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Happy Spring! Even though there has been lots of rain (and more snow in the mountains), spring is here. I am looking forward to longer days and warmer temperatures!

Since my last message we have had two great meetings. In February we had Patty Sather who shared some great information on Marketing From Your Desk. We had another great meeting last week, where our CEA President Juliana Tu shared her thoughts and wisdom about escrow and marketing. Juliana reminded all of us the importance of staying on top of what is going on in our business, not just from a legislative perspective, but also from a technology and trend perspective. I couldn’t agree more with her. Now is the time for us to plan for our escrow future, both personally and also as an industry.

Which is the perfect lead-in to my next topic. You’ve heard me talk about our OCEA Day of Education. Come join us at the National University in Costa Mesa from 9 AM to 3 PM on April 13, 2019. Besides a great line up of speakers, we will also have our new roundtable sessions discussing solutions to prevent some of the escrow war stories that we will share. I am excited about the new roundtable session we’re going to bring you!

Mickey Vandenberg

Please be sure to mark your calendars for our remaining General Membership Meeting dates so you won’t miss a thing:

  • May 15
  • September 18
  • November 20

A special thank you to our sponsors for our dinner meetings:

February General Meeting

  • Laguna Legal Document and Mediation Services
  • Escrow Training Institute
  • A Team Staffing
  • Axos Bank

March General Meeting

  • Superior Press
  • My NHD
  • BBS Notary
  • Directs
  • Nano Bank

And again, I would like to invite all of you to visit the OCEA website where we have all of our Silver Sponsors listed. You can click on their logos for additional information. Without our sponsors we would not be able to provide you the educational opportunities.

I thank you for the opportunity to represent you as OCEA’s 2019 president and look forward to seeing you at our Day of Education!

Mickey Vandenberg