Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests:

With the days getting longer and Springtime just around the corner we leap into March with a renewed sense of excitement! 

We also celebrate St. Patrick's Day this month. But, are you aware of the actual history of this event? Who is the real St. Patrick? How and where did St. Patrick's Day begin? What role does Ireland play in all of this? Does the whole world celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Here are some fun facts to enjoy! 

St Patrick was actually NOT Irish. He was born in Britain. He spent most of his life travelling all over Ireland establishing monasteries and setting up schools and churches that helped him to convert the Irish country to Christianity.  Secret word is shamrock.  He is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. 

The first St. Patrick's Day parade took place in New York City and is the oldest civilian parade and largest in the United States.

Chicago is famous for a somewhat peculiar annual event: dyeing the Chicago River green. The tradition started in 1962, when city pollution-control workers used dyes to trace illegal sewage discharges and realized that the green dye might provide a unique way to celebrate the holiday. That year, they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river-enough to keep it green for a week!

Growing up in the Midwest, March was always welcomed because it usually meant Winter was almost over! I'm definitely ready to have the daffodils and lilies bloom and get back to our warm San Diego weather! 

Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President

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Our Featured Speaker - Dr. Jacqueline Johnson
Dr. Jacque Johnson is the CEO and Founder of, a coaching and consulting company that integrates psychometric assessments to provide effective and personalized Executive Leadership and Life Empowerment Coaching and Training. Dr. Johnson is dedicated to empowering individuals to reach their full potential in work and in life.

Dr. Jacque is co-author of four books, including Tapping Into Your Inner Vision and The Young Female Leader. Her most recent book, Leadership Diaspora:The Long Metaphoric Journey of Women into Leadership shares the intricate twists and turns that women have encountered throughout history on their ongoing journey to achieving equality in the workplace.
RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday March 12  by 5 pm
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(You can pay through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account
Questions email Betty at  

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 Mar 12. To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on Mon. Mar 12, 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, March 12.   (Members get one entry when they register and pay for lunch).
Lunch Choices:
chicken salad
March Luncheon Menu Choices:

 Unless a serious health challenge exists, no special requests except gluten free, vegan, no dressi ng or dressing on the side.  Please email Betty Englishbee at for a gluten free choice or other food requests. 
Salad: Spinach salad w/grilled chicken, crumbled bacon, boiled egg, brioche croutons, sliced mushrooms w/balsamic dressing.
Hot Dish:  Red snapper w/curried quinoa, roasted squash, meyer lemon vinaigrette. 
Vegetarian:  Spaghetti squash roasted w/cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs, lemon oil. 
Drinks: ice tea, hot tea, coffee, soft drinks (does not include mineral water)
Dessert: Sorbet
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
 Julie Hetherington
      Past President:
      Gina Ruby
Betty Potter Englishbee  
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership:
Sarah Morgan

VP Programs:
Ana Nieto

Betty Potter-Englishbee

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

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Please say Happy Birthday to:


happy bday  
   Laurenn Barker    March 17
   Valerie Brown      March 2
   Kimberly Guha     March 30
   Sandra Rogers     March 1


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 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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