July 16, 2020 ~ FREE RSFbpw Virtual Meeting
Dear RSFbpw Ladies and guests:

OK , it is another Wow! Here we are, halfway through the year and I am having serious withdrawal symptoms not seeing you all in-person.

I am truly thankful that we can celebrate the Independence of this great Nation on Saturday and truly hope that you all get to enjoy the day with your families in a safe and enjoyable way. After a fun day, we usually sit on our balcony, in our favorite spirit wear, watching the fireworks at Aviara, Legoland and La Costa Resort – I guess, this year, I’ll have to rely on the sparks off my BBQ instead!

Every month is special; however, July is extra special to me. Not only is it my birthday month 😊 but it is also National Moon Day on July 20 th . I remember as a young girl sitting on my grandfather’s lap while we listened to the radio (we had no TV in South Africa at that time), when Neil Armstrong stepped on to the moon and proclaimed “ That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. What a magnificent era, secret word is moon, and I recall my grandfather was absolutely in awe and excited that he got to experience this historic moment with his grandchildren. Do you have stories from that time?

July also reminds me of the birthday of Nelson Mandela, a man who rose above all, who promoted a message of forgiveness and equality and who came to be elected President of a new South Africa. His birthday is July 18 th , which is now International Nelson Mandela Day. One of my favorite quotes from his beautiful book, Long Walk to Freedom, is “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right” . He lived up to those words and proved to be an awesome and respected leader.

Our July meeting is traditionally our Hat Day. Even though we cannot meet in person, let us knock our zoom room out the park with fun and funky hat gear. Join us during the open network time so that we can all do some early viewing and I invite you all to participate in the voting process. A few exciting prizes are up for grabs too!

As businesses, retail and recreation outlets attempt to reopen, let us be respectful, kind and supporting of the many small businesses, and especially the businesses of our members, as they continue opening.

While the Board was hopeful that we would meet in person this coming month, we have been advised by the Club that they are to remain closed to large groups until the end of July for now, so our next meeting on July 16 th will be via our wonderful Zoom Room.

See you all with your hats on!

Let's pack the ‘online-room’ for our FREE July 16 meeting 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM.

Please scroll down for additional information for the format of this meeting.

Beppie Seinen-Mostert
RSFBPW President
Our July Guest Speaker
It was never Diane Halfman’s plan to walk the streets and become a prostitute, yet alone get involved with vicious gangs and narcotics, but her life choices put her in grave circumstances. Danger became a way of life for Diane forcing her to carry a gun in her hand every day for 10 years. You see, Diane Halfman was an undercover cop for the San Diego Police department. Her job was to infiltrate the gangs and prostitutes, bust the John’s, bring’em down and clean up the streets.

Diane understands fear and survival instincts -she lived them, and knows what it takes to find your grit, perseverance and power to push through any challenge. After being medically retired from the police department as a result of a training accident, Diane took her years of experience along with her Masters in Human Resources Management and Certification as an Ultimate Game of Life Coach to pioneer the creation of her own company called SpaLife.

SPA is an acronym for Seek Power Always. Her podcast, “Live Your SpaLife” is a call to action for all women to define and create the life they truly want.

As the Reality RESET Specialist Diane Halfman travels the country speaking, consulting, conducting workshops and seminars dedicated to helping overwhelmed women entrepreneurs move from a life of emergency to emergence. Diane possesses a unique set of skills and life experiences that allow her to coach, guide and demonstrate the very techniques she used to RESET her own life and those of countless others.
Wear Your Favorite "Day at the Races" Hat to our July Meeting!
Check out these great pictures from last year's Hat Day last year. Hat Day is always so much fun. Wear your favorite bonnet, beret, fascinator, hairband or Day at the Races hat to our July Meeting. We will be offering prizes for best hats in categories like most creative, most fun, most glamorous, and most charming.

Stay tuned for how the voting process will be done. Thank you Sarah Morgan for these great photos!

RSFbpw is in the news!
Natural Awakenings Magazine has written a beautiful promotional piece for our RSFbpw Association. Download it out here ! Please check out this lovely story about our wonderful women's group. You can share this great article with other women who might be interested in attending our meetings.

Check out the Natural Awakenings Magazine here, to read the articles for the July magazine. You might be interested in running an ad pr being featured.

Register to Attend our RSFbpw July 16 Meeting



The RSFbpw -Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: July 16, 2020 11:45 AM -1:30 PM


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the meeting link to join us. You can send your newsletter to any guests that you'd like to join us too. They must register in advance using the link in this newsletter.

We will also be sending you the link via email the night before our meeting.

Need help with ZOOM, contact Regina Fernando at Regina Fernando to coach you through any worries about joining us.

Our July 16 Meeting Schedule
The meeting will start at 11:45 AM and will run until 1.30 PM. We will have our usual announcements and our Inspirational Moment. Time permitting, come ready to share a testimonial for a fellow member.

All members can participate in the SECRET WORD E-CARD drawing in July - this was hugely popular last month, so we will repeat it! Please offer to purchase an ecard for $10.00+ that can be emailed to the winner of your drawing after they win. Here is a link for GIFTCARDS.COM if you want to get ideas for items you can order from home. Please let Jill know via email that you will attend and which e-card you are offering. Rsvp2RSFbpw@gmail.com

Members will give a 20-second commercial (usual rules apply to guests, say your name and the company you work for) and we will then move onto the Speaker portion of the meeting.

RSFbpw Calendar for 2020
 Mark your calendar for the meetings and luncheons in 2020
July 16
August 20
September 24 (4th Thursday)
October 15
November 19
December 17
 * 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.
Bring a New Member & Receive a $25.00 Amazon Card
Win a $25.00 Amazon Card when your guests join RSFbpw!

RSFbpw is hosting a New Members-Friendship Referral Contest through the end of June . Our membership is based on building relationships first business relationships second. We want to have more friendships and more business referral relationships at RSFbpw. For every visitor you bring to RSFbpw who joins as a new member, we will gift you (or an organized of your choice) a $25.00 gift card to Amazon.

Our group is open to any woman who lives in San Diego County. We have up to 3 members per category. Invite business women, friends and f referral partners to join us. We require guests to attend two meetings within a 3-month period of time prior to submitting their application for membership. The Board reviews the application the following month at the Board meeting.

Questions: Contact Sarah Morgan at sarah@sarahmorganphotography.com
  Board Members & Leadership Volunteers
  Beppie Seinen-Mostert
  Past President:
 Julie Hetherington
Jill Harris & Dana Green

Recording Secretary:
Gina Ruby

Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership: 
Sarah Morgan

VP Programs: 
Katherine Zacharias
Lisa Bentson   
Lori Brenckman
Roohi Darugar
Andi Frimmer
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Kellie Lechuga
Kristin Phillips
Sandra Rogers 
 Kim Smart
Julia Uhll 

Inspirational Leaders: 
Billie Frances, Barbara Masionet, Deena Stacer, Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Lisa Bentson 
Our July Birthday Girls
Honoring our Member's July Birthdays!!!
Please say Happy Birthday to:

Lori Brenckman     July  3   
Billie Francis          July  4
Andrea Frimmer     July  7
Pamela Croft         July  15 
Connee Johnson    July  16
Regina Fernando   July  18     
Beppie Mostert       July  29    

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