May 2017                                                                                                          Vol. 1 Issue 9 

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


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President's Message

BWA Sisters,

I just returned from the scholarship committee’s selection of our new scholarship recipients. We had 35 applications to review, all with a unique story to tell.  At the last Board meeting, we decided to increase the number of scholarships awarded to 10 this year, at a $1,000.00 each. Even with 10 scholarships, the process was difficult, as we had many deserving recipients. My heartfelt appreciation goes out to our fearless leader, Jillian Krueger-Printz, and the committee that has served so faithfully for many years of Tracy Carroll, Catalina Avalos, Ivette Sanchez, and Barbara Van Voast. You ladies truly embody the spirit and heart of our wonderful organization.


Holly Moody

President 2016-2017


Meeting Information 



Carol Henderson

Carol Henderson of Brightline will tell us about building a brilliant new way to travel Southeast Florida
Brightline, the only privately-funded express passenger rail system in the country, is within months of its much-anticipated service launch, marking the first time a new private infrastructure passenger rail project will initiate operations in the US in more than 100 years. On March 10th, the company announced projected timing for the pre-launch and initial introduction of the hospitality-focused service, providing a needed alternative to South Florida’s congested roadways. Introductory express service will begin between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in late July, followed by service to Miami in late August. The company is anticipating a grand opening and official launch of the train service in September.


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, May 5th or, if you have questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at or 954-483-3060

Member Appreciation Social

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 


Tracy Carroll, a lifetime Broward County resident, has been a Hairstylist/Colorist for over 30 years. Tracy has owned her own full-service salon since 2000 in the quaint Island City of Wilton Manors. Tracy was up for the challenge in 2006 to become an American Board Certified Haircolorist. In order to become Board Certified, Tracy qualified with an intense exam and reached a higher level of credibility for her expert knowledge and service excellence. In 2006 Tracy was one of 1053 in the United States to achieve this certification. Having completed many advanced classes Tracy is skilled in color theory and specializes in color correction.  Tracy is a member of the Wilton Manors Historical Society and Fort Lauderdale  Historical Society. Tracy is proud to be a Broward Women’s Alliance member and continues on the scholarship committee to carefully select well deserving women that want to further their education with the support of BWA Scholarships.

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





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.
May 16, 2017 - 6:30 pm
The London Police Artist Talk
On Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm, Chaz Barrissonn and Bob Gibson, founders of the Amsterdam collective the London Police, will give a talk about their history as muralists and range of work.  
May 19, 2017
Cuisine for Art
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood’s 20th Annual Cuisine for Art fundraiser features elected government officials such as State Senators, State Representatives, County and City Commissioners and community leaders serving as Celebrity Waiters during an exciting and entertaining evening. This year's honoree is Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, the founder and leader of KC and The Sunshine Band. The event begins at 6:30 pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction, and continues at 7:30 pm with a three-course meal, live entertainment, live auction and the presentation of this year’s honoree. This year’s soiree will be held at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and will feature a “Cabaret of Stars.”

Darran Blake - was just selected as One of 2017 25 Most Influential Business Women in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal. These top women and many more will be celebrated May 12 at the 2017 Influential Business Women Awards at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.


The Starfish Luncheon is an opportunity to honor those who have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of survivors of domestic violence while raising much-needed funds to support the free services we provide to women, children, and men seeking help and healing.

The Hudson Family Foundation presents Young At Art Museum’s TASTEMAKERS, the ultimate party for the senses at the Museum beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.  Guests will explore the Museum after dark as YAA comes alive with interactive art encounters, culinary and beverage tastings from local restaurants, a craft beer garden, as well as a contemporary art showcase featuring 60 original pieces of art. Tickets are $90 per person in advance and $100 at the door. There are a limited number of art raffle tickets available for $375 which includes admission for two to TASTEMAKERS, an original piece of art from a contemporary artwork collection of more than 60 pieces by local and national artists and admission to a post-event cocktail reception at the Museum in June. Proceeds support Young At Art’s community programs for at-risk youth include ArtHouse, ArtREACH and Girls ‘n Power at the PACE Center for Girls Broward. Gerry and Ellen Greenspoon will be honored for their support of the arts in South Florida. Call 954-42405064 or email


Events Calendar

June 12 - Scholarship Awards

*Speakers and topic's subject to change without notice