Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests,

Thanksgiving is always an easy time to remember to be grateful.  And it's a great opportunity to reach out to past clients and prospective clients to say how grateful we are for them.  A handwritten note of appreciation is always in style and always a welcome sight. AND, it's also fun to get creative with how you show your thankfulness and gratitude!

Here are just a few ideas:
1.  Give them a public shout out on their social media platform - facebook, linkedin, twitter, etc.
2. Actually pick up the phone and call them and let them know the ONLY reason you called was to say how much appreciate their kindness, smile, etc..
3. Give them a freebie or a surprise discount on one of your services/product just because they've been a loyal customer.
4. If they're local, send some laughter their way with 2 or more free tickets to Old Town Improv - they're only $12 on Groupon!
5. Do a random drop-by to their place of business and give them some healthy goodies or some pretty flowers.

The world can always use more gratitude and appreciation.  Think outside of the box and WOW your clients during this thankful month.  And then.... wash, rinse, and repeat throughout the entire year.  That's what REALLY makes us stand out from our competition.

I'm grateful for each of you ladies!  Your joy, smiles, and participation make this group one of the best highlights of my month.

Happy Thanksgiving to you,
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

Announcements:  Meeting Dates,  2018 Board Vote, Gift Cards for our charities!
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We will be voting on our 2018 Board Members at our November Meeting.  
 Thank you to all of the ladies for volunteering for 2018 Board Positions.
November meeting is the 3rd Thursday 
December meeting is the SECOND Thursday,
December 14  
due to Christmas Season.  
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. 
 Our November Meeting
Thanksgiving and Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Come join us for our annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar.
Network. Mingle with friends and MEET new friends! 
Share your best experiences with your clients and referral partners who  
have worked hard to support you and your business this year.  
Begin your holiday season with fun and gratitude. 
We can't wait to see you!!

RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday November 13 -  5pm
Reservations may be made online at  (using PayPal - do not have t o have an account). Any questions email    Alexis Ranglas  

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 November  13
Alexis Ranglas is the RSVP chair. All requests must be made through Alexis prior to the meeting. Please call to cancel - see Lunch Choices section for special requests requirements.    858-204-3800
Questions- Call

MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the drawing - email secret word to Alexis by 5 pm .  Nov 13 .  (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:   Herb roasted chicken w/apple & bacon, farro, feta cheese, spinach, balsamic vinaigrette. Gluten free.
Hot Dish:   Turkey w/crispy brussel sprouts, shaved manchego, roasted potatoes, pomegranate seeds, saba reduction.  Gluten free
Vegetarian:    Asparagus risotto w/fresh peas, mascarpone cheese, asparagus puree, fresh shaved asparagus.. 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 
November 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:

Barbara Maisonet Nov. 1
Kim Smart Nov. 4
Corrine Steiger Nov. 17
Augie Augusto  Nov. 24

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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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