Your RSFBPW Yearly Dues are Due by Jan 31!
May 20, 2021 ~ FREE RSFbpw Virtual Meeting
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Dear RSFBPW Ladies and guests.

Happy May!!! Spring is in full swing and gardens all over San Diego are looking especially lovely this year. Our garden is looking great and so many birds have returned as well as a few nests, so we are enjoying watching over them.
 
May represents the month of appreciation for so many amazing women! May 5th is Teacher Appreciation Day, May 7th is Military Spouse Day, International Nurses Day falls on May 12th this year and of course, we have Mother’s Day on May 9th.
 
I loved our Member Showcase last month, learning so much from our newer members as well as seasoned members. So much information and an opportunity to learn so much more about our lovely members and their businesses. Secret word is learn. Be sure to sign up for the next Showcase, which will be in October.
 
We are currently working on updating our website and you will notice that we have a new logo - fresh, updated and empowering. Visiting our website at https://ranchosantafebizprowomen.com you will notice that the membership directory has been updated and we have some availability in a few categories for new members. We still have our membership drive running, so we would like to encourage each of you to invite other professional women to join us for our May meeting. Sharp women have sharp connections! They can come as a guest for a few meetings to see if they think RSFbpw is a good fit for them before they apply for membership. Even if we don't have an open spot in their category yet, they can still network with our group until one opens up. So invite away ladies! Who knows, you might walk off with an Amazon gift card!

Have you done business or met with a member of our group lately? We will have the opportunity at our meeting to do Member Shout Outs, so if you have something special to share about another member, please come ready to let us all know.

Let's pack the room for our meeting on May 20th!
Our meeting will start at 11.45am. See you then.

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

Beppie Seinen-Mostert
RSFBPW President
Our Special May Speaker
Kathryn Rogers, founder and CEO of Maya Moon Co., launched the company following a 10-year career in strategic brand management and executive leadership in the wellness and sustainable food sectors.

After building a successful farm-to-table catering company from the ground up in San Diego, she decided to pivot the Vivacious Dish LLC brand to launch a packaged food product. Maya Moon Co. was born out of her love for sweets and an allergy to processed sugar: so she set out on a mission to create a decadent treat that made her and her customers feel amazing: body, mind and spirit.

Today, Maya Moon Co. organic cacao truffles and drinking chocolate are sold online to customers nationwide, and her first retail Chocolate Cafe is opening this summer in San Diego.
We will take a deep dive into the world of chocolate from sustainable sourcing to production, and learn how local company Maya Moon Co. is turning the highest quality Ecuadorian cacao into delicious, healthy treats.
Members: Remember to send Jill Harris your email to let her know you want to donate a gift card for the Secret Drawing. Rsvp2RSFbpw@gmail.com
Register to Attend our RSFbpw May 20 Meeting

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REGISTER TO ATTEND THE RSFbpw MEETING THROUGH THIS LINK

The RSFbpw -Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Association is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: May 20, 2021, 2021 11:45 AM -1:30 PM

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS MEETING:

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.

Please add this link to your calendar so you will have it when it is time to join the Zoom Meeting.

Need help with ZOOM? Contact Deena Stacer to coach you through joining Zoom. Jill Harris

Our May 20 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.

All members can participate in the SECRET WORD E-CARD drawing in December- this was hugely popular last month, so we will repeat it! Please offer to purchase an ecard or provide a gift for $10.00+ that can either emailed or mailed 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 2021
Mark your calendar for the meetings and luncheons in 2021

May 20
June 17
July 22
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16
*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 December. 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
Our May Birthday Girls
Honoring our Member's May Birthdays!!!
Please say Happy Birthday to:

Judith Balian May 4
Valerie Vicent May 5
Kim Horner May 30
 Board Members & Leadership Volunteers
President: 
 Beppie Seinen Mostert
         
 Past President:
 Julie Hetherington
 
RSVP: 
Jill Harris & Dana Green

Recording Secretary:
Gina Ruby

Treasurer:
Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership: 
Sarah Morgan

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

Inspirational Leaders: 
Billie Frances, Barbara Masionet, Deena Stacer

Photographer: 
Sarah Morgan
If you are interested in volunteering for a position in 2022 feel free to attend our Board Meetings once we meet back in person. We would love to see you become a new Board member.
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