Greetings Oceanside Charter Chapter!  As unbelievable as it is, we are in the last stretch of the Chapter’s fiscal year, and wow what a year it has been!  We have witnessed numerous successes of our Chapter as well as those of our members.  It has been a such a phenomenal experience to serve as your Chapter President this year.

I want to give a very big “thank you” to our Executive Board and all of our Committee chairs and members.  We could not have been a fraction as successful if it were not for all of you.  Each little and big effort that each of you make, keeps us moving with upward momentum.  I am so grateful to all of you and look forward to celebrating our Best Practices achievement with you and our membership.   

Let’s give a very huge welcome to our newest members who have joined since our last newsletter:  Jennifer Peele, Kim Meriedeth, and Catherine Wright

 The “Shop Our ABWA Closet” fundraiser was very successful!!  Thank you to all of our members who donated Items and thank you to all who shopped.  Patricia Worrow, Andera McCarthy, Ana Suriel, Shari Tabot and E’ala Burgess worked very diligently for our last fundraising event.  All items that were not sold were donated to the Genesis House Boutique, so all of your efforts not only helped our chapter but helped our community as well.

It was an honor this past quarter to participate in the Multicultural event sponsored by the Palm Bay Chamber.  Even though it was held on one of the coldest days of this year, the turn out was amazing! It was wonderful to experience the impact we have within the community by promoting ABWA to our local business women.  I look forward to our Chapter taking part in more of these community events in the future.  Please give a big shout out to Patricia Worrow, Shari Tabat and Liz Eskildsen for volunteering to sit with me on that crazy, cold day!

This last quarter of Ladies’ Night Out events hosted by Cindy Grossman, Kristen Heath, Robyn Russell, Tammy Gibbs and Marilyn Dummitt were filled with fun and opportunities for additional networking.  Make sure to RSVP to Sierra Majors at 337 945-4282 for the upcoming Ladies’ Night Out on May 5.

Thank you to the past quarter’s Meeting Sponsors: Liz Eskildsen, Seeta Begui and FirstWave Financial. Please contact Ana Suriel to secure your spot in our upcoming meetings. 

I would like to wrap this up by saying, thank you for the opportunity of serving as your ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter President this past year.  It has been an incredibly rewarding experience, and one that I will always treasure. 

~Tenille Perry