October 2014  

San Diego NACE Newsletter

 These meeting photos courtesy of Emilio Azevedo Photography.

newsletter by Jose D. Ramirez

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San Diego NACE Newsletter / 22 October 2014
Member Directory: Venues & Vendors  Vendor Showcase
Featured Venue Community Service
Meeting Recap Social Media

October Meeting Sponsors
Thanks to the following vendors for contributing to the success of this meeting:

The Mission of NACE is to provide catering and event professionals superior education, networking and resources to enhance career success and deliver excellence to clients.

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Wyndam San Diego Bayside

San Diego, CA

The wedding of your dreams will be a reality at Wyndham San Diego Bayside. Whether it's the gala affair of the decade or an intimate celebration among your closest friends and family, our expert wedding planners will assist you in putting together an incredibly special event.

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Our Recent meeting

Patrick Higgins

"A Culinar Delight"

Splendid evening of 70 plus attendees with our speaker Brian Murphy, instructor at the ProStart Culinary Program from San Diego High School and 12 of his students in attendance.   Two of the students, Emily Rodriguez and Kris Leon gave a very grown up power point presentation of the program they put together that gained them first place in the California competition.  The students were also able to go behind the scenes and watch the Wyndham kitchen plate the evening meal.

- Cocktail hour was accented with a violinist and caricature artist who did renderings of over 30 of our attendees.
- Over 15 silent auction items up for some fun competitive bidding and a racing road bike raffle won by David Wasserman!
- Total monies raised for Silent Auction $1850.00 !!! of which $500.00 will go to the SDHS ProStart program.
-Fabulous meal provided by Chef Steve de Barril with special dessert cookies made by the Prostart students at each table

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Vendor showcase

Merrylin Brichmann

Get the most value for your NACE investment

Hello NACE members ~

In the words of Justin Timberlake, “I'm bringing Showcase Back”!

I'm so excited to announce that our Vendor Showcase is happening during our NACE meeting on Tuesday, November 11 at The Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.  

ALL paid-up Members are invited to showcase. Yes, that means you! Caterers, Hotels, Wedding Planners, photographers, all members ~ It's free and it's fabulous!   

So, take advantage of this opportunity ~ to network, to show off your unique style, to introduce your business, your fabulous personality & creativity ~ bring samples, brochures, biz cards, décor.  And, this is happening right before the holidays! 

Your booth space is free ~ it’s a great benefit for being a NACE member ~ you will be given a table ~ the rest is up to you and your imagination!  This years theme is “Black & White”!

Please call me at 619-593-7367 or email me at  Space is limited! 

This is going to be an excellent show ~ Be Active, Be Involved ~ Be There!!!

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Deborah Young

Get Involved

Our Holiday Party is coming up December 9th at the majestic Hotel Del Coronado. For our community service we will be contributing items for the “Holiday Magic for Kids” put on by the San Diego Coalition for the Homeless.

At Golden Hall on December 20th there will be a big celebration for children and they will be given presents and food for the families.

Let us all get in the spirit and donate gifts for children from 0-12. You can bring them wrapped or un-wrapped. If they are un-wrapped then please attach a tag stating if the gift is for a boy or girl and what ages (example: label – boy-6 or girl 12 etc.). They need to be new toys.

They also need monetary gifts, so bring cash to the event to donate. They also need food, so whatever you can bring, all will be appreciated.

On Monday, December 15th there will be a wrapping party and they need wrapping materials, scissors, tape, labels, etc. They also need volunteers to wrap presents. I will be attending and would love to have NACE members and friends to come and give a hand, it will be fun and for a worthy cause.

Get a head start and ask friends to donate as well and bring their items with you so we can provide lots of children and families a celebration for them to remember.

Contact me for more information: Deborah Young   619-239-3306

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social media

Jose D. Ramirez

Get Social With San Diego NACE


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