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Wells Fargo/KNBR Step up to the Plate for Education

$100,000 to be awarded by Wells Fargo and KNBR Radio

You can do your part by working with your local K-12 schools to apply for “Wells Fargo/KNBR Step up to the Plate for Education” grants so that teachers receive extra funding to help create better opportunities for our children.

For the past 16 years, Wells Fargo has partnered with KNBR to provide $100,000 in grants to Bay Area schools. Professional baseball player Brandon Crawford is the spokesman for the program and has featured ads on KNBR broadcasts promoting the grants. Wells Fargo will also be encouraging our customers to submit school nominations through special advertising messages on over 1,000 Bay Area ATM screens.

Please visit http://www.knbr.com/stepup to learn more about the program, its rules and to apply for the education grants.

ArtSeed! Tenth Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon in SF


ArtSeed wants you!

Date: Saturday April 21

Time: 10am-8pm

What: Tenth Annual Earth Week Art-a-thon

Where: Tides Converge in the Presidio, parking lot entrance

1016 Torney Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129

Transit: Take the PresidioGo shuttle (free) & MUNI Lines 28, 30, 43, 45



Call Gino 612-978-3511 or Josefa 415-656-9849

This great group does Art Lesson, Workshops, and Apprenticeships for all ages

Opportunity! ArtSeed is looking for an additional board member for their group. This is a great way to develop leadership skills.

Where & How to Find it?! use a PHOTO


Why type in vague search terms and scroll through reams of results when you can snap a simple photo and immediately find exactly what you’re looking for? That’s the premise behind the rise of computer vision search smarts, which are becoming a more common fixture in the online landscape.

Last March, for example, Pinterest launched a new feature called Lens that lets you use a photo of a real-world item to find related themes and pins, or even recipes based on food you see in the wild. The company recently revealed that it now garners 600 million visual searches each month. Ecommerce giant eBay is also now using computer vision search tools to help shoppers find items using photos.

imagine! This could be APPLIED TO MANY ITEMS! You own an old Eichler mid-century modern home, you need a pipe do0-dad, you don’t know what it is called much less where to find one. Before your garage floods…. what if you could input a picture and find the part?  Same goes for Vintage Airstreams or sportscars, you need a part and it cannot be found, and … you don’t really know when it was last manufactured…. import a picture to find it? That would be soooo gooood!!

Read the VentureBeat article: ASOS lets fashionistas everywhere find new clothes using just photos

THRIVE in your LIFE – Women’s History Month

Valuable Strategies To Help Women Thrive

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s great contributions to society.  Just like the NASA women celebrated in the film Hidden Figures– there are women that are not acknowledged. Everyone suffers for this oversight.

Here is some advice from Women that took the NEXT STEP! Although opportunities for women continue to progress, studies show there are still obstacles at some companies in this country that limit equal pay and leadership roles.

Here are life lessons that some real-life women have learned about thriving in their career.

Be a Role Model

When I first began my career, I immediately noticed the lack of women in leadership roles – most top level positions were almost exclusively male. Seeing this was challenging, but inspired me to become a role model for other women hoping to enter the finance industry. I have made an effort to network with other women in finance so that we may be able to learn from each other’s experiences and encourage each other to shoot for the stars. I recognize that we have to advocate for ourselves if we want to see a change.

Believe In Yourself

As a woman and working mom, there can often be guilt associated with success. Women sometimes feel as though they have to sacrifice or settle. They ask themselves: “Am I a good mom? Am I successful in my field? Is it possible to have success in both?” Absolutely! Dig deep and use these sometimes two competing forces in your life as your source of inspiration and drive. Every day, be proud and show what is possible when you believe in yourself.

Speak Up

At a pivotal point in my career I was asked to take notes in a very important meeting in my manager’s absence. The meeting involved making decisions on the deployment of new technology by the sales team. It became clear as the meeting progressed that the technology and business teams did not understand each other’s needs. I spoke up –even though I normally did not during this meeting– and helped fix a confusing process. Next time the meeting rolled around, I was more involved with the project team and taking notes for myself. Get out of your comfort zone!

Pay It Forward

As you ascend in your career, never forget your own humble beginnings and REMEMBER those that have helped you along your journey. Be nice and always treat others with respect, no matter what job title they may have. Just like someone did for you, pay it forward by taking the time to talk with young people about their career aspirations and life goals.

