Third Edition | April 2019
As A Matter Of Record Only...

"Silly Rabbit, eNewsletter is for Kids."
This is our third edition of our new eNewsletter. This new format is a "new and improved" newsletter for 2019. No need to look for an attachment, there is none.
President's Message: “Pay Your Taxes And Hop On Over To EASGV For A Night Of Education!"

It’s that time of the year again and it’s going to be a busy month! Whether it’s Spring cleaning we need to get to, the 2nd half 2018/19 Property Taxes, delinquent if not paid by April 10 th , or your own personal Income Taxes, due by Monday, April 15 th , you can’t put off the responsibility any longer. But what you can do is sit back and relax for one night (maybe even enjoy a glass of wine) at the Escrow Associates of San Gabriel Valley Monthly Dinner meeting where you will have the opportunity to ask a panel of Escrow Professionals how they deal with all the stress and issues that run across their desk. Hear their stories of tax issues, wire scams, and perhaps even some usual files that you don’t encounter everyday so you can be prepared on how to deal with them if and when they do! And since it’s Administrative Professional’s Week this month, why not treat your assistant to dinner and a night of Education. We may even have a special treat for them! Join us Thursday, April 18 th !
The Financial Report of the Escrow Associates of San Gabriel Valley is available to all members. All members are invited to attend the Board of Directors meetings. Please contact Vanessa James to make arrangements to attend the next board meeting.
February Meeting Minutes: “I've Seen The Future, And It's Meeting Minutes-Shaped.”
EASGV Dinner Meeting Agenda Minutes
Date of Meeting: March 21, 2019
Meeting Location: Embassy Suites, Monrovia, CA
Call to Order at 6:49 p.m. & Welcome by – Vanessa James
Invocation - Pamela Putnam
Flag Salute – George McManus

"Escrow Chicken As Far As The Eye Can See"
Chicken Cacciatore
Fettuccini Alfredo
Vegetables
Salad and Bread Sticks
Sponsors for our April Meeting

Jeaneth Cabrera
Account Executive
626.940.9716
Your name and logo could also be listed here. Please contact our Fundraising Committee to sponsor this or any of our dinner meetings:
Mario Artiga mario@vivaescrow.com and Phil Atwan PhilAtwan@gmail.com
AEA Annual Education Conference
Save the date! The AEA 2019 Annual Business Meeting and Conference will be held June 20-22, 2019 in Long Beach, California. If you haven't been to an AEA Conference, this will be your best opportunity. Find out more here .
The American Escrow Association Annual Business Meeting & Education Conference is FAST approaching . And this year it is in Long Beach, CA!!! Now is your chance to have your voices heard. Submit your Willingness to Serve today to be chosen as one of three AEA Delegates and cast your vote on behalf of EASGV*. Submission Deadline: May 6, 2019, 5pm. For more information contact Vanessa James at 626-679-7848.

*Partial reimbursement of expenses paid for by EASGV.
CEA Annual Education Conference
The CEA 64th Annual Education Conference will be held October 10-12, 2019 in Costa Mesa, CA. Mark your calendar and watch for details here .
Professional Designation Committee: "Professional
Designation When Nothing Else Will Do."
Exam Dates for 2019 are scheduled for April 27, July 12, and October 13.
Other Exam Dates to be added soon.

To obtain a P.D. test application, please visit the CEA website, www.ceaescrow.org, or contact Headquarters at (916) 239-4075. Submit your completed application to CEA Headquarters, you must be a member of the California Escrow Association to take the Professional Designation exams. For additional information, please contact Juliet Ellis at the CEA Headquarters Office.

You can prepare for your PD Exam anytime 24/7! For Sample Exams , go to the CEA Website to locate the exam you will be taking. 

New this year: Look for the Online True/False and Multiple Choice options!
Membership Committee: "Membership, The Smart Choice."
All EASGV members will have a chance to win $25.00 CASH at the April 18, 2019 Dinner Meeting! 
HOW?????     Simple! just make sure that you are our member so we can include your name, then register and attend April’s Dinner Meeting. Winner must be present to win. We drew a name at the March Dinner Meeting and guess what??? Joy Santiago was the winner of $75.00, so now the prize returns to $25.00 CASH. If your name is drawn and you aren't in attendance, then the prize increases by $25.00 for the next Meeting – you sure don’t want to miss out on your chance to win CASH!!
 
Lili Setiowati , CSEO, CEO and Jeaneth Cabrera
Your 2019 Membership Co-Chairs
Debbie Anderson and Tania Kelley
Debbie Anderson and Tania Kelley, at your service!
Sites and Reservations Committee: "Come Fly The Friendly Sites And Reservations."
Tired of waiting in line to pay for your dinner meeting with your credit card?........now you are able to “pre-pay” for your EASGV dinner meeting by clicking the link on your Meeting Notice RSVP.  Take these two easy steps:
 
  1. Complete the RSVP Meeting Notice and email to debbieanderson@umpquabank.com and;
  2. Click on the link at the bottom of your RSVP Meeting Notice to pay via credit card at https://squareup.com/store/escrow-associates-of-san-gabriel-valley/  
 
When you arrive at the dinner meeting, just check in at the front door and you are in….. and you have 10 extra minutes to go to the bar and buy a drink!!!
 
We consider a Reservation Made is a Reservation Paid.
 
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me at (818) 254-3493.  
 
Thank you,
 
Debbie Anderson - Sites & Reservations  
Public Relations Committee: "Social Media... One Is Not Enough."
Come One! Come All! Take pictures of or with your escrow friends, then post them. We would love to see your photos or selfies! You can share them on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , and you can even email them to us! Don't forget to use the hashtag: #EASGV

We keep you informed via Constant Contact with emails such as this one you are reading. Our website is kept current with the information you need and you will find us here: http://www.easgv.org/. If your email address changes, just scroll to the bottom of the email to click the link and then follow instructions to update your profile. If you no longer have access to your email, then you can sign up for updates on our website. There will be a pop-up to enter your info or you can find our calendar and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter your information on the form.
Miriam Brown, CEO, CSEO, CEI
Public Relations Committee Chairperson
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Pamela Putnam
E-Blast Committee Chairperson

Calendar of Future Events: "Don't Just Book It, Calendar It."

Friday, April 5
CEA Board of Directors Meeting
Saturday, April 6
CEA Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, April 8
6:30pm EASGV Board Meeting
Saturday, April 13
PD Test Prep Class (2 of 2)
Monday, April 15
Tax Day
Thursday, April 18
6:00pm  EASGV Dinner Meeting
Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday
Saturday, April 27
PD Exam - San Gabriel Valley
Wed., May 1 – Sat., May 4
CAR Spring Board Meeting
Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5
Escrow Institute of California Conference
Sunday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo
Monday, May 6
6:30pm EASGV Board Meeting
Sunday, May 12
Mother's Day
Mon., May 13 – Sat., May 18
NAR REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo
Thursday, May 16
6:00pm EASGV Dinner Meeting
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day

Find this information, and more, on our Interactive Calendar.
Inquiring minds want to know: Who would you invite to the next dinner meeting?
Your boss
Your assistant
Another escrow officer
Your client (Real Estate or Mortgage Professional)
"Rediscover this day", brought to us by Google Photos. This was from dinner meetings in 2010. Recognize anyone you know?
Stay connected with EASGV: Remember to use #easgv in your posts to increase our digital presence.