E-Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 7 Building Business – Building Relationships July 2011
Here’s some food for thought.
Evolution is a necessary component of survival of a species through the alteration of genes and DNA. Of vertebrates, the cichlid, a brightly colored fish from Lake Victoria, Africa, evolves most quickly. In this instance, “quickly” refers to change over millions of years.
Adaptation, on the other hand, refers to the process wherein individuals change their ways in order to be better suited to their environment and habitat. This change is needed so we can survive and maintain normal functioning in our community. It occurs quickly (“quickly” as in months, years).
In business, adaptation is essential for survival as well. To survive the ups and downs in the economy, remain competitive amongst new products/services, and stay innovative, business leaders must constantly adapt – very “quickly,” sometimes in days or weeks.
Some of the factors that determine a business’s ability to adapt to changing environments include leadership, culture strength, tradition, and the financials of the business. The role of a business leader is to adapt the business’s vision and maintain the focus on long-term goals.
Survival in our personal lives also involves staying focused on long-term goals. Enjoying satisfaction and fulfillment in our lives requires us to adapt and overcome. What changes have you been through this week, month or year that are bringing you closer to your long-term goals, helping you grow, or are providing you with better insight into yourself?
Dr. Micaire Baxter
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Summary of Minutes: Board of Directors Meeting, June 9, 2011 at The Pacific Club.
In attendance: Mary Houghton, Audrey Hutton, Kay Lorraine, Marie Massengale, Sharon Mujtabaa, Kalona Ortiz, Amber Ricci, Carol Williams. Absent: Micaire Baxter, Audrene Burress, Barbara Guss, Biz Kellam, Jeannie Shaw, Linda Virtudes. Guests: John Williams, Ryan Andrews.
¨ Mary Houghton presided.
¨ The mentoring topic for the June luncheon will be well-being.
¨ Fay Kauanoe to be the June 2-minute speaker. Sharon Mujtabaa will bring the after-meeting dessert.
¨ Robin Tanner will need a screen and handheld miciphone. She will provide her own computer and projector. Wanda Adams, July speaker, will not use any extra electronic equipment.
¨ Dues are still outstanding for one regular member and three board members.
¨ New member: Kate Keilman.
¨ Amber has been aggressively promoting membership. Tonya Torres will be joining before the luncheon and will display her jewelry line during registration and networking.
¨ Spa Day rescheduled for July 9. It will be held at Amber’s new home at Spinnaker Isle in Hawaii Kai. Attendees bringing two more guests will receive $5 discount for each person.
¨ New Member Orientation discussion tabled until we learn where most of our new members reside or work. .
Old & New Business:
¨ Ryan Andrews with Ryan8.com visited the Board meeting in order to answer any questions regarding his Web site proposal. After Ryan departed, we determined that he should present a written proposal as others have done. If his written proposal agrees with our requirements and understanding of his verbal proposal, we will contract with Ryan.
Next board meeting: July 14, 2011 – Diamond Head Room, The Pacific Club, noon
Wow! What a fabulous SPA DAY! Several records were broken at this July 9 event. More members showed up than ever before. Overall attendance was bigger than ever before – we were overbooked even after the usual no-shows. The food was terrific thanks to “That Girl Can Cook” caterers. There was a multitude of services, some that we all look forward to at each spa day like the popular massages and there were new services such as cosmetic acupuncture. As usual, Special Events Director Amber Ricci knocked herself out. Of course, the best part was that we raised a bunch of bucks for our Scholarship Fund. If you are thinking about applying for a scholarship, you have just a few weeks left to apply. Applications must be postmarked by August 1,, 2011 (midnight). Mail, e-mail, fax, or give it to our Scholarship Director, Jeannie Shaw or me at the July 28 luncheon.
Carol Williams, Newsletter Editor
PWN Executive Director, Alternate Past-President Advisor
TAKE A PEEK AT WHAT YOU MISSED AT SPA DAY
Photos taken by PWN Member Leslie A. Thomson
**** PWN LUNCHEON REMINDERS ****
EARLY-BIRD RESERVATIONS – RSVP by midnight (e-mail) Friday before the luncheon to email@example.com for the luncheon rate of $23. Member reservations after that are $25 and will go up to $30 if you make your reservation after Monday noon.
