Final Fundraiser to Win it for Wendy!

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September Newsletter

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In this edition…Back to school, call to action – speak up for your city, honoring our Vietnam Veterans, and support of Wendy’s Campaign – full speed ahead!
Mission Viejo’s character word for September is Responsibility.  I found this anonymous quote that sums it up nicely –  “When you blames others, you give up your power to change”.  The movie of character this month, Frozen, is a heartwarming story of a two sisters and the responsibility one accepts to protect the community.  It is being screened on September 21 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers.  Click here to see more information on this and other character traits and read on for activities and events in and around our community

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

All Hands on Deck at TONIGHT’s City Council Meeting!

The County of Orange is placing a County Probation office in Mission Viejo near three preschools, a place of worship, a high school and near Alicia Softball Fields and several small businesses.   The residents of Mission Viejo have an opportunity to hear about and comment on the location of the County’s Probation Office on Tuesday, September 2 at 6:00 PM in the City Council Chambers.  For more information click here.
Vietnam Veteran?
If you are a Vietnam veteran or served your country during that era, you and a guest are invited to a special Mission Viejo recognition on September 20.The Vietnam Veterans Recognition is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. Veterans will enjoy a special celebration honoring their service  and will be served a catered lunch.For more information and to register for the event call 949-470-3061.

 

Upcoming Campaign/Election Events

Join Wendy on September 9 at 6pm for “Wine With Friends” at A Hidden Vine on Lake Mission Viejo for a casual meet & greet!

One of Mission Viejo’s founding father’s Mr. John Ben and his wife Carolyn are hosting a fundraising event for me on September 17th at the Mission Viejo Country Club, with special guests Congressional Candidate Mimi Walters and Senatorial Candidate Patricia Bates!  Details here.

The Orange County Economic Coalition presents it’s Bi-annual Candidates reception at the Mission Viejo Country Club on Thursday, September 25th at 5:30pm

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the online Leisure Times.

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sept 2 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda. Tuesday due to Holiday

Sept 5 – Stand Up to Cancer Event – Details below

Sept 9  – Wine with Friends Meet & Greet – Details above

Sept 10 – Business Expo – Details below

Sept 11 – Patriots Day Ceremony – 5:30 Civic Center Parking Lot

Sept 12 – Mission for the Armed Forces Football Game 7:30pm MVHS Stadium

Sept 15 – City Council Meeting

Sept 17 – Bucknum for MV City Council Fundraiser at MV Country Club

Sept 18 – Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce – Details below

Sept 25 – South OC Economic Coalition South OC Candidate Mixer 6:

Sept 26 – South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting 7:30am Details below

 

Looking ahead…

Mission Viejo Rotary meets every Wednesday – 7 am at MV Country Club

BUSINESS CORNER
Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.2014 Business Expo – Showcasing goods, services & food from Mission Viejo businesses & restaurants. Wednesday September 10, 2014 4 – 8 pm at the Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center

Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

The South Orange County Economic Coalition usually meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am at the Orange County Association of Realtors on La Paz in Laguna Hills.    Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog  – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.

Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

GIVING BACK
 Fighting Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer – September 5

Former Dodger and Angel Player Jay Johnstone will be the special guest at Mission Viejo’s viewing party of the biennial “Stand Up To Cancer” telecast  7 to 9 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center.

The telecast will serve as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), the charitable initiative supporting groundbreaking research aimed at getting new treatments to patients quickly.

For a $15 donation, guests will receive a luminaria bag and other goodies. The viewing party will feature a silent auction as well as free drinks, food and desserts donated by local businesses.

 

Support our Military

Tee it Up FORE Marines –  The annual Golf Tournament held at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Memorial Golf Course is coming up on October 17.  Fore more info… visitwww.teeitupforemarines.com

Also, items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee – click here to see how you can help!

Homeless Animals 

Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

Library

Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

ELECTION NEWS
Join Team Wendy! Host a Meet and Greet in your home. Place a sign in your yard. Walk your neighborhood! YOU can make a difference!September is the time to place my signs in your yard! Also consider walking your neighborhood and/or hosting a Meet and Greet in your home for your neighbors before October 1. This is one of the most effective ways in which you can help, and I would be so grateful! To receive a yard sign, set up a Meet and Greet, or make arrangements to walk your neighborhood, emailBucknumforMV@gmail.com  or call 949-466-6070. 

Three Mission Viejo City Council seats will be filled during the November general election.

 

Choose candidates who run positive, solution-oriented campaigns, not those associated with some monthly tabloid that is filled with political rhetoric and personal attacks, and dropped uninvited on your doorstep.

Vote for Wendy Bucknum, Dave Leckness, and Rhonda Reardon if you want Council Members who will protect your property values, find solutions to issues, manage your tax dollars wisely, and maintain community facilities and parks.

Absentee ballots will arrive in early October! Begin campaigning soon and plan to vote early.

Visit www.wendybucknum.com for information about my campaign.

 

 

It’s Official!

Newson August 13th, 2014No Comments

Friends,

I am proud to announce that I have officially filed my papers to run for Mission Viejo City Council 2014 and I am committed to winning this race.

Since announcing I would run for council I have received a tremendous out pouring of support from neighbors and friends all across Mission Viejo. From the great friends at Rotary Club and Elks to the proud parents at Mission Viejo High School I have the support of our community.

We are less than three months away from election day and as this campaign kicks into high gear I am going to need your support now more than ever. We will be having a number of fundraisers coming up where you can support my campaign with the funds necessary to win this race. I also ask that you reach out to your Mission Viejo friends, family and neighbors and tell them why you support Wendy Bucknum for Mission Viejo City Council!

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

Friday, August 15th

Neighborhood Walk Volunteer Rally

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

26282 Ibeza, Mission Viejo

 

Wednesday, August 27th

Reception hosted by Communications LAB and Faubel Public Affairs

25 Orchard Road, Lake Forest

 

Wednesday, September 17th

Reception hosted by John and Carolyn Ben with Special Guests

Hon. Mimi Walters and Hon. Pat Bates

Mission Viejo Country Club | 26200 Country Club Drive, Mission Viejo]

See Event Invitation

Thank you for your support of my campaign. I look forward to working hard to win this race and the honor of serving you on the Mission Viejo City Council.

