February 2017                                                                                                          Vol. 1 Issue 6 

In this issue
-President's Message
-Meeting Information
-Member Spotlight
-Welcome New Members
-Member News
-Events Calendar


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P.O. Box 826631
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President's Message

BWA Sisters,

The month of February brings to mind cupids, hearts, and the holiday dreaded by singles, Valentines Day! But February is so much more than the short little month where a dozen roses will cost you a  fortune, as we will be hearing from our speaker this month. February is also Black History month.  Elaina Norlin, will enlighten us about the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, which is a real treasure right here in our own community. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate our diversity. 


Holly Moody

President 2016-2017


Meeting Information 

A Dream and a Vision 

We are having a visual tour down memory lane from the beginning of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center to the current preparation for their upcoming  15th year anniversary.



Elaina Norlin


It began with the dream and vision of one man. Samuel F. Morrison, the former director of Broward County Library, who wanted to build a library by and about African-Americans for the Broward community and the world at large. Not just any library, but a state-of-the-art facility for research, life-long learning, community gatherings, cultural events and technology training. Morrison believed in his vision enough to inspire an entire community to follow his dream, no matter how difficult the struggle.



Important Registration Details

Your on-line registration is very important to provide an accurate count.   If you attend without registering OR you register and do not attend, you will be charged a fee.

 If you must cancel after Friday, February 10th or, if you have questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at  Browardwomensalliance@gmail.com or 954-483-3060


Member Spotlight 

 Elisa Stone is the Director of Development for  Covenant House Florida since 2011. She oversees all  of the funding development efforts at the organization,  including direct mail, fundraising, special events, public  relations and marketing. Elisa holds a B.S. in  Psychology from the University of Florida and is an  active board member of the Broward County Gator  Club. Elisa is the Program Chair for Leadership  Broward Class 35 and a board member of Leadership  Broward. She is active in other organizations such as  Chamber of Commerce Beach Council, Tower Forum  and Broward Women’s Alliance.




Please take a moment to say hello!


Luann Fuentes - Seminole Tribe of Florida

For the past two years I have served as Clerk of Court for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, where I have been employed for 10 years. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, my family moved here when I was 3 years old.  My formative years were spent in the Broward County public school system.  I am a graduate with honors from Nova High School, Broward College and Florida Atlantic University. My job experience spans from the Florida Department of Children and Families to the Guardian Ad Litem Program-17th Circuit, the 17th Judicial Circuit Family-Dependency Court and Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services.  I have also worked as a Geriatric Care Manager for a private firm in Boca Raton and have served as a Supervisor for Homeland Security’s Transportation and Security Administration.  I am active with fundraising efforts for the Humane Society of Broward County and was recently inducted as a member of Broward County Boys and Girls Club’s class of 2016’s 100 Outstanding Women    

Member News

Dorothy Klein invites you to the Broward Public Library Foundation’s LitLUNCH! with celebrity work/life balance coach Samantha Ettus at 11:15 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Pier Top Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. This bestselling author will share tips and stories from her book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction during the event, which is the kickoff to Literary Feast 2017, the Library Foundation’s annual fundraiser. Tickets are $75 and support Broward County Library’s children’s and adult literacy programs and services. See bplfoundation.org/litlunch or call 954-357-7382.

Florida Children’s Theatre (formerly Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre) celebrates 65 years of theatre magic with its Grande Crystal Ball, taking place February 18th at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Crystal Ballroom. The theme is Masquerade, so you’re welcome to come sporting your favorite costume or mask.  www.FLCT.org for details

Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy. 

SAFEWALK-RUN 5K, now in its 18th year, has raised almost $1,000,000 towards ending domestic violence.

Events Calendar

March 13 - Where are They Now – scholarship recipients

April 10 - TBD

May 8 - TBD

June 12 - TBD

*Speakers and topic's subject to change without notice