Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests,

Green is the color of Spring and the color of March!
The month of March always brings the promising color of green back into our lives. March also includes the first day of spring, and begins the hopefulness of trees blooming, gardens growing, and birds chirping.   
As the color green begins to re-enter our lives outdoors, it comes as a reminder to keep greens alive in our daily diets as well. Health is our #1 asset.  

Here are some simple, healthy ideas on integrating those yummy dark and leafy greens or vegetables into our lives for more energy and disease prevention.
  • Make a salad: Leafy greens with romaine lettuce, spinach and arugula mixed in a salad with different kinds of veggies like  tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and lettuce.
  • Wrap it up: Make a wrap with tuna, chicken, or turkey and add romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula, and other veggies.
  • Add to a soup: Try mixing leafy greens such as collard greens, kale or mustard greens into your favorite soup.
  • Stir-fry: Add chopped leafy greens or broccoli to your stir-fry. Chicken or tofu stir-fried with olive oil and your favorite dark green vegetable is delicious!
  • Add to an omelet: Try adding in steamed broccoli or spinach to an egg-white omelet for a vitamin and iron rich meal.
  • Steam it: Try steaming collard greens, kale, or spinach.
Just a half-cup a day of "greens" can provide you with the many dietary and health benefits that these colorful veggies hold. The secret word is prevention. 
So let the month of March's celebration of Saint Patrick's Day and the promise of the first day of spring this month be reminders to us San Diegans to keep the color green in our thoughts and on our plates!
Cheers to creating more GREEN in all areas of your life!

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

RSF Country Club is booked the 3rd Thursday in April.

Regular time: 11:15 am-1:30pm.

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Come to our MARCH Meeting.  Register by MARCH 13  5pm
Spring is a GREAT time to get back in touch
with our health!
Tori Brillantes has been a Personal Fitness and Wellness Coach for the past 17 years.  And she thrives on being a Wellness "Influencer" both mind and body. 
 In addition, Tori holds the title of Women's Lightweight World Champion in Full contact Stick fighting in the
Filipino martial art called Eskrima.
Buy your tickets for the 8th Annual Business Women's Mega Mixer!
We are so excited to be a part of the 8th Annual Business Women's Mega Mixer 
a celebration of Women's History Month and an opportunity to recognize
and honor all women in business.

We are one of the partnering organizations for the event and will
have a table there to promote our organization!
We hope you'll join us to "mega-mix" together!

Thursday, March 16, 5:30-8pm  
Kona Kai Resort, Shelter Island San Diego
Tickets, $30 pre-registered before 3/9/17 
RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday MARCH 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 Mar 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
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MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the drawing - email secret word to Alexis by 5 pm .  Mar 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:    Strawberry salad w/sliced New York steak, fresh, pickled and charred strawberries, goat cheese, marcona almonds, baby mixed greens, strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.  Gluten Free
Hot Dish:    Herb crusted chicken, balsamic roasted cauliflower, golden raisins, fresh grapes, lemon honey emulsion..   Gluten Free
Vegetarian:  Curried quinoa, artichoke hearts, snap peas, asparagus, golden raisins, lemon creme fraiche.  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 
March 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 
Linda Kaczur 
Sandi Marvich
Michele Miller
Julia Uhll  

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Please say Happy Birthday to:

 Sandra Rogers                 March 1
 Laurenn Barker                March 17 
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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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