– Wendy

“Some people get involved because they are running for political office, I’m running because I’ve been involved.” - Wendy Bucknum

 

 

August 2014 Newsletter

Newson August 13th, 2014No Comments
Summer is flying by and school is right around the corner!  Campaign season is now in full swing, so my newsletters will focus more on my campaign for Mission Viejo City Council over the next few months!
Mission Viejo’s character word for August is Self Control.   What a perfect character word for those who campaign!  Many people tear others down in an effort to make themselves look better – support candidates who focus on issues and not personal attacks.  The movie of character this month, Hoosiers, is the true story of a basketball coach who inspires his team to win the state championships.  It is being screened on August 17 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Mission Viejo’s Mayor Pro “Fun” is at it Again!

Leave it to Mayor Pro Tem Dave Leckness to inspire us to get over to the Sierra Recreation Center for the first annual? Belly Flop, Cannon Ball Contest on August 15th at 2 pm.  Come on down a make a big splash – open to all ages.  I heard the Nadadores are sending a few of Mission Viejo’s finest to join in the fun!
Vietnam Veteran?
If you are a Vietnam veteran or served your country during that era, you and a guest are invited to a special Mission Viejo recognition on September 20.The Vietnam Veterans Recognition is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center. Veterans will enjoy a special celebration honoring their service  and will be served a catered lunch.For more information and to register for the event call 949-470-3061.

Upcoming Election Events

Former Mission Viejo Council member and Mission Viejo resident, Roger Faubel along with fellow Chamber board member Brian Lochrie are hosting a special event for me on August 27th.  Watch for details in a separate email!

One of Mission Viejo’s founding father’s Mr John Ben and his wife Carolyn are hosting an event for me on September 17th at the Mission Viejo Country Club, with special guests Congressional Candidate Mimi Walters and Senatorial Candidate Patricia Bates!

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the onlineLeisure Times.

 

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Aug 15 – Belly Flop and Cannonball contest – Sierra Recreation CenterAug 17 – Film of Character “Hoosier” – Details above.

Aug 18 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.

Aug 21 – Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce – Details below

Aug 25 – South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting 7:30am Details below

Aug 27 -Wendy Bucknum for City Council Campaign Event – watch for email

 

Looking ahead:

Sept 17 – John & Carolyn Ben Event for Wendy for City Council

Mission Viejo Rotary meets every Wednesday – 7 am at MV Country Club

BUSINESS CORNER
Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.   Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

The South Orange County Economic Coalition usually meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am at the Orange County Association of Realtors on La Paz in Laguna Hills.    Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog  – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.

Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

GIVING BACK
 Support our Military

Tee it Up FORE Marines – it’s time to form those teams for the annual Golf Tournament held at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Memorial Golf Course amazing golf course, on October 17.  Fore more info… visit www.teeitupforemarines.com
Also, items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee – click here to see how you can help!

Homeless Animals 

Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

Library

Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

ELECTION NEWS
 
I officially filed my papers to run for City Council this past week and I am proud to be running for Trish Kelley’s open council seat as she is termed out of her amazing service to our city.  I am fortunate to have people like Mayor Kelley, Mayor Pro Tem Leckness, Councilmember Ury and so many residents and businesses supporting and encouraging me!  There are three seats and I encourage you to vote for Wendy Bucknum, Dave Leckness and Rhonda Reardon.
Please vote early, absentee ballots arrive at the beginning of October!
Join Team Wendy – Host a Meet & Greet in your Home, Host a Yard Sign, Walk your Neighborhood!  YOU can make a difference!
Many of you have held onto your yard signs from the last election – Thank you for that!  Now is the time to put them in your yard please!  Consider hosting meet and greet in your home for your neighbors before Oct 1st – This is one of the most effective ways you can help and I would be so thankful!  To get your yard sign or to set up a meet and greet, or to walk your neighborhood, please emailBucknumforMV@gmail.com.
Visit www.wendybucknum.com for info on my campaign.

July Newsletter – Independence, Symphony, & Kicking it up a Notch

Newson July 6th, 2014No Comments
Mission Viejo is the BEST place to celebrate America’ s Independence at our Annual July 4th Street Faire with amazing fireworks exploding over Lake Mission Viejo to top off the day!  Read on for all the details on activities coming up.
Mission Viejo’s character word for July is Fairness.   How many times have you read something and felt it did not present both sides of an issue?  As we know, in order for news to be fair and balanced, both sides have to be presented.  The movie of character this month, 12 Angry Men, depicts the issue of fairness as it relates to a jury’s duty to arrive at a fair ruling on what appears to be an open and shut case.  It is being screened on July 20 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Mission Viejo’s Famous July 4th Street Faire

Thousands visit this amazing Street Faire that the Mission Viejo Activities Committee organizes each year!

Our Church, Presbyterian Church of the Master will be doing patriotic face painting, temporary tattoos and handing out cool collapsable water bottles!  Stop by and say hi!  Come early to get a parking spot and look for our volunteers as you enter handing out fans to keep you cool as you walk around and see the sights!

Symphony in the Cities & Prelude in the Park

Commemorate the 30th anniversary of the historic Olympic Bike race during this year’s Symphony in the Cities and Prelude in the Park event July 26 at Oso Viejo Park. The community event will feature the Pacific Symphony Orchestra with Music Director Carl St.Clair’s 25 years with the Symphony.

Top-notch entertainment, activities, food and fun will be available as we celebrate these milestone anniversaries on the Village Green at Oso Viejo park during the Prelude in the Park at 4 p.m. and Pacific Symphony at 7 p.m.

Nonprofit organizations and church groups interested in taking part in the celebration should call 949-470-3014.

