Our December RSFBPW Luncheon/Meeting
President's Message
Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests:

It's hard to believe it is December! The year has flown by! I love this time of year for so many reasons. It's a time to be with family and friends. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is fun and frantic. There are so many members in our RSFbpw group that can help you with your gift-giving needs - be sure to remember that as you are hopping online to start your shopping. You can click the members button on our website to see all our members and what they offer.

We will not have a speaker for our December meeting, instead we will have our annual gift exchange! See details below. The gift exchange is for both our members AND our guests.

We have selected " A Night to Remember Prom " for our club's charity this year. This is a program that puts on a full prom for special needs kids. Their donations include doing hair, makeup, giving them dresses and tuxes to wear, providing transportation and all the entertainment for these special needs kids. Click here to watch a short video about this Charity .

If you'd like to participate this Holiday Season by supporting A Night To Remember Prom , bring a check, cash or gift cards; or gently used prom dresses to our December meeting to give to Sarah Morgan. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Thank you to everyone for making my first year as President a great experience. I appreciate each of you and look forward to a blessed holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah!

Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President
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Details About Our December Gift Exchange

We are doing our annual gift exchange at our December Luncheon. Please bring a wrapped gift worth a minimum of $25.00 . The gift must be new and include your business card so the member who chooses your gift can send you a thank you note. Visitors should bring a gift to participate in our gift exchange event too. Appropriate gifts include only new items and/or gift cards of $25.00 value . Gift cards for a restaurant, stores, movies are good gifts. No Nos! No books you have written or services you offer or gift cards for discounts for services/products that require paying more than $25.00 to use those services.
Meet Our 2019 Board Members

Our RSFBPW Board Leaders for 2020

President:   Julie Hetherington         
  Past President:  Gina Ruby
  RSVP Chairman:  Alexis Ranglas-Behseta
Recording Secretary: Beppie Mostert
Treasurer: Dr. Deena Stacer
VP Membership:  Sarah Morgan
VP Programs:  Ana Nieto

If you are interested in being a greeter in 2019, email Julie Hetherington, our current President. Julie can be reached at juliehetherington@yahoo.com
RSVP by Monday, December 17th 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 December 17.  To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on
Monday. December 17 to Alexis at 858-204-3800.

Alexis is the RSVP chair for the remainder of this year. All special requests must be made through Alexis prior to the meeting. See lunch choices section for special requests requirements.

MEMBERS: There is no secret word in December because we are having our holiday Gift Exchange. During the months of January through October members 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.
Lunch Choices
December Luncheon Menu Choices

Please email Aranglas12@yahoo.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 :  Herb Crusted Roast Beef, Brussel sprouts, nueskis bacon, butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, mustard demi;

Hot Dish : Sear ed Snapper red pepper coulis, confit potatoes, king oyster mushrooms, chimichurri;

Vegetarian:   Kung Pao Cauliflower, florets, peanuts, cilantro, cabbage.

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

Dessert : German Chocolate Cake

No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.
MEMBERS :$35.00 & GUESTS: $40.00
  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 
Rosemarie Litoff  
Roohi Darugar 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Lisa Bentson
Julia Uhll 
Anne Bowman 

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan
Honoring our Member's December Birthdays!!!
Please say
 Happy Birthday to:

Barbara Elzroth
Dana Green
Sarah Morgan
Ana Nieto
Sarah Vogel
Neysa Whiteman

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.