April 18 ~ RSFbpw Luncheon-Meeting
President's Message
Dear RSFBPW Ladies and guests:

Happy Spring!! We've all heard the phrase "April Showers Bring May Flowers" - well, we've had plenty of showers over the past few months!! I had the opportunity to witness Mother Nature at her finest driving to Las Vegas two weeks ago and seeing the Super Bloom at Lake Elsinore and the Mojave Desert. It was truly (secret word is poppies) breathtaking and I highly recommend you take the time to check it out!

We all know what April 15th represents TAX DAY! If you are not happy with the results of your return for 2018, why not reach out to one of our awesome members to help you make some changes in your business so you keep more of the money you make! It's all about planning with a purpose! Let our lady professionals guide you!!

We are distributing our new Directory next month and you'll notice we have some availability in a few categories for new members. Why not take a peek on line at www.rsfbpw.com and check out the updated member list. I would like to encourage each of you to post on social media inviting other professional women to join us for our April meeting. Sharp women have sharp connections! Remember, 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 opes up. We have three people per category. So invite away ladies! Let's pack the room for our April meeting!
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Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President
April Member's Showcase
Members' Speaker Showcase Event:

If you don't know many women in our wonderful group yet, this is a great opportunity to get to know five of our members more intimately. Twice a year, we have the privilege of showcasing five of our members and learning a little bit more about their business, service, products and them. Join us in April to listen and learn about our members.
RSVP by Monday, April 15 -- no later than 5 p.m.
(You can pay through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account)
Questions  email Alexis at Aranglas12@gmail.com  

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 April 15.  To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on
Monday, April 15 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.

Notice : Our lunch prices have increased by $1.00 for 2019 because of the Country Club's lunch price increases.
April Lunch Choices
April Menu Choices
Please email Aranglas12@gmail.com   for 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:  Spring Time Salad with grilled Jidori chicken breast, romaine, spinach, shaved asparagus, fresh peas, shaved fennel, lemon Turmeric vinaigrette.

Hot Dish : Roast Pork Loin, Confit potatoes, crispy Broccollini, Cipollini onions,
whole grain mustard sauce

Vegetarian: (Gluten free option) Springtime succotash, Fresh ricotta cheese, cannellini beans, black eyed peas, fava beans, peas, zucchini, grilled corn, lemon oil

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

Dessert: Rainbow Sherbet

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

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Treasurer:
Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership: 
Sarah Morgan

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

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Photographer: 
Sarah Morgan

Want to be a greeter in 2019? Talk to Julie our President to volunteer!!!
Honoring our Member's April Birthdays!!!
Please say
 Happy Birthday to:

Gina Ruby ~ April 11
Rosemarie Litoff ~ April 12
Anne Bowman~ April 17
Danielle Chavalarias ~ April 19
Julia Uhll ~ April 20
Lisa Bentson ~ April 25
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 at Sarah@SarahMorganPhotography.com, or call 858-414-9646.