 

Photographs are sought of that historic race that began and ended on Olympiad (formerly O’Neill Road), just outside the entrance to Lake Mission Viejo. The cyclists raced through the streets past Crucero Park, down Marguerite to La Paz and back up Olympiad. The men’s and women’s races took place on July 29, and Mission Viejo residents lined the route and helped staff the event.
High-resolution images of the Olympic Bike Race can be scanned and emailed tocityclerk@cityofmissionviejo.org or delivered by Friday, July 18 to the City Clerk’s office at City Hall, 200 Civic Center.

Rotary Club has a New President!
And I’m a married to him – Paul Bucknum took the helm of the Mission Viejo Rotary from it’s previous leader Ken Dever.  Rotary meets weekly for breakfast at 7am at the Mission Viejo Country Club.  Join a great group who do so much good for our community including awarding $1,000 Rotary  scholarships to each of our Saddleback Valley Schools!  Paul was so honored to attend his Alma Matter Capistrano Valley High School in June to present the award to a deserving student. Visit www.missionviejorotary.org for more info or to join this great organization.

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the onlineLeisure Times.

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July 4 – Mission Viejo Street Faire & Fireworks

July 7 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.

July 14 – Mission Viejo City Council DARK – NO Meeting

July 17 – Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce – Details below

July 20 – Film of Character “12 Angry Men” – Details above.

July 23 – Wendy Bucknum for City Council Campaign Event – Angels Game

July 25 – South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting 7:30am Details below

July 26 – Symphony in the Cities & Prelude in the Park – Olympic Bike Race Anniversary Celebration

Looking ahead:

Mission Viejo Rotary meets every Wednesday – 7 am at MV Country Club

BUSINESS CORNER
 Advertise at Mission Viejo Diablo Football Stadium

Did you know the attendance at the Friday Night Mission Viejo Football games is near 5,000 or more?  Many of our residents, parents of students, students and alumni attend the games.  I have the honor to be the MVHS Diablo Football Booster Vice-President this year and encourage you to look at the great sponsorships available that are an excellent opportunity to promote your business to a targeted and loyal audience!  Go to the MVHS Football site for details.

Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The next mixer will be held at Vintage Senior Living (amazing food!) on July 17 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.   Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

The South Orange County Economic Coalition usually meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am at the Orange County Association of Realtors on La Paz in Laguna Hills.    On July 24 we will have a panel from OC TAX, the Building Industry Assoc., and the OC Business Council discussing the Primary election results, what they mean and the impact on November.   Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog  – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.

Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

GIVING BACK
Feeling Patriotic? Support our Military 

Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team

Message from the Red, White & Blue Warriors organization….

We have a huge favor to ask- we are $670 short of our goal of $60,000 for the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team event.  Please view a video snap shot of the game at www.southcountysafari.com.  The game highlights will also be on Cox Channel 3 starting tomorrow evening and through the holiday weekend!

If would like to donate funds so they can hit this goal, contact the Red, White & Blue & Warriors.  www.redwhiteandbluewarriors.com 

Tee it Up FORE Marines – it’s time to form those teams for the annual Golf Tournament held at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Memorial Golf Course amazing golf course, on October 17.  Fore more info… visit www.teeitupforemarines.com
Also, items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee – click here to see how you can help!

Homeless Animals
Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

Library
Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

ELECTION NEWS
Join Team Wendy – Host a Meet & Greet in your Home, Host a Yard Sign, Walk your Neighborhood!  YOU can make a difference!
Many of you have held onto your yard signs from the last election – Thank you for that!  On JULY 4th – go ahead and put them in your yard please!  Consider hosting meet and greet in your home for your neighbors in August – This is one of the most effective ways you can help and I would be so thankful!  To get your yard sign or to set up a meet and greet, or to walk your neighborhood, please email BucknumforMV@gmail.com.
Visit www.wendybucknum.com for info on my campaign.
Thank you for taking the time to read my monthly
e-newsletter.  Please share my website with family & friends!
Kind Regards,
Wendy Bucknum

June Newsletter – Flags, Fathers & Elections

Newson July 6th, 2014No Comments
There is no better place than Mission Viejo, to celebrate our Dads, graduates, the end of the school year, and so many great outdoor summer activities!  Read on for all the activities coming up, including our big Relay for Life!     Please be sure to vote and I have included recommendations for the June 3 Primary in the Election News section below.
Speaking of voting… Mission Viejo’s character word for June is Citizenship.  Each time we recite the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag, we commit to being a good citizen!  The movie of character this month, Citizen Kane explores citizenship and is considered one of the greatest films of all time.  It is being screened on June 22 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

20th Annual Relay for Life – Mission Viejo

Did you know Mission Viejo has the largest and most successful relay in the state? On Saturday June 7 at 9am at Saddleback College the annual 24 hour American Cancer Society event raises funds for research, education, advocacy and patient services.  Join us as we celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease!  I will walk with my Nadadores and Commissioners teams in honor of my friends Kenny Mark O. and Alex T. and family members Mickie, Charles and Brian who are fighting cancer, as well as honor Dave O., Chuck K. and Jessie Joy who left us too soon! Visit www.mvrelay.org to join a team or start your own!

Mission Viejo High School Football Boosters Rummage Sale
Got stuff?  Bring your items to the MVHS Upper Lot on Saturday, June 14 between
6 am and 7am to benefit the Mission Viejo Diablo Football team!  Stay and shop, the snack bar will be open!
JoySplash at Marguerite Aquatics Complex
Attend the third annual JoySplash, the Ultimate Swimming Bash to benefit Jessie’s JoyJars for kids fighting cancer on Saturday, June 14, 12pm – 3pm.  Details here. NEGU!
 
Fathers Day 
Don’t forget Dad on June 15th!  Some great ideas for Father’s Day dining:
High Park Tap House (Same owners as the old Oggis!)
 
