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Pembroke Pines, FL
Hello BWA Sisters,
love July. Why? Because it makes me feel like the whole world is
on vacation. The traffic is less, the office is quieter, the days
are longer. If only we could feel this “chill” all year long.
make no mistake, things are still happening! Preparations for BWA
are in full swing to make the upcoming year fun, educational and
fulfilling. With results of the year-end surveys in hand, the
Executive Board is committed to responding to your suggestions. The
program and social committees are stepping up the game by bringing us
unique speakers for our monthly meetings and finding special ways to get
to know each other better. We welcome input from each of you to
help make this year worthwhile for all our members and scholars.
Following is the list of the 2017-2018 Executive Board.
Please feel free to give any of us a call to offer suggestions or
to volunteer to be on a committee.
will again be membership renewal month. BWA membership fees will
remain at $300 for the 2017-2018 year. We will continue to have
our meetings on the second Monday of every month at the Tower Club for
the foreseeable future. Your membership includes the fabulous
lunches provided there for the entire year. We hope you will
continue to join us for another year of fellowship, networking, and the
opportunity to support our mission to grant educational scholarships to
your summertime fun and family, knowing that the cooler weather is just
around the corner and the pace will pick up sooner than you think!
Thank you all for the continued support of this special organization.
Diana Dane Plucienkowski
for fall are in full swing to make the upcoming year fun, educational
and fulfilling. Please take this time to Live, Love, Travel... See you
2017-18 BWA Board of Directors
Diana Dane Plucienkowski, President
Pat Zeiler-President Elect
Holly Moody-Past President
Michell Singer Tobin-Treasurer
Melissa Milroy-VP Programs
Andrea Tsakanikas-VP Membership
Jillian Prinz-At Large
Elisa Stone-At Large
Tracy Carroll-At Large
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The Broward Public Library Foundation will be the beneficiary of the Cocktails for Humanity fundraising event from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 29.
Cocktails for Humanity is a nonprofit that organizes a group of
volunteers to serve drinks for a good cause. The event takes place at
the coworking space General Provision during Fort Lauderdale’s monthly
FAT Village Artwalk. The 18 celebrity bartenders – including our
own Darren Blake – will serve craft cocktails, beer, and wine. Every dollar made, even tips go to the Library Foundation.
Girl Scouts Lead the Way - Honoring Inspirational Women of Broward County.
will be a Networking Reception and Luncheon. The Mistress of Ceremonies
is Ellen Jaffe, Easy 93.1 and the Keynote Speaker is Laurie Jennings,
WPLG Local 10 News. Tickets are $75. For additional information, contact
Mandy Winkle at 561-427-0190 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
honorees are: Juliet Roulhac, FPL; Dr. Penny Shaffer, Florida Blue; and
Deanna Soloway-Simon, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
Cruisin’ Down the River with Bonnet House
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and Kelly’s Landing Seafood
Restaurant for A Cruise Down the New River, Saturday, July 15, 2017
House Museum & Gardens and Kelly’s Landing Seafood Restaurant
present Cruisin’ Down the River: Digging Up The Past. Take a boat ride
with Bonnet House down the New River Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 5:00
p.m on the famous Carrie B paddlewheel boat. Hear historical tales about
Fort Lauderdale while enjoying wine and tasty treats from Kelly’s
Landing and live music from the Gold Coast Banjo Band. The featured
speaker is Sara Ayers-Rigsby, MA, RPA, Director, Southeast/Southwest
Regions, Florida Public Archaeology Network.
is $45 for members and $55 for non-members and includes two glasses of
wine along with a boxed lunch generously sponsored by Kelly’s Landing. A
cash bar will also be available onboard. The yacht embarkation site is
3440 North New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. All sales
are final and tickets are non-refundable. Visit
www.bonnethouse.org or call (954) 703-2614
Summer Art Series at Frame ‘N Art By the Sea Gallery
July 20, 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public
Bonnet House Fine Artists present works of various media at Frame ‘n Art By the Sea.
four exhibitions will feature works of various media including
watercolor, oil, acrylic, and photography and a percentage of all art
sale proceeds will benefit Bonnet House and its programs.
June 15 – July 20, 2017
July 20 – August 17, 2017
August 17 – September 21, 2017
September 21 – October 19, 2017
Opening Receptions Take Place the First Day of Each Exhibition 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
Frame ‘N Art By the Sea Gallery
229A E. Commercial Blvd.
Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308
Orchid Care Basics
to orchids will learn how to choose the correct plants for their
growing area and what they need – water, light, fertilizer, temperature,
so they grow and flower beautifully. Start your journey into the
exciting hobby of orchid growing! Visit www.bonnethouse.org or
call (954) 703-2606.
June 16 – August 20, 2017
Charley Friedman: Moist Things
visual artist Charley Friedman offers a survey of humorous,
family-friendly sculptures, photographs, videos, drawings, and
installations. Visitors can create their own works based on exhibition
themes in the Interactive Art Room.
June 12 – August 18, 2017
Summer Arts Camp
out the artist and performer in your child with visual arts, performing
arts, music, and interdisciplinary programs at the Art and Culture
Center’s Summer Arts Camp. Each of the sessions allows children and
teens to practice the skills they’ve learned while preparing for final
exhibitions and performances.
We offer a variety of programs to suit your child’s interests and skill level:
Littlest Actors and Littlest Artists, for children ages 4 to 6 who want to express themselves creatively
Young Actors and Young Artists, ages 6 to 12, is the popular choice for the child who loves to participate in both the visual and performing arts
Broadway Actors, ages 8 to 18, is an intensive program for the talented performer who loves to be in the spotlight
A limited number of partial scholarships are available through our Arts Outreach Program for qualifying families.
Frank art gallery’s newest exhibition Pirate Island opens Thursday,
June 16 and runs through Saturday, August 19. Pirate Island is an
interactive family-friendly pirate experience featuring tales of pirate
life, a treasure hunt, a chance to “walk the plank,” and a maritime
exhibition by U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. $5 admission. Pirate Island is
presented by The Frank in collaboration with Miami Children’s Museum.
The Frank hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is
located at 601 City Center Way in Pembroke Pines. For more
information about The Frank, call 954.392.2129, email
email@example.com or visit thefrankgallery.org. Follow The Frank on
Facebook and Instagram at The Frank Pembroke Pines.
Maria Soldani received ACDBE Partner Recognition
The Jethro Pugh Community Initiative Award
demonstrating dynamic and high-impact engagement in initiatives that
benefit the local community in a way that reflected positively on the
Joint Venture partnership with respect to the airport and/or city
The Jethro Pugh Community Initiative Award recognizes
a Paradies Lagardère ACDBE partner, or group of partners, who has
coordinated or executed – on his/her own, with a community organization,
with the Joint Venture or in partnership with an airport - an
initiative(s) or project(s) on behalf of the Joint Venture partnership
that has or will significantly benefit, improve or assist the quality of
life for members of the communities surrounding the airports we
Criteria / Evidence of success included:
a truly outstanding Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business
Enterprise partner that has represented the Joint Venture in community
service through: volunteerism, serving as a non-compensated board
member, founding a non-profit organization, and/or has demonstrated a
sustained commitment to the community
were provided by internal representatives of Paradies Lagardère e.g.,
General Manager, Regional Director, Regional Vice President, Business
Developer and members of the community services including airport
representatives and community organizers.
Save the Dates 2017 - 2018
*Speakers and topic's subject to change without notice