Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to empowering local business women to build strong personal and professional relationships in a safe and supportive environment.

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Sharon DuBois

Staci Sullivan's Jewelry & Design Studio

Gold Level Meeting Sponsor

FirstWave Financial

Meeting Sponsorship

For $75 you will receive: dinner, an opportunity to speak to attendees for five minutes from the podium, have your business listed on our website and in our email announcements for the month of sponsorship, and receive recognition in our quarterly newsletter!  Higher sponsorship levels and benefits are also available.  Please contact our Treasurer at abwaoceanside@gmail.com to reserve your meeting sponsorship date.

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 $33.00 for ABWA Members and $40.00 for Guests

Eau Gallie Yacht Club, 100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Please take a look at our Membership Brochure "One Membership, a Lifetime of Value" 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

May 25, 2021

Kim Agee

Executive Director, Melbourne Mainstreet

“The Changing Landscape of Downtown Melbourne”  

What is Melbourne Main Street?  The Main Street approach is centered around transformation strategies. A transformation strategy articulates a focused, deliberate path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown or commercial district's economy.  A program's work on transformation strategies should be organized around the four points: economic vitality, design, promotion, and organization.  A revitalization program's work, and its transformation strategies need to be informed by a solid understanding of local and regional market data, and sustained and inclusive community engagement.

Kim Agee serves as Executive Director of Melbourne Main Street, working directly with the Board of Directors to build strategic approaches and partnerships to advocate for and revitalize Historic Downtown Melbourne. Born and raised in Melbourne with deep family ties, Kim is an insightful executive professional with broad skill sets, strong leadership track record, and unique business aptitude. She brings to the organization expertise in strategic planning, business development, economic and community development, outreach and connectivity planning, government relations, and relationship management. Kim is a skillful strategist and relationship manager proficient in multiple facets of economic and community development. She drives projects and individuals to success through professional savvy, extraordinary organizational skills, and a genuine passion for business and community development. Kim’s passion is her community and she loves putting her energy, dedication and experience to work building Melbourne Main Street’s mission to strengthen Downtown Melbourne. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and Maltese, attending lacrosse games and boating on the Intercoastal.



Mixed greens salad with EGYC house vinaigrette

Choice of:

Coq a vin, parmesan risotto, French beans


Pan seared, wild mushroom dusted salmon topped with Beurre Blanc, wild rice blend, roasted carrots


Grilled vegetable pasta primavera – assorted grilled vegetables, fettucine pasta, parmesan white wine sauce


Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea

Glass of Wine - $9.00



The Yacht Club has COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place as recommended by CDC guidelines. Measures will be taken to keep our members and guests socially distanced.

ABWA National recommends that all Members and Guests sign the ABWA COVID Waiver provided at the meeting.



Dinner Meeting Registration & Payment

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 Online Excel Training
"Working with Multiple Worksheets and Workbooks"

Join us as we explore the power of Microsoft Excel! In each quarterly session, the Oceanside Charter Chapter will provide insightful and useful Excel topics.  We encourage even the experienced user to join us as we share "tips and tricks" to leverage the power of Excel.

Objectives include:

  • Format a consolidated worksheet
  • Fill using a linear series
  • Use date, time and rounding functions
  • Apply a cutom format code
  • Create a new cell style
  • Copy a worksheet
  • Drill to add data to multiple worksheets at the same time
  • Select and deselect sheet combinations
  • Enter formulas that use 3-D cell references
  • Use the Paste gallery
  • Format a 3-D pie chart with an explodedslice and lead lines
  • Save individual worksheets as separate workbook files
  • View and hide multiple workbooks
  • Consolidate data by linking separate workbooks

All topics are taught in the order of the modules in the optional textbook, Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2016: Comprehensive,(Shelly Cashman) ISBN:9781305870710.  Textbook can be purchased from various online retailers.


Maximum:  95 registrants per training session

Location:  Zoom

When:  Saturday, May 22, 2021, 1:00-3:00 PM EST

Instructors:  Cindy Schmitt and Andrea Ellis


  • Non-ABWA Member:  $40/session
  • ABWA Member:  $25/session

Payments are non-refundable.  Each 2-hour workshop session includes email and phone support for 30 days. 

Fees for the training workshop will be waived for ABWA members (limited to 2 per ABWA league) who have been financially impacted by the pandemic due to job loss or reduction of wages/business earnings, illness from the virus or out of work to provide care for a family member or friend.   To request a waiver, email abwaoceanside@gmail.com. Please include your name, league and a brief description of impact. 

Online Excel Training Registration & Payment

(All proceeds benefit the Oceanside Charter Chapter Professional Development and Education programs.)



Our Chapter is working to help women in our community. You can help too by purchasing these delicious nuts, snacks, and chocolates. Every purchase will bring us one step closer to helping women grow personally and professionally. Please help us with a purchase today!

A portion of every product sold on this fundraising website benefits ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter!

Terri Lynn Fundraising

Spring is in the air and our Chapter is blooming! Our membership continues to grow and our chapter meetings are filled with members and guests eager to network and enjoy our monthly presenters. At our March meeting we celebrated Kathryn Rudloff, the recipient of our Making a Difference Award and in April we celebrated our chapter’s Woman of the Year, Julie Allen. We continue to support our members through our Ladies Night Out events, where we celebrate the work and achievements of our members and where they have an opportunity to open their place of business to our membership. At the next...Read more

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