Dawg Walk
Saturday, June 21 grab your four legged canine friend at join in the fun walk and Pet Faire and Adoption Event at the Village Green beginning bright and early at 8 am!  Visit www.dawg.org for more info
Lake Concert – Pointer Sisters
Saturday June 28 is the first summer concert at the Lake featuring the Pointer Sisters!  Our Lake Concerts are such fun and its always great to see everyone!
MV Nadadores TYR – Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions
National and International swimmers will descend upon Mission Viejo’s hotels, restaurants and the Marguerite Aquatics Complex for this annual meet that features Olympic level competition being held from June 26 – 29th.  Consider attending an afternoon “finals” session to see some records set!  Visit the Nadadores Site for details.
 

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the onlineLeisure Times.

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
June 2 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.June 3 – Vote – Wendy’s Recommendations below

June 7-8 - Mission Viejo Relay for Life – Details above.

June 7 – Elk’s Fundraiser Dinner to benefit Vietnam Veteran – Welcome Home Hero reception to be held in September. Visit www.mvelks.com for details and ticket info.

June 14 – Flag Day

June 14 – MVHS Diablo Football Boosters Rummage Sale – 6am

June 14 – JoySplash Marguerite Aquatics Complex 12 pm – 3 pm

June 15 – Father’s Day

June 16 – Mission Viejo City Council Meeting – 6pm

June 17 – MV Community Services Commission Meeting – 6:30 pm

June 19 – Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce – Details below

June 21 – 20th Annual DAWG Walk – Pet Faire & Adoption Event

June 22 – Film of Character “Citizen Kane” – Details above.

June 27 – South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting 7:30am Details below

June 26-29 – MV Nadadores Swim Meet of Champions – Details above

June 28 – Lake Mission Viejo Summer Concert – Pointer Sisters!

Looking ahead:

July 4 – Mission Viejo Street Faire

BUSINESS CORNER
Symphony in the Park is looking for a few businesses to partner with, in the sponsorship of this annual event (July 26th) that draws crowds of over 5,000 to the Village Green to enjoy the wonderful Pacific Symphony.  Please contact Dru Maurer, Cultural Services Supervisor with the City of Mission Viejo, (949) 470-8452dmaurer@cityofmissionviejo.org

Advertise at Mission Viejo Diablo Football Stadium

Did you know the attendance at the Friday Night Mission Viejo Football games is near 5,000???  Many of our residents, parents of students, students and alumni attend the games.  I have the honor to be the MVHS Diablo Football Booster Vice-President this year and encourage you to look at the great sponsorships available that are an excellent opportunity to promote your business to a targeted and loyal audience!  Go to the MVHS Football site for details.

Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The next mixer will be held at Mountain Mikes’ Pizza on June 19 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.   Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

The South Orange County Economic Coalition usually meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am at the Orange County Association of Realtors on La Paz in Laguna Hills.    On June 27 we will have a presentation on South County Transportation issues by OCTA.   Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.  Click here for details

 

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog  – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.

Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

GIVING BACK
 

Support our Military
Tee it Up FORE Marines – it’s time to form those teams for the annual Golf Tournament held at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Memorial Golf Course amazing golf course, on October 17.  Fore more info… visit www.teeitupforemarines.com
Also, items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee -

click here to see how you can help!

 

Homeless Animals 

Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

Library

Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

ELECTION NEWS
Wendy’s Winning Picks for June 3 Primary – Please Vote
The following candidate recommendations are based on my experience and involvement in my community as well as organizations such as the South Orange County Economic Coalition/Chamber, Orange County Business Council’s BIZPAC,  the California Women’s Leadership Association, and Community Association Institute as well as my first hand experience with them over several years.  I support candidates who are fiscally conservative, pro business, pro property rights, and possess positive leadership traits as well as placing public safety and economic development as a top priority.
Mimi Walters – 45th Congressional District
Carlos Vazquez – 46th Congressional District
Dana Rohrabacher – 48th Congressional District
Darrell Issa – 49th Congressional District
Leslie Gooch – 31st Congressional District (Gary Miller’s Open Seat)
Tim Donnelly – Governor
Ron Nehring – Lieutenant Governor
Dan Schnur – Secretary of State
Ashley Swearengin – Controller
Diane Harkey- State Board of Equalization, 4th District
Patricia Bates – State Senate 36th District
Janet Nguyen – State Senate 34th District
Ling Ling Chang – State Assembly 55th District
Young Kim – State Assembly 65th District
Don Wagner – State Assembly 68th District
Cecilia “Cici” Iglesias – State Assembly, 69th District
Anna Bryson – State Assembly, 73rd District
Kevin Haskins – Judge of the Superior Court #14
Helen Hayden – Judge of the Superior Court #20
Jeff Ferguson – Judge of the Superior Court #35
Lydia A. Gutierrez – Superintendent of Public Instruction
Linda Lindholm – County Board of Education – Trustee Area 5
Michelle Steel – 2nd District Supervisor
Frank Ury – 5th District Supervisor
Claude Parrish – Assessor
Eric Woolery – Auditor-Controller
Hugh Nguyen – Clerk- Recorder
Tony Rackauckas – District Attorney
Sandra Hutchens – Sheriff
Shari L. Freidenrich – Treasurer-Tax Collector
The California Women’s Leadership Association Pac endorsements here
The OC Tax Pac endorsements here
OCBC BIZPAC endorsements here
Wendy Bucknum for City Council – Campaign Update 
Many of you have held onto your yard signs from the last election – Thank you for that!  On JULY 4th – go ahead and put them in your yard please!  Consider hosting meet and greet in your home for your neighbors in August – This is one of the most effective ways you can help and I would be so thankful!  To get your yard sign or to set up a meet and greet, please email BucknumforMV@gmail.com.
Visit www.wendybucknum.com for info on my campaign.
american-flag-wavy.jpgFlag Day, June 14th, is a good time to purchase a new flag and properly dispose of your old flags at City Hall where they are handled with appropriate respect and care.
Thank you for taking the time to read my monthly
e-newsletter.  Please share with your family and friends by forwarding via the link below.
Kind Regards,
Wendy Bucknum

