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Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:
 
 

  

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests,

May is a beautiful time to be grateful for the amazing mothers in our lives.  And it's also a time to reflect on other inspiring, empowering women who have come before us who have paved the way to inspire the 21st woman to live her dreams, passion, and purpose.

Rosa Parks (1913-2005) "I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move."  Also know as "the first lady of civil rights", the African-American Rosa Parks was a pioneer of civil rights in a racially segregated Alabama in 1950s. In 1955, she refused to give away her seat to a white passenger in a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, thereby, disobeying the bus driver's orders. This act of hers sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott that crippled the state capital's public transport system.

Coco Chanel (1883-1971) "Fashion fades, only style remains the same."  Chanel was a daughter to a laundrywoman and a market stall holder. Before becoming one of the greatest fashion designers the world has ever seen, she was a club singer and a hat maker.

George Sand (1804-1876) "You can bind my body, tie my hands, govern my actions; you are the strongest, and society adds to your power; but with my will, sir, you can do nothing."
George, a 19th century French novelist and essayist was a socialist. She 'shocked' the high society circles by wearing male clothing in public. As a socialist, she started her own newspaper that was published in workers' co-operative.  The secret word is empower.
 
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Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013)"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
"Margaret was loved and hated equally for some of her controversial policies but she never gave up. She was known as the 'Iron lady' for her uncompromising politics and leadership style. From being a grocer's daughter to graduating from Oxford University to becoming a bannister, she went on to becoming Britain's first and to date, only female Prime Minister elected in 1979 and the country's 5th longest serving leader.
 
One of my personal favorites!
Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003)  "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun!"
Katherine was known for playing strong-willed women in her film roles. She won 4 academy awards for Best actress, the most an actress has ever won. Her unconventional non-conformist, masculine style choices made wearing trousers acceptable to women, which was largely considered a taboo at that time.

We've come a long way, baby, with our fashion and politics and everything in between!  Let's continue to embrace our femininity and our wisdom and purpose to inspire future generations.

 
Embrace your dreams,

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

 MAY RSFBPW MEETING!  MAY 25 -  4TH WEEK IN MAY!
 
RSF Country Club is booked the 3rd Thursday in May again.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OUR UPDATED
MAY MEETING 4TH THURSDAY: THURSDAY, MAY 25.
Regular time: 11:15 am-1:30pm.

SEE YOU THERE! 
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Our Featured Speaker - Susan Johnson
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"Susan co-founded the Alabaster Jar Project, a residential rehabilitative program for survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in North San Diego County. 

The mission of the Alabaster Jar Project is to restore, rehabilitate and empower women who have been victimized and exploited through human trafficking. Her passion for the trafficked and exploited stems from childhood sexual and physical abuse as well as exposure to the drug and gang subculture.
  
 

 
 
RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday May 22 5pm
Reservations may be made online at www.rsfbpw.com  (using PayPal - do not have t o have an account). Any questions email    Alexis Ranglas   aranglas12@gmail.com  
 
 
 
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 MAY 22.
 
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
 Alexis.

MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the drawing - email secret word to Alexis by 5 pm .  Apr 10.  (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:    Steah house wedge, sliced new york steak, iceberg wedge, applewood bacon, chives, bleu cheese crumbles, balsamic drizzle bleu cheese dressing..  Gluten Free
Hot Dish:   Grilled chicken, roasted beets, fromage blanc, forbidden rice, ginger caramel.   Gluten Free
Vegetarian: Asparagus risotto, sliced asparagus, fresh peas, asparagus puree, mascarpone cheese, 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.

Member Price: $30            Guest Price:  $35

 
R SFBPW Board Members
& Leadership Volunteers
Honoring our Member's 
May Birthdays
                President: 
                  Gina Ruby
 
RSVP:
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta
Linda Melikian 

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Treasurer:
Pamela Croft

VP Membership:
Deena Stacer

VP Programs:
Julie Hetherington

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


Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Photographer: 
Sarah Morgan


Please say Happy Birthday to:

 
 
  Judith Balian          May 4  
 Valerie Vicent          May 5 
 Bonnie Laverty         May 8
 Judy Foster              May 9  
 Eiizabeth Pericles      May 17    

 Anne De Meyer         May 25                   
 Kim Homer              May 30
 Nina Haines             May 30

 
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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  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 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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