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

Katie Jacobus

February 27, 2018

The Law and Harassment

Attorney, Katie Jacobus will focus on the role and responsibilities of the judiciary and legal system on harassment in the workplace.  In addition, she will also explore how traditionally this issue has affected mostly women, as they were not in positions of power.  As women begin to crack the "glass ceiling," harassment now affects both women and men. This is now a human issue, and everyone needs to be part of the conversation!

A graduate of Satellite High School, the University of South Florida and the Florida Coastal School of Law, Katie Jacobus launched her career with the Office of the State Attorney where she gained valuable trial experience.  In 2006, she started working for a prominent Brevard County criminal defense firm, defending individuals accused of criminal acts. In 2012, she returned to the Office of the State Attorney where she practiced in the juvenile division.  Katie left the State Attorney’s office in 2016 to join her husband at Jacobus Law, and has now decided to run for Brevard County Court Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit.

Katie is a past president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Brevard County Bar Association, and currently a member of both the Florida Bar and the Brevard County Bar Association.  Active in supporting her community, Katie is a board member of the National Veterans Homeless Support.  In addition, Katie and her husband, Curt Jacobus chaired the 2013 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Dinner. 

Katie and Curt were both raised in Brevard County, and actually grew up across the street from each other. They have two children, Jackson, 7, and 5-year-old daughter, Charley.  Katie is an avid runner and in her free time, she enjoys outdoor activities with her family, especially boating.

Dinner Menu Selections

Soup du Jour

Meat: Grilled Chicken & Baby Spinach Salad - Fresh Baby Spinach, Sauteed Mushrooms, Crisp Chopped Bacon, Hard Boiled Egg, Tossed with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, and Topped with a Grilled Chicken Breast

Seafood: Shrimp Scampi over Linguini - Fresh Sauteed Shrimp and Garlic in Lemon Butter Sauce over Fresh House-Made Linguini with Grilled Crostini

Vegetarian: Assorted Grilled Vegetables of the Season with Rice Pilaf 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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