May 2014 Newsletter

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May is a month of honoring mothers and our military members in true Mission Viejo style.   Recommendations for the June 3rd Primary Election are included in the Election News section below.
Mission Viejo’s character word for May is Moral Courage.  Our service men and women are a great example of Moral Courage.  Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodger executive, Branch Rickey’s Moral Courage is featured in “42”, the movie of character this month, being screened on May 18 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Mother’s Day Brunch – Wendy’s Favorite Spots

Wine Works and Dublin 4 Gastropub
A Hidden Vine on the Lake - sip some wine at sunset overlooking our gorgeous Lake Mission Viejo
Rotary’s Kentucky Derby Night
On Saturday May 10, 6:00 – 10:00 pm –  join the Mission Viejo Rotary Club at the Mission Viejo Country Club for their Annual Fundraiser with a Kentucky Derby theme.  A fun wooden horse race is planned along with great silent auction items, wear your best hat – you won’t want to miss this!  Be sure to RSVP – details here
KSBR’s Annual Birthday Bash
Sunday, May 25 is the Annual KSBR Birthday Bash with over 30 musicians and special surprise guests taking the stage on the Village Green at Oso Viejo Park.  Taste of the Bash 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Concert 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Details at www.ksbr.org
Memorial Day Observance
The City will honor those who have died serving our nation on Monday, May 26 at 8:30 am.  American Heroes Tribute banners will be on display at the Civic Center beginning mid-May.
Fun Wendy Fact
One of my responsibilities where I work, is to facilitate media requests that highlight Laguna Woods Village and the wonderful community members who reside there. Here is a link to the 60 Minutes Segment “Living to 90 and Beyond” featuring a long term study conducted by UCI at the Village which aired Sunday, May 4.

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the onlineLeisure Times.

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
May 5 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.May 10 - Mission Viejo Rotary Annual Fundraiser – Details above.

May 11 – Mother’s Day

May 15 – Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce – Details below

May 16 – South OC Economic Coalition – 73rd Assembly District Candidates Forum

– Details below.

May 18 – Film of Character “24” – Details above.

May 19 – Mission Viejo City Council Meeting – 6 pm

May 20 – Community Services Commission Meeting – 6:30 pm Council Chambers

May 21 – Taste of OC – Hometown Experience for Mimi Walters for Congress

– Details below

May 25 - KSBR Birthday Bash – Details above.
May 26 – Mission Viejo Memorial Day Observance – Details above.

 

Looking ahead:

June 3 – VOTE – Wendy’s Winning Picks below

June 7-8 – Relay for Life

BUSINESS CORNER
Symphony in the Park is looking for a few businesses to partner with, in the sponsorship of this annual event (July 26th) that draws crowds of over 5,000 to the Village Green to enjoy the wonderful Pacific Symphony.  Please contact Dru Maurer, Cultural Services Supervisor with the City of Mission Viejo, (949) 470-8452dmaurer@cityofmissionviejo.org

Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The next mixer will be hosted by the Mission Viejo Activities Committee on May 15 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.   Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

 

The South Orange County Economic Coalition usually meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am.    However this month is a special breakfast forum at the Aliso Viejo Country Club on May 16th featuring candidates for the 73rd Assembly District.   Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog  – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.

Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

GIVING BACK
Donate Gently Used JewelryDonate your gently used jewelry, watches, scarves, purses, hats and more to benefit cancer research.  Drop off your items, today through May 23 at the Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center.  The sale will be held May 27-30.

Support our Military
Tee it Up FORE Marines – it’s time to form those teams for the annual Golf Tournament held at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Memorial Golf Course amazing golf course, on October 17.  Fore more info… visit www.teeitupforemarines.com
Also, items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee -

click here to see how you can help!

 

Homeless Animals 

Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

 

Library

Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

ELECTION NEWS
Wendy’s Winning Picks for June 3 Primary – Please Vote
The following candidate recommendations are based on my experience and involvement in my community as well as organizations such as the South Orange County Economic Coalition/Chamber, the California Women’s Leadership Association, and Community Association Institute as well as my first hand experience with them over several years.  I support candidates who are fiscally conservative, pro business, pro property rights, and possess positive leadership traits as well as placing public safety and economic development as a top priority.
Mimi Walters – 45th Congressional District
Carlos Vazquez – 46th Congressional District
Dana Rohrabacher – 48th Congressional District
Darrell Issa – 49th Congressional District
Leslie Gooch – 31st Congressional District (Gary Miller’s Open Seat)
Tim Donnelly – Governor
Ron Nehring – Lieutenant Governor
Dan Schnur – Secretary of State
Ashley Swearengin – Controller
Diane Harkey- State Board of Equalization, 4th District
Patricia Bates – State Senate 36th District
Janet Nguyen – State Senate 34th District
Ling Ling Chang – State Assembly 55th District
Young Kim – State Assembly 65th District
Don Wagner – State Assembly 68th District
Cecilia “Cici” Iglesias – State Assembly, 69th District
Anna Bryson – State Assembly, 73rd District
Kevin Haskins – Judge of the Superior Court #14
Helen Hayden – Judge of the Superior Court #20
Jeff Ferguson – Judge of the Superior Court #35
Lydia A. Gutierrez – Superintendent of Public Instruction
Linda Lindholm – County Board of Education – Trustee Area 5
Michelle Steel – 2nd District Supervisor
Frank Ury – 5th District Supervisor

Claude Parrish – Assessor

Eric Woolery – Auditor-Controller
Hugh Nguyen – Clerk- Recorder
Tony Rackauckas – District Attorney
Sandra Hutchens – Sheriff
Shari L. Freidenrich – Treasurer-Tax Collector

 

The California Women’s Leadership Association Pac endorsements here
The OC Tax Pac endorsements here

Join me at A TASTE OF OC- A Hometown Experience

Featuring Candidate for the 45th Congressional District MIMI WALTERS

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

   

For information please call:

Anne Hyde Dunsmore at (949) 474-0123 or email adunsmore@cap-camp.com

 

mothers-day-gift.jpgRemember the Mothers in your life this weekend and honor our service men and women on Memorial Day!
Thank you for taking the time to read my monthly e-newsletter.  Please share with your family and friends by forwarding via the link below.
Kind Regards,

April 2014 Newsletter – Spring into Action!

