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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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!


Shari Tabat,
Realtor® , RE/MAX Elite
Carly Gallagher,
The Deep Tissue Spa

Contact Information

ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter
P.O. Box 360151
Melbourne, FL 32936
Anita Carbone
Membership Chair

Welcome to The ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter

September 28, 2021

Elia Twigg

"Moral Authority is Influence, and Influence is Leadership"

Leaders often become leaders simply because of their title of boss, supervisor, CEO, President, Director, Manager, etc.  They can influence others simply because of that leadership role they play, but that is temporary. As soon as that title changes, or as soon as leaders go somewhere else, that person is no longer a person of influence to the group of individuals they served. This is how Moral Authority comes into play. A person with Moral Authority is a person of influence for an indefinite period of time, but this influence can be taken away immediately with just one incident that doesn’t align with the characteristics that define Moral Authority.
Elia Twigg wears many hats by working part-time for CONSOR Engineers, a full-service transportation design and construction services firm, and by owning two small businesses – Lantic Solutions, a local design and consulting firm specializing in septic engineering, small site plans, leadership and management development, and Bia CORE, a health and wellness coaching business that helps individuals tailor their health and fitness goals using information that is unique to them – their DNA.
Previously, Elia worked for the City of Palm Bay Public Works Department for 10 years, with her last 3-1/2 years as the Public Works Director, and worked as a design engineer at a small local land development company. She is a licensed engineer, and has a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Florida. Passionate about helping others become better versions of themselves, whether it is professionally or personally, Elia has served in various leadership roles in organizations such as the American Public Works Association (APWA) and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). As the current Vice-Chair for the Leadership and Management national committee for APWA, Elia creates leadership and management content for the organization and has published several articles in the APWA Reporter Magazine, as well as co-authored the Executive Soft Skills Pocket Guide sold in the APWA bookstore. In addition Elia also presents in various conferences throughout the U.S.
Elia and her husband recently celebrated their 20-year wedding anniversary. They have two children, ages 11 and 13. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, biking, and working out.


Mixed greens salad with EGYC house vinaigrette

Choice of:

Pecan chicken, bourbon cream, Jasmine rice, Chef's vegetable


Grilled salmon, Jasmine rice, beurre Blanc and Chef's vegetable


Sauteed vegetables, garlic and gnocchi Primavera


Meal includes rolls and butter, coffee or tea

Glass of Wine - $9.00





Dinner Meeting Registration & Payment

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 Online Advanced Excel Training

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.

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.

Location:  Zoom

1:00 - 3:00PM

Saturday, November 13, 2021:  Creating Templates, Important Data, & Working with SmartArt, Images and Screenshots
Saturday, January 29, 2022:  Working with Trendlines, Pivot Tables, PivotCharts and Slicers
Saturday, May 21, 2022:  Data Analysis with Power Tools and CreatingMacros  

Instructor:  Cindy Schmitt


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

Payments are non-refundable.

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

I am so excited to kick off this year as your President! Looking back last year as your Vice President, I have seen our membership grow rapidly once we were able to return to meeting in person. I would like to give a big shout out to Maria Sulick, our President for the last two years. Maria has been a wonderful mentor to me as I step into my new role as your President, and I will do my best to lead our Chapter! I also want to thank Sandy Michelson, Martha Young, Anita Carbone and Patricia Worrow for their very generous donations to our SBMEF Impact Scholarship for the upcoming 2021/2022 year...Read more

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