February 21 RSFbpw Luncheon-Meeting
Please Pay your RSFBPW Dues by February 28th
Y our 2019 Dues are due no later than February 28!
L adies!! Your 2019 dues are due for RSFbpw. You can pay them by going to the RSFbpw website. Find the button on the right-hand side, that says Membership Renewal, Pay your Membership Dues for 2019.

You can also pay your dues by sending a check for $80.00 written to RSFbpw. Mail to Dr. Deena Stacer at 16516 Bernardo Center Dr # 130, San Diego, CA 92128.

Dues are due no later than February 28.
President's Message
Dear RSFBPW ladies:

February is the month we celebrate Valentines Day. It’s all about giving. Valentine’s Day is a unique time for giving gifts to those we care about and with the people we want to maintain great relationships. Secret word is Valentines. This month creates an ideal opportunity for us to create stronger customer-company connections.

Use Valentine’s month to show your customers you really CARE about them and want to make them feel special.There are many ways to achieve that deeper connection, for example you can promote free gift-wrapping, offer to add a personal message enclosed in an envelope, promote free shipping, give them the option to return gifts with no additional costs, or promote a unique discount code. If you are a service professional, you can offer a discount for your service, give your clients a gift certificate for a free hour of service, sell certificates at a discount so your clients can give your services to a friend (who may become your new client/customer) or you can offer a "buy one-get one" special. You can give your clients a small gift with your business card or your logo engraved in it. Every business owner you can write their customers a love letter, by describing your appreciation to them for being your wonderful customer)

When you jump on the occasion and use one of these ideas, your customers will appreciate you and may be more inclined to do more business with you and give you referrals.

I would like to thank each of you for making my first year as President so wonderful. I love this group and all the wonderful connections I've made. Here's to a fabulous 2019 filled with lots of new friendships, new connections and more love to and from our clients/customers!
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Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President
February Luncheon Speaker
CEO of San Diego Blood Bank

David Wellis , Ph.D., is the Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Blood Bank. He is a cell biologist with over 25 years of experience in the life science field. Dr. Wellis joined SDBB following his tenure at a variety of companies that developed antibody therapeutics and tools for biomedical research, diagnostic and applied markets, including BioAtla, Illumina, GenVault and Axon Instruments. He received his B.S. from UC Irvine, an M.S. and Ph.D. from Emory University, postdoctoral training at Tufts University and UC Berkeley, and his business training at Leavey Business School of Santa Clara University and Haas Business School at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Wellis serves on numerous committees for the National Institute of Health as well as the National Blood Bank.
RSVP by Monday, February 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 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 February 18.  To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on
Monday, February 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.

Notice : Our lunch prices have increased by $1.00 for 2019 because of the Country Club's lunch price increases.
Lunch Choices
February Luncheon 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 :   Orange Chicken Salad - shredded cabbage, orange segments, crushed peanuts, cilantro, sesame vinaigrette

Hot Dish : Beef and Broccoli - steamed white rice, roasted broccoli, New York strips, sesame clusters, general tsao

Vegetarian: Kung Pao Cauliflower - cabbage, cilantro, peanuts, furikake seasoning, kung pao sauce

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

Dessert : Chocolate Mousse 

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
Laurenn Barker 
Roohi Darugar 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Lisa Bentson
Julia Uhll 

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

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

Michelle Balke ~ Feb 1
Kelli Graham ~ Feb 19
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 at Sarah@SarahMorganPhotography.com, or call 858-414-9646.