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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Gold Level Meeting Sponsors

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

June 22, 2021

Lynda Weatherman

President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

“Updates on the Brevard County Business Environment and How They Relate to You”  

Not that long ago, Brevard lagged behind many areas of the couontry when it came to job growth, and Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast CEO, Lynda Weatherman made it her mission to change that fact, meeting with industry leaders such as Elon Musk and Lockheed Martin to acquaint them with the benefits of the Space Coast.
Lynda L. Weatherman, as President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast since 1994, is responsible for the attraction of new business and investment and retention of existing industry throughout the Space Coast. Lynda’s role also includes influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, assisting industry in new market entry, relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high-tech companies, and supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, which includes the retention of the Space Coast's Naval Ordnance Test Unit through the reversal of a BRAC Commission decision.
Under Lynda’s leadership, the EDC's recent accomplishments include $1.8B in capital investment resulting from the announcement of over 50 business development projects over a ten-year period (FY 10/20), the attainment of the assembly and checkout of NASA's Crew Exploration Vehicle, and facilitation of the first-ever Space Act agreement between Kennedy Space Center and an economic development organization. Other recent accomplishments include the attraction of Boeing Space and Launch Headquarters, Lockheed Martin Fleet Ballistic Missile Headquarters, Blue Origin's manufacturing and processing facility for its Orbital Launch Vehicle, RUAG Space USA Inc., and the expansions of Embraer, Thales, and Northrop Grumman.
In 2007, Lynda was honored with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest honor NASA awards to both government and non-government employees. In 2010, Lynda was appointed to then Governor-elect Rick Scott's Economic Development Transition Team, tasked with identifying innovative ideas from the private sector, success stories from other states, cost-saving opportunities and legislative priorities to assist the then-Governor-elect. That same year, Lynda was selected to be a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program, serving as an advisor, key communicator, and advocate for the Air Force and providing ideas and feedback to the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff.


Mixed greens salad with EGYC house vinaigrette

Choice of:

Rosemary chicken breast, cheese manicotti, marinara, grilled garlic toast


Lobster fritters, Cajun remoulade, zoodles, truffle-parmesan potatoes


Seared balsamic marinated tofu, cheese manicotti, marinara, grilled garlic toast


Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea

Glass of Wine - $9.00





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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