Chapters

Imperial River Chapter

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

Our Board

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President: Lynda Rubenstein
Vice President: Shelia Bedwell
Secretary: Willow Terry
Treasurer: Florence Del Fondo

Woman of the Year: TBD

2018 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Debra Lee Nashed
Alternate: Carrie Coats
2nd 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: TBD

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

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President: Toby Ferrel
Vice President: Mary Beck
Secretary: Judy Carter
Treasurer:  Alexis Macchia

Woman of the Year: Linda Davidson

2018 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Toby Ferrel
Alternate: Adele Petersohn
2nd Alternate: Judy Carter

Location & Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Lehigh Acres, FL

Meeting Location and Address: TBD 

Meeting Date: Second Thursday of the Month

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

Fundraisers & Events:
Hulas and Homicides October 14, 2018

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: The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter is the preeminent professional development group that empowers women through content-rich programs designed to build business expertise. It’s a place to find positive caring connections and dynamic leadership in a welcoming networking environment.

Our Board

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President: Sam Black
Vice President: Belinda Zivich
Secretary: Amy Manley
Treasurer: Danielle Rachel

Woman of the Year: Belinda Zivich

2018 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:

Women’s Business Expo – Hilton, Naples, FL – September 25, 2018

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

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President: Kelly Talamo
Vice President: Pat Kluge
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: Carolyn Graves

Woman of the Year: Darlene Carswell

2018 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: TBD
Alternate: Linda Lindquist
2nd Alternate: 

Location & Meeting Information

Chapter Location: Fort Myers, FL

Meeting Location and Address: Hilton Garden Inn
12600 University Drive
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:
February, July, and November – Bingo Extravaganza
Fashion Show Luncheon – September 29, 2018

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:
Name: Kelly Talamo
Email: Kelly@stokesmarine.com
Phone: (239) 357-7612

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

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President: Audrey Muccio
Vice President: Suzanne Van Drus
Secretary: Sylvia Clay
Treasurer: Patricia Ann Dyson

Woman of the Year: Barbara Jett

2018 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Alexia Martin
Alternate: Marge Szmania

2nd Alternate: TBD

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 each Month
Exceptions – November and December

Costs & RSVP: $25.00 per attendee – RSVP to Audrey Muccio at aud28m@yahoo.com

Fundraisers and Events:
Fashion Show – February

Contact Information

Chapter Contact:

Name: Audrey Muccio, President

Email address: aud28m@yahoo.com

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

2018-2019 Board of Directors

President: Gloria Garrett
Vice President: Kira Sonin-Dworkin
Secretary: Mary Bondurant
Treasurer: Gabriela Bell

Woman of the Year: Gabriela Bell

2018 SWFL Council Delegate and Alternates

Delegate: Gloria Garrett
Alternate: Lynn Hoops
2nd Alternate: Mary Bondurant

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

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

Costs & RSVP: $20.00 per attendee – RSVP to Eventbrite: ABWASanibelCaptiva.Eventbrite.com

Fundraisers & Events:
Little Black Dress – TBD

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: @ABWASanCap: https://twitter.com/ABWASanCap

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