November 2016                                                                                                          Vol. 1 Issue 3 

In this issue

-President's Message
-Meeting Information
-Member News
-Events Calendar


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President's Message

BWA Sisters,

As we begin to embark on the hectic hustle and bustle of the holiday season I always try to remind myself to try to slow down and actually appreciate times with friends and family. This is easier said than done, as busy professional women, we too often take on more than we can handle.  My hope is that each of you, regardless of your traditions, make time for YOURSELF this season. Enjoy a glass of wine with friends, head off to the spa, or do whatever you need to decompress!

I also want each of you to treat yourself to hearing our next speaker, Ginger Martin, President of American National Bank.  For those of you who do not know Ginger, she is an absolute dynamo.  She has been involved in Freedom Climbs, climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, and others, to raise money and awareness for victims of human trafficking.

For those who have not yet renewed their BWA membership, we miss you!  We have many exciting and new things in store for you this year. You don't want to miss out.

I hope to see those we have been missing in November.

Holly Moody

President 2016-2017


Meeting Information 






GINGER MARTIN, President of American Natonal Bank is our prestigous speaker for our November meeting.

Ginger is known as a compassionate, energetic leader who gives back to the community in organizations that are meaningful to her.

Adoptive parent and former foster parent, Ginger Martin has been responsible for caring. for children in need of stability and direction. You will enjoy her Freedom Climb story.  


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, November 11 or, if you have questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at or 954-483-3060


Member News

Dina Bellows-Levine wants to tell you about the business seminar she is co-sponsoring on the new Overtime Regulations for the Fair Labor Standards Act on Thursday November, 17th. She invites you to one of these educational and practical workshops to maintain compliance and avoid associated fines, penalties, and litigation, as well as ensure your business is well-positioned when the DOL comes knocking! For more information, email her at



Just an update on our November events here at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (now dba History Fort Lauderdale) -Don't miss our event on November 14th from 6 - 8pm with Patsy West lecturer. 

Plan on attending the special multi media theatrical interpretation of a Seminole War Battle from noon to 2 pm. The lecture is called "Sam Jones Revealed"  "Happy Native American Heritage Month"

Volunteers Wanted for the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society...are you interested or do you know someone who would be? Call Ruth Henderson, Dir of Volunteers

If possible we'd also like to start to promote our December Solstice Cruise early since many people will be making their holiday plans between now and mid November. 

Winter Solstice Boat Cruise

Date and time: Wednesday, December 21st  (7—9 pm) Description of the event (at least two sentences): This enchanting evening on the water will begin at the New River Inn where guests will board a private boat to view holiday lights and learn stories of early settlers and First Peoples along the New River. Get your tickets before they're sold out! 

Venue:  Aboard a boat - meet on the dock near History Fort Lauderdale (231 SW 2nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301) Contact phone number and website: (964) 463-4431 

Cost: $50 for members, $60 for non-members

 ART & CULTURE CENTER wants you to mark your calendar for the annual  Galleria's Alpine Jaguar 10th Annual Men of Style Shopping Night presented by Signature Grand on Thursday, December 1st at 6pm.

Enjoy an array of culinary delights and bar selections plus live musical entertainment. The highlight of the evenig will be the runway show hosted by WSVN anchor Diana Diaz which will feature the Men of Style honorees as they strut the runway showcasig the season's top trending fashions from Dillard's and Macy's. Tickets are priced at $75 for general admission, which includes open bar; $100 for VIP, which includes a pre-wine reception at Truluck's and priority seating for the runway show, and $150 for the Ultra-VIP level, which includes promient front row runway seating private bar access during the event and an exclusive after-party at Blue Martini.To reserve tickets, go to

Don't miss the 7th C.U.R.E. Symposium on Saturday, November 12 at Palm Beach State College in Boca Raton with 14 distinguished speakers and extraordinary cutting-edge subjects: For more iformation or to RSVP, go to or call Anita Finley at 561 758 0299.

Here are six of the speakers: 

Burton Feinerman, MD, "Positive Results From Stem Cell Therapy - Changing Serious Health Conditions"

Augusta Pelosi, DVM, "Advancements in Veterinary Cardiology and Cardio-Thoracic Surgery"

Jonathan S. Levine, MD, "The New Frontier of Many Bad Tumors" (husband of our BWA member Dina Bellows-Levine)

Bruce Janke, MD, "Anterior Hip Replacement - Faster Recovery, Less Pain, Smaller Incision, Less Blood Loss" 

Monk Yunrou, "Taoism, Tai Chi, and Creating a Balanced Life"

Jay Trabin, MD, "Vulvodynia - Learn What Can Be Done to Alleviate Pain From This Female Condition"


Events Calendar


November 14 - Ginger Martin – Freedom Climb

December 12 - Melissa Milroy - Holiday Gift Ideas

January 9 - Martha Lemasters – Apollo Space Program engineer & Author

February 13 - Where are They Now – scholarship recipients

March 13 - TBD

April 10 - TBD

May 8 - TBD

June 12 - TBD

*Speakers and topic's subject to change without notice