Meetings

We meet the first Friday of every month at:

Pebble Creek Country Club

10550 Regents Park Drive

Tampa, FL 33647

At each meeting, the doors open at 11:15am for registration and networking, the lunch buffet is served at 11:45am, the meeting begins at 12pm sharp, followed by a presentation and 30 second commercials! We finish around 1:15pm. 


We also meet every other month for a social gathering in the evening at various locations. There are no meeting charges or RSVP requirements for these informal social events.

Upcoming Meetings:
 


January 6, 2017: Speaker information coming soon...


Register for a Monthly Meeting


Members paying online through TUESDAY prior to the luncheon: $15.00



Members paying online WEDNESDAY or later: $18.00



Members paying at the door, please RSVP by Tuesday prior to the luncheon.


All Guests: $18.00



Guests paying at the door, please RSVP by Tuesday prior to the luncheon.


For questions, please contact Board Member, Judy Nicolosi at 813-600-9848

We email two meeting reminders each month allowing members and guests to connect to our website to sign up and pay online.  Or attendees may RSVP, then pay at the door.


We are pleased to present dynamic speakers from the community at about 8-9 meetings each year.  That leaves other meetings for Turtle Networking and our annual Networking Holiday Party in December. 



Thank You to Our Recent Speakers:

November 4, 2016: Our guest speaker for November was Wendy Howard, the Outreach Manager at Trinity Security Allies, Inc. Wendy's presentation was, "Why is situational awareness important to you?" She taught us techniques that can enhance your situational awareness, giving you extra skills to prevent yourself and others from coming to harm. Trinity Security Allies is a 501(c)(3) charity organization offering safety education training and consulting to churches in communities. As the Outreach Manger, Wendy spends her days reaching out to churches, organizing fundraisers and gaining local support for the ministry. 

As the former Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Choices in Education, Wendy brought all leadership from Florida’s many school choice options together to work together towards a common goal that would best serve Florida families. During this time, Wendy also served on the Southwest Florida Virtual Charter School Board and the Bay Area Charter Foundation Board, and was responsible for grassroots organizing as the Florida Chapter Chair for the National Coalition for Public School Options.


October 7, 2016: The speaker for our October meeting was Madonna Jervis Wise. She presented her latest release, “Wesley Chapel: Images of America,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The unveiling of Wesley Chapel history was a collaboration that involved over 30 interviews with pioneers and/or their descendants including the tracing and examination of original homesteads, tram roads, and ranches that were once free range. Her work has been endorsed by the Historic Preservation Advisory Board of Dade City, and incorporates contributions from throughout the area.

Madonna has been an educator and writer for all of her adult life. She is the author of numerous curriculums, journal articles and federal/state grants. Serving as a school principal, teacher, counselor and district school administrator in three Florida school districts including Pasco County where she retired, has provided a backdrop for many stories. She received a B.A. from Taylor University in history and an M.S. from the University of South Florida in counselor education and school administration; and holds credentials as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Madonna is President of the Pasco County Historical Society and an active member of the Pasco County Genealogical Society, the Dade City Garden Club. She has been retired active member of the Chamber of Commerce in neighboring Zephyrhills as well as numerous civic groups.


August 5, 2016: The speaker for our August meeting was Attorney Clementine "CC" Conde and her presentation was entitled, "Domestic & Substance Abuse – Another Perspective." 

Attorney Conde earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1991 from Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Mass. Since 2006 she has been part of the Lucas|Magazine team as an Associate Attorney focusing on Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Injunctions. Attorney Conde has tried over 160 jury trials including capital sexual battery, homicide, manslaughter as well as all other felony and misdemeanor charges. Attorney Conde has been honored with numerous awards over the years the latest being one of the 10 best attorneys by the American Institute of Criminal Trial Lawyers and the AVVO Client’s Choice Award for 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. She has been married for 20 years to Attorney Michael A Tewell and is the mother of a teenage son. She volunteers and supports the community in various way
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