October 2016                                                                                                          Vol. 1 Issue 2 

In this issue

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


For sponsorship information contact us at
Email: browardwomensalliance@gmail.com

Contact Us

Broward Women's Alliance
P.O. Box 826631
Pembroke Pines, FL 


President's Message

BWA Sisters,

"It is hard to believe it is Fall!  I love decorating my home with pumpkins and fall leaves although it is still 90 degrees outside.  I do have a large almond tree that will lose its leaves shortly, so I can pretend winter is coming, can't I?"

We started our BWA year off with great excitement, as our first speaker for the year, Vice Mayor Barbara Sharief, educated us on the proposed one cent  sales tax increase, and made a generous donation of $5,000.00 to our Scholarship Fund.  This was our goal for the entire year, so we now need to match Barbara's donation so that we  can give $10,000.00 to our deserving recipients.

Do not miss our next meeting, as our speaker is another dynamo, and more information about our first social get together set for October 25 at the Funky Budda will be forthcoming.

Finally, do not forget to bring a guest or two who would be suitable candidates for membership.  The Board is offering a great prize package for the individual who brings in the most new members by the end of 2016!


Holly Moody

President 2016-2017


Meeting Information 

Laura Berger and the Radical Sabbatical



Laura Berger


Successful and striving professionals believe that if they work hard and play the perception game well, they will reach their loftiest goals. While that’s certainly part of it, the true road to success is paved in courage and humanity. Through the eyes of a Radical Sabbatical, Laura shares 4 simple, effective life principles that have propelled her and the captains of industry who she mentors to exceptional personal and professional achievement. 


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, October 7 or, if you have questions about registration you must contact Debbi Hartman at  Browardwomensalliance@gmail.com or 954-483-3060


Member News

I Do Sincerely Hope you are planning to attend this Celebration on
Oct.10th. Tere was a Very Long Time Member of BWA & great effort has gone into Honoring all She Contributed to Community & Womens Causes.
BWA Members need to support This Special Occasion.

I hope you will RSVP soon so that we can get a count for Lenore's Catering! Perhaps if you have time you will encourage some of the other members to be there for Tere!!
Thank You!
Barbara Van Voast

Mary Reidel wants to remind you that October is “Domestic Violence Awareness” Month and “Women in Distress” have a lot of great events that our community partners are hosting.

      October 13th:   Patchington – “Party With A Purpose” 1201 South Ocean Boulevard, Pompano Beach FL 33062  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm  “Party With a Purpose” from October 13th-15th. Make a $10.00 donation to receive a discount on your purchase and be entered into a raffle. Refreshments and  light appetizers will be served.

      Annual golf tournament is coming up on Nov. 14th.

      December 1st:  Galleria Mall – Men of Style 2414 E Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 -----6:00 pm The evening of food, fashion and fun will recognize 12 of Broward’s leading men, each  representing a participating charity. This is an excuting fundraiser, Buy your tickets now.

"Mari Adam, certified financial planner, founder, and president of Adam Financial Associates, Inc. in Boa Raton was recognized with the Women's Choice Award for Financial Advisors and Firms by WomenCertified Inc., advocates for female consumers.  Among the criteria for recognition was feedback regarding the advisor's service and practices.  The awards program focuses on recognizing advisors who are committed to the women's market and serving their female clients." 

 7TH C.U.R.E. SYMPOSIUM presented by BoomerTimes Magazine is scheduled from 9AM-3:30PM on Saturday, November 12 at Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton campus.

This FREE event has 14 distinguished speakers from South Florida discussing cutting-edge medical and scientific specialties. Anita Finley will be moderating the following topics: “Is Tele-Medicine In Our Future?” “Pelvic Pain Needs Attention for Good Health & Better Relationsnips” “Your Brain and Your Appetite Go Mind & Mouth” “The Amazing Results From Stem Cell Therapy” “The Latest Treatments From An Oncologist Veterinarian” and more! RSVP now with limited seating: srlife@gate.net or call 561 864-1101.

Nancy Olson, former 10-year member of BWA has asked to let BWA members know about this:

NSU Director of Recreation and Wellness, Tom Vitucci: “We have had a sudden resignation from our Graduate Assistant for Operations and Staff Development. Depending upon the candidate, we are flexible in offering either an assistantship or internship that would last as long as through the end of the current academic year (May/June 2017) and possibly into the next. I am reaching out to you to see if there might be any College of Business students at the graduate level that may find this appealing and/or if you might have any contacts at local or regional universities that offer masters level programs in recreation or sports management where we could share this opportunity. If this interests you or you know someone who would like this opportunity, please contact Professor Olson at onancy@nova.edu

Elisa Stone announces the “Executive Sleep Out” on November 17-18 from 7AM-7PM. You can  make a difference for homeless kids. Or any given night, nearly 500 kids are homeless in Broward County. Covenant House Florida expects to provide these young people with safe shelter and wrap-around services including education and job training so they can move forward to an adulthood full of promise. Sign up to Sleep Out with them at fortlauderdale.executivesleepout.org Every new Dollar raised will be matched Dollar for Dollar up to $100,000 by The Salah Foudation. Sleep Out for one night so a homeless kid can have a better life. “Sleepers” will be asked to encourage friends, famiily and colleagues to support their efforts by calling 954-568-7914 or estone@covenanthousefl.org

Lorna E. Brown-Burton urges you to consider sponsorship opportunities for “ On the Green for Girl Scouts”presented by Publix Super Markets Charities. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 22nd from 8:00AM, Shotgun Start. This event is being held at the Abacoa Golf Club in Jupiter. There will be a Tournament, Luncheon and Silent Auction costing $600 per fourseome or $175 per person. Reserve your spot today! Sponsorshp oppor;tunities from $3000 to $100 are available. Contact Mandy Allen at 561-427-0190 or aallen@gssef.org. Or LornaB@lebburtonlaw.com

Events Calendar

October 10 - Laura Berger – Radical Sabbatical

October 25- Funky Buddha - Social

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