Live your Authentic Truth

I come from an extraordinary line of wise, black women who taught me to always live my authentic truth. They emphasized the importance of remaining true to myself and reminded me that my voice matters. Women like my mother, who was a teacher in the juvenile justice system, stressed the importance of embracing creativity as a gift from our creator. She also taught me that leaders have the introspection to help others stretch beyond their limits.

Find your True Self First

Time is the momentum that drives our lives; it does not wait for anyone or anything. We are given one life to nurture, cherish and grow as time passes. As we seek to find new meaning in our lives, we should strive to become more knowledgeable, and even bolder. We often become so focused in our day-to-day lives that we tend to forget the secret ingredient to happiness is knowing who you really are. Always remember to find your true self-first, and the rest of your life will be much easier and more fulfilling.

March 8 – International Women’s Day

On this day we celebrate our achievements. Everyone can celebrate, because everyone benefits when women are superstars in their work and communities. I cannot think of a better way to get engaged and build skills than to join a non-profit board. This work boosts your leadership, community understanding and showcases your abilities. In San Francisco, we can go to Board Match this evening to learn more about the non-profits that help our communities.

The Board Match – Thursday, March 8

The Board Match is an exciting event featuring hundreds of Bay Area nonprofits whose members will be on hand to talk to interested candidates about serving on their board of directors. Each year there are more than 1,100 participants in this annual event. There will be a variety of organizations from large to small, focusing on everything from cultural groups, environment, arts, youth and more. Bring your business cards to share with your potential match. Free! Register at www.theboardmatch.net  Board Match comes to many cities, take a look at their schedule.


And BIG Thanks to the Professional Business Women of California for their many seminars, tweets, and inspiration. This is great organization to check out! Save the Date! 2018 Annual Conference is on April 24, 2018. This organization was founded in 1989 by Congresswoman Jackie Speier. She is a hero to our SF Bay Area community; she is my hero because she has always supported Women and Veterans.

Trust & Financial Providers

We all know that TRUST is easy to Lose and hard to win back.

Suspicion of financial providers still runs deep, and yet financial start-ups are winning second looks and new customers! The newbies have several things in common:

Customer-centric. Ready to make life easy for their consumers.

A message and product that resonate with the consumers, the successful products solve those problems and make sense, easy to use, have a strong and loyal following of both EMPLOYEES and CUSTOMERS. Both groups become “product promoters”.

“Fintechs will rebuild a trusted relationship through technology.” This was the confident prediction of Colin Walsh, co-founder and CEO of Varo Money, at the Money20/20 event.

Articles–It might be fun, good, or fast, but do you TRUST the service?  There are many choices. see below:

We Celebrate and Honor Asian Holidays and Festivals

Holidays & Festivals

Learning more about other cultures is interesting and fun, it can bring your team together to celebrate their languages, foods, and traditions. We enjoy learning from each other and sharing memories, childhoods, and funny stories of trying to be in style and fit in when you are new to an area.

Holi is one of our team favorites, and there are many places that have a colorful party on Holi. Check EventBrite in your area!

Date Holiday Country
Mar 1, Thu Full Moon Day of Tabaung Myanmar
Mar 1, Thu Madin Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka
Mar 1, Thu Makha Bucha Day Thailand
Mar 1, Thu March 1st Movement Day S Korea
Mar 2, Fri Holi India
Mar 2, Fri Peasants’ Day Myanmar
Mar 3, Sat Veterans Day Timor-Lesta
Mar 8, Thu International Women’s Day Multiple Countries
Mar 17, Sat Bali Hindu New Year Indonesia
Mar 17, Sat Ghode Jatra Nepal
Mar 17, Sat Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birthday Bangladesh
Mar 21-24, Wed to Sat Navruz Holiday Multiple Countries
Mar 21, Wed Vernal Equinox Day Japan
Mar 22, Thu Novruz Holiday Turkmenistan
Mar 25, Sun Ram Navami India/Nepal
Mar 26, Mon Independence Day Bangladesh
Mar 27, Tue Armed Forces Day Myanmar
Mar 29, Thu Maundy Thursday Philippines
Mar 30, Fri Good Friday Multiple Countries
Mar 30, Fri Holy Friday Timor-Lesta
Mar 31, Sat Bak Full Moon Poya Day Sri Lanka
Mar 31, Sat Black Saturday Philippines
Mar 31, Sat The Day Before Easter Sunday Macau
Mar 31, Sat The Day Following Good Friday Hong Kong

Enjoy the San Francisco Lunar New Year Parade

What a great event. Every year schools, martial arts clubs, companies, community leaders join together to celebrate the Lunar New Year in San Francisco. The parade complete with dozens of dragons, winds around in the San Francisco downtown.  We get ready for the parade by having lunch the week before with great food, games, karaoke, and prizes. At the luncheon, we learn to LION Dance, and everyone joins in!