DRESS & ACT PROFESSIONALLY: Neither shorts, jeans nor T-shirts are permitted to be worn at the Pacific Club. And cell phone use is not permitted within the Pacific Club. Please kokua.
HEAD TABLE: We only have one reserved table at our lunches. It is the head table. Seating at the head table is by invitation. It is the only reserved seating at any of our luncheons. There is a framed sign at the center of the head table listing those who are to sit at the table at the particular luncheon. If you are unsure if you were invited or not, read the sign.
BACK TABLES: The tables at the back of the Card Room at the Pacific Club are for PWN information (applications, newsletters, flyers, name tags) and for members to promote their businesses: products, pamphlets, brochures, samples, business cards, etc. This is a member benefit. If you see a guest place their collateral material on the table, hand them an application for membership and explain that they are not permitted to place their material on the table unless they join PWN. For MEMBERS ONLY.
NAME TAGS: If you don’t have a name tag or need to change the information on your name tag, please talk to our 2011 Membership Director: Linda Virtudes.
20-SECOND ANNOUNCEMENTS: At each luncheon, all members have the opportunity to make a 20-second announcement when our president announces that it is time. You may promote a charitable event, a sale, an event, something you are personally selling or renting – basically anything that you can fit in 20 seconds and is legal. This is for MEMBERS ONLY. This is NOT an opportunity to give a pitch purely about what you do for a living.
TWO-MINUTE SPEAKER: At each luncheon, we present a two-minute speaker. This is your chance to put a face with a name and let our members and guests know who you are and more about you. Again, your two-minute can be on any topic you wish to talk about. You may give a two-minute presentation once every six months. Contact your VP of programs (Mary Houghton) or any BOD member if you wish to give a two-minute. This is for MEMBERS ONLY.
BRING A GUEST – WIN A FREE LUNCH: Each time you bring a guest to a luncheon, you get to put your business card in the bowl for a drawing at the end of the luncheon. One guest = one business card. Two guests = two business cards, etc. One card will be drawn and the winner gets a free lunch the following month. ONLY MEMBERS CAN WIN A FREE LUNCH.
BRING a GUEST or a prospective MEMBER to the
JULY LUNCHEON MEETING
THE PACIFIC CLUB – CARD ROOM
Thursday, July 28
Mark your calendar now for the 2011 luncheon dates:
4th Thursday of each month
August 25, September 22
October 27, November 17 (3rd Thursday)
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Stella & Dot
520 Lunalilo Hone Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96825
Web site: stelladot.com/tonyatorres
Sponsor: Amber Ricci
CSH – Caption Services of Hawaii
P.O. Box 755
Honolulu, HI 96808
former member – rejoined
Susan M. Sowders
92-551 Uhiuala Street
Kapolei, HI 96707
Sponsor: Mary Houghton
Director of Marketing & Circulation
Pacific Business News
1833 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 700
Honolulu, HI 96815
Web site: pacificbusinessnews.com
Sponsor: Marie Massengale
JUNE LUNCHEON RECAP
By Barbara Guss, Hawaii Employment Services
(Photo by Leslie A. Thomson)
Robin Tanner, MSN, RN, CNN, spoke to the Professional Women’s Network at the June 23 luncheon and gave compelling reasons why it is important for all to look after their health by maintaining good general eating habits, getting sufficient exercise to keep your motor running, and learning behavior that will help to de-stress one’s life. The typical businesswoman deals with varying amounts of stress in her career and often does not take care of her health to mitigate the damage being done to the body by the stress factors in business. The ignoring of proper health habits may result in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) which, when it shows up, has been possibly lurking for years without any symptoms.
Robin’s hand-out was very detailed and specific to the threat of CKD and information about the role that our kidneys play in maintaining one’s health. The kidneys are key to removing waste from the body and maintaining a balance of the body’s fluids, just to mention a couple of functions. They also affect every other organ, so they need to be in good working order to do the job.
