 in 250 chance of winning!!
To support Maria and purchase RBBA raffle tickets or African Safari drawing tickets, contact Maria at 858-722-7362 or
Maria@Team-Q.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the RE/MAX RB office at 16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite 5A, in
Rancho Bernardo, next door to the Discovery Shop.
Don't miss the next RBBA Morning Networking Meeting....A great way to start your day!
The successful monthly RBBA
Morning Networking Meetings are
scheduled every fourth Tuesday
of each month
The next Networking Breakfast Meeting is
Tuesday, June 25th, 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
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 "nosh" 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
Each member will have a minute or two to
introduce themselves and their business to the
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 Arlene Cawthorne our
Morning Networking Co-chair today.
Your RBBA is working hard to make
your membership in the RBBA a great
investment for you.
Active Balance Chiropractic ribbon cutting
and open house
Dr. Gianne (Gigi) Brintwood, a new RBBA member,
celebrated the opening of her new office with a ribbon
cutting and open house with a Mexican theme. Tacos
and Margaritas and Mexican music made for a lively
evening. Congratulations to Gigi and much success in
your new office.
THE RBBA KEEPS GROWING! 6 new members in May
Christine Young - US Bank Rancho Bernardo www.usbank.com
Robin Kaufman - Rancho Bernardo Community Council www.RBCommunityCouncil.com
Diana Boley - Law Office of Diana C. Boley www.BoleyEstatePlan.com
Nate Jones - US Bank Rancho Bernardo www.usbank.com
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 videotaped
and edited by RBBA member WeTubeU
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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.
Hard at work checking members and guests into the May Reception at The Barrel Room and
URGE American Gastropub are Board members Lane Elliott and Vivi-Anne Riordan. They welcome you to