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Toastmasters District 12 Hosts Toastmasters Leadership Institute

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Riverside - Excitement is in the air as Toastmasters International District 12 rings in the New Year with their 2013 Winter Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI). It will be held at California Baptist University in Riverside, California on Saturday, January 26, 2013.

The public is invited to join District 12 Toastmasters reach a new level of achievement at their full-day training event, where leaders are trained and legacies are created. TLI is an educational and networking event featuring award winning speakers.

TLI’s keynote speaker, Lance Miller, emerged from a field of 28,000 contestants from 90 countries to win Toastmasters International’s title of the World Champion of Public Speaking in 2005. Lance is a Distinguished Toastmaster as well as an award winning speaker and trainer. He brings to the podium a mix of talent and life experiences that have shaped his philosophy and viewpoint of the world. Ursula Mentjes, the leadership guest speaker, is the founder of Sales Coach Now. Mentjes is also an inspirational speaker, Certified Sales Coach & author of two best sellers, “Selling with Intention” and “One Great Goal.” She is passionate about helping individuals and businesses reach their sales goals.

District Governor Roz Carter states that, “There is no other organization in the world more passionate about self-confidence, and personal growth in communication and leadership. We are Toastmasters and we expect nothing less.” She also states that, in regards to TLI, “The sessions are incredible and the rewards are priceless.”

TLI is a networking opportunity that allows attendees many opportunities to connect with District 12 Toastmasters leaders and professional speakers. It includes great speeches that will engage and energize Toastmasters members to move to a new level of speaking with a passion in 2013!

For additional information, TLI rates, and to register, visit the TLI homepage at http://conta.cc/VkUUcG or the District 12 webpage at http://www.d12toastmasters.org. Please contact Reatha Corbett, TLI Chair at reathacorbett@msn.com or 951-518-9244 if you have any questions.

Assemblymember Jose Medina Assigned to Key Assembly Committees

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Riverside County’s 61st District Assemblymember, Jose Medina (D-Riverside) recently received several influential committee assignments by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles).

Medina was appointed as the Chair of the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. He also serves in the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee as well as the committees on Governmental Organization, and Higher Education.

“I am honored to serve on the committees appointed to me by the Speaker as they align closely with the priorities in my district and my background,” Medina said.

“I’m especially proud to chair the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee and help build stronger communities while serving the people of California. As a former community college trustee, I will fight for our students through the Higher Education Committee.”

Medina has an extensive background helping students attain the skills needed to pursue higher education, working as a high school teacher with the Riverside Unified School District for more than 25 years. A top priority of Assemblymember Medina’s is to promote the newly created UC Riverside School of Medicine, in order to expand and diversify the region’s physician workforce, improve the health of medically underserved populations, and to create jobs for the community.

Assemblymember Medina proudly represents California’s 61st Assembly District, which consists of Riverside, Moreno Valley, Perris and Mead Valley.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Announces Committee Assignments

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As the newly drawn 47th Assembly District Assemblymember, Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) has been appointed by Speaker John A. Pérez (DLos Angeles) to the following Standing Committees for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session: Rules; Housing and Community Development; Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media; Veterans Affairs; and Aging and Long-Term Care.

“I’m excited about the work that I’m going to be doing in Sacramento for the 47th Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Brown. “I’m pleased to be appointed to the Committee on Rules, which oversees all incoming bills and other fiscal and personnel business of the Legislature.”

“I’m also excited to be appointed to the Housing and Community Development Committee. My background as an urban planner will aid me as I work to ensure that our communities have access to affordable housing and that we’re utilizing our community development tools for economic growth.”

“My appointment to the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media will allow me to build on my experience in this area, especially tourism and internet media. In addition, I will look for new ways to promote economic growth through entertainment, arts, sports, and tourism.”

“I feel especially gratified to be appointed to the committee on Veterans Affairs. I feel that veterans are very important. I appreciate their service and the sacrifices they’ve made to keep our nation free. We should honor and treat them with respect. There should be no homeless veterans.”

“I’m proud to be a strong voice for seniors and help with issues affecting aging and long-term care. As a member of the Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care, I look forward to sharing my ideas and personal experience in long-term care and having a positive impact. I want to thank Speaker Pérez for assigning me to these important committees.”

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Fontana, Muscoy, and Grand Terrace. Assemblywoman Brown was elected on November 6, 2012.

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Sworn-In Locally

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SAN BERNARDINO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (DSan Bernardino) was sworn-in locally at the San Bernardino County Government Center in San Bernardino on Friday, December 21. The ceremony was attended by over 100 supporters, local elected officials, friends, and family members.

Assemblymember Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Fontana, Bloomington, Muscoy, and Grand Terrace.

Seminar: Finding Mr. Right is Harder Than It Looks

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Finding Mr. Right is harder than it seems for professional women of color. What is the secret to finding true love? The Relationship Plan shares the secret for women to find and nurture their true soul mate.

Twenty-three years ago, Newsweek magazine caused an uproar among single working women when it published a controversial article predicting that professional women over the age of 30 had a 3 in Finding Mr. Right is Harder Than It Looks 100 chance of getting married.

They said that women over 40 had a better chance of getting killed by a terrorist than of getting married.

Those numbers were way off.

It’s not that bad, but it seems women over 30, especially women of color, do have a harder time finding someone to marry.

The percentage of women who have never married is high for Blacks and U.S.-born Hispanics with a 50 percent chance of never getting married.

Asian women have a two out of five chance of never getting married, while Caucasian women have a seven out of ten chance of getting married.

Entrepreneur Shannon O’Brien created the Relationship Plan as a system to empower single women to filter out the wrong men and attract and identify “Mr. Right”.

“Too many women do not have the ability to weed out ‘bad men’ and spend their time with ‘good’ men, said Shannon O’Brien, a successful entrepreneur, wife, mother, and motivational speaker.

According to O’Brien, too many women are so hurt by previous bad relationships that they walk around with a “leave me alone” scowl on their face, and then wonder why only undesirable men approach them.

“The Relationship Plan teaches women to create a plan of action to leverage their personal assets, project a positive self-image and identify the risks associated with investing their time in a prospective suitor,” says O’Brien.

“Is he Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong?”

“As hard as it is to find a good man, that is the easy part,” said O’Brien. “ She continued, “Nurturing a relationship with a good man into a marriage or a long term committed relationship takes good communications skills and repression of the hurt caused by other relationships and so much more”.

She calls “The Relationship Plan” seminar interactive, fun and eye opening. It discusses the benefits of marriage and family, and how women can raise their expectations for the men in their lives.

The Relationship Plan is the brainchild of Shannon O’Brien, who has been married to the same man for more than twenty one years.

The Relationship Plan seminar and lunch will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from noon till 3:30 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga at the Best Western Hotel. Tickets are $30 online at www.TheRelationshipBusinessPlan.weebly.com

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