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2-Year Celebration Highlights 6Beds Accomplishments and Visionaries

by Jack Rein
On August the 27th, 6Beds leaders and members gathered at the Embassy Suites Waterfront Hotel in Burlingame to celebrate the culmination of 2 years of hard work and the successful political and operational establishment of the organization as a force in the RCFE and ARF community.

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Led by Gina Wasdyke and Olivia DeAnda — who headed the organizational committee of volunteers — 6Beds members and 6Beds VC members met during the day to discuss the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities. Presenters included opening remarks by Board Member, Dr. Ron Simpson, followed by Board Member, George Kutnerian, who delivered an illuminating presentation on 6Beds policy and legislative updates. Representatives from the DOL and the DDS gave us their insights on issues relating to personnel and regulatory changes that affect RCFE and ARF operators.

The day conference and the evening gala was attended by more than 500 care homeowners and vendors. The evening gala enjoyed a festive and well-earned evening of dinner, music and dancing in the elegant setting of the hotel’s Ambassador Ballroom.

Highlights of the party included awards to more than 15 outstanding members who have provided incredible service over many decades to the cause of providing personalized, loving care to thousands of residents.

Our 2016 Caregiver of the Year Award was presented with tremendous applause to Flordeliza Pascua for a lifetime of service to the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Flordeliza for her incredible dedication and perseverance. The award was one of the highlights of the night!

Other honorees included Eufemia Romero Abaya, Lucy Romero Nicario and Elvira Romero in recognition of more than 50 years of service to the frail and the elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.

Our 30 Year Honorees were Greg and Diana Hernandez (ARF-DD) and Carmelita Pineda (ARF-MI). Other 30 Year Service Awards were presented to Fernando and Lorna Farol, Ovanes and Nazeli Kutnerian and Patrick and Carole Nobis (RCFE).

The city was well represented and plaques of appreciation were presented by San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, Daly City Vice-Mayor David Canepa and Daly City Council Mike Guingona. Other political luminaries included Assembly Member Kevin Mullin, who provided Certificate of Recognition to Honorees.

The keynote speaker at the gala was former California State Assemblyman Robert Wesley Naylor, one of the key members of 6Beds successful and ground-breaking lobbying effort in Sacramento. His upbeat message was a simple one: The RCFE and ARF communities are growing, getting stronger, and the future is extremely bright.

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Keynote speaker – Robert Naylor (6Beds Lead Lobbyist)

Special thanks for this informative day and fabulous night has to go to the Event Committee: Lillie Mauricio, Olivia DeAnda, Angelita Marinda, Dorie Paniza, Menchu Montilla, Ines Otbo, Nestor Uy, Imelda Eusebio, Leni Lacap and Gina Wasdyke. Thanks for all of the hard work, persistence and expertise!

Ferdie Ebio, 6Beds Chief of IT and Multimedia, immortalized the entire day with video and pictures, and they can be seen here.

There is so much to be thankful for and so much work left to do. The “deep breath” that we all took on August 27th showed us the value of intelligent, persistent effort. 6Beds, Inc., now stands as one of the premiere RCFE and ARF organizations in the Western Unites States, due in no small part, to the daily striving for excellence from our Board of Directors, our 6Beds officers, our key position officers, our area leaders and, most importantly, the excellence of our unparalleled members!

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In photo – 6Beds, Inc., Board of Directors and officers L-R Olivia de Anda, George Kutnerian, Jack Rein, Cinty Minnery, Ines Otbo, Roxanne Gould (6Beds Lobbyist), Gina Wasdyke, Ron Simpson, Robert Naylor (Keynote speaker)

Bravo! Thank you! Together, we are looking forward to a great future!

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NorCal Celebrates 6Beds’ 1-Year Anniversary!

6Beds is Turning 1!

NorCal Celebration

AUGUST 18, 2015   4 PM – 6 PM

South San Francisco Women’s Club

470 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

  • Missed out on 6Beds’ 1-year birthday bash in SoCal?
  • Want to network with 6Beds leaders and your fellow 6-bed operators?
  • Have questions about 6Beds’ meteoric rise and its future agenda?
  • Or interested in learning more about the latest state-of-the-art, Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities or about the Trailer Bill aimed to adapt federal and California labor laws to our 6-bed industry?

Join us this coming Tuesday, August 18, 2015, as we host 6Beds’ 1-year birthday celebration in the Bay Area, together with its key leaders from throughout California.

This is your chance to get to know your 6Beds organization and network with its leaders — who are on the cutting edge, shaping our 6-bed residential care industry to come. Come prepared with your questions and ideas of how we can all work together to achieve what no organization before us has ever done in our industry.

We look forward to see you!

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite event registration page. It’s FREE!

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PROGRAM

3:30 PM Registration
Olive Deanda, Menchu Montilla, Dorie Paniza,
Angie Marinda, Elizabeth Hengstler, Ines Otbo
4:00 PM Welcome
Dorie Paniza
6Beds NorCal – San Francisco Bay Area Vice President
4:05 PM 6Beds Accomplishments
Ron Simpson, MBA, PhD
SoCal President and Compliance and Education Director
4:15 PM 6Beds Evolution and Lobbying California State Capitol
Gina Wasdyke, MBA
6Beds Founder and Legislative Director
4:20 PM Importance of An Organization
Elpie Termulo, MBA
6Beds SoCal Leader
4:25 PM Strength in Numbers
Angie Marinda
6Beds Secretary
4:30 PM Partnering with Community and Vendors
Ines Otbo
6Beds Socal Vice President
4:35 PM 6Beds Fiscal Accountability and Transparency
Olive Deanda
6Beds Chief Financial Oficer
4:40 PM Communicating with Members
Elizabeth Hengstler
6Beds Vice-Chair of Communications Committee and SoCal Vice President
4:45 PM 6Beds Strategic Plan (Trailer Bill, Labor Compliance Guide) and the Importance of 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC)
George Kutnerian, MS, MBA
6Beds Director, Co-Chair of Legislative Committee and PAC Chairman
5:05 PM 6Beds Milestone Video
5:25 PM Networking
6:00 PM Thank You!