June 2017                                                                                                          Vol. 1 Issue 10 

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
Pembroke Pines, FL 


President's Message

Dear BWA sisters,


As my tenure as your president is coming to a close I would be remiss if I failed to thank some of the people who helped our organization continue to grow and assisted me throughout this year. A big thank you to our President-Elect, and Treasurer, Diana Plucienkowski, for wearing two hats and keeping us financially sound, as well as stepping up to lead us next year.  I know our future is bright with you as our leader. A big thank you also goes out to Tracy Carroll for her continued willingness to take on any task that is asked of her, and to our fearless scholarship leader, Jillian Kruger Printz, who helped us return to the Tower Club with wonderful menus at a price within our budget, and will be introducing you to 10 very deserving scholarship recipients.  Our programs have been outstanding this year thanks to Pat Zeiler, who also did double duty by assisting with our last membership social. I will greatly miss the wise words of wisdom, and early morning texts(Not), from our past President, Lorna Brown-Burton. Finally, this organization could not run without our Chapter Administrator, Debbi Hartman, who does so many things that I cannot even begin to name them all that enable us to keep going.

It has been my pleasure and honor to serve as your President.


Holly Moody

President 2016-2017


Meeting Information 



BWA Award Recipients at June Meeting


Please join us at the June 12th BWA end-of-year meeting to greet our 2017 scholarship award recipients.  This group of 35 applicants was outstanding, and the process to choose the ten award recipients was rigorous.   Come and learn more about these women's plans for their future.


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, June 9th or, if you have questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at  Browardwomensalliance@gmail.com or 954-483-3060

2017-18 BWA Proposed Slate of Officers

President-Diana Plucienkowski
President Elect-Pat Zeiler
Immediate Past President – Holly Moody
Secretary-Vivian Fazio
Treasurer-Michele Towbin-Singer 
VP, Programs-Melissa Milroy 
VP, Membership-Andrea Tsakanikas
At Large -Jillian Krueger-Printz
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the 2016-17 board members who give so willing of their time. Thank you to all that have volunteered to serve on the board for the 2017-18 term.

Member Spotlight 


Andrea Tsakanikas, President – CrewFacilities.com – Fort Lauderdale, FL & Austin, TX

For over three decades Andrea has been involved in the lodging and property management industry. She has represented hundreds of investors and managed hundreds of thousands of nights of workforce lodging, rental, and resort product. Since 2007 she served as a management consultant with a specialization in optimizing operations and ensuring the highest revenues and profitability for travel and housing projects.

Andrea Tsakanikas founded CrewFacilities.com in 2014 to manage overnight accommodations for companies with mobile workforces throughout North America.  Some of her clients include the military on long term projects, construction crews working in another state, oil & gas teams that need housing in remote area job sites working on pipelines, as well as, college and professional sports traveling teams.  

Please take a moment to say hello!


Luann Fuentes - Seminole Tribe of Florida
Lindsay Rubio - Chipotle Mexican Grill
Patricia Du Mont - Manadu Corporation
Emily McCrater - NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
Monica Estevez - Bonnet House & Gardens


Member News

Bonnet House Fine Artists’ Summer Art Series at Frame ‘N Art By the Sea Gallery. The 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 5:30pm – 7:00pm.
Frame ‘N Art By the Sea Gallery
229A E. Commercial Blvd.
Lauderdale By The Sea, FL 33308



Now through - June 4, 2017
Outside In: The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project Artists Exhibition
OUTSIDE IN is a collaboration with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency featuring 24 artists from the Downtown Hollywood Mural Project.  OUTSIDE IN includes site-specific installations, sketches, and objects within the galleries, which attempt to define the parameters between painting and sculpture, graffiti, street art, and public art.
June 16 – August 20, 2017
Charley Friedman: Moist Things
Contemporary 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
Bring 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.

The 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 thefrank@ppines.com or visit thefrankgallery.org. Follow The Frank on Facebook and Instagram at The Frank Pembroke Pines.



Events Calendar

June 12 - Scholarship Awards

 Save the Dates 2017 - 2018

September 11th

October 9th

November 13th

December 11th

January 8th

February 12th

March 12th

April 9th

May 14th

June 11th

*Speakers and topic's subject to change without notice