Meeting Planners International – MPIOC – Year in Review 2019/2020 Orange County

MPIOC Year in Review 2019/2020
Highlights from the year which included educational, networking and member recognition events. With over 200 chapter members and affiliates, MPI Orange County serves members in Orange County and greater Southern California, the Inland Empire and Nevada. MPIOC plans a variety of educational, networking and social programs throughout the year.

When you join MPI Orange County, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.

Live Streaming and Webcasting Services with Godfather Films!

Sample video from our Live Streaming webcast filmed with multiple wireless video cameras at a three day event at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

Professional Live Stream Services make it possible to reach a larger audience. Whether you are streaming a wedding, conference, live concert, business meeting, funeral or church service, our technology and experience allows you to influence more people with your brand. You can present in front of a live audience, all while other viewers watch the webcast online, perhaps on YouTube or Facebook.
Based in Inland Empire Riverside California and serving clients nationwide.
Call at 800.495.5530

Behind the Scenes with Peggy Kelley of Timeless Celebrations ~ Love is In the Erickson – David & Jade & their Wedding at the Wiltern!

The amazing Timeless Celebrations lived up to their reputation for creating amazing events that wow wedding guests when they orchestrated David and Jade’s Wedding Celebration at the Wiltern Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

There were so many fun and spectacular elements to this celebration that time literally flew by, both for the 300 guests as well as each of the wedding professionals who all worked together to make this event happen.

Some of the elements that made this celebration so special included the couple’s names on the marquee, life sized posters behind glass in the entrance, amazing décor, stylish wedding apparel, concert theater quality lighting and sound, legendary DJ, sparkler cake, dancing that wouldn’t stop, Rolls Royce departure and maybe the most entertaining ceremony ever!

It was a pleasure to work together with this amazing team of wedding professionals!

Event Design and Planning
Timeless Celebrations

Wedding Venue
The Wiltern

Lighting and Sound
Live Nation

Event Rentals
Bright Event Rentals

Guest Table Top
Burrowed Blu

Lounge Chairs

Furniture, Bar & Glassware
MTB Rentals

Bridal Party Tabletop
Prim & Preux

Custom Step & Repeat
Step & Repeat LA

Custom Steps to the Stage
Special Event Contractors

Draping, Floral and Lighting
SRO Events

Vegan Donuts
Donut Friend

Wedding Photography
Miki & Sonja Photography

Phoco Photography

Entertainment DJ
Luxury DJs

Officiant – Alan Katz
Great Officiants

Photo Booth

Specialty Ice Cubes
West Coast Ice Provisions

Invitations by East Six

Original Runner Company

DLS Catering

Dessert Bar
Hollywood Candy Girls


Danielle Katherine

Wedding Videography
Godfather Films 800.495.5530

SJCOG Agency Overview – San Joaquin Council of Governments

SJCOG Agency Overview – San Joaquin Council of Governments.
Created in 1968, the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG) is a joint-powers authority comprised of the County of San Joaquin and the cities of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Tracy, Ripon, Escalon, and Lathrop. The role of SJCOG is to foster intergovernmental coordination – within San Joaquin County – and with neighboring jurisdictions; the other regional agencies for in the San Joaquin Valley; the state of California; and various Federal agencies.

SJCOG is overseen by a Board of Directors which makes allocations of funding to build transportation improvements. The board also establishes regional transportation policies and programs. Citizens, special or community interest groups, and other agencies are involved in the planning and approval process. Areas of public participation include SJCOG’s committees and task forces as well as attending workshops or public forums and providing input on planning decisions.

Mission Statement
The mission of SJCOG is to partner with local governments, the private sector, and community groups as the forum, facilitator, and administrator of regional programs, and to advocate for regional and inter-regional issues in the development of a comprehensive strategy to achieve resolutions.

Loma Linda Strong at the Loma Linda Fire Station #LomaLindaStrong @LomaLindaStrong2020

Loma Linda Strong
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Party Plus Rentals Loma Linda
24831 Redlands Blvd. Loma Linda

Loma Linda Fire Department
11325 Loma Linda Dr., Loma Linda

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Jessie & Kerry – Puerto Rico New Year’s Eve Wedding Celebration

Cabo Rojo is a particularly scenic region of the Caribbean and is located on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast which was the perfect location for Jessie and Kerry to celebrate their Destination Wedding surrounded by family and friends.

This fabulous celebration was planned and orchestrated by the experts at Tropical Weddings Puerto Rico who assembled a team of wedding experts who all enjoy creating wedding memories for their destination wedding clients.

Event Designers & Planners
Tropical Weddings

Wedding Photography
Sean Gallant Photography

Media Entertainment Events Group

Wedding Cake

Pike’s Flower Shop

Restaurante Puesta del Sol

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan – SJCOG

The key purpose of the San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan (SJMSCP or Plan) is to: Provide a strategy for balancing the need to conserve Open Space and the need to Convert Open Space to non-Open Space uses while protecting the region’s agricultural economy.

The San Joaquin County Multi-Species Habitat Conservation and Open Space Plan (SJMSCP or Plan) objectives include the following:
Provide a strategy for balancing the need to conserve Open Space and the need to Convert Open Space to non-Open Space uses while protecting the region’s agricultural economy.
Preserve landowner property rights.
Provide for the long-term management of plant, fish and wildlife species, especially those that are currently listed, or may be listed in the future, under the Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) or the California Endangered Species Act (CESA).
Provide and maintain multiple-use Open Space which contribute to the quality of life of the residents of San Joaquin County.
Accommodate a growing population while minimizing costs to project proponents and society at large.

Plan Activities
The SJMSCP, in accordance with ESA Section 10(a)(1)(B) and CESA Section 2081(b) Incidental Take Permits, provides compensation for the Conservation of Open Space to non-Open Space uses which affect the plant, fish and wildlife species covered by the Plan.

