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Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:
 
      

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests:

Happy Spring!  The daylight hours are longer and the cycle of growth  is beginning once again in the plants, flowers, trees and herbs.  New buds are appearing and the ground is getter warmer and the glorious season of Spring is finally here.

April also brings us Earth Day, Tax Day, Take your Sons and Daughters to Work Day and Administrative Professionals Day.  Secret word is "growth".  There are definitely opportunites to raise awareness and acknowlege appreciation in many areas.  

I am noticing at our meetings that more of you seem to be booking appointments with each other.  I find it much easier to be able to refer my clients to other businesses when I've gotten to know someone better and fully understand what they have to offer.

I would like to encourage each member to select at least 1 or 2 members to personally connect with this month.  Set up a coffee or lunch.  Getting to know the other members outside of our meeting has really helped me to develop some strong lasting working relationships and friendships.

It's great to have those contacts in your phone for every situation you encounter.  I know we all appreicate each other when we take the time to refer someone too!

We received news this month that one of our longtime members, Noel Spaid has passed away.  I'm sure you all remember her bright and cheerful personality and how she always made us laugh with her 20 second commercial.  I purposefully avoided sitting next to her because I never wanted to have to follow her with introductions.  She will be missed

Let's make this the month to" spring" into action and help some new friendships "blossom".


Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President

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April is Member Showcase Month!


Beppie Mostert, Pamela Croft, Julie Hetherington, Gina Ruby and Michele Miller
RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday April 16  by 5 pm
Click on website link here to make lunch reservations.              www.rsfbpw.com

(You can pay through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account
). 
Questions email Betty at bettyap@sbcglobal.net  

 
 
 
NOTE: All reservations will close at 5 pm on the Monday before the event or when 70 reservations are made. 
 
NO refunds or changes after April 16  To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on Mon. April 16 to Betty at 760-753-7644.

Betty Englishbee is the RSVP chair this year. All special requests must be made through Betty prior to the meeting. See lunch choices section for special requests requirements.
 

MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the door prize drawing by emailing the secret word to Betty no later than 5 pm Monday, April 16   (Members get one entry when they register and pay for lunch).
Lunch Choices:
chicken salad
April Luncheon Menu Choices:

  Please email Betty Englishbee at bettyap@sbcglobal.net for a gluten free choice or other food requests.   
 Unless a serious health challenge exists, no special requests except gluten free, vegan, no dressing or dressing on the side. 


 
Salad: Asian chicken salad w/napa cabbage, kale, mandarin oranges, sesame seeds, won ton strips, sesame vinaigrette..
Hot Dish:  Seared salmon w/avocado, farro risotto, oranges, cucumber & ginger syrup. 
Vegetarian:  Spring vegetable medley w/asparagus, radishes, peas, carrot puree, purple cauliflower & pea pods.
Drinks: ice tea, hot tea, coffee, soft drinks (does not include mineral water)
Dessert: Fresh sliced fruit and berries
No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.

Member Price: $35            Guest Price: $40

 
R SFBPW Board Members
& Leadership Volunteers
Honoring our Member's 
March  Birthdays
   
 President: 
 Julie Hetherington
                               
      Past President:
      Gina Ruby
 
RSVP:
Betty Potter Englishbee  
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Treasurer:
Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership:
Sarah Morgan

VP Programs:
Ana Nieto

Directory:
Betty Potter-Englishbee


Greeters:
  
Laurenn Barker  
Rosemarie Litoff  
Roohi Darugar 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Julia Uhll 
Anne Bowman 


Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Photographer: 
Sarah Morgan


Please say Happy Birthday to:

 

 
happy bday  
 Lisa Bentsen                4/25
Anne Bowman              4/17
Danielle Chavalarias    4/19
Rosemarie Litoff          4/12
Gina Ruby                     4/11
Julia Uhll                       4/20
                                
                                  

 
         
RSFBPW Mission Statement
 
OUR MISSION: To encourage, support and motivate each other to achieve professionally, to develop our true  potential as women, and to have fun in the process. 

If you have a colleague who you think would enjoy being part of our professional group, please bring them as your guest. For more  information about becoming a member of the Rancho Santa Fe Business & Professional Women's Association, please visit our web site at  www.RSFbpw.com We are a diverse group of women so be sure to check out all the members' profiles on the  member's page of the website! 
Membership Benefits

As a Member of RSFBPW:

Your contact and business information is placed in our directory, as well as on our website in the membership section. Please remember to update your information whenever it changes, including new photos and logos. You are invited to participate in the monthly drawing for members only by bringing and talking about your donation during the drawing portion of our meeting. You can place your items for sale on 1/2 of a table located in the back of the room before, and after our monthly meetings, from January through October. You should arrive around 10:30 a.m. to secure your spot. You can share a 20 second commercial during our meetings. You can apply to speak at our member's showcase, some restrictions apply. You can post announcements for your products, services or events on our Facebook Business Page and participate in our LinkedIn Group page.

Monthly speakers are the only ones allowed to place their information on the luncheon tables during our meetings.  Due to the size of our membership, we are unable to send out group emails to all members regarding a special event or announcement you may want to share with members. Be sure to post your announcement on our Facebook Business Page.  Thank you. 
Quick Links
Shout-Outs and Testimonials

We may  run out of time at our meetings to share our testimonials for each other's services, products, and community announcements. We encourage you to write your praise and mail an email or note to the member who you want to applaud. Send your friends a special email sharing your testimonial about the member you are highlighting. Post your Shout-Out on our RSFBPW Facebook page and on your own FB page.
  
We offer Shout-outs and testimonial time at the end of many of our meetings, however it depends on the time left after our speaker has concluded their presentation. We do not offer testimonial time at our November and December meetings because of the length of the program. We encourage you to pass out your information, flyers, handouts and community announcements during the open networking time which is between 11:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. 

You may also want to use your 20 second commercial time during the meeting to share your business event or announcement with the group and invite interested members to pick up a flyer with more details in the back of the room. Thanks for cheerfully working with us!
A Gentle Reminder about Spamming RSFBPW members

Members and visitors must individually ask each member for permission to place them on any form of mass communication-email blasts, newsletter lists, U.S. Mail lists or group texts.  Without each member's individual permission, we consider this type of communication to be an act of spamming. To build long-term relationships with members please write personal notes and emails first and after developing rapport, ask these members only for permission to place them on your mailing list. Thank you for your cooperation.  
     
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