Chapters

Chapters

Imperial River Chapter

Chapter Vision Statement: Flowing stronger when united, we journey new paths together with service, integrity, and sisterhood.

Our Board

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Lynda Rubenstein

Vice President: Shannon Fitch

Secretary: Gail Langner

Treasurer: Christine Wright

Woman of the Year: Lynda Rubenstein

2019 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Debra Lee Nashed
Alternate: : Claire Avery

Location and Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Estero/Bonita Springs, FL

Meeting location and address: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport @ Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Meeting Date: Second Wednesday of the Month

Networking; 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Dinner Meetings begin @ 6:30 PM

Meeting Cost: $30.00 per attendee

Credit Card RSVP to ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com
Call/E-mail RSVP to Carrie Coats cell: (239) 293-5167 / cgnell@gmail.com

Fundraisers & Events: refer to Facebook page or website

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:
Name: Lynda Rubenstein
Email: Info@ABWAImperialRiver.org or LyndaR83@aol.com  
Phone: (239) 823-1131

Chapter website address:

http://www.abwaimperialriver.org/

Chapter Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/ABWAImperialRiver/ 

Lehigh Acres Chapter

Chapter Visions Statement: Lehigh Acres Charter Chapter of ABWA vision is to uplift and empower women by: ..Recognizing and celebrating our milestones ..Supporting the educational growth and development of members and women through scholarships ..Inspiring, developing, and mentoring future leaders ..Nurturing and encouraging the uniqueness of each member ..Supporting charitable organizations in the community ..Having FUN

Our Board

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Toby Ferrel
Vice President: Mary Beck
Secretary: Judy Carter
Treasurer:  Ody Eire

Woman of the Year: Judy Carter

2019 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Judy Carter
Alternate:Mary Beck
2nd Alternate: Shelia Bedwell

Location & Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Lehigh Acres, FL

Meeting Location and Address: Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, 3114 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 

Meeting Date and Time: Second Thursday of the Month – Social hour at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by guest speaker, Conclude evening with business meeting about 8:30 p.m.

Costs & RSVP: $TBD per attendee – RSVP to Linda Davidson at liniree@comcast.net

Fundraisers & Events: refer to Facebook and website
Murder Mystery October 20, 2019

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:
Name: Toby Ferrel
Email: toby@collierleerealestate.com

Chapter Website: 

http://www.abwa.org/chapter/lehigh-acres-chapter

Chapter Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/ABWALehigh/

Neapolitan Chapter

Vision Statement: ABWA Neapolitan is an inclusive professional organization in the business of inspiring, encouraging, empowering, and supporting our diverse members to achieve a higher level of their professional success and personal growth in a welcoming and energizing environment.

Our Board

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Sam Black
Vice President: Belinda Zivich
Secretary: JuJu Jacobs
Treasurer: Ann Kohler

Woman of the Year: Nina Christensen

2019 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate:  Amy Manley
Alternate: Sam Black
2nd Alternate: TBD

Location & Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Naples, FL

Meeting Location and Address:
The Hilton of Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103

Meeting Date: Fourth Tuesday of every Month – Networking 5–6pm; Meeting 6–8pm
Exceptions – November and December

Costs & RSVP: $TBD per member/ $TBD per non-member

RSVP to  laninta@comcast.net

Special Events and Fundraisers: refer to Facebook and website

Women’s Business Expo – Hilton, Naples, FL

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:
Name: Sam Black
Email address: sam@samblack.com
Phone: (314) 517-0447

Chapter website address:

http://abwaneapolitan.org/

Chapter Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/ABWAneapolitan

 

Palms of Edisonia Chapter

Chapter Vision Statement: Our vision is to recruit, educate and nurture our members by building relationships and guiding them with personal and professional knowledge.