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Spring into action with activities galore!
Bunny Days, Dog Park Grand Opening, Arbor Day, Easter, Softball, Rotary Prayer Breakfast, Election News and more!
Mission Viejo’s character word for April is Service.  The trait of true leadership is service, as shared by my pastor at church this past week.   Wouldn’t you agree that many of our greatest leaders have been “servant leaders”?  “Pay it Forward” is the movie of character this month, being screened on April 27 at 2 pm in the Council Chambers.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?
La Paws Dog Park Grand Opening
The Grand Opening celebration will be held on April 12 from 9 am to noon. Be sure to stop by for the festivities that will include opportunities to support the dog park by purchasing pavers and other items to assist in providing additional amenities for the park.  Visit the city website or the Friends of the MV Dog Park Website for details.
Bunny Days
This annual event includes all things bunny for the whole family!  There will be pony rides, crafts, game booths, treats and of course a visit by the Bunny!  Entry is free – Village Green at Oso Viejo Park on Saturday, April 19 from 11 am- 2 pm.

Earth Day/Arbor Day Volunteer Planting!

Join in the Earth Day and Arbor Day activites, on April 26 from 8 am to noon, by planting trees and shrubs at an expo that features earth-friendly crafts and exhibits. Volunteer planting will be on the Avery slopes and the Expo will take place at Coronado Park.  Free food for volunteers while supplies last.  Call 470-3095 for parking info.
Mission Viejo Rotary Mayors Prayer Breakfast
Join Mayor Trish Kelley as she leads the Mission Viejo Rotary’s Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast focused on diversity.  This event will be held on May 1 at 7:30 am at the Mission Viejo Country Club.  For details and to purchase tickets visit www.missionviejorotary.org

Wounded Warrior Softball Game Tickets
The city of Mission Viejo is honored to host the 3rd Annual Wounded Warriors Amputee vs. OC First Responders Softball Game on May 3 at the Marty Russo Youth Athletic Fields.   Support this event which benefits the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team Summer Camp for Amputee Children.  Support those who gave and continue to give so much for our country while having fun and enjoying some great food!  Visit www.redwhiteadnbluewarriors.com to purchase your tickets.

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the online Leisure Times.

 

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Apr 7 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.Apr 12 - La Paws Dog Park Grand Opening – Details above.Apr 15 – Community Services Commission, 6:30 pm Council Chambers.

Apr 17 – Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce Mixer – Details below.

Apr 19 – Bunny Days, Village Green, 11 am – 2 pm – Details above.

Apr 20 – Easter

Apr 21 – City Council meeting 6 pm

Apr 25 – South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting – Details below.

Apr 26 - Earth Day/Arbor Day Volunteer Planting and Expo – Details above.

Apr 26 – Mission Viejo Neighborhood/Precinct Walk for Frank Ury – Details below.

Apr 26 Character “Pay it Forward” – Details above.

Apr 30 – Wendy Bucknum for City Council Fundraiser – Details below.

Looking ahead:

May 1 – National Day of Prayer Rotary Prayer Breakfast

May 3-4 Arts Alive and Street Painting Festival (volunteers needed)

May 5 – Wounded Warriors Softball Game

BUSINESS CORNER
Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The next mixer will be held at Ball Park Pizza on Los Alisos Blvd on April 17 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.   Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.The South Orange County Economic Coalition meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am.  On April 25 we are hosting a Fifth District County Supervisor Candidates Forum at the Orange County Association of Realtors in Laguna Hills.   Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog   – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.

Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

GIVING BACK
Donate Gently Used JewelryDonate your gently used jewelry, watches, scarves, purses, hats and more to benefit cancer research.  Drop off your items, today through May 23 at the Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center.  The sale will be held May 27-30.

Support our Military
Items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee -click here to see how you can help!

Homeless Animals 

Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

Library

Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

ELECTION NEWS
Earlier this week I shared and received positive, confirming responses:
 “Negative campaigning comes off as bullying… please don’t support campaigns that bully other candidates.  We can stop the madness.”
Please consider volunteering/attending the two events highlighted here for you:
Mission Viejo Neighborhood/Precinct walk & Barbecue for Frank Ury – April 26
    
Please Come Out and Support Frank Ury for Orange County Supervisor!
Mission Viejo Precinct Walk
Saturday, April 26th
Please come to the Ury Home at:
22851 Driftstone, Mission Viejo 92692call 949-922-9979 to RSVP for Gate AccessBetween 9 and 10AM to pick-up precinct package, yard signs and handout material.  Return at 4pm for a hosted Bar-B-Que.   For More Information Go To: www.Frank4OC.comPaid for by: Frank Ury for Supervisor 2014* ID# 1359202

Wendy Bucknum for City Council

Please join in an event supporting my campaign on Wednesday, April 30th – RSVP to Randall@quimbygroup.com.

Please visit my website for more information!
I wish you all the blessings of the Easter Season – this is a special time for our family and I invite you to join us for Easter Service at Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo.

March Newsletter

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Have you ever been so happy to see the rain?  What a welcome sight to have March kick off with a very generous downpour of much needed water!

Mission Viejo’s character word for March is Integrity.  This trait is best demonstrated in the quote by Michael Josephson, “Character is how you act when no one is watching”.  One of my favorite films, “Mr. Holland’s Opus” is our movie of character this month, being screened on March 9th.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community.

What’s Happening?
Don’t miss the South County Event of the year! 
The inaugural South County’s Got Talent will feature the special talent of South County Elected and Business Leaders, including Mission Viejo’s very own Councilman Frank Ury, Commissioner and Past Mayor Robert Breton, Mission Viejo Rotary President Elect Paul Bucknum and Mike Perlof with 24 Hour Restoration will be performing barbershop style quartet.  Mayor Pro-Temp Dave Leckness will perform some magic as well!  This event will be held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on March 12 at 6 p.m. – you won’t want to miss this unique fun filled event.  Click here for more details.

