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


I hope this March finds you all well and prospering! The winter of the El Nino is here and hopefully we are all as prepared for this as we were for the TRID challenges we have encountered. The expected dramatic weather and dramatic changes to our industry have not been as life changing as expected (so far)!  It appears  that we are all going to survive this winter and TRID challenge as well!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank our guest speaker from February, Darth Eliopulos for his insight and perspective of the changes in the industry. We had an especially good turnout for last month’s meeting and covered a lot of important information. Please keep in mind that we need to remain strong and push back when the lenders and brokers attempt to jeopardize our normal practices and try to make us assume their responsibilities and liabilities.

I am looking forward to our next meeting, wherein Nancy Silberberg, President of Altus Escrow, Inc. and the Escrow Institute of California AND Juliana Tu from Viva Escrow and 2016 CEA Treasurer/Secretary will be speaking! It will be a fantastic meeting and I am hoping for a great turnout. Please get your dinner reservations in early so we can make sure we have enough room!  We will be also attending the AEA conference in Arizona this May and will keep you up to date with the information they provide.

Michelle Rahe
Your proud OCEA President

On a different topic, I would like to extend my condolences to Donna Grosso and her family for the loss or our dear friend, mentor, past president and all around good guy, Mr. Pep, Scott Hunt. He will surely be missed but never forgotten.

Thank you to the following companies who brought raffle prizes to the February meeting: A-Team Staffing, Avanti Notary, Bank of the West, BBS Notary, California Republic Bank, City National Bank, Opus Bank, RBJ Software, SMS, and Umpqua Bank.

As always, a special THANK YOU to our sponsors last month, Avanti Notary Service, Inc, California Republic Bank and Directs. We could not continue without their support and  generosity!

Avanti Notary Service   California Republic Bank   DIRECTS


Orange County Escrow Association
General Membership Meeting


Wednesday, March 16, 2016
6:30PM - 9:00PM


Avenue of the Arts Wyndham
3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 751-5100


TRID What’s hot – What’s not
The speakers request attendees to send in their TRID questions.  Please send to


Nancy Silberberg
President – Altus Escrow, Inc., Escrow Institute of California
Viva Escrow, 2016 CEA Treasurer/Secretary


Baby Mixed Field Greens, Gold and Red Beets, Shaved Red Onions, Grapes, Spiced Cajun Walnuts, Tarragon - Dijon Vinaigrette

Panko Crusted Breast of Chicken Lemon Picatta, Yukon Gold Mashed Potato and Seasonal Fresh Vegetables
Warm Rolls with Butter

Three Cheese Ravioli with Ricotta Cheese, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Lemon Pudding Cake With Thyme Caramel

Freshly Brewed Starbucks Regular Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Gourmet Tazo Herbal Tea Service

A meal is not guaranteed for Walk-Ins


City National Bank, ImageX Document Scanning & RBJ

City Nationl Bank   ImageX   RBJ Software

Walk-ins are okay... but if possible, 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 Friday, March 11 . Reservations are not complete until your check is received.
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.)

$40.00 if payment received by 4PM, Friday, March 11
$55.00 at the door or after 4PM, Friday, March 11

$50.00 if payment received by 4PM, Friday, March 11
$65.00 at the door or after 4PM, Friday, March 11

Please 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: Michelle Rahe or Ashley Knoles (949) 305-0888

Multiple Attendee Reservation Form (PDF)