Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to enhancing the personal and professional lives of local women. Building strong personal relationships between Chapter members provides a safe, supportive environment for members to grow and develop. The focus on leadership, continuing education and community involvement positions our Chapter as the premier women’s business organization in Brevard County.

ABWA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

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Meeting Information

Fourth Tuesday of Every Month
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Registration is $30.00 for ABWA Members and $35.00 for Guests
Eau Gallie Yacht Club
100 Datura Drive
Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Recruitment Brochure and discover all the benefits of a membership in our organization!

Contact Information

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Anita Carbone
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

Dr. Robert Taylor

December 5, 2017

Florida in the Season!

Come and enjoy the great story telling of Florida Tech professor and associate dean, Dr. Robert Taylor, who will look at the concept of “wintering in Florida” and the long list of interesting people who came here to enjoy the holidays under our bright tropical sun! This experience has much to say about Florida’s past, and perhaps a window on its future!

Dr. Taylor is Associate Dean and Head, School of Arts and Communication, Professor of History at Florida Institute of Technology.  Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on 19th- and 20th-century America, the American South, Florida history, U.S. military history, the history of the space age, and 20th-century Europe.  In addition to being a current member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Humanities Council, Dr. Taylor is also President Emeritus of the Florida Historical Society, an advisory board member for H-Florida, and serves as a board official in the Selective Service System. He resides in Palm Bay and St. Simons Island, Georgia with his wife Virginia and a house full of pets.

Please contact Cindy Schmitt at cschmitt@fit.edu for meeting sponsorship opportunities, or promote your business during the holiday season and assist our league in raising funds for education and scholarship by donating a gift basket for the silent auction.  The Chapter will be collecting gift cards as holiday contributions for the residents of Genesis House.

Dinner Menu Selections

House Salad

Meat:  Pan Seared Duck Breast, Apple and Cranberry Dressing, Grand Marnier Orange Sauce, Haricot Vert, Toasted Almonds

Seafood:  Autumn Scallops, Sweet Potato Grits, Wilted Swiss Chard, Crisp Bacon, Smoked Tomato Oil

Vegetarian: Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Chocolate Bread Pudding

 Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea 
Cost:  $30 for ABWA Members and $35 for Guests
Glass of Wine $9




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We are a diverse group of individuals who have the opportunity to come together for networking, professional development and fun!  No matter what our backgrounds or experiences are, we have the opportunity to spend time together each month enjoying good company, a good meal and excellent speakers!  As working and retired professionals, our schedules often allow us little time for ourselves.  Through membership in ABWA, we have the opportunity to join other women and spend time as the saying goes, “doing something today that our future self will thank us for” (Anonymous).

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