August 2019 President's Message

And just like that, it’s August and the start to a new fiscal year for Oceanside Charter Chapter! First, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the 2018/2019 Executive Board, especially Cindy Schmitt and Christina Glore.  Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to our Chapter!  During our July meeting the incoming Executive Board was installed and include:  President, Maria Sulick; Vice President, Amy Heath; Treasurer, Tenille Perry; and Secretary,  Xzondra Bergman.  I am looking forward to working alongside these wonderful women to continue the growth of our chapter! 

It is an exciting time with many exciting events on our Chapter’s calendar.  We have an impressive selection of speakers in the coming months!  Starting off at the meeting on August 27, we have Dr. Brooke Wheeler, the Division Director and Assistant Professor in the College of Aeronautics at Florida Institute of Technology.  Dr. Wheeler’s topic of discussion will be “Maximizing Group Performance.”

In September, we will celebrate with our “Women of Many Hats” event where we will again host a panel discussion highlighting members of our chapter.  So, grab your favorite hat or make your own creation, and join us for a fun evening! 

The busy month of October begins with the ABWA National Women’s Leadership Conference in Kansas City from October 2–5. Several of our members will be attending to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of ABWA and our Chapter’s achievement of fulfilling the requirements for Best Practices Level I in League Management.  There’s still time to register.  Early registration is in effect until August 20. 

At our October 22 meeting, we are honored to present Julie Burch, 2017-2018 ABWA National Vice President.   Please join us to meet Julie and learn how to manage your stress and any stressful situation!  On Saturday, October 26, our Chapter will participate in the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk at The Avenues in Viera.  Please consider joining our team or participate by donating at: 

As you have read, we have plenty to look forward to in the coming months, and as your incoming President, I invite you to take full advantage of your membership and become an active member of our award-winning ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter!

 ~ Maria Sulick


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