Be an Expert, Become a Speaker!

Be a champion! Get Noticed! Would you like to become an “EXPERT” in your chosen field?

One of the best ways to start this process is to speak at a public forum.  Get some recognition as a resource / SME. Become more valuable to your company!


You’ll have to get prepared. Here are some must-do items:

  • Prepare a speakers Bio
  • Have a quality professional  “headshot” available
  • Develop an engaging speech, and practice so that you can present at any occasion. It is a bit like an actor learning a part.
  • Make yourself available as a “fill-in” speaker if needed. Event managers really appreciate your flexibility.
  • If you want to practice speaking with great constructive feedback, join a local TOASTMASTERS club, or a virtual one, this is a new feature of the club.

Here is a call for speakers:

JMP® users are lifelong learners.

At each Discovery Summit, our paper and ePoster presenters are some of our best teachers. They are a source of inspiration to learn more, including new ways to analyze data, the latest techniques for statistical modeling and innovative applications of the software. Will you teach us about how you use analytics in your field? Submit a paper or ePoster abstract describing how you’ve solved real problems with JMP. If yours is selected, you’ll present at the conference, which will take place 23-26 Oct. at SAS headquarters.

The call for papers closes Friday, 27 April, at 8 p.m. ET. If you need some ideas, take a look at past presentation materials in the JMP User Community»Submit Now


  • Friday, 27 April, at 8 p.m. ET: Call for papers and ePosters ends.
  • Late May: Selections of papers and ePosters announced.
  • Monday, 10 Sept.: Final versions of student ePosters due for those who wish to be eligible for the Best Student ePoster Award.
  • Friday, 21 Sept.: Final version of papers, presentation materials and ePosters due.
  • 24-26 Oct.: Paper presentations and ePoster displays occur.

Submission Guidelines

  • Title: 25 words or fewer.
  • Abstracts: 150-200 words.
  • Author biographies: 75 words or fewer per author.

Discovery Summit
23-26 October 2018
SAS World Headquarters
Cary, NC


Days to Remember for MARCH

March  from 1 to 31

Watch for Employee Appreciation Day.  It is on the FIRST FRIDAY in March!

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  1. Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
  2. National Banana Cream Pie Day and Old Stuff Day and Dr. Seuss’ Birthday
  3. Peach Blossom Day
  4. National Pound Cake Day
  5. National Frozen Food Day
  6. Happy Birthday to Luther Burbank, American botanist (1849 – 1926)
  7. Johnny Appleseed Day
  8. International Women’s Day
  9. Alfred Hitchcock Day
  10. Jewel Day
  11. National Potato Chip Day
  12. Everything you do is Right Day
  13. Submarine Day
  14. National Pi Day.
  15. National Chocolate Carmel Day
  16. Anniversary of the founding of the first black newspaper in the US, Freedom’s Journal, on Varick Street at New York, NY. 1827
  17. Saint Patrick’s Day
  18. National Bio-diesel Day www.biodiesel.org. Wells Fargo Founded in 1852.
  19. Happy Birthday to Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren (1891-1974)
  20. National Quilting Day and Kiss your Fiance Day
  21. Selma Civil Rights March in 1965
  22. United Nations: World Day for Water
  23. National Chip and Dip Day
  24. National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
  25. Pecan Day and Waffle Day
  26. Make up YOUR own Holiday
  27. Something on a Stick Day
  28. Reba McEntire born today, country singer AND Lady Gaga, singer / performer
  29. Amy Sedaris is born today, on “Strangers with Candy”
  30. National Hot Dog Day AND I am in Control Day (oh sure you are!)
  31. Oranges and Lemons Day AND National Clams on the Half Shell Day

A Month to Celebrate-February! 

Febuary Days 24th & 25th!
April Days are Here!

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