September 26 ~ RSFbpw LUNCHEON
Dear RSFBPW Ladies and guests:

Many of the ladies in our group are in a business where they sell a product or service. Whether that applies to you or not, we are all selling ourselves everyday. We only have one opportunity to make a first impression; and the product/opportunity/service we offer comes second. You can have the best product in the world but if your potential client doesn't "click" with you, the chance to make the connection may be lost.

Here are few things you can do to make that first impression a lasting one:

1) Stand out from the crowd by looking sharp! Is your outfit flattering to your shape and size? Does it fit you correctly and is it age appropriate? Just because you "can" wear a certain outfit doesn't mean you necessarily should. When is the last time someone complimented your hair and makeup? If it's been a while, maybe you need a little freshening up! We have many women in our group who can help you!;

2) Smile!!! I love when people ask me why I'm so happy all the time! Clearly that isn't always the case - but it's great that people think that! What about you? Do you smile and show a winning personality?;

3) Remember people's names - people enjoy hearing one word more than any other - THEIR NAME! I try and play a game with myself and make a connection between every person I meet and another thing/person/word that will help me remember their name. Secret word is autumn;

4) Be more interested in the other person than they are in you. Be genuine in your conversation and take a sincere interest in what they are saying. Not only will they be more open to doing business with you, they will remember and refer people to you as well.

Let's make September our month to connect!


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 Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President
RSFBPW- Marketing Panel

Join us to hear from our RSFbpw Marketing Experts Panel. Learn special marketing strategies that will help you grow your business reach; build your credibility; and eliminate "marketing overwhelm."

RSFBPW Calendar for 2019

 Mark Your Calendars with Our Luncheons for 2019

September 26
October 31
November 21
December 19
RSVP BY MONDAY, September 23 -- 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 September 23 .   To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on Monday, Sept 23 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.

September 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:   Grilled Flat Iron Steak Grilled Romaine lettuce, tomato, Bacon Caesar Dressing, avocado, Parmesan Cheese 

Hot Dish : Seared Salmon: Zucchini, Squash, Feta Cheese, Roasted Potato, Parsley Buerre Blanc

 Vegetarian: Seared Cauliflower: Roasted Potatoes, Pistachio Nuts, Tomato Relish, Garlic yogurt sauce

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

Dessert: Family Style Large Platter of Chocolate Chips Cookies

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

If you are interested in serving on our RSFbpw board for 2020, please attend our Board meeting in September. Meetings are from 10 am to 11:15 am; prior to every month's luncheon meeting. If you are interested in being on the Board, you must decide which position you'd like to hold and let the Board members know. There will be an election in November. Please RSVP to Julie Hetherington if you are interested in attending at
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!!!

Board Positions available for 2020: VP of Programs, VP of Membership, RSVP Chairman, Social Chairman, Directory Chairman, and Secretary.
Honoring our Member's SEPTEMBER Birthdays!!!
Please say
 Happy Birthday to:

Marla Belbel --September 18
Melanie Robertson -- September 20
Kara Horat -- September 21
Cheryl Giustinano -- September 30
Roni Telmosse --September 28

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.