February 20, 2020 ~ RSFbpw LUNCHEON
Dear RSFbpw Ladies and guests:

It always seems like, as soon as Christmas decorations come down in the stores, the aisles are magically flooded with red and pink hearts. Yep, it’s February and V alentine’s Day  is just around the corner.

February: the month of love and valentines. Love - a common language understood by many. Love is a beautiful thing that can take place in the life of any human being. Loving those who support and motivate us is something that lives within us and brings us comfort and warmth. Love is also the ability to promote a special and warm connection between us and our loved ones. It extends to our connectivity with our neighbors, our families and friends and our clients.

I do not see ‘love’ as simply a word and while I really love (sic) to be told “I love you”, I also see love in a gesture, as an emotion, as an outburst of warmth and gratitude. The secret word is love. For me love is deeper than simply being in love. Love is the smile on his face that gives me strength, the extra deep hug that builds my hopes, the strength in support of me and our undivided attention to one another.
And while February is Valentines’ month, a month filled with romance and maybe a gift or two, real love is a constant, all year round, kind of thing. Love is always in the air and I celebrate love every day. Per Celine Dion’s rendition of The Power of Love, I also believe that love (and the songs inspired by it), will never go out of style.

Have a loving February and I look forward to seeing you at our meeting on February 20th!
Be sure to register for our February 20 luncheon no later than 5 p.m., Monday, February 17th! Late registrations are not honored.

Beppie Seinen Mostert
RSFBPW President
Our February Luncheon Speaker
Stephanie Nivinskus is the CEO of  SizzleForce Marketing , a strategic copywriting agency. Since 1995 she’s been developing brand building campaigns that have been used by companies including Starbucks, Quicksilver and The National Football League along with hundreds of small, privately-owned companies.

Stephanie is also the creator of  SizzleForce Marketing Club , a digital training platform for small business owners that want to learn how to master their own marketing. She has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines and is the author of the International #1 Bestseller,  Absolutely Unforgettable: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Creating A Heart-Centered Brand And Standing Out In A Noisy World .

RSFbpw Calendar for 2019
 Mark your calendar for the first 6 months of luncheons in 2020

February 20
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
 * These dates may be subject to change due to a last minute golf tournament that the RSF golf club schedules. We are graciously appreciative that we are able to use the club, but the golf tournaments are their first priority over our non-profit group. We appreciate your flexibility if and when we need to change a date at the last minute.
February 20- Group and Individual Headshots
Headshot Special! On February 20
 We will be taking a group photo of our RSFbpw members on that day. Dress for Success. Sarah Morgan will also be offering a head shot special to all RSFbpw members who want an updated business head shot for 2020.

Cost for head shot is: $99.00; which includes photo shoot and two retouched image files you can use for marketing. You must schedule for your appointment prior to the February 20th meeting. You must email or text Sarah to schedule your head shot. Sarah's cell is: 858-414-9646 or Sarah@SarahMorganPhotography.com .
RSVP BY MONDAY, February 17 -- no later than 5 p.m.
(You can pay through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account) Questions? E mail Jill Harris or Dana Green at RSVP2RSFbpw@gmail.com
or to reach Jill by cell--call: 619-884-7778.

NOTE: All reservations will close at 5 pm on the Monday before the event.
NO refunds, substitutions or changes after February 17.  To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on Monday, February 17 to Jill Harris at 619 917-8164 or Dana Green at 760 815-7707. Email at   rsvp2rsfbpw@gmail.com

Jill and Dana are the RSVP chairs. All special requests must be made through them prior to the meeting. See lunch choices section for special requests requirements.

SECRET WORD:   During the months of January through October RSFbpw members will get a 2nd entry in the door prize drawing by emailing the secret word to RSVP2RSFbpw@gmail.com no later than 5 pm on the Monday before each meeting. Members get one entry when they register for lunch and one when they send the secret word. Check for the secret word in the President's message in our newsletter.

February Lunch Menu Choices
February Menu

Please email Jill Harris or Dana Green at RSVP2RSFbpw@gmail.com f or a gluten free choice or other food requests.  

Unless a serious health challenge exists, no special requests except gluten free, vegan, no dressing or dressing on the side. 

Salad :   Grilled Chicken w/ Arugula, Radicchio, Parmesan, Pecans, Cherry, Sherry Vin

Hot Dish : Tri tip w/ Roast Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Kale
Vegetarian : Carrot Rissoto, Shave Carrot Salad, Midnight Moon Cheese

Drinks: Ice tea, hot tea, coffee, soft drinks (does not include mineral water)

Dessert: Pot de Crème

No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.
MEMBERS : $36.00 & GUESTS: $41.00
  Board Members & Leadership Volunteers
  Beppie Mostert
  Past President:
 Julie Hetherington
Jill Harris & Dana Green

Recording Secretary:
Gina Ruby

Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership: 
Sarah Morgan

VP Programs: 
Katherine Zacharias
Roohi Darugar
Sandra Rogers 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Lisa Bentson
Julia Uhll 
Judy Foster

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Lisa Bentson

Our February Birthday Girls
Honoring our Member's February Birthdays!!!
Please say Happy Birthday to:

Michelle Balke Feb 1
Michele Miller Feb 27

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 half-table. 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.   
If you are interested in becoming a member of our women's Rancho Santa Fe, Business and Professional Women's Association, you must attend two meetings as a visitor, then apply for membership. We have 3 members per category, and if the category is not filled, you can submit the application to one of our board members for consideration. If the category is filled, we encourage you to continue to attend our meetings and network with our members. You can apply when the position opens. Any questions about membership, Contact Sarah Morgan - Director of Membership at Sarah@SarahMorganPhotography.com or call 858-414-9646