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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March 23 Meeting Sponsor

Anita Carbone

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

March 23, 2021

Kathryn Rudloff

“Women’s History Month Special: Women in the Workplace”  

weVENTURE WBC Executive Director, Kathryn Rudloff will help us look back at the tremendous progress women have made in the last fifty years, and discuss the unique challenges they still face today.  Businesses across all sectors should be attune to the changing dynamics of gender economics and their impact on the workforce and the market. 

Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from The Ohio State University, and a Master in Political Management from George Washington University.   Experienced in strategic messaging, communications and fundraising for political committees and campaigns in Washington DC, California and Florida, Kathryn has worked on campaigns at every level – local, state, federal and a 2007 presidential campaign as Florida Director of Field Operations.  She has served two years as District Director for Congressman, Bill Posey and four years as Executive Director of a local, pro-business, non-partisan advocacy organization – Business Voice Political Committee.

In January 2020, Kathryn joined weVENTURE Women’s Business Center in the Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech.  weVENTURE WBC is the leading voice and resource for female entrepreneurs on the Space and Treasure Coasts.  As Executive Director of weVENTURE WBC, Kathryn serves as a community advocate for female business owners, and oversees the center’s low and no-cost business education programing. 

Active in the community, Kathryn is known for her efforts on behalf of the Junior League of South Brevard, MOPS ministry, The Haven for Children, Family Promise of Brevard and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Founders Forum.  As an advocate for women and children, and for her work in the political arena, she was recognized in 2017 as one of Brevard’s “4 under 40” leaders by LEAD Brevard.  She and her husband, Alex Rudloff, have three young children, and enjoy travel and all things Disney.


Mixed greens salad with EGYC house vinaigrette

Choice of:

Chicken Cordon Bleu, horseradish mashed potatoes and peas


Grilled Mahi Mahi, tropical salsa, yellow rice and asparagus


Tempura fried portabella mushrooms, yellow rice and peas, wasabi crème fraiche


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 Series 4
"Financial Functions, Data Tables, and Amortization Schedules"

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, April 24, 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

Happy New Year Oceanside Charter Chapter! Here we are almost a year into the pandemic, and our Chapter continues to thrive due to our wonderful membership! We have been fortunate that we have been able to resume our monthly meetings “in person” and that we continue to attract several guests and new members at each meeting. At our January meeting we had an overwhelming response from our members to support the Chapter as a Meeting Sponsor at monthly meetings. We even had guests eager for the chance to be able to promote their business in this unique way. Meeting sponsorship is a wonderful...Read more

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