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

August 22, 2017

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Self Defense through Mental Preparedness

Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a Law Enforcement Officer for over 35 years.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 237thSession and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Supervision and Management from Daytona State College.  His background in law enforcement includes Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as the Resident Agent-in-Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sheriff Ivey developed numerous programs that were not only nationally recognized for their innovation, but were identified as national models to investigate crime.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of crime prevention innovation.  He speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness.   He firmly believes that crime prevention and education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.

Sheriff Ivey was appointed to the Florida Model Jail Standards Committee in 2015 and serves as the Vice Chair of the FSA Cold Case Review Team Program.  He is the recipient of the President’s Award for efforts in crime prevention and community awareness from the Florida Crime Prevention Association (FCPA).

Please join us on Tuesday, August 22 as Sheriff Ivey presents his insights on self defense through mental preparedness. As women, we all need a reminder on being aware of our surroundings and how to protect ourselves!


Dinner Menu Selections

Gazpacho Soup

Meat:  New Orleans Salad - Grilled Chicken on a bed of Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Black Olives, Cheddar Cheese, Avocado and Egg 

Seafood:  Crab Crusted Hog Fish, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Zucchini Pomodoro, Orange-ginger Butter Sauce 

Vegetarian:  GrilledVegetables of the Season served with Rice Pilaf, Potatoes and Peppers

Heath Bar Crunch Pie 

 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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