Discovering CKD in stage 3, when it is usually discovered, may mean that your kidneys are already impaired and you will require medication for the rest of your life and possibly dialysis to live normally. Once you have CKD, you can only maintain the functions of your kidneys; you cannot reverse the damage.
High blood sugar and high blood pressure are the two primary contributors to CKD; both can be the result of high stress. Diseases that affect the body’s immune system can also affect the kidneys. There is a link between kidney and heart disease. Paying attention to your diet and the causes of heart disease will also aid in the health of your kidneys. Special attention for all of us should include a major reduction in the amount of our salt intake.
So, you have one more important reason to see your doctor on an annual basis to be tested for CKD and to be diligent about your overall health and well-being.
1. “Informative presentation! Very pleasant speaker; obviously very knowledgeable.”
2. “Great presentation. Very informative! Thank you, PWN!”
3. “Very knowledgeable and comprehensive.”
4. “Very informative kidney info.”
5. “Learned some great new facts.”
6. “When you are healthy, you can be more successful in business and personally. Great advice on how to get there.”
7. “It was a wonderful experience with great people.”
8. “I think this is a perfect association for me – wonderful people.”
9. “Too much information – I got confused – lost my memory, felt really depressed to learn this information. But Robin was great. I learned a lot.”
10. “Nice presentation. Knows her stuff and didn’t read the Power Point. Good reference info.”
11. “Great information.”
12. “Having the microphone for introductions is a great addition to the program.”
13. “Members were speaking out of turn.”
14. “Ahi salad was wonderful. Service was very good.”
15. “Best salad! Perfect amount of dressing so it was not dry.”
16. “Salad was great!”
17. “Impressed with the amount of ahi on the salad. Excellent!”
July 28, 2011 LUNCHEON
“Profound Career Change –
The Experience and the Education
Wanda Adams is a writer (since she could first curl her hand around a pencil), a home cook (since she could first stand on a chair and stir cookie dough with a wooden spoon), a food editor and critic (since she could first lisp the words, “What’s in this?”), a Mauian and the author of the Great Portuguese American novel (unfortunately still unpublished). She has impractical degrees in journalism and English literature and is the wistful former food editor of the lamented Honolulu Advertiser.
Now, she spends her time writing cookbooks (three and counting) and articles and blogging (generally in her pajamas with “Top Chef” reruns on): OurIslandPlate.com. She adores parentheses (as you can tell) and she is deliriously happily married to her high school sweetheart. They live in Kapalama with their two cats, Precious and Pa’i, who actually run the place. Come to the July 28 Professional Women’s Network Luncheon, meet Wanda Adams and live the experience of making a profound career change. Members: Bring a guest (you might just win a free luncheon if you bring a guest). Remember to bring your business cards.
|Location:||Pacific Club – Card Room – corner of Vineyard and Queen Emma, Downtown|
|Date/Time:||July 28,201111:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.|
|Reservations:||Required. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Monday, July 25 to guarantee your meal. No-shows are billed.|
|Menu:||Main Dish– The Pacific Club wrap sandwich (turkey, bacon, etc.)Vegetarian – Veggie wrap sandwich Beverage – Water, tea, coffee|
|Cost:||Members: $25 Sponsored Guests: $30 All Other Guests: $35Make your reservations by midnight, Friday, July 22 and early-bird rates apply: $23 – members; $25 – all guests.Use your credit card online: www.pwnhawaii.org/pppay.htm|
UPCOMING LUNCHEON SPEAKERS
Topic: A Sense of Style & Entrepreneurship
Thursday, September 22 – Cecily Barnes, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.
Topic: Biofuels – What They Mean to You in Your Business
Thursday, October 27 – Jennifer Diesman, VP Government Relations, HMSA
Topic: Healthcare Reform – What to Expect for Your Bottom Line
Thursday, November 17 – Maya Soetoro-Ng, award-winning educator and author
Topic: Building a Future Full of Aloha