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OCEA - You're invited! Please join us, and bring a colleague or two!

Hello Members!

Well, we started 2017 off with a big bang! If you missed our February Cyber Crime meeting, you really did miss out! The meeting sold out more than a week ahead of the event, and the speakers really delivered. The energy in the room was so exciting - there appeared to be great camaraderie among our guests --- Escrow personnel and Realtors alike! We understand that another association is hoping to duplicate our program in the near future - stay tuned and we’ll let you know if that comes together.

We’re excited about our April 19 meeting, and are expecting a big crowd this time, too, so get your reservation in early! We have two heavy-hitters from the lending industry coming to speak with us on the apparent disconnects between Lenders’ practices and Escrow’s. Knowledge is power. Join us for a peek behind the veil - let’s see if understanding how things work will allow us to work together more effectively, and with less emotion and stress tied to the process. See the attached meeting notice and reservation form. Invite your favorite loan officers and processors to come, too! As in February, you may pay by check, or online through

Debi Peters, CEO, CSEO

If Bulk Sales are your Superpower - or if you want them to be - CEA and The Escrow Training Institute are collaborating to put on a Bulk Sale class from 9AM to 4PM Saturday, April 1, at National University in Costa Mesa. Our own Debbi Faber, renowned Queen of Bulk Sales, will moderate a panel of 3 excellent speakers on the subject. The registration deadline is 3/25/17. Click here for registration form and details.

A word to our Sponsors: The funds generated from raffle ticket sales are really what allow us to stage our meetings, as the dinner cost itself is pretty much a “break even” with the venue. A gigantic thank you to everyone who bought tickets (Congratulations, Winners!), and to each of our door prize donors at the February meeting, representing the following companies (in alphabetical order).

A Team Staffing

City National Bank

Hallmark Escrow

The Escrow Training Institute

Avanti Notary

Coast Cities Escrow


Umpqua Bank

Bank of the West

East West Bank

Opus Bank


BBS Notary

Exeter 1031

RBJ Software


Citizen’s Business Bank

FPS Summit

SMS Software


ON TEAMWORK: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.” - Henry Ford

On that happy note, it is an honor to work together with your stellar, creative Board of Directors on behalf of OCEA’s members who are dedicated to obtaining the education required to be all that we can be. Don’t we each owe that to the public we serve? Legislation and the industry march forward whether you do or you don’t...The harsh reality is that if you’re not keeping up, you’re falling behind. Keep learning. We’re here for you.

See you April 19th!

All the best,
Debi Peters, CEO, CSEO
2017 OCEA President


Orange County Escrow Association
April General Membership Meeting


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Networking/Cocktails: 6:00PM
Dinner: 6:30PM


Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 751-5100


Are you Puzzled by The Disconnects Between Lender and Escrow Practices? We're Bringing The Answer Men to Unravel the Mysteries!


Raymond Snytsheuvel, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, of Paramount Equity Mortgage
Alan Lindeke, AVP Chief Compliance Counsel, IMPAC Mortgage Corp


With White Cheddar, Chopped Egg, Red Onion, Spiced Pecans, Cranberries
and Served with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

Warm Artisan Breads and Rolls with Sweet Butter

With Lemon Buerre Blanc and Capers
Mascarpone Chive Crushed Potatoes
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Slivered Almonds


With Cannellini Beans, Spinach, Diced Tomatoes, Garlic, Onion and Shaved Parmesan Cheese


With Vanilla Buttercream and Fresh Blueberries

Iced tea, freshly brewed J. Gursey Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and gourmet Tazo Tea service


Meeting Sponsors

You can help our meetings to start on time, and also help the hotel plan to prepare the
right number of meals if you’ll make your paid reservation by Wednesday, April 12.
Reservations are not complete until your check is received, or your on-line reservation through Eventbrite is confirmed.
A meal is not guaranteed for Walk-Ins

Faxed reservations are not accepted. A reservation made is a reservation paid – nonrefundable.
(We make a guarantee to the hotel based on paid reservations received.)

$45.00 if payment received by 4PM, Wednesday, April 12
$55.00 if payment received after 4PM, Wednesday, April 12

$60.00 if payment received by 4PM, Wednesday, April 12
$70.00 if payment received after 4PM, Wednesday, April 12

Registration can be paid via Eventbrite
Follow the prompts to enter your name and meal choice, etc.
You’ll see details including the small fee that will be added to your card for this convenience.

OR mail or deliver your check, made payable to “OCEA,” to:
New address:
The Escrow Source • 27611 La Paz Road, Suite D • Laguna Niguel • CA • 92677
Attn: Joanna Belanger (949) 305-0888

Multiple Attendee Reservation Form (PDF)