Our Board

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Carolyn Graves
Vice President: Linda Lindquist
Secretary: Carol Sinks
Treasurer: Judy Schumaker

Corresponding Secretary: Mary Ann Logue

Woman of the Year: Carolyn Graves

2019 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Gayle Fox
Alternate: Pat Kluge
2nd Alternate: Carol Sinks

Location & Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Fort Myers, FL

Meeting Location and Address: Crown Plaza
13051 Bell Tower,
Fort Myers, FL, 33907

Meeting Date: Third Tuesday of the Month
Exceptions – December meeting is first Tuesday of the month

Cost and RSVP: $25.00 per attendee; RSVP by Monday before meeting to Nancy Bucklin at: 239-277-0886

Fundraisers & Events: refer to Facebook and website
February, July, and November – Bingo Extravaganza

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:
Name: Carolyn Graves
Email: gravesc456@gmail.com
Phone: (239) 770-1929

Chapter website address:

http://www.abwa.org/chapter/palms-of-edisonia

Chapter Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ABWA-Palms-of-Edisonia-1403044783289630/ 

Punta Gorda Charter Chapter

Chapter Vision Statement: We will foster personal and professional growth to our Chapter and our Community through leadership, education, personal development and networking for all women to continue to grow positively.

Our Board

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Vincenza (Vinnie) Treppiedi
Vice President: Suzanne VanDrus
Secretary: Sylvia Clay
Treasurer: Mary Fisher

Woman of the Year: Vinnie Treppiedi

2019 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Vinnie Treppiedi
Alternate: Marge Szmania

2nd Alternate: Barbara Jett

Location & Meeting Info

Chapter Location: Punta Gorda, FL

Meeting Location and Address: Hurricane Charley’s
300 W Retta Esplanade
Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Meeting Date: Fourth Wednesday of the Month
Exceptions – November and December

Costs & RSVP: $25.00 per attendee – RSVP to Suzanne Van Drus at suzanne@discountmeddirect.com

Fundraisers and Events: refer to Facebook and website
Fashion Show – February

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:

Name: Vinnie Treppiedi, President

Email address: vinfrantrep67@comcast.net

Chapter Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ABWA-Punta-Gorda-Charter-Chapter-662661533757938/?fref=ts

Sanibel-Captiva Charter Chapter

Chapter Vision: Collectively, we inspire each other to learn, grow, and make a lifetime of new connections.

Our Board

2019-2020 Board of Directors

President: Gloria Garrett
Vice President: Taylor Osborne
Secretary: Mary Bondurant
Treasurer: Gabriela Bell

Woman of the Year: Nancy Barnes

Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee: Lisa Newmeyer Cochrane

2019 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Gloria Garrett
Alternate: Marletta Short
2nd Alternate: Nancy Barnes

Location & Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Sanibel Island, FL

Meeting location and address: The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
1451 Middle Gulf Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957

Meeting Date: Fourth Tuesday of the Month – Lunch Meeting (selected third Tuesdays)

 

2019-2020 Dates:

Aug 27, Sept 17, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 17, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 19, June 23, July 28

Networking @ 11:30 AM
Luncheon plus Women in Leadership Speaker Series 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Costs & RSVP: $25 per attendee; $20 for students and over 80’s – RSVP to Eventbrite: ABWASanibelCaptiva.Eventbrite.com Or RSVP at INFO@ABWASanibelCaptiva.org

Fundraisers & Events: refer to Facebook and website

ABWA Sanibel Captiva is home to the annual Little Black Dress fundraiser series

Refer to https://www.facebook.com/ABWA.Sanibel.Captiva

https://abwasanibelcaptiva.org

https://twitter.com/abwasancap

https://www.instagram.com/abwa_sanibel_captiva

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:
Name: Gloria Garrett

Email: info@abwasanibelcaptiva.org

Chapter website address: http://abwasanibelcaptiva.org/

Chapter Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABWA.Sanibel.Captiva/

Chapter Twitter:  https://twitter.com/abwasancap

Chapter Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abwa_sanibel_captiva

Testimonials

Ms. Castillo stared her journey with ABWA in 2013 as the recipient of the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund (SBMEF) scholarship and in December 2014, she graduated from Florida Southwestern Colledge with her BAS in Supervision and Management in 2015. Over the years, Ms. Castillo has been awarded Apex Awards and Certificates of Achievement for her various leadership roles in her League. This is her fourth board year, she is the 2016 SWFL Council Woman of the Year. She has also served as the SWFL Council Financial Officer from 2015-2016.

Betty Castillo, 2017 Council Website Chair

ABWA Southwest FL