Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests:

Happy May!   Finally our spring has arrived! It always brings about a feeling of new beginnings! I loved how our Member Showcase last month focused on cleansing and starting fresh. This is a great time of year to evaluate how you grow your business. Are you meeting other members in our group outside of our monthly luncheon?? I would like to suggest you take the new Membership Directory (Thank you Betty Potter Englishbee) and pick a person a week or month to connect with. Grab lunch or coffee and get to know them and more about what they do. I have found our group to be a great resource for everything!! Secret word is fresh. Personal Relationships are not built in the quick exchanges we have prior to our meeting but in the one on one situations.  
Just a reminder that we are doing a 2 minute Member Shout Out each month during the meeting.   If you have someone you would like to highlight, please contact Beppie Mostert. This is a great chance to share a personal story of an experience you've had with one of our awesome members. There are so many I can't wait to hear them all!

Apache Blessing
MAY the sun bring you new energy by day
MAY the moon softly restore you by night
MAY the rain wash away your worries
MAY the breeze blow new strength into your being
MAY you walk gently through the world and know it's beauty all the days of your life.

Looking forward to a great meeting this month and making some new connections.

REMINDER - OUR JUNE MEETING WILL BE ON THE 2ND THURSDAY, JUNE 14TH.  Please adjust your calendar accordingly.

Julie Hetherington
RSFBPW President

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Our May Speaker is Gary Priest from the San Diego Zoo!


Gary has been working with a team of creative and talented people who are responsible for the creation and development of the new San Diego Zoo Global Academy. The Academy is our organization's new online collaborative learning environment. He coordinates with a wide variety of subject matter experts in the area of animal care in order to develop online training content for exotic animal care and husbandry. He is the  author of three of the first 13 online classes in the areas of animal learning, operant conditioning and co-author of San Diego Zoo Global's elephant management with protected contact class.
The Academy was launched at the Association of Zoo and Aquarium's national conference in September, 2012. In the short time since, well over 100 zoos, aquariums and associations around the world have partnered with the Academy for their online staff training.

RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday May 14  by 5 pm
Click on website link here to make lunch reservations.    

(You can pay through PayPal even if you do not have a PayPal account
Questions email Betty 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 May 14   To cancel, please call or email before 5 pm on Mon. May 14 to Betty at 760-753-7644.

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

MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the door prize drawing by emailing the secret word to Betty no later than 5 pm Monday, May 14   (Members get one entry when they register and pay for lunch).
Lunch Choices:
chicken salad
April Luncheon Menu Choices:

  Please email Betty Englishbee at 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:   Honey grilled chicken spring salad w/cilantro, pistachios, dates, citrus medley, shaved radish, baby mixed greens, honey-lime vinaigrette.
Hot Dish:  Petite filet steak w/heirloom cherry tomatoes, arugula, pickled onions, steak sauce
Vegetarian:  Whole roasted cauliflower, fresh herbs, pistachio, pickled onions, turmeric vinaigrette
Drinks: ice tea, hot tea, coffee, soft drinks (does not include mineral water)
Dessert: Fresh sliced fruit and berries
No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.

Member Price: $35            Guest Price: $40

R SFBPW Board Members
& Leadership Volunteers
Honoring our Member's 
March  Birthdays
 Julie Hetherington
      Past President:
      Gina Ruby
Betty Potter Englishbee  
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Dr. Deena Stacer

VP Membership:
Sarah Morgan

VP Programs:
Ana Nieto

Betty Potter-Englishbee

Laurenn Barker  
Rosemarie Litoff  
Roohi Darugar 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Sandi Marvich
Julia Uhll 
Anne Bowman 

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhll

Sarah Morgan

Please say Happy Birthday to:

 Judith Balian      5/4
Anne DeMyer      5/25
Nina Haines        5/30
Kim Horner         5/30
Bonnie Laverty    5/8
Elizabeth Pericles 5/17
Valerie Vicent     5/5
Candy Vidales      5/23  

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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 spot. 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.  
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