  

 

Dog Park
The naming of the Dog Park will be decided at the City Council Meeting tonight.  Be sure to attend as the Council will be choosing from the five names recommended, by my fellow Community Services Commissioners and I.  We chose from the 25 names the Friends of the MV Dog Park culled from a list of hundreds submitted by our residents.  The Grand Opening celebration will be held on April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit the city website or the Friends of the MV Dog Park Website for details.
Meet the Real Jerry Maguire
The real-life “Jerry Maguire,” will appear in an upcoming “Writers Present Program” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 6 at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center at 24932 Veterans Way. “Super-agent Leigh Steinberg”, shares personal stories on the rise, fall and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports.

Chili Cook-off – Showoff Your Best Recipe!
Sign up today for Mission Viejo’s Community of Character Chili Cook-off being held on March 15 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Deadline is March 4 to enter your recipe. Proceeds benefit Mission Viejo’s Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.  Stop by and taste Wendy’s White Lightning Chicken Chili!  For all the details click here.

Up in the Air Festival
The Mission Viejo Activities Committee is hosting this annual fun filled family  event, about all things that float, fly and soar, on March 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oso Viejo Community Park. For details click here.

For details on all Mission Viejo activities visit the city website or view the online Leisure Times.Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

Calendar of Events
Mar 3 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.Mar 6 – Writers Present Program featuring Leigh Steinberg, the real Jerry Maguire. Details above.

Mar 9 -  Film of Character “Mr. Holland’s Opus”, 2pm Council Chambers.

Mar 12 - South County’s Got Talent – Coach House – Details above.

Mar 15 – Community of Character Chili Cook-off details above.

Mar 17 – City Council meeting 6 pm

Mar 18 – Community Services Commission, 6:30 pm Council Chambers.

Mar 19 - Capistrano Valley Republican Women Federated Breakfast meeting 8:30 am – Details here.

Mar 19 – Preview of Union Market – Retail & Restaurants at Kaleidoscope.Details here 

Mar 27 - Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce Annual Breakfast -Details below

Mar 28 - South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting – Details below.

Business Corner
Economic Vitality Alive an Well in Mission Viejo Did you know Mission Viejo will have another hotel and more auto dealerships?  Here’s a highlight of things happening in 2014:

  •  804 New Residential units – 144 Townhomes at the Ridge by Lennar, 320 multi-family apartments at Los Alisos Apartments, 256 multi-family apartments at Andalucía MV by Watermarke, and 84 single family homes at Skyridge by Standard Pacific
  • New Hampton Inn & Suites – 101 Room Hotel located south of Avery on Marguerite
  • New Commercial Development – Retail and restaurants located at the South-East corner of Marguerite at Avery
  • Avery Center – Complete building renovations and new building for Boudin Bakery located at the South-West area Marguerite at Avery
  • New Tesla Auto Dealership open in The Shops at Mission Viejo
  • Maserati, Fiat, Alfa Romeo under construction
  • Infiniti Renovation underway
  • Audi Renovation/Expansion starting Spring 2014
  • Additional dealership going into former Roger Dunn store
  • Oso Parkway Widening – Construction Summer 2014
  • La Paz Road / Bridge Widening – Construction end of 2014
  • Road Surfacing Work – Los Alisos Blvd and residential areas

And that is just a sampling of the economic development and job creation going on in our city!

Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixers are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The next mixer will be held at LA Fitness at the Kaleidoscope on March 20 at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  In addition, the Chamber’s annual breakfast which will be held at 7:30 a.m. at Mission Viejo Country Club on March 27.  Please be sure to RSVP as this is a sell out each year!  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.     Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

The South Orange County Economic Coalition meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am.  On March 28, we will have a presentation from OC LAFCO (Local Area Formation Commission) on their South County Visioning Project and we will meet at the Orange County Association of Realtors in Laguna Hills.  Register hereJoin us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

Don’t miss the South County Event of the year!  The inaugural South County’s Got Talent will feature the special talent of our South County Elected and Business Leaders.  This event will be held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on March 12 – you won’t want to miss this unique fun filled event.  Click here for more details.

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog   – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial.Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

Giving Back
Joy Jars
Reminder that toy collection bins for Joy Jars have been extended and toys are needed for our kids fighting cancer,  bins are located at City Hall, Recreation Centers, and the Murray Community Center.  Drop just one item in so we can have an abundance of toys.

Support our Military
Items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee -click here to see how you can help!

Homeless Animals
Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

Library
Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

Setting the Record Straight
For those of you who are interested in my background, I am sharing the following brief overview.For twenty years, I have been employed by one of the most well-respected community management companies in California, Professional Community Management (PCM), and have worked onsite at the largest “55 or better” community, Laguna Woods Village, which was established 50 years ago. During my first ten years with this firm, I served in the finance division, working on all aspects of budget development, long- range planning, and contracts administration.Over the past ten years, I have been responsible for communications and public affairs for the community’s 18,000 older adult residents, as well as for members of the general public seeking information about the community. Also, I act as the community’s liaison to local, state and federal entities. In addition, I am active in various volunteer community leadership capacities for local chambers of commerce and other business associations and have worked to reduce burdensome legislation and overregulation that impact our non-profit organizations, businesses and homeowners.Currently, I serve as chair of the South Orange Regional Chamber of Commerce/Economic Coalition, which has, as its mission to provide a strong voice for business throughout the region. In addition, I am a director for the California Women’s Leadership Association (CWLA), a forum that encourages women to combine their business, community, political involvement, and leadership skills to foster free market principles.
Please visit my website to find past “Setting the Record Straight” articles in prior e-newsletters.

