November 21 ~ RSFbpw LUNCHEON
Dear RSFBPW Ladies and guests:

November is truly one of my favorite months because of what it represents. We all have so much to be thankful for. I love getting up early, going to the gym and coming home to get the turkey in the oven, watching the football games and the Dog Show, along with all the chaos of everyone home and just enjoying family.

It really is a time of year to reflect on how truly blessed we are and to be able to live in a country with the freedoms we enjoy. In America's finest city we also enjoy the awesome weather and belong to a fantastic networking group of women who support and encourage each other. It is the best!

Here are some fun facts about Thanksgiving to share around the dinner table:

  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival. It included 50 Pilgrims, 90 Wampanoag Indians, and lasted three days. It is believed by historians that only five women were present.
  • Turkey wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Venison, duck, goose, oysters, lobster, eel, and fish were likely served, alongside pumpkins and cranberries (but not pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce!).
  • Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday on October 3, 1863. Sarah Joseph Hale, the woman who wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” convinced Lincoln to make Thanksgiving a national holiday after writing letters for 17 years.
  • The history of U.S. Presidents pardoning turkeys is patchy. Harry Truman is often credited with being the first president to pardon a turkey, but that’s not quite true. He was the first to receive a ceremonial turkey from the National Turkey Federation – and he had it for dinner. John F. Kennedy was the first to let a Thanksgiving turkey go, followed by Richard Nixon who sent his turkey to a petting zoo. George H.W. Bush is the president who formalized the turkey pardoning tradition in 1989.
  • There are four towns in the United States named “Turkey.” They can be found in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and North Carolina.
  • The average number of calories consumed on Thanksgiving is 4,500.
  • Butterball answers more than 100,000 turkey-cooking questions via their Butterball Turkey Hotline each November and December.
  • The tradition of football on Thanksgiving Day began in 1876 with a game between Yale and Princeton. The first NFL games were played on Thanksgiving in 1920.
  • More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday this year. That’s up 4.8% from last year.

Why not take a minute at dinner and go around the table and have each person share what they are most thankful for this year?

Have a happy and safe holiday and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Remember to register for our November luncheon no later than 5 p.m., Monday, November 18!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on on NOVEMBER 21st!
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 Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President
Time to Vote on our 2020 RSFbpw Board

Our 2020 Board will be be voted in at our November luncheon-meeting.

The following RSFBPW members have volunteered to donate their time to be part of the Board for RSFbpw in 2020:

Beppie Mostert - President
Julie Hetherington - Past President
VP of Programs - Katherine Zacharias
VP of Membership - Sarah Morgan
Secretary - Gina Ruby
Treasurer - Dr. Deena Stacer
RSVP Chairwomen - Dana Green and Jill Harris
Directory - Lisa Bentson and Judith Balian

RSFbpw Betty's Boutique and Holiday Bazaar

Please join us at our November luncheon for our annual Betty's Boutique Holiday Bazaar.

Every November we host our annual holiday bazaar as part of our luncheon-meeting. We will be shopping from many of our members. We will also have the opportunity to network and share our gratitude for the lovely friendships we have enjoyed and grown through our RSFbpw connections throughout the year. We look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with you in November at our luncheon.

Our Charity Selection for 2019

Every year the RSFbpw Board selects a different charity to donate funds to. We also invite members of RSFbpw to bring in monetary donations if they choose to participate. This year, we have selected Solutions For Change as our RSFbpw 2019 Charity.

If you would like to donate to this organization, you can bring in gift cards in any amount to our luncheons in November and December. Gift card recommendations include Walmart, Target, Ross, Grocery stores, Visa and MasterCard.

Solutions for Change breaks the pattern of homelessness and poverty for future generations of families. Homeless families gain stable homes where children can focus on their education without the worries of homelessness. Children finish high school, go to college and learn the value of hard work and determination. Solutions University teaches parents how to raise a successful household. The program includes counseling services,parenting, leadership, household finances, job skills training, work experience – plus housing, food, health services and childcare to give families a solid foundation to build a successful future.

RSFbpw Calendar for 2019

 Mark Your Calendars with Our Luncheons for 2019

November 21
December 19
RSVP BY MONDAY, November 18-- no later than 5 p.m.
(You can pay through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account)
Questions  email Alexis 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 November 18.  To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on Monday, November 18 to Alexis at 858-204-3800.

Alexis is the RSVP chair. All special requests must be made through Alexis prior to the meeting. See lunch choices section for special requests requirements.

SECRET WORD: During the months of January through October- RSFbpw members will g et a 2nd entry in the door prize drawing by emailing the secret word to Alexis 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 Alexis the secret word. Check for the secret word in the President's message in our newsletter.
November Lunch Menu Choices
November Menu

Please email   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 :  Roasted Salmon Salad, Apple Blue Cheese Salad, Arugula, pomegranate dressing, graham cracker crumble (G/F)

Hot Dish : Roasted Turkey Breast, Cornbread stuffing, root vegetables, pan gravy, (G/F)

 Vegetarian: Faro Risotto, Butternut Squash, wild mushrooms, crispy sage

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

Dessert: Pumpkin Tart with Crème Fraiche, Caramel Sauce

No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.
MEMBERS : $36.00 & GUESTS: $41.00
  Board Members & Leadership Volunteers
  Julie Hetherington
  Past President:
 Gina Ruby
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership: 
Sarah Morgan

VP Programs: 
Ana Nieto
Roohi Darugar 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Lisa Bentson
Julia Uhll 
Judy Foster

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Want to be a greeter in 2019? Talk to Julie our President to volunteer!!!

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

Barbara Maisonet - November 1
Kim Smart - November 4
Elaine Russo - November 7
Corrine Steiger - November 17

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 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 at or call 858-414-9646 or contact Dr. Deena Stacer at