Our Vision Statement

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter is dedicated to recognizing, supporting and empowering motivated, local business women to build strong personal and professional relationships in a high energy, inclusive environment.

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Rose Bobier


Kimberly Santiago - Paul Davis Restoration

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

August 24, 2021

Robert Burrs

"Good to Great: Rethinking Your Business Model"

How do we define Great?  Instead of calibrating a business’ success by revenue, we measure it by results: performance, impact and legacy.  Effective leadership drives the powerful engine of a successful business. Getting the right people and rethinking the economic prioritization of the organization beyond profit motives is essential to a healthy and expanding business.

Rob Burrs is an energetic and passionate community voice on restorative justice with extensive experience in the management of non-profit organizations.  He has been at the forefront establishing restorativejustice programs throughout the country in VictimOffender Mediations and Victim Advocacy programs. In  Colorado Springs, CO, Rob implemented a $2.5 millionDepartment of Labor & Justice grant initiative centeredon placing offenders into high growth and high demandindustriesundera restorative justice approach.In Brevard county, he established Restorative Justice Diversified Services, LLC (RJDS), a program which provides development and customized trainings for government agencies, schools, and community-based organizations.

Rob graduated with a BA, in the Administration of Justice and Political Science from Howard University and received his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern California Institute of Law in 2013. His greatest blessings are being the husband to his wife, Bethany who serves our country in the US Air Force, 114th Space Wing, and being the father to their three children, Kaleb, Evelyna, and Eliana.


Mixed greens salad with EGYC house vinaigrette

Choice of:

Corned beef filled raviolis, sauteed cabbage, carrots, stone-ground mustard cream


Shrimp etouffee, red beans and rice


Spinach ravioli (Vegetarian)

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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