Our Next RSFBPW Meeting
President's Message:

Dear RSFBPW Members and Guests,

Happy New Year Ladies!  Cheers to NEW starts, FRESH beginnings and an EXCITING journey that YOU get to create in 2017.

We usually hear about setting goals and resolutions this time of year.  Instead of writing down the same 'ole resolutions of  "losing weight", "make more money" or possibly "find love",  I have a different take.  I was inspired by a picture of one of the prettiest insects God has created - the butterfly.  There are many parallels with the butterfly's cocoon and our lives. 

Alot happens in that litt
butterfly wings le cocoon and it takes patience and work for the butterfly to bust out w hen she's ready.  The beauty of the butterfly is worth the struggle she goes through.  The secret word is fly.

We're alot like butterflies. No matter what our age, each of us have gone through some painful bumps and bruises in life. And when we allow ourselves to learn AND
grow from those bumps, we create stunning "wings" of wisdom, experience, and God-given skills and abilities to create out dreams and fly! 

So ladies, your wings are ready to fly! How do YOU want to use your wings this year?  Is it helping others, or possibly creating the health, the income, or soulmate you love? It's your choice of where you want to fly.  Create your path on a daily basis.

Ask yourself this question each day to stay on your butterfly course:  "Will the decision I'm about to make take me closer to my goal or further?"  Surround yourself with butterflies, take flight and create your journey!

Happy, Healthy New Year to YOU!

Gina Ruby, RSFBPW President
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"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?" ~ Katharine Graham

Pay for your 2017 RSFBPW Membership online
  Click here  to pay for your 2017 RSFBPW Membership dues.  $70.00 Annual.

Renewal dues are due by February 29, 2017. If there are any changes/corrections to the RSFPBW directory, please contact Betty Potter-Englishbee immediately.

Also, please let Betty know if you are not renewing this year.  We will miss you!
Sarah Morgan is taking headshots in January!
        Having a current, quality headshot gives a GREAT first impression!   
If your headshot is over 3 years old, it's time to see Sarah Morgan. 
She does beautiful work, she's very reasonable and she makes you
feel REALLY comfortable in front of the camera.
Come to our January Meeting.  Register by January 16  5pm

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America's Foremost Authority on Follow-Up!

Debbie Hoffman is America's foremost authority on follow-up and founder of the breakthrough training company, "Power-Up! Your Follow-Up."
She works closely with small business owners, entrepreneurs and sales professionals who aren't getting enough clients because they're not following up effectively. She helps them create a step-by- step follow-up system for their business and convert more prospects into long-term client without feeling salesy.
Welcome our 2017 RSFBPW Board Officers
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Welcome our new RSFBPW Board Members and Chairwomen for 2017

President - Gina Ruby 
VP of Programs - Julie Hetherington
VP of Membership - Dr. Deena Stacer 
Secretary - Beppie Mostert
Treasurer - Pamela Croft 
Chairman of the Directory - Betty Potter-Englishbee
Chairman of Reservations - Alexis Ranglas Behseta  
and Linda Melikian 

RSVP Information - RSVP by Monday January 16 5pm
Reservations may be made online at  (using PayPal - do not have t o have an account). Any questions email    Alexis Ranglas  
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 Jan 16.
Alexis Ranglas is the RSVP chair. All requests must be made through Alexis prior to the meeting. Please call to cancel - see Lunch Choices section for special requests requirements.    858-204-3800
Questions- Call

MEMBERS: Get a 2nd entry in the drawing - email secret word to Alexis by 5 pm .  Jan 16.
Lunch Choices:
chicken salad

I mportant Note: Unless a serious health challenge exists, i.e., gluten intolerance, no special requests except no dressi ng or dressing on the side.  Please email Alexis Ranglas directly
Salad:    Birds nest salad. Grilled chicken, grapes, watercress, granola crouton, cumin scented yogurt dressing
Hot Dish:    Grilled romaine w/sliced new york , toasted pepitas, cotija cheese, cilantro, chipotle buttermilk dressing.  Gluten Free
Vegetarian:  grilled portobello, yellow tomato sauce, eggplant, fried capers, fresh basil, golden raisins
Drinks: ice tea, hot tea, coffee, soft drinks (does not include mineral water)
Dessert: Chef's choice
No host wine- purchase drink tickets from Board member at $15 each.

Member Price: $30            Guest Price:  $35

R SFBPW Board Members
& Leadership Volunteers
Honoring our Member's 
January Birthdays
                  Gina Ruby
Alexis Ranglas-Behseta
Linda Melikian 

Recording Secretary:
Beppie Mostert

Pamela Croft

VP Membership:
Deena Stacer

VP Programs:
Julie Hetherington

Betty Potter-Englishbee
Laurenn Barker  
Rosemarie Litoff  
Roohi Darugar 
Judy Foster 
Andi Frimmer 
Dana Green 
Linda Kaczur 
Sandi Marvich
Michele Miller
Julia Uhl 

Inspirational Leader: 
Julia Uhl

Sarah Morgan

Please say Happy Birthday to:

Cleta Frederickson          January 11
Parissa Weiss                 January 11
Gitta Pizar                      January 19 
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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 cheefully 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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