March 16, 2017, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

247 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo

  • Delicious Tapas-type food and other delectables
  • A tea station to make your own tea bags to take home or enjoy at the event
  • FREE goodie bags for the first 25 people to arrive
  • Chair massages
  • Wellness gifts
  • DISCOUNTS to Magnolia Wellness Center and other participating merchants from the square
  • Link to the Magnolia Wellness Center TRUST activation method: A FIVE-step series to turn stress into success
  • Music
  • Brief presentation about Magnolia Wellness Center

New Workers' Comp Law Changes Definitions of Excluded Employees; May Affect Existing Policies

Beginning  January 1, 2017, all business workers' compensation insurance policies, including in-force policies, will be required to cover, among others, certain officers and directors of private corporations and working members of partnerships and limited liability companies that may be excluded from coverage under current law.
Under the law as it exists today, officers, directors and working partners generally  are not required to be covered under a company's workers' compensation policy, unless they elected to be covered.
Under AB 2883, the presumption is changed:
  • Officers, directors, and partners generally are required to be covered under the employer's workers' compensation policy.
  • There is a narrower definition of excluded officers, directors and partners who can still opt out.
  • For those who still meet the narrow exclusion, a waiver of rights must be signed under penalty of perjury stating that the person is a qualifying officer or director. The waiver must be filed with the employer's insurer.
"We have issued a notice today to workers' compensation insurers so that they know what the new law requires of them and we directed insurers to provide notice to employers so they are made aware of the new law,"  said Commissioner Dave Jones.
Insurance companies must identify and provide notice to each employer that may have employees who were previously excluded from coverage and are affected by the new law. Insurers also are required to determine and report the premium and loss experience associated with those who have not chosen to opt into the coverage.
It is important to note that the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) has indicated that this change in law applies to in-force policies as of January 1, 2017. Per the notice from the Insurance Commissioner:
Unless a duly executed waiver is received and accepted by the insurance carrier on or before January 1, 2017, any individual that had been exempted from coverage under the workers' compensation policy, including but not limited to, an officer or member of the board of directors of a corporation, or an individual who is a general partner of a partnership or a managing member of a limited liability company, will need to be added to the coverage provided by the insurer until such time as a duly executed waiver is received and accepted by the insurer.
Employers who believe they may be affected by this change in law are encouraged to contact their workers' compensation insurer or their workers' compensation agent or broker.

Sales and Use Tax Rate Decreases 0.25 Percent
Effective January 1, 2017

The statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease one quarter of one percent (0.25%) from 7.50 percent to 7.25 percent on  January 1, 2017. The decrease in the statewide rate is effective for all cities and counties in California; however, the actual sales and use tax rate may still be higher than the statewide rate in many jurisdictions in California due to the addition of district taxes.
Why is the sales and use tax rate decreasing?
Proposition 30,  The Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, was approved by California voters in November 2012 to temporarily increase the sales and use tax by 0.25 percent. The sales and use tax imposed by Proposition 30 expires  December 31, 2016.
Where can I find more information? 
Guidance on how the tax rate decrease affects partial exemptions, fixed-price contracts, returned merchandise, fuel rates, and return filing can be found on the Board of Equalization (BOE) webpage   Sales and Use Tax Rate Decreases January 1, 2017. You may also call the BOE's Customer Service Center at 1-800-400-7115 (TTY:711) where customer service representatives are available to assist you weekdays 
from  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific time), except holidays.

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News from our Members
Maker Camp Registration is OPEN!

Register before March 1st and receive a $40 Early Bird discount! There are also multiple week discounts and sibling discounts.

Each day children experience Engineering, Art Exploration, Tech Lab and Recreation, and a trip to the park for lunch and games.  We are also offering Summer Brush-Ups and After Care. Click below to learn more and register!

March 16, 2017

247 Sir Fra ncis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 6:00 P.M. RIBBON CUTTING
247 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA

Purchase 1 syringe of Restylane get $50.00 off
Purchase 2 syringes of Restylane get $150.00 off 
Purchase 3 syringes get an area of Dysport
Purchase 2 areas of Dysport get the 3rd area at no charge ($250 value)
Purchase a package of Broad Band Light for the face and choose hands orchest at no charge !

March Product of the Month!
Our lavish moisturizer helps return your skin to its youthful radiance. Designed with peptides, COQ10 and fatty acids this amazing product helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles as skin tightens while free radical damage fades. Ideal for Dry/Mature skin  
$49.00  (reg. $78.00)
Offer can not be combined with other coupons.Valid for the Month of March 2017

Register NOW for New Workshops and Events!
We understand that running a business is challenging and you can't possibly know everything. This is why we have partnered with College of Marin to provide you new training opportunities in addition to the no cost business advising. Learn how to start an online store, explore the best funding options for your business, determine how to pitch your business to investors, understand the nuts and bolts of starting a food business, and more.  Due to the generosity of College of Marin, these workshops are only $25 each! 
Click below for more information. 

Don't forget to check out our three free networking opportunities with Novato City and Novato Chamber!  

Business Funding Options for You
March 15
6:00pm - 8:00pm Register
Craft a Winning Pitch
April 18
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Business Basics: Planning
April 6
10:00am - 1:00pm
Business Basics: Legal and Finance
April 13
10:00am - 1:00pm
Business Basics: Marketing
April 20
10:00am - 1:00pm
From Kitchen to Market May 11
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Social Media Marketing  May 17
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Upcoming Networking Events

MARCH 2-APRIL 24, 2017
Explore peacemaking and violence, particularly between communities of color and police, in an innovative format that brings knowledge and experience together in new ways to find new solutions to a pervasive social challenge. In this collaborative seminar, community leaders and members of law enforcement will learn from each other and a group of guiding content consultants, made up of a global leader in conflict negotiation, a historian of conflict, a retired police captain and a community leader and activist. This seminar is meant to foster real dialogue that brings about real change in cities across the country.
  • Rev. Byron Bland, Associate Director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center at Stanford University
  • Reggie Lyles, Retired Police Captain for Novato, California
  • Dr. Christopher Ocker, Professor of Church History at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU)
  • Rev. Floyd Thompkins, Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry

Any pastor, police officer or community leader who is active in building bridges between the police and communities of color.
  • To establish a cohort of leaders who are interested in furthering peace and justice between communities and the police
  • To deepen the questions that shape the dialogue between leaders and the police, hopefully uncovering root causes of tension
  • To expose the participants to the pioneers of some of the more successful approaches to community change
  • To have the members of the cohort support, challenge and clarify each other's efforts toward peace and justice in their context

Half Time Report:  1/2 Off your First Month of a Membership

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Registration for 2017 Summer Camps is now available online 

Here's a snapshot of San Anselmo's Summer Camp Lineup:
  • Camp KidMarin
  • Camp Kinder Kool
  • doodlebug Art Camps
  • Ross Valley Music & Art Camps
  • Carpentry
  • Capoeira
  • Cooking
  • Minecraft / Tech
  • Drama
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Flag Football
  • Baseball
  • Skateboarding
  • And so much MORE!

Download the Summer 2017 Recreation Guide or visit our Online Registration site.

Cheers to summer 2017!

For more information, contact the Recreation Department at or  415-258-4640

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March 25th, 2017

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