Thursday June 18, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Harbor House 
831 W harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

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Shelly Waddell, President 
AFWA San Diego 
619-729-8074 (Cell) 



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2014-2015 Scholarship Winners!

$250 Associate or Certificate Scholarship - Haifeng Guo

Haifeng currently attends Mira Costa College with an expected graduation date of July 2015. She is originally from China and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. She likes numbers and is curious about business so she started taking accounting courses back in China. Since her move to the United States 5 years ago, Haifeng is in the process of realizing her dream of earning an Accounting degree.

 Haifeng plans to use the knowledge she has gained in QuickBooks and Income Taxation to become a volunteer income tax preparer in her community.

 $500 Undergraduate Scholarship - Tiessa Bandy 

Tiessa started her Accounting academic path at Mira Cost College. In addition to this, she is also enrolled in a certificate program in Financial Planning at UC Irvine and is on track to sit for the CFP exam by the end of this year. To complete her accounting degree, Tiessa will be transferring to UC Berkeley this fall.

Tiessa plans to earn her graduate degree in Taxation with the goal of becoming a licensed CPA and CFP.

Tiessa intends to start a nonprofit organization that provides forensic accounting services as well as training and employment to survivors of domestic violence. She is also interested in public economic policy and wants to be an agent of change in relation to campaign finance reform.

Her mission statement is "helping women transition into self-sufficiency, independence and financial freedom. Empowering those, once silenced by violence, to add their voice to the chorus of voices, speaking up, and speaking out for change!"

$750 Master's Degree Scholarship - Nicole Campbell

Nicole is a full-time professional who has willingly taken on the responsibility of earning a master's degree in accounting at San Diego State University. She recognizes that today's organizations need leaders who can provide financial sustainability as they carry out their mission and business objectives and she aims to be such a leader. She is charting a career path in financial management of organizations which support both progress and the public interest.

Nicole membership at and winning the 2np place award from SDSU's Zahn Innovation Center has put her on the path of responsible leadership and entrepreneurship.







Attend AFWA PR Dinner - June 18, 2015 

Join us for our annual Public Relations (PR) Dinner.  If you can only attend one event this year, this is the one!

We will be announcing our Scholarship Winners.  We've invited them to attend so you will get the opportunity to meet them and know that you've helped each of them just by purchasing Scholarship tickets each month.

We will be thinking our current AFWA San Diego Chapter's Board of Officers & Directors for their service for the last year.  Please take the time to say thank you to each of them for their hard work and dedication for the past year in bringing you all of the wonderful events.

We will install the new AFWA San Diego Chapter's Board of Officers & Directors for the July 2015 - June 2016 term.

If you only attend one Event this year, this should be the one!

 We will have our Keynote Speaker: Tammy Rhimes

 "5 Steps to Propel Dreams, Push Profits and Put More Fun in Your Life!"

Are you living your Dream Life? If not, why not? Tammy will shake up her audience with the recognition that TODAY is the perfect time to start living your dream life! Tammy will share real world strategies to catapult you toward that dream, increase your profits and make it more fun!

Find out the 5 steps to.....

  1. Propel toward your Dream Life;
  2. Profit creating strategies;
  3. Plan for the inevitable setbacks;
  4. Party and celebrate the successes;
  5. Put More Fun in Your life! 

Tammy Rimes served as the Purchasing Agent for the City of San Diego, the nation's 9th largest City, during a time of tremendous challenges - first time centralization of all purchasing operations; the horrific 2007 Witch Creek Fires that destroyed over 2000 homes, and a restructuring program that reduced City warehousing saving $1.4M in the first year. 

The City of San Diego won the Achievement in Excellence Award every year during her leadership. In her new consulting role, she helps cities, counties and local governments develop new ideas and strategies to drive savings and efficiencies.

In case you think her only experience is government, she owns a winery and horse ranch in San Diego County - Hacienda de las Rosas. Featured on the front page of USA Today, their small family winery was voted as one of the top 5 wineries in San Diego County for 2015.  

Great News!  We will be offer 1 CPE credit in the Personal Development Field of Study for attending our Annual Public Relations (PR) Dinner. 


All American BBQ Buffet

(include freshly baked sourdough bread and butter on the tables)

Creamy Coleslaw
Potato Salad
Fresh Fruit Display
Corn on the Cobb
Baked Beans
Dry Rubbed Grilled Flank Steak
BBQ Chicken
House Smoked Pork Ribs

Dessert: Cake plus coffee, tea and soda

Scholarship Drawing Prizes:

$450 Facial Spa Package - Alvarado Skin Care Institute

$50 Gift Card - Community Catalysts of CA (Pebbles)

$96 (2) SD Zoo Guest Pass - Stephanie Shehi

$96 (2) Wild Animal Park Guest Pass - Stephanie Shehi

Harbor House Gift Certificate

A Really Nice Bottle of Wine - Sonya Aldama

Fitness Gift Bag - Accounting Day 

You can Pre-Purchase Your Scholarship Tickets when you Register!



Register Now!

 Last Chance to Register is June 16th!  No Refunds can be issued after this date.