The SJMSCP compensates for conversions of open space for the following activities:
Expansion of existing urban boundaries
Levee maintenance undertaken by the San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency
Maintenance activities
Maintenance of existing facilities for nonfederal irrigation district projects
Managing preserves
New parks and trails
Nonagricultural activities occurring outside of urban boundaries
Nonfederal flood control projects
School expansions
Similar public agency projects
Transportation projects
Urban development
Utility installation
San Joaquin Council of Governments
City of Lodi
City of Lathrop
City of Ripon
City of Stockton
City of Manteca
City of Tracy
City of Escalon

Godfather Films 800.495.5530

Godfather Films Voted “Best of the Best Videographer” by the Readers of Inland Empire Magazine

“Best of the Best 2020”

It’s official and on the newsstands. Godfather Films was voted “Best Videographer in the Inland Empire!” We are thrilled to receive this news and wish to thank our customers and friends who voted for us and Inland Empire Magazine for including Videographers in their “Best of the Best 2020”

John Goolsby of Godfather Films Receives the “Miss Dorothy Heart Award” for Passion and Excellence in the Wedding Industry

The wedding industry would be nothing without passion—both the passion of the wedding couples and the passion of wedding planners, consultants and vendors whose goals include making the wedding day a testament to love. Miss Dorothy Penner, MBC™, a long-time Association of Bridal Consultant (ABC) member from Louisville, Ky., knew and embodied this. She was also a firm believer in continuing education and the annual conference, which is why she established the Miss Dorothy Scholarship. The scholarship allows two ABC members to attend annual conference each year and covers registration fees and a stipend.

Penner passed away in 1998 and the Association of Bridal Consultants chose to honor her legacy with the Miss Dorothy Penner Heart Award for Passion and Excellence to the Wedding Industry. Started the year before her death, it is the only award the ABC bestows.

This is not a monetary award, but it is the most prestigious recognition that ABC presents each year at the ABC Annual Conference. John Goolsby was busy filming the event and was totally surprised when his name was announced as the recipient of this award in the Sandal’s Royal Bahamian Ballroom in Nassau, Bahamas at the 2019 ABC World of Weddings Conference.

Miss Dorothy said, “You have to have heart, and plan weddings with a passion so strong it becomes you. You must live, breathe, eat and sleep this industry.”

John currently serves as the ABC State Manager for California, Nevada and Hawaii.


Whitney + Micah * Destination Wedding at La Concha Resort in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Whitney and Micah chose the beautiful island of Puerto Rico for their Destination Wedding at La Concha Resort in historic San Juan.

We had a great time with this fun couple and everything went perfect since they had utilized the experts at Tropical Weddings to plan and executive all the details.

There were so many great elements to this wedding including a welcome party at the Oceano Restaurant Rooftop Lounge, ceremony on the sand on Condado Beach in San Juan, a great DJ that kept the dance floor packed all night, fabulous floral decor, very cool wedding and groom’s cakes, the famous Yuvi Plena band as a surprise for the our groom and then fireworks over the ocean. This was one awesome destination wedding!

We also had the privilege of working with some very talented wedding professionals including:

Destination Wedding Planners
Tropical Weddings

Wedding Photography
Jess Art Photography

DJ Ment

Wedding Venue
La Concha Resort

Welcome Party Venue
Oceano Restaurant

Special Surprise Entertainment
Yuvi Plena

Hair and Make up
Christine Aquino

Lorraine’s Flowers Puerto Rico

D’Lights Cakes and Desserts

Wedding Video
Godfather Films

Inland Respite – Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence

Inland Respite provides quality companion services to developmentally disabled individuals throughout Southern California in an effort to provide respite for their family. We take great pride in serving the local developmentally disabled community for over 15 years. We strive to provide excellent care to our clients while ensuring we meet the needs of both the client and their family.

Inland Respite consists of a team of companion caregivers and disability experts who work hand in hand with various partners in an effort to provide quality services. As a family owned business, we take great care of the families we work with, making efforts to understand the importance of their family values. It is our mission to serve our community and help those in need of respite care.

Our Services
Inland Respite provides the following non-medical services to the client at home:

Providing companion care
Assisting with daily living needs (eating, bathing, etc.)
Assisting with daily tasks and routines
Maintaining a safe home environment
Providing rest for parents/guardians/family members

Our Caregivers
Our caregivers have the following skills and credentials:
Criminal background screened
TB screened
Infant, child, and adult CPR certified
Infant, child, and adult first aid certified
Prior caregiver experience
Six or more hours of on-the-job training

Corona Branch Office
1250 Corona Pointe #210
Corona, CA. 92879
(951) 353-1261

Corporate Office
630 S. Brawley Ave Suite #9
Brawley, CA. 92227
(760) 351-0925

Indio Branch Office
43430 Monroe Street Ste F
Indio, CA. 92201
(760) 342-2290

Tanya + Jason & their Summit House Wedding Celebration!

We love being the family videographers for so many great families. Its wonderful to show up to film a wedding and already know almost everybody.

Tanya and Jason’s wedding was absolutely fantastic with so many great elements including a great venue being The Summit House in Fullerton, California. The location has a beautiful park setting for the ceremony and a spectacular ballroom with an amazing view plus a world class event staff. We love working at this great wedding venue.

You will fall in love with Tanya’s designer wedding gown and thoroughly enjoy Dad’s comical and emotional speech.

Making this even extra special were the cute kids, photo booth, donut wall, amazing floral decor, fantastic photographer, talented DJ, great cake and a sparkler send off.

Cheers to Tanya & Jason!

Wedding Venue
Summit House Restaurant

Wedding Video
Godfather Films 800.495.5530