February 2014 Newsletter

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Happy Valentines Day!  This newsletter is short and SWEET, but chock full of good information and upcoming events and activities.
As you know, I always like to mention Mission Viejo’s character word and I am fortune to be participating in our City’s Character conference being held at Los Alisos Middle School next week!  February’s character trait is Unity – a trait that speaks to unifying in efforts for the good of a worthy cause.  Mission Viejo is known for our unity in efforts that are focused on a safe, active, family community.  Click here to see more information on this character trait and read on for activities and events in and around our community.

What’s Happening?
SMILE!
Free Dental Care, Saturday, February 15th, for those 18 years and older who can’t get dental care elsewhere.
Location: 24022 Calle de La Plata, Suite 450, Laguna Hills 92653
Registration starts at 7:30 AM. Event hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Patients are encouraged to arrive early, dress appropriately for the weather and to bring chairs, blankets, water, snacks, etc. as they may be outside waiting to be seen.
For more info, contact: 949-830-0074
Marathon Bingo at the Elks to Benefit Mission Hospital
Have fun WHILE raising funds to benefit Mission Hospital on Sunday, February 23rd – doors open at 8 am.  The public is encouraged to participate.  Come for a half day or for the whole day!  For more info click here.
Chili Cook-off – Showoff Your Best Recipe!
Sign up today for Mission Viejo’s Community of Character Chili Cook-off being held on March 15.  For all the details click here.

For details on all the activities in our city visit the city website or view the online Leisure Times.

 

 

Councilman Frank Ury’s 50th Birthday Event

Mission Viejo’s very own Frank Ury is turning 50!  Join me, on February 26th, in celebrating with him and in supporting his efforts as he seeks to represent South County on the Orange County Board of Supervisors.  It’s time Mission Viejo sent one of our successful leaders to represent the largest constituency in South OC!

 

 

Mimi Walters for Congress Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening

Please join me in attending the grand opening of the South County Campaign Headquarters office on Saturday, February 22 at 1pm.  Click here for more details.

Visit www.cityofmissionviejo.org for further info, class opportunities and many more things to do!

Calendar of Events
Feb 3 - Mission Viejo City Council meeting – held on the first and third Monday of each month. Click here to see what’s on the Agenda.Feb 15 – Free Dental Clinic – Details above.

Feb 16 -  Film of Character “Lincoln”, 2pm Council Chambers. Click here for details.

Feb 17 – City Council meeting 6 pm

Feb 18 – Community Services Commission, 6:30pm Council Chambers (We are seeking public input on naming the Dog Park and on other items on the agenda)

Feb 19 - Capistrano Valley Republican Women Federated Breakfast meeting 8:30 am – Details here.

Feb 20 - Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce Monthly Mixer -Details below

Feb 22 – Mimi Walters Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening – Details above

Feb 23 - Elks Marathon Bingo to benefit Mission Hospital – Details above

Feb 24 - MVHS Football Booster Golf Tournament – Details below.

Feb 26 - Frank Ury’s 50th Birthday Celebration Event – Details above.

Feb 28 - South OC Economic Coalition/Chamber Meeting – Details below.

Looking ahead:

Mar 12 – South County’s Got Talent – Details below

Mar 15 – Chili Cook-off – Character Committee, enter today – Details above

Business Corner
Do Business, Shop and Dine in Mission Viejo Dine and shop in Mission Viejo – let’s keep the love in the MV!  Also, when you are scheduling services for your home or car, seek out the wonderful small business we have right here in our city.

 

Support Mission Viejo businesses and stores, which benefits our community businesses, and the sales tax revenues support our city services.

 

Mission Viejo High School Golf Tournament

Please join me along with my fellow MVHS Football Boosters and the Diablo football alumni in supporting one of the nations top football programs and our challenged athletes!  Click here for sponsorships that are a perfect way to promote your business and play golf with the best of the best on February 24, 2014 at the MV Country Club!

 

Mission Viejo Chamber Monthly Mixer are typically held on the Third Thursday of each month.  The next meeting is on February 20th at 5:30 pm at the Capistrano Valley High School Performing Arts Center.  Please be sure to RSVP!  The Chamber also hosts regular after hours networking on the first Tuesday of each month.     Click here for details for all MV Chamber info.

 

The South Orange County Economic Coalition meets on the fourth Friday of each month at 7:30 am.  On February 28th, we will have a panel of our City Managers from South County at the Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills.  Register here

Join us monthly to hear from legislators and business leaders on issues specific to the economic development of South OC.   Click here for details

 

Don’t miss our inaugural South County’s Got Talent which will feature the special talent we have in our South County Elected and Business Leaders.  This event will be held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano on March 12th – you won’t want to miss this unique fun filled event.  Click here for more details

 

The city is always looking for businesses to highlight on their business blog – please contact itd@cityofmissionviejo.org to share your business testimonial. Check out  MissionViejoMeansBusiness.com for business resources, current economic development activities, and news.

Giving Back
Joy JarsReminder that toy collection bins for Joy Jars have been extended and toys are needed for our kids fighting cancer,  bins are located at City Hall, Recreation Centers, and the Murray Community Center.  Drop just one item in so we can have an abundance of toys.

Support our Military
Items are needed for our expectant mom’s or service men and women.  They can be dropped off at our recreation centers, community centers and library.  Volunteers are always needed also – contact the Marine & Sailors Adoption Committee -

click here to see how you can help!

 

Homeless Animals 

Adopt a Pet from our Mission Viejo Animal Shelter! Visit the website to see the animals in need of a home.

 

Library

Donate gently used books to our Friends of the Library located at our Mission Viejo Library!  Click here to find out more.

Setting the Record Straight
You may notice, as the election season heats up, that negative print media, mail, blogs and social media efforts ramp up.  Please be wary of negative articles that are opinions versus actual facts, written in a biased, one sided way.  If you have questions always ask the person that is being attacked.  It is very easy to search for a candidate’s website for information and send them a message asking them to clarify, and then share the clarification with people you know.
Please visit my website to find past “Setting the Record Straight” articles in prior e-newsletters.
Thanks for taking the time to read my newsletter!
Kind Regards,
Wendy
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