Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests,

You are an amazing group of ladies and it has been my honor and privilege and blessing to serve you as President over the past 2 years!!  Thank you for your words of encouragement and your beautiful smiles month after month.  It makes my heart happy to be part of such an inspirational, empowering, professional group of women.

As we enter into the Christmas Season, we see these 3 words - peace, love, and joy - just about everywhere we go.  They are 3 words that carry alot of rich meaning and value. As outgoing President, I would love to "gift" you with these 3 wishes that can continue to grow all year long, each and every day in your lives:

Peace - I wish you peace in your hearts on a daily basis. We can't allow the world's circumstances to disrupt the calm and serenity within us. Take moments in your day to reflect on your many blessings and make a conscious choice to be grateful for all the good that is happening.  Gratitude and frenzy cannot co-exist in the same moment!
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Love - I wish you love in your hearts on a daily basis.  There's enough hatr ed and  animosity in the world.  Find ways to to express love through a smile, a note, or a hug to those you come in contact with.  For some, it can make all the difference in the world on how they see their self-worth and value today and each day thereafter.
Joy! - I wish you JOY in your hearts on a daily basis.  This is one of my most favorite core values. And remember, joy is a conscious choice even during the darkest times of our ilves. Joy comes from within and not from external circumstances. Oh, and it's contagious!  Find ways to infuse authentic joy into your day and watch the ripple effects it has on those around you.  
Cherish these 3 gifts!  And the cool thing is, the more you give them away, the MORE you get in return!!  You will never be able to outgive peace, love, and joy.
In closing, I want to once again thank you for giving me an amazing Presidential experience at RSFBPW.  It truly has been very special for me. 
And in the words of Tiny Tim, "God Bless us, every one!" 
Gina Ruby, RSFBPW President  
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"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?" ~ Katharine Graham

Christmas Party and  Gift Cards for our charities!
Our December Meeting includes our Annual Christmas Gift Exchange!
Our wonderful holiday party is planned for Thursday, December 14.  We'd love to see you and you are invited to dress in something festive or fun   
  snowman gift
Please buy a $20 NE W gift (it does not have to be a holiday themed gift) wrapped nicely, as a present or in a gift bag. Include your business card so that the recipient can say "thank you."  
If you invite a visitor, please give th em the gift item instructions so they do not feel left out.
Alabaster Jar Project and Helen Woodward Animal Center 
Visa, Target, WalMart, Petco, PetSmart   
Save $5.00 On your 2018 Annual Membership Dues!!  Pay now in 2017. 

RSFbpw Early Bird Special!! 
On Your Annual Membership Dues!
ONLY $75 through Dec. 31. 
Pay your 2018 dues early, (before the end of 2017) and save $5.00. The annual membership dues are going up in 2018 to $80.00.  
                                   Click here to pay $75.00 now and save $5.00. 

RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday December 11 -  5pm
Reservations may be made online at  (using PayPal - do not have t o have an account). Any questions email Betty Potter Englishbeee

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 Dec 11.
Betty Potter is assisting Alexis for the December meeting, All requests must be made through Betty prior to the meeting. Please call to cancel before Mon Dec 11, 5 pm- see Lunch Choices section for special requests requirements.  (760) 753-7644
Questions- Call
 Betty  760-753-7644

No drawing in December   MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the drawing - email secret word to Alexis by 5 pm .    (Members get one entry when registering and paying for lunch)
Lunch Choices:
chicken salad

I mportant Note: Unless a serious health challenge exists, i.e., gluten intolerance, no special requests except no dressi ng or dressing on the side.  Please email Alexis Ranglas directly
Salad:  Red Quinoa salad w/mustard crusted chicken, butternut squash, cranberries, pecans, parsley, red onion, pink peppercorn vinaigrette .    Gluten free.
Hot Dish:   Seared salmon, crispy chickpeas, fingerling potatoes, pomegranate seeds, chermoula.  Gluten free
Vegetarian:    Black bean & quinoa bowl w/avocado, radishes, green onions, white rice, ginger vinaigrette. Gluten free

Drinks: ice tea, hot tea, coffee, soft drinks (does not include mineral water)
Dessert: Chef's choice
No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.
NOTE::The golf club has raised the lunch cost.  

Member Price: $35            Guest Price: $40
R SFBPW Board Members
& Leadership Volunteers
Honoring our Member's 
December Birthdays
                  Gina Ruby
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta
Linda Melikian 

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Pamela Croft

VP Membership:
Deena Stacer

VP Programs:
Julie Hetherington

Betty Potter-Englishbee
Laurenn Barker  
Rosemarie Litoff  
Roohi Darugar 
Judy Foster 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Michele Miller
Julia Uhll  

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Please say Happy Birthday to:

Dana Green        Dec. 5
Neysa Whiteman Dec. 14
Kim Sliffe            Dec. 19
Roxy Najafian      Dec. 24
Ana Nieto            Dec. 30
Barbara Elzroth    Dec. 30
Sarah Morgan       De.c 31
Sarah Vogel          Dec. 31
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Incoming 2018  Board:
President:  Julie Hetherington
Past President:  Gina Ruby
Secretary:  Beppie Mostert
Treasurer:  Deena Stacer
VP  Membership:  Sarah Morgan
VP Programs:  Ana Nieto
RSVP: Alexis Ranglas  
Directory:  Betty Potter-Englishbee                                   

